The suggestion made here could very well be up for debate in the sense that, generally speaking, trucks of medium to heavy load and weight size will be utilizing hefty amounts of diesel fuel. And of course, the excessive use of such fuel does the environment no favors. It is fair to say that technology has not gone far enough to utilize green or biofuel in trucks just yet. But optimism is good and that day may yet come. Now, could the suggestion be made that used forestry trucks can be used sustainably.
Indeed it can, and if you look long and hard enough into the matter, you will soon find evidence thereof. For instance, forestry enterprises across the globe are being scaled or paired down out of the sheer necessity to conserve and revitalize the globe’s remaining natural forests. Of course, there are still many areas around the world that require urgent attention. And then there are other areas facing critical endangerment. But as good fortune would have it, used forestry trucks are being put through their paces in such areas.
For example, these trucks have a bucket carriage system. This makes them perfectly adaptable for the purpose of carrying many and much needed gallons of water to those stretches of land being devastated by fires. Whether these are natural occurrences or manmade is now immaterial. This is sustainable use through and through. Covering long distances from coast to coast, however and for the time being, is not. Again, it becomes a matter of just how much diesel is being consumed during such long journeys.
And even when short distances are being covered it remains contentious because trucks, particularly those that are now used, may be carrying heavy loads, and this has a bearing on the amount of fuel used.