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Mohawk Doubles Up on Sennebogen 718s for Government Tree Care Projects →

A new purpose-built Sennebogen 718 tree care handler proved to be so effective in its road maintenance and storm recovery work, Joe Rutkowski decided he better get another one. Rutkowski is COO of Mohawk Valley Materials Inc., based in Rome, N.Y. His two Sennebogen 718s are at work in the Florida Panhandle, where Mohawk's local office in Freeport has won a number of contracts with the US Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Agriculture and other government agencies.  Click for more...


FAE Hosts Press Event, Awards, Party →

March 11 was a big day for FAE. The morning started with a press event in which CEO Giorgio Carera and Product Support Manager Lee Smith gave an overview of all the new products being presented at the show. Products introduced during the press event included: the FAE BL1 and the brand new BL2 series of mulching heads, which are the very first of a new family of Bite Limiter mulcher attachments and a complete redesign of previous mulching heads; the newly designed, PTO-driven FAE MTH cutter for road construction, specifically grinding, milling and rock crushing; the new FAE Sonic System, a product for skid steer and excavator mulching heads that combines an auxiliary hydraulic motor and an Electronic Intelligence System that continuously changes the switch point for the highest torque possible to the rotor; a new SCL (Stump Cutter Light) stump cutter for compact excavators; and the new updated PrimeTech PT 175 prime mover, now featuring a new Tier IV Final engine.  Click for more...


Scenes From the 82nd Annual Oregon Logging Conference →

Some of the most beautiful weather in recent years could be found at the 82nd Annual Oregon Logging Conference (OLC), held from Feb. 20 to 22, at the Lane Events Center and Fairgrounds in Eugene Ore. Thousands of people visited the three-day show, including more than 1,500 high school and elementary school students and educators. "The Oregon Logging Conference is always an opportunity for everyone to get to know who we are and what we do," said OLC Conference Manager Rikki Wellman.  Click for more...


Oregon Logging Conference Names Officers for 2020-2021 →

The Oregon Logging Conference (OLC) has announced its new officers for 2020-2021. The following is a list of Oregon Logging Conference officers: President — Scott Melcher, Melcher Logging, Sweet Home, Ore. 1st Vice President — Craig Olson, Weyerhaeuser, Castle Rock, Wash. 2nd Vice President — Steve Henson, Plum Creek Deltica, St. Maries, Ida. 3rd Vice President — Eric Gehrke.  Click for more...


Paladin Expands Mini-Excavator Capabilities with Line of Brush Cutter Attachments →

Stanley Infrastructure, a premier partner for industrial tools and attachments, announced that Paladin is expanding its offerings for mini-excavators with a new line of brush cutters: the MX Series, going on sale in April. The MX Series incorporates many of the same design principles as Paladin's GroundShark series, extending those principles into the mini-excavator space. The MX Series is compatible with 3- to 8-ton class mini excavators, and facilitates a variety of applications, including over-fence brush management, embankment and ditch management, and rail right-of-way management.  Click for more...


FAE USA to Debut New Line of Products at ConExpo →

From Construction Equipment Guide... A wide variety of new products will be showcased by FAE at ConExpo 2020 in the Central Hall at 22221. The FAE BL1/EX 75 excavator mulcher, the very first of a new family of Bite Limiter mulcher attachments will be at the center of the display. The BL1/EX 75 is an addition to the very extensive line of excavator mulching heads offered by FAE. The term Bite Limiter (BL) refers to a limited bite of the rotor.  Click for more...


Finkbeiner Says Goodbye to Its C-Series Sennebogen 835 Log Handler →

In Sennebogen terms, generations have passed since Finkbeiner KG commissioned its electric-drive Sennebogen 835 C-Series machine in 2003. Over the next 16 years, Sennebogen established new benchmarks for safety in material handlers with its D-Series line-up, then led the drive to new levels of "Green Efficiency" energy savings with the launch of its E Series machines in 2012. So finally, after 55,000 service hours on the job, the Finkbeiner family bid farewell to the old 835.  Click for more...


One Sennebogen Purchase Leads to Another for Mohawk →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Mohawk Valley Materials Inc. , based in Rome, N.Y., and its satellite office in Freeport, Fla., found the machine that was a perfect fit for its operations in the Florida Panhandle. The machine was such a good match that it just bought a second from Great Southern Equipment (GSE). The machines are virtually identical Sennebogen 718Es. The first one was purchased and put into service in 2017, and the second at the end of 2019.  Click for more...


Uptime Performance of 830 M-T Leaves Stella-Jones With 'No Other Option' for Pole-Handling Yard →

When the 830 M-T log handler reached the end of its six year lease term with 22,000 service hours, Stella-Jones Inc. 's Plant Manager Darrin Vigue did his due diligence to choose its replacement. But in the end, Vigue returned to the machine that had served him so well for the previous six years. "We considered other makes, including two of the industry's top OEMs," Vigue said. "But there were really no other options for us.  Click for more...


John Deere Makes Clearing Challenging Ground Conditions Easy With RX72 and RX84 Rotary Cutters →

John Deere updated its line of rotary cutter attachments with the new RX72 and RX84. These new models are designed for heavy-duty vegetation management applications, including property maintenance and right-of-way clearing. The rotary cutter attachments are compatible on large-frame skid steer and compact track loaders, such as the 330G through the 333G, and they are equipped with high-flow hydraulics and a severe-duty door.  Click for more...


Sennebogen 718 Tree Care Handler is a Crowd-Pleaser for Abler Tree Company →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Shawn Abler has been climbing and cutting trees for almost his entire life. But it's only lately that, when he and his brother Travis go to work, they draw a crowd. "We usually have people coming to watch us work every day," he said. And he understands the attraction. "When you see how we cut a tree down and how fast we do it and how we swing the wood right into the chipper, it's impressive." Seeing is Believing Shawn began working in the tree care business while still in his teens.  Click for more...


APEX Hydro Seed Applicators Discharge Viscous Slurries for Off Road Seeding and Environmental Spray Applications →

From Construction Equipment Guide... APEX by Fecon has introduced its lineup of hydro seeding and environmental spray applicators for off-road environments. These include pipeline seeding, landfill top cover, landfill ADC, slope stabilization, fire reclamation, land improvement and more. Designed for the rigors of off-road use, these applicators provide the durability needed for remote applications, including rubber track mounted options, units fitted with oversized floatation tires or tracks, and other options to simplify remote, off-road projects.  Click for more...


Fixed Mount Multi-Grip MG Grapples →

From Construction Equipment Guide... The MG SuperGrip series of fixed mount grapples is now available for excavators from 6 to 27.5 ton (5.5 to 25 t) capacity. The MG grapples are based on the SG grapples, which are an industry standard on forestry forwarders and log trucks, according to the manufacturer. The MG grapples feature a by-pass arm design for a variety of grapple work for land clearing, feeding chippers or grinders, storm clean up, tree service and landscaping materials.  Click for more...


Pacific Tractor, FAE USA Hold First Power Demo Day in Oregon →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Pacific Tractor and Implement in Hillsboro, Ore., partnered with FAE USA and recently hosted their very first Power Demo Day. "The goal was to introduce attendees to FAE products and their capabilities, and to offer them alternative ground control methods." said Corey Achziger, Pacific Tractor's general manager. The event was a great success. The FAE machines performed remarkably, and attendees were able to fully experience first-hand the power behind FAE products.  Click for more...


Howell Tractor Introduces New-to-U.S. Sennebogen Tree Handler to Customers With Demonstration in LaSalle, Ill. →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Howell Tractor & Equipment, a Midwestern heavy equipment distributor, recently hosted a demonstration of its Sennebogen 718 E series tree handler. The event, held at the picturesque Senica's Oak Ridge Golf Club in LaSalle, Ill., was the first opportunity for tree care professionals in the area to see the machine, in action, up close. "The first one in the Midwest," said Alan Johnson, sales executive of Howell Tractor.  Click for more...


Sennebogen Up-Sizes Its Tree Care Line With New 738 M Purpose-Built Handler →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Sennebogen has been making a big impact in the arboriculture industry with its 718 M purpose-built tree care handler. Described as a "game-changer" by tree care specialists, the 718 is reported by users to achieve up to 10-fold increases in production in applications from thinning urban woodlots to roadside maintenance. Now, Sennebogen has introduced the 738 M. It is fitted with same type of equipment but sized to reach further and to handle larger trees.  Click for more...


Cleveland Brothers Introduces Weiler Purpose-Built Forestry Products →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co. announced its partnership as an authorized dealer of Weiler Forestry products. Known for its high-quality paving equipment, Weiler acquired the purpose-built forestry product line from Caterpillar. Weiler is a strong leader in the paving industry and with its focus on customer-driven product innovation, reliability and value, Cleveland Brothers is confident that Weiler Forestry will produce a comprehensive portfolio of forestry equipment to support its thriving customer base, the company said.  Click for more...


Sennebogen Tree Care Machines Head Off-Road With 718 R-HD Crawler →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Building on the tree care industry's reception of the 718 M handler, Sennebogen has introduced the 718 R-HD, a track mounted model of the same purpose-built machine. The 718 R-HD delivers all the popular features of the 718 M, trading in the rubber tired undercarriage for crawler tracks. The track mount opens a wider range of applications and business opportunities for tree care specialists, with increased soft soil mobility and greater stability on slopes or uneven terrain.  Click for more...


Fecon Deck Mulcher Attachments Provide More Productivity Per Pass →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Fecon has introduced a family of stout deck mulcher attachments that are wider than conventional deck mulchers, providing more productivity per pass, even in the most demanding environments, according to the manufacturer. Ruggedness and dependability are built in, with attention to detailed design to enhance performance, service life and safety. A robust bearing carrier houses a heavy-duty bearing with an oversized shaft.  Click for more...


Persistence Pays Off →

From Construction Equipment Guide... For nearly 200 years, the logging industry has played a vital role in Washington. Approximately half of the state is covered in forests, with 21 million acres of forested land available, as reported by the Washington State Department of Commerce. So many trees mean local loggers — like John Glacken, owner of Dapaul Chip LLC — are staying busy. "The logging industry has certainly changed over the years, but the amount of production our company has seen is steadily increasing," Glacken said.  Click for more...



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