Heavy duty carriage Cardinal

Heavy duty carriage Cardinal

The heavy duty carriage Cardinal has several advantages:

  • Solid construction
  • Higher reliability
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Made with pride in Canada

Benefits and features

Onboard log turner

This compact design of onboard log turners allows you to rotate the log regardless of the position of the carriage.

Hammer dog

Effectively helps holds large diameter logs.  Points are replaceable.


Individual knee drive with electric motor allows infinite tapper adjustment and knee displacement at speed up to 22 inches/sec.


  • 6" x 6" tubular steel frame
  • 12 inch wheels
  • Set of flat and adjustable V rail (length based on application)
  • Knee opening of 36 inches, 42 inches or 48 inches
  • Knee 14 inches wide with sides made of steel plate 1/2 inch thick, top and bottom plate 1 inch
  • Dual hydraulic control pressure on dogs
  • Automatic lubrication of sliding parts
  • Wear plate between knee and bunk
  • Single axis knee drive (electric servo motor or hydraulic)
  • Hydraulic movements of dogs
  • Taper function


  • Onboard log turner system (electric or hydraulic)
  • Hammer dog
  • Pneumatic movements of dogs
  • Individual knee drive with electric servo-motor
  • Opening of 54 in. knee
  • Deflector for the front wheels (between blade and carriage)
Cardinal Equipment