Hahn Machinery was founded by Ray Hahn in 1972 to produce its Hahn Harvester line of shortwood processors, the Industry’s first mechanical tree processor. In those days, trees were delimbed and cut to length by men working with chainsaws. The process involved a lot of hard work and was inherently dangerous and finding men willing and able to do the job was difficult. With the introduction of the Hahn Harvester, the process of delimbing, cutting to length, and piling was done by one person seated in an enclosed cab. Production was dramatically increased, labor requirements decreased, safety greatly enhanced, and the trend towards total mechanization of the logging industry was launched.
Over the ensuing years, the Hahn Harvester line was expanded to include mechanical processors, designed for large timber found in the Pacific Northwest and small single grip harvester heads for plantation thinning applications throughout the U.S. and Canada.
For nearly 50 years, Hahn Machinery has continued its innovative approach for improving productivity in harvesting and silvacultural applications by developing portable log merchandizing equipment, custom delimbers and processors, forestry protection packages, grapples, hydraulic chainsaws, compact slashers and firewood processing attachments for skid loaders, compact track and wheel loaders, and excavators.
In addition to manufacturing and distributing its line of forestry equipment, Hahn Machinery works with Forestry Equipment Sales to help loggers sell excess logging & forestry equipment.