Equipment Sales & Services You Can Trust

J D Scales Equipment is a fully licensed and insured company specializing in used heavy equipment with expertise in the forest products industry. We offer an array of items including feller-bunchers, skidders, forwarders, log loaders, processors, harvesters and more. John Scales, owner of J D Scales Equipment, has previously worked in many parts of the Northeast Region of the United States, and he facilitated the construction and equipment purchases for log yards, pulpwood yards, chipping facilities, logging operations, and logging road construction. In addition, he trained loggers in "Best Management Practices" and trained field foresters in "Logging Costs" in an effort to improve efficiency in the woods. Today, he is ready to assist you in your equipment needs from purchasing, selling, and equipment appraisals to business development.

Equipment Location, Purchase & Sales

Over the past 46 years, I have been involved in the purchase, sale, and financing of thousands of pieces of equipment, both new and used. Feller-bunchers, log loaders, processors, forwarders, skidders, chippers, excavators, wheel loaders and more. In today's economy finding the right piece at a fair price can be difficult. Through my network I can help you find the right equipment and assist in the finance, closing and transportation of your newest addition.


Maybe you are updating your fleet and you would like some help selling some of your used machines. Or maybe it's time to retire and you would like to sell off your assets. I can assist in the marketing and selling of your equipment.

Equipment Appraisals

Sometimes it's difficult to know what your piece of equipment is worth. How much should I insure it for? I had an insurance loss and I need a second opinion on my machine’s value. I am settling an estate and I need to know, what is the expected value of the equipment. I have the experience to answer these questions for you.

Business Development

Are you looking to swap from whole tree to cut to length? Maybe changing from a pull through to a stroke delimber? Should I buy a chipper or should I contract it to someone else? Should I have a processor follow behind my feller-buncher? All good questions. I have the experience to help guide you with these decisions.