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published Jan 1, 2004

Choosing the Right Tools for Trail Work

by Jim Schmid

A wide variety of tools are available to layout, construct, and maintain trails. Local and individual preferences often dictate the kinds of tools which are chosen for various tasks.


published Jan 1, 2004

11 Key Trail Tools for Grubbing and Raking

by Jim Schmid

These are the most commonly used grubbing and raking tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.


published Jan 1, 2004

8 Most Used Trail Tools for Lifting and Hauling

by Jim Schmid

These are the most commonly used Lifting and Hauling Tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.


posted Sep 8, 2018

Wildlife And Trails Primer - C. Tools for a broader view

by American Trails Staff

Looking at resources from a regional or landscape-wide perspective helps identify where trails should go and which areas should be conserved for wildlife.


published Apr 1, 1998

Mountain Bike Accessories for Trail Work

by USDA Forest Service

This case study shows how the Seward Ranger District on the Chugach National Forest uses mountain bikes.


published Oct 1, 1998

Off-Highway Vehicle Trail and Road Grading Equipment

by USDA Forest Service, Federal Highway Administration

The Missoula Technology and Development Center (MTDC) was asked to find a good way to maintain a 40-mile (64-k) motorcycle and all-terrain-vehicle (ATV) trail on the Francis Marion National Forest in coastal South Carolina. Heavy use leaves a washboard surface that progresses to mounds and gullies several feet across. These are called "whoop-de-doos," and trail users find them both unpleasant and unsafe.



published Jan 1, 2004

Trail Tools: Power Tools

by Jim Schmid

Though the bulk of trail work involves the use of hand tools, there are occasions where power tools are more efficient.


published Jan 1, 2004

Trail Tools: Digging and Tamping Tools

by Jim Schmid

These are the most commonly used Digging and Tamping Tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.


published Jan 1, 2004

Trail Tools: Bark Peeling Tools

by Jim Schmid

These are the most commonly used Bark Peeling Tools with tips on using them safely and effectively.


Results from the Business Directory


Trail Boss

Bellingham, Washington

We’re a tiny company that builds a trail tool in our small hometown of Bellingham, WA. That’s what we’re about. We help the world’s most dedicated trail workers craft and care for the trails they love by making a packabl...


1602 Carolina St. – Suite D3, Bellingham, Washington 98229

Bingham Equipment Company

Mesa, Arizona

ARIZONA'S NUMBER ONE SALES, SERVICE, AND RENTAL SOURCE FOR FARM, CONSTRUCTION, GROUNDS CARE, AND UTILITY EQUIPMENT.


655 S Country Club Dr, Mesa, Arizona 85210
(480) 969-5516

SWECO

Sutter, California

For over 70 years SWECO Products Inc. has invented and manufactured highly specialized agricultural and industrial machinery. No job is too big. No job is too complex. We have a successful history of designing and const...


2455 Palm Street, Sutter, California 95982
(530) 673-8949

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