The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has published a new safety manual for knuckleboom log loaders.

The 52-page Knuckleboom log loader safety manual was developed under manufacturer guidance of the association’s Forestry Equipment Council and covers log loaders that are equipped with a grapple and either stationary or mounted on a truck, trailer, rubber-tyred carrier or crawler.

The manual covers current industry practice in machine design and construction, as well as up-to-date industry safety best practices for equipment preparation, operation, maintenance and transport.