Forestry Equipment Articles

Waratah Forestry Equipment Unveils H425, H425HD, H425X Harvester Heads →

Waratah Forestry Equipment announced the new H425, H425HD and H425X — a trio of rugged harvester heads built for tough jobs. With a powerful control valve and four roller feed arm geometry, each high-performance head is productive on wheeled or tracked carriers. "These models are built for durability and performance," said Brent Fisher, product marketing manager of Waratah. "Among other updates, new hose protection and servicing enhancements make these great heads even better." The standard H425 (2,998 lb./1,360 kg), H425HD (3,064 lb./1,390 kg) and hefty H425X (3,143 lb./1,426 kg) each offer increased reliability with new feed motor hosing routings and new covers.  Click for more...


Forestry Equipment Market Expected to Reach $10.6B by 2025 →

Lucintel's latest market report has stated that the future of the forestry equipment market looks promising, with opportunities in felling, extracting and on-site equipment. The global forestry equipment market declined in 2020 due to global economic recession led by COVID-19. However, market will witness recovery in the year 2021 and it is expected to reach an estimated $10.6 billion by 2025 with a CAGR of 3 percent to 5 percent from 2020 to 2025, according to the report.  Click for more...


Waratah Forestry Equipment's H423 Masters Fast, Precise Felling, Crosscutting →

The new H423 from Waratah Forestry Equipment is designed to carry out a wide range of harvesting jobs from early to late thinnings, and even light regeneration harvesting. With multi-tree-handling qualities, a compact frame design and excellent power-to-weight ratio, the H423 masters fast and precise felling and crosscutting, according to the manufacturer. "The Waratah H423 provides fantastic performance in thinnings," said Brent Fisher, product marketing manager of Waratah.  Click for more...


Komatsu Upgrades Design on Constant Cut Units →

The cutting unit on all Komatsu C-heads, Constant Cut, will receive an upgraded design, effective June 1. The upgrade contains no less than 25 points and represents a number of improvements for customers, both in terms of increased productivity and better flow in the production. Constant Cut, the intelligent cutting unit, ensures that the head has a constant and efficient saw chain speed throughout the complete cutting cycle, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


Founders of Rototilt, Hultdins, Olofsfors North America Retiring →

After 28 years of representing world leading Swedish companies in the forestry and construction industries, Gerry Mallory and Rick Gordon have decided to retire. Hultdins Inc. was established in 1993 and also representing Indexator rotators from the beginning. Olofsfors tracks were the next Swedish product to be represented in 1995, followed by Rototilt tiltrotators in 1999. In 2008, Mallory Gordon Management (MGM) was established to set up and manage three independent and dedicated North American companies for Hultdins, Olofsfors and Rototilt.  Click for more...


Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association Announces Equipment Expo →

Postponed one year due to the pandemic, the 75th Annual Great Lakes Logging and Heavy Equipment Expo will take place Sept. 9 to 11, 2021, at the Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds in Escanabe, Mich. The event is co-sponsored by the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association (GLTPA) and Fabick CAT. The Great Lakes Logging and Heavy Equipment Expo is a three-day gathering that takes place throughout the Lake States region of the United States.  Click for more...


LiuGong Names CrossTrac New Dealer →

LiuGong North America has announced the appointment of CrossTrac Equipment Inc. as its newest construction equipment dealer for northern Wisconsin and Michigan. CrossTrac has branches in Rhinelander, Wis., and Gaylord, Mich. CrossTrac has several specialties, one of which is providing equipment and service to the pipeline construction industry. Its reputation in this field is nationally recognized, and the company is often asked to send one of its service technicians halfway across the country to make sure critical equipment is up and running.  Click for more...


With Help From Michigan AgrAbility, Area Loggers Overcome Injuries →

For Duane Berg, owner and founder of Berg Logging in Gladstone, Mich., business was booming in 2010 — right up until he fell off a roof. "I got injured in November 2010. Besides [being] a logger, I was a construction worker, and I was helping one of my friends do a job," Berg said. Berg's T10 vertebra was severely injured in the fall, leaving him paralyzed from his waist down. This created a vicious circle: he was forced to run his business remotely, which led to production difficulties.  Click for more...


Weiler H157 Harvester Hits the Market →

The new Weiler H157 track harvester and updated PF48 harvesting head is replacing the 501HD harvester. The same spacious cab offered on the larger size class H457 will be standard on the H157. With a new cab maximizing operator visibility, providing an open field of view to the work area and upwards through a large skylight, it also features a front window emergency escape, an intuitive color touchscreen monitor, multiple storage compartments and numerous charging ports.  Click for more...


Ussery Services Forestry Mulching Hosts Demo Event →

Traditionally, a manufacturer will work with a contractor for sourcing a location to hold a product demo and does the lion share of the work to coordinate all aspects and to bring in attendees. Such was not the case for a recent contractor mulching demo event in Sterling, Ga., just outside the city limits of Brunswick. Event host George Ussery of Ussery Services Forestry Mulching has been so impressed with his mulching products purchased from FAE, his carrier machines from his local John Deere dealer, and pretty much the industry as a whole, he decided to hold a demo event.  Click for more...


John Deere Adds Smooth Boom Control Technology for Tracked Feller Bunchers, Harvesters →

Further enhancing the machine operation in demanding forestry applications, John Deere added its smooth boom control (SBC) technology to its M-Series tracked feller bunchers and MH-Series tracked harvesters. Developed in global collaboration between the John Deere wheeled cut-to-length and full-tree forestry teams, the SBC system instantaneously responds to operator input while smoothing out the acceleration and deceleration of hydraulic functions on the machine, improving overall control, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


Mowbray's Tree Service Utilizes Sennebogen for Removals →

An army of arborists and tree care specialists have spread throughout California to clean up the debris and charred remains from this past year's record wildfires. The recovery effort has taken a big step forward with the delivery of a new fleet of Sennebogen tree care handlers, signaling the arrival of mechanized equipment for tree removal. At the forefront of this clean-up is Mowbray's Tree Service, which is based in San Bernardino, Calif., and manages crews throughout the state.  Click for more...


SGTM Goes Well Beyond Providing Tree Waste Solutions →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Tony Raynor is very effusive about his company's versatility and, as he likes to say, the "depth" of its subsidiaries. Tony Raynor is CEO of Sustainability Green Team (SGTM), Astatula, Fla. There is no denying that Raynor is spot-on with his assessment. As the CEO of The Sustainability Green Team (SGTM), a Delaware company, he has created an operation that, through its ancillary firms, provides a variety of environmentally friendly tree services, including debris hauling, removal and biomass recycling, in addition to manufacturing, packaging and sales of next-generation mulch products.  Click for more...


Bobcat Introduces New Log Grapple for Mini Track Loaders, Small Articulated Loaders →

To meet the challenging demands of landscaping and site clearing jobs, Bobcat Company announced the launch of a log grapple attachment for mini track loaders and small articulated loaders. Whether felling trees, loading logs onto trailers or transporting material, this free-hanging attachment adds superior force and agility where operators need it most, according to the manufacturer. This all-new offering adds to Bobcat's attachment lineup.  Click for more...


Storm Cleanup Crews Aid Midwest Communities →

Just months after it ripped its way through the Midwest, the derecho that slammed into the nation's Corn Belt on Aug. 10, 2020, was labeled the costliest thunderstorm disaster in United States history. No other single thunderstorm event — not even a tornado — caused as much devastation. There was more than $7.5 billion in damages according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), with millions of acres of crops laid to waste; hundreds of homes severely damaged or ruined; and thousands of trees destroyed.  Click for more...


Family Business McLaughlin Logging Thriving in Idaho →

In Idaho, you can find forest for miles. These trees are a resource and a way of life for many who live there. Being surrounded by endless forest can transport you back to a simpler time. But there's another thought that it can bring to mind — finding a way to survive. Located in the woods of Clearwater County, McLaughlin Logging found the sweet spot between maintaining their family-founded identity and embracing innovation as a way to thrive.  Click for more...


Cat Next Generation 538 Forest Machines Deliver More Production, Lower Maintenance Costs →

The new Cat Next Generation 538 Forest Machine features several significant design upgrades that make it a top choice for working with timber, according to the manufacturer. "The 538 has a reputation as a solid performer with rugged reliability," said Giacomo Bottone, worldwide director of Caterpillar's forestry and medium excavator family. "The Next Generation 538 builds on this foundation by being more productive, more comfortable, and costing less to maintain so owners can spend their time moving more timber, loading more trucks, and maximizing their profit potential." More Production Available in log loader and general forest configurations, the 538 has a new electrohydraulic control system with 10 percent more swing torque that allows the machine to do work with more power and precision.  Click for more...


Cameron River Logistics Finds a Log Handler it Can Rely On →

Nothing much has changed over the past three years here at Cameron River Logistics (CRL), and that, in itself, is a good thing. The huge transload facility in BC's Peace River district still receives up to 50 truckloads a day of 16-ft. CTL spruce logs. Dozens of train cars leave the yard every week, moving the logs to the Dunkley sawmill five hours south. And the Sennebogen 830 M-T log handler shows up to work every day to keep the wood moving.  Click for more...


Ponsse Launches New Generation of Scorpion Harvester Range →

Ponsse launched a completely modernized range of Scorpion harvesters, which meets all the requirements of forestry today. The new Ponsse Scorpion takes harvest productivity and ergonomics to the next level and sets a new standard for the operator's working environment, according to the manufacturer. The Scorpion harvester was first introduced to the general public in 2013 and has since become Ponsse's flagship product.  Click for more...


Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association's Spring Celebration Registration Opens →

Registration has opened for the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association's Spring Celebration. The event is scheduled for April 28, 2021, at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay, Wis. RSVP's are due by April 9, and space is limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. For more information, call 715/282-5828 or email info@gltpa.org.   Click for more...



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