Trail Equipment |

By: Sustainable Trails  09-12-2011
Keywords: Trail Building, Building Equipment

Whether the task calls for narrow purpose built single track, a wider multi use trail tread or hardened surface trail, we have equipped our fleet of trail building equipment to handle all types of trail projects. Our staff has had a great deal of experience with many different types of trail building equipment, constructing in all types of terrain.

From the rain forest mountains of Jamaica, the arid deserts of Mexico, to the hardwood forests of Ontario, we have altered the manufacturers’ equipment to suit the local conditions.

Our basic tools are the hand McLeod and Pulaski, used to construct intimate single track and to finish all types of trails.

To construct  a bench cut trail we have utilized either micro or mini excavators, along with a trail dozer depending on the design requirements for the various user groups.

We have in our arsenal tracked carriers that are used to move soil or hardening materials along the trail corridor. When it comes to specialized conditions such as rock breaking we employ a hydraulic rock breaker attached to our mini excavator

Keywords: Building Equipment, Trail Building

Other products and services from Sustainable Trails


Trail Construction |

Sustainable Trails' construction crews rise to the challenge of providing the best possible user experience, employing tried and true techniques while applying their world wide experience, resulting in a sustainable and safe trail network. The landowner is given with a complete package including the planning, design, layout and construction of the trail system. Our firm donates the use of up to 50 hand tools to aide the community work force.


Trail Structures |

Solutions such as bridges, culverts, retaining walls, and boardwalks are incorporated to ensure the sustainability of the trail and the safety of the users. To address such items as turns in steep side slopes, water crossings, moist and wet areas a creative solution is required. Our Sustainable Trails staff relies on their years of construction background to assist them to choose the perfect remedy.


Rock Work |

In more urban settings, discarded concrete debris and recycled concrete granular provide a good base material for trail construction, lowering the project costs while keeping these materials out of landfill. Aesthetically rock can be a better fit for steps, benches, technical trail features and it certainly is much more permanent than wood.


Training Workshops |

Currently we have over 50 hand tools, mechanized trail building equipment, a full compliment of personal protection equipment and a well trained staff that would ensure a very informative and successful training workshop. We have partnered with the Ontario Parks Association to provide a series of Trail Training Workshops, with the first being held at the Humber College Arboretum, September 2010.


Trail Planning / Design |

Coupled with this thorough data collection is our extensive experience in trail design and construction, that translates into developing a trail plan providing minimal - erosion, -impact on the environment, - liability to the landowner and maximizing the trail user's experience.


Volunteer Workshops |

We have facilitated workshops for the Huronia Greenways and Trails Conference and Conservation Ontario’s conference in 2008, where a section of volunteer trail was constructed near Emily Park Ontario. Our staff provides the complete service of conducting workshops where a group of volunteers are trained in the safe use of the hand tools and the basic methods of trail construction.