SETTING THE STANDARD INSEEDLING TRANSPORT.
The FIST (Fiberglass Insulated Seedling Transport) represents a quality breakthrough in seedling transport. By maintaining lower temperatures, increasing seedling respiration, and reducing handling, the FIST reduces seedling stress and increases seedling survival. The result: a healthy, vigorous plantation.
Easily mounted on any full size pickup, the FIST tree planting equipment unit is versatile. It is trailerable, and can be fitted for helicopter lifts to remote areas. The large capacity of 20,000 boxed seedlings—a day’s work for your tree planting crew—means fewer field caches. Rubber floor mats protect from slips/falls and spiked boots. And, when it’s not carrying seedlings, the FIST easily transports camp equipment and tree planting supplies.
“The fist canopy is now the standard seedling transportation unit for planting crews across BC. It consolidates seedlings and planting crews, and reduces stock handling, thereby minimizing the need for seedling caches and freeing the crew boss to focus more on planting quality. The resulting operational advantages are reduced planting cost, with improved stock handling and seedling growth.“
– Dirk Brinkman, Brinkman & Associates Reforestation Ltd.
FIST TECHNICAL SPECS
275 cu. ft.
Ensuring green forests for our future.Thanks to our clients over 1 Billion trees have been planted using our FIST units.
The FIST comes ready to perform
Composite sandwich core construction,using R12 high density foam.
Steel rear door frame, with stainless steel piano hinges on doors.
Bolted aluminum 2″ x 2″ angle shelf supports.
8’ bed length
Integrated wall and roof reinforcing
White gelcoat color to reflect heat.
Slide-in design fits any full size pick up truck.
Safety non-skid 3/8″ rubber floor mat.
Easy to clean interior.
One year warranty.
Two full-size rear cargo doors for easy pallet/bin loading.
Flettner Roof Vent
Brophy Cable Jacks (pair)
Frame Mount Installation Kit
Front Wind Deflector
We found Tufport through the Western Forestry Contactors’ Association (WFCA). We decided to buy from Tufport because the FISTs are the best product on the market because of their durability and efficiency. When our customers see that we use Tufport’s FISTs, they know their trees are going to have a much higher survival rate compared to other methods of transporting seedlings.
We’ve bought 7 Tufport FIST units over last 10 years and I estimate we have planted 4 or 5 million trees in that time.
Our relationship with Tufport is a 10 out of 10. Tufport has great customer support and service. They accommodates our needs very well and they are always ready to help us out when we need it. I would recommend Tufport FISTs because they are the best in the industry.
– Francois Sauvé, Leader Silviculture