Hud-Son Forest Equipment, Who we are
Hud-Son Forest Equipment is a New York State based company located in the foothills of the Adirondacks. What started out as a Mom and Pop business known as Hudon and Son in 1946, has since taken on the name of Hud-Son. The Hudon family has many members working in various departments among this strong employee group. We’ve always been involved with forestry and forestry equipment with a simple love for the outdoors.
We manufacture and import high quality forestry equipment for folks much like ourselves. We find pride in providing tools to forestland owners, loggers, tree farmers, arborists, among many others. In our main location in Barneveld NY, we employ local guys and gals many who have come to think of this as more than a job. We work together like a family unit.
We love our customers and thank all of the good folks who help to make Hud-Son a success by purchasing our products over the years. We will continue to strive to provide the quality and affordable product you have come to expect from Hud-Son.
We’ll be here for years to come to provide you with service before and after the sale.
Daniel J. Hudon
Who we are
Formal forestry has been practiced since the 7th century. When people now in the area that we call Germany we faced with the ever increasing shortage of wood.
Forestry has changed dramatically over the years. Eventually becoming a rather micronized business. Carried out by specialized enterprises using highly specialized forestry equipment and machines.
Dan Hudon JR, well the forestry business has changed quite a bit over the course of history. They’ve gone from axes to chainsaw to modern machines that does all the logging that a person needs to do.
In 1946, Oscar Hudon, began logging and farming in Crowne Point, New York by Lake Champelin with his son’s Daniel, Omer, Paul, and Maurice. The Hudon’s quickly earned respect within their community and earned respect within their community and earned a reputation for quality and hard work.
Dan Hudon SR, founder of Hud-Son Forest EQUIPMENT we purchased the farm in Crowne Point, New York. We bought it principally for a place to live and the wood that was on the farm which was our primary income. We gardened, had farm animals but the pulp wood was the main source of our income. We peeled as much wood as possible and while peeling season was on after that we would skid the wood out with horses. Sawed it up to length and delivered it to the mill.
Hud-Son started out selling chainsaws and logging tools. In the 109-‘s started selling portable sawmills. We brought a place here in Barneveld where we mostly sold chainsaws but always pertaining to wood more than anything else. We sold many, many chainsaws. We also got introduced into band mills by Warren Ross in New Hampshire. After selling a number of them we kind of parted company and I tried to get my son into selling sawmills. Him and my daughter in law multiplied the company many times over beyond my wildest dreams(snickering).
Since it’s inception all 3 generations of Hudon’s have been involved in forestry practices.
It started back in Crowne Point, New York, up in the Adirondacks when my grandfather started logging up there. My dad worked for my grandfather and he moved into the Racquet Lake area in the Adirondacks and did more logging. Our company kept growing and growing. Now we are here in Barneveld, NY, with a full blown company that sells worldwide.
Hud-Son sold many sawmills over the years which brought them to an understanding the needs to turning trees to lumber at an affordable price. Thru years of development, testing, and hands on knowledge of the industry.
Hud-Son developed their own line of sawmills. Shaping their product line and maintaining their reputation for valve and excellence in the industry.
Hud-Son Forest Equipment started off by selling circle sawmills back in the 1960’s and in the 70’s my dad started selling portable sawmills. Our company saw a huge need for homeowner sawmills and hobbyist sawmills so we developed our own sawmill line. We’ve gone worldwide with that line of products. All across the United States, Canada, and the world.
Why Hud-Son sawmills is different is the fact that we looked at the homeowner and the hobbyist, farmer, landscaper, we tried to develop a sawmill to meet their needs at a low cost, producing quality lumber. We’ve continued to do that throughout the years.
Today Hud-Son Forest Equipment has turned into a worldwide manufacturer and distributor for a myriad of applications. From forest, to lumber, firewood, wood art, and more.
We work with a wide variety of companies in fact even some individuals. We have found that individuals work really well on a local basis. Companies like your tractor companies, equipment companies, landscaping, co-ops, they all do well moving our products.
Hud-Son has and continues to look towards the future of providing quality built affordable forest equipment who prefers to do the job themselves.
What Hud-Son Forest Equipment has done with their mills is we’ve looked to bring a good, quality mill to a customer he can easily get parts for at most hardware parts providers. We didn’t over develop our sawmills so you can’t get parts for the machine. With the simplicity of being able to have a nice sawmill, at a low cost to cut their lumber in their yard.
Hud-Son offers consumers a fair price, quality piece of equipment that is simple to use, affordable, and produced in a family orientated company with employees who care.
Our developers have made our equipment easy to use looking at our equipment easy to use looking at our equipment being a one man operations. From start to finish him. Him being on his own and we’ve developed all the equipment easily put together and assembled together by one person. It makes a nice, easy piece of equipment.
The family aspect of the company is important to use. We feel that all the employees who work here operate as a family. We are a close knit community, working in a small community, and we all work together like a family. We are proud of our employees and the people that we work with. We’re going on our 4th generation of our family working the business.
Hud-Son Forest Equipment prides itself on educating current and potential customers of the endless possibilities to any homeowner or landowner with any size portion of land with trees that can be harvested.
Our sawmills and wood processing equipment is designed for people in all types of livhoods. We feel and personally believe we are those type of people in every catagory. From the homesteader, hobbyist, the one that wants to start his or her own business doing what they enjoy. You range from heating your home with our firewood processors. Using our sawmills to build a shed even a home.
Tree’s are a renewable resource. You can produce anything from lumber to big structures with. Barn’s garages. You can also use the wood to heat homes and businesses.
Our products do everything from cutting, to splitting, to moving the logs around.
Our trend is more growth for our company worldwide. The reason that they’ve been so good is that we keep on looking at the economy and how the economy package, for a good quality economy sawmill. That’s our goal so we can keep it so that people can afford a Hud-Son product.
For additional information on Hud-Son Forest Equipment at 1-800-765-7297 or online at hud-son.ca