Albion PA – The rugged off-road conditions of logging cause unusual problems for hauling equipment into forested areas. Fourteen years ago, when Guptill Logging, Inc. was looking for a lowbed trailer, they relied on word-of-mouth recommendations for ROGERS® to have a trailer that could handle the job. Their high level of satisfaction and the durability of that first trailer led them back to Rogers Brothers Corporation this year for a larger model.
Lyle and Erik Guptill, father and son partners in Guptill Logging, chose a 55-ton Ultima™ trailer and worked with Mike Flynn – ROGERS Regional Sales Manager for New York and New England – to modify the design for their requirements. “Because 70% of our mileage is off-road, hauling feller-bunchers, grapple skidders and delimbers weighing from 42 to 60 thousand pounds each, we needed a heavy-hauler that could take plenty of wear and tear,” Erik Guptill explained. “We also needed the trailer to be shorter than the standard in order to turn around in tight places without giving up hauling capacity. Mike helped us to accomplish that plus a redesign of the gooseneck to fit our truck. We were very impressed with the excellent service we received from ROGERS in both our first and second purchases.”
Guptill Logging, Inc. is located in East Machias, Maine and was founded in 1979 by Lyle Guptill. Although the majority of their business is logging, they are also employed in road building and contracting with homeowners.
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