Load Binders in NSW, VIC, WA from Forest Centre Have Played Huge Role in Australian Timber Industry

The timber industry has long been an important sector of the Australian economy. From the very beginnings in the early days of the pioneers, lumber and forest products have been a key to the economic and social viability of many communities across the nation. States such as NSW, VIC, and WA each have their own histories surrounding the timber industry, but one thing is certain across all of Australia, without quality load binders, wood products would not be able to reach the next phase of the supply chain. Forest Centre has been providing harvesting and transport equipment for timber haulage since 1983. Our products make it possible for harvested timber to impact our nation’s economy.

The Impact of the Timber Industry in NSW

In NSW where Forest Centre is located, the timber industry employs approximately 22,000 workers and is a major employer in several rural communities. The industry is the lifeblood of many small communities in the state. Logs are shipped out of the state and used in many industries. Roughly three-quarters of the timber harvested from NSW end up in residential construction and another 20 percent is utilised in the Australian furniture industry. Harvested logs have to be transported from the field to their primary and secondary processing facilities. To do so safely and efficiently, loads must be secure when hauled. Forest Centre supplies ExTe load binders to NSW timber hauliers. These state of the art load restraints are among the best in the world and allow for the safe transportation of timber.

ExTe Load Binders for VIC Transporters

ExTe is a world leader in the production of load binders supplying more than 10,000 loading beds each year. Forest Centre is the exclusive Australian distributor of ExTe products and has been since 1992 and the popular air-operated automatic load binders are being used throughout Australia. ExTe load binders work using a truck’s existing air system, which makes loading much easier and safer for those involved. Manually tensioning load binder bars and having to stop while in transit is eliminated as air pressure does all the work. While travelling, air pressure continues to work adjusting the tension to the load. Cargo that shifts or settles during transit is much safer using ExTe products supplied by Forest Centre.

Forest Centre Supplies All of Your Timber Harvesting and Transport Equipment

In addition to load binders in WA, Forest Centre provides a variety of the highest quality equipment, parts, and service to the Australian timber industry. We are the appointed Australian dealer and agent for ExTe, Hultdins, Baltrotors, and Rotobec products. Our range of products includes log bolsters, air-operated load binders, log grapples, accessories for log trucks, excavators, and much more. With the number of products we can supply, we are Australia’s one-stop forestry shop.

We supply to all of Australia and while many of our clients are in the timber harvesting and hauling industry we do cater to other applications including landscaping, construction, and environmental services to name a few. For more information about how Forest Centre can serve your operation, call us on 02 6947 2833 or send us an email to sales@forestcentre.com.au.


Since our formation in 1983, Forest Centre has been committed to providing the highest quality in equipment, parts and service to the Australian forest industry. Located at the foot of the Snowy Mountains region in Tumut, New South Wales, we are able to deliver and support our products Australia-wide.   LEARN MORE >

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