Timber Bunks

How to recognize the quality timber bunks?

Timber Bunks – how to choose the right ones?

When choosing the right timber bunks there are a couple of facts that your have to take into consideration. Firstly, you have to plan your travel destination so that the drive will be as safe as possible for the driver and the goods transported. Secondly, to minimize the risks of damaging the goods, you need to use safe and durable timber bunks. And finally, take into consideration your bunks’ behaviour when loading and most importantly when driving.

How to recognize the quality timber bunks?

Materials ja properties

To ensure the biggest possible load space, be aware of what kind of material is used for the timber bunks. The stronger yet  lighter the post material is, the heavier load you are able to carry. However the most important for you and for the road requirements approved, is to lower the weight of goods transported.

Ideal bunks would be found in SSAB (Swedish Steel – Swedish steel) materials. They are known all over the world and are recognized worldwide for its high strength and durable steel. For example, they are used to make cranes, bridges, buildings and other structures that have to withstand heavy loads and high demands. The goal of SSAB is to make lighter, stronger end products with better lifting capacity, higher load-bearing, longer service life and lower fuel consumption and lower emissions. Transport and infrastructure solutions made from such materials can be found on land, at sea or in the air.


Recently, the weight of posts has become one of the most important factors. Ultra-durable steel and good design allows you to increase the weight of the load, while reducing the total weight of the vehicle. Less weight of cargo and vehicle will use fewer fuel and is more environmentally friendly. But if only the lightness is the goal the air resistance and the size of the load space, which are important for gas mileage, are being neglected.

Gas mileage and load space

Gas mileage of forest trucks are affected by the weight and height of the load and the wind resistance of the bunks. The wind resistance is often dismissed factor. Oftentimes people think it doesn’t matter much. Actually, the total surface area of the posts in the wind direction is about 6,5 m2.  This can be reduced, thus increasing the load capacity. Increasing the load space is important especially when transporting drier and lighter materials.

Forest Steel XXL Timber Bunks made with SSAB ultra durable special steels materials are just that. They are extremely durable and provide the largest load space for your load. There are many different colors to choose from and it is also possible to order custom made bunks.

See here: https://www.foreststeel.ee/en/products/timber-bunk-forest-steel-xxl/

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