Logging Tractor Operator

Drive tractors to skid, load, unload, or stack logs.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Logging Tractor Operators do?

Drives straight or articulated tractor equipped with one or more accessories, such as bulldozer blade, grapple, logging arch, cable winches, hoisting rack, and crane boom, to skid, load, unload, or stack logs, pull stumps, or clear brush. Gives or receives signals from coworkers regarding moving logs. May build or repair logging and skid roads. May drive logging tractor equipped with crawler treads. May saw felled trees into lengths [BUCKER 454.684-010]. May be designated according to accessory equipment operated as Logging-Arch Operator; Logging-Tractor Operator, Swamp; Log-Stacker Operator; Skid-Grapple Operator; Skidder Operator.

Should I be a Logging Tractor Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Logging-Arch Operator, Logging Crane Operator, Logging Shovel Operator, Logging-Tractor Operator, Swamp See More

    How to become a Logging Tractor Operator

    Most Logging Tractor Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gaaaa&chl=no+college+%2890%25%29|certificate+%2810%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,90,90
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