Forestry Equipment Articles

Forestry Equipment Market Size, Share, Revenue, Global Industry Research, Development Till 2026 →

The global forestry equipment market is likely to expand at a steady pace in the coming years due to the growth in production of industrial round wood. According to a report published by Fortune Business Insights, titled "Forestry Equipment"Market: Global Market Analysis, Insights And Forecast, 2019-2026," the market was valued at $9,559.4 million in 2018. Fortune Business Insights has predicted that the market will reach $13,109.9 million by the end of 2026, thereby exhibiting a CAGR of 4.09 percent.  Click for more...


Morbark Announced Leadership Changes →

Morbark, a manufacturer of equipment used in forestry, recycling, tree care, landscaping, sawmill and biomass markets, announced the appointment of Bradley (Brad) Boehler as the successor to current vice president of Alamo Group's Forestry and Tree Care Business Unit and president of Morbark Holdings, Dave Herr, effective Aug. 24, 2020. Herr joined Morbark initially as a board director and then as its CEO in October 2016.  Click for more...


Roland Machinery Hosts Komatsu Forest Demo Day →

Roland Machinery Company held its Komatsu Forest Demo Day July 15 to 16 at its demo site in Pickerel, Wis. Customers were invited to see how the latest forestry equipment from Komatsu could benefit their operations. Representatives of Komatsu America Corp. Forestry Division and staff of Roland Machinery Co. were on site to answer questions. Komatsu machines on site included: 901XC harvester 8WD with C124 head 931XC harvester 8WD with C144 head 855 forwarder with Comfort Ride 8WD XT430-5 harvester XT445-5L tracked feller buncher D39PX-24 dozer The machines offer high productivity, low operating costs, innovative technology, as well as proactive service and customer care, according to the company.  Click for more...


Komatsu Upgrades XT-5 Family of Tracked Feller Bunchers →

To better meet customer needs, Komatsu is upgrading its XT-5 family of tracked feller bunchers, adding performance and operator improvements, as well as covering the machines with a special 2-year/5,000-hour warranty program. The XT430-5, XT445L-5 and XT465L-5 models were introduced in 2018, and these advancements were made based on customer feedback. Komatsu XT-5 machines let customers travel, operate the swing, arm and tool simultaneously, for maximum usability.  Click for more...


Sennebogen Hosts Demo Day in North Carolina →

On June 18, 2020, Sennebogen held a live demo day of its 718 tree handlers at the company's Stanley, N.C., headquarters. Greg Roberts, Sennebogen tree care manager, said that his initial focus will be on building awareness of the Sennebogen brand and familiarity with the 718 and 738 tree handlers within the industry. "I'll be working to increase the number of demos so more people have a chance to touch and feel and see what these machines can do.  Click for more...


Louisiana Business Powers Through Wet Conditions to Stay on Schedule →

From Construction Equipment Guide... The demand for new housing across the south keeps Lloyd Landry busy year-round. His company, Lloyd Landry LLC, provides dirt work and several other services for some of the largest residential contractors in Baton Rouge, La. As the firm's owner-operator, he has steadily built his business and its reputation since launching in 2007. "I grew up in the ag industry; my grandpa was a dairy farmer. I worked on a cattle farm for years and in the sugar-cane industry for a while.  Click for more...


BKT Designs Tires for Forestry Sector →

Wood is among the most sought after materials in the world, to the extent that in recent years its main byproducts have set a genuine record, according to FAO. Wood has always been crisis-free and — given the high level of demand — it is necessary that it comes from a perfectly "organized" system. Modern forestry does not seek to damage forests, but on the contrary to create the conditions to allow the regrowth or emergence of new trees in the place of a plant which has been cut down.  Click for more...


Paladin Launches FD60 High-Flow Forestry Disk Mulcher →

Stanley Infrastructure, a partner for industrial tools and attachments, announced that Paladin is offering a new high-flow forestry disk mulcher, the FD60. The skid steer attachment accomplishes felling, mulching and stump-grinding in a quick, one-step process. The FD60 maximizes up-time, minimizes service intervals and withstands aggressive use in various conditions. Its design reduces jamming risk and increases productivity at the job site, with a wide-angle intake and efficient drive system that rapidly recovers speed for maximum uptime, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


Oregon Logging Conference Announces Its Theme For 2021 →

The 2021 Oregon Logging Conference will take place from February 25 to 27, 2021, at the Lane County Events Center and Fairgrounds in Eugene, Ore. Recently, Oregon Logging Conference President Scott Melcher announced the theme for next year's event, and released the following statement. The theme for the 2021 Oregon Logging Conference, "FAMILY, FRIENDS, and FORESTRY," is aimed at honoring family, loggers and the timber industry by highlighting who we are, what we do, have done, and are planning to do.  Click for more...


Bobcat MT100 Mini Track Loader Delivers Greater Rated Operating Capacity, Increased Lifting Performance →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Bobcat Company is expanding its product offering with the new MT100 mini track loader. Powered by a Tier IV diesel engine and efficient hydraulic system, the new mini track loader delivers fast cycle times, strong breakout force and excellent pushing ability, according to the manufacturer. The MT100 has a rated operating capacity of 1,000 lbs. and comes standard with removable counterweights, which can be mounted in the undercarriage or at the rear of the machine on the uprights, to increase lifting performance.  Click for more...


Titan Expands CM 100, CM150 OTR Tire Lines With High Ply Ratings →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Titan International Inc. — producer of Titan wheels and Titan tires — has introduced the industry's highest ply ratings for two of its existing OTR product lines — the Titan CM100 and the Titan CM150. This higher ply rating allows for carrying significantly heavier loads, and doing so with greater durability and a longer life. The CM100 and CM150 were engineered to withstand the toughest conditions and highest weight load requirements, making them ideal for applications such as gantry cranes used at ports and shipyards, forestry log stackers in wood mills, steel mill pot haulers that move slag and more, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


One-of-a-Kind Workhorse in Alaskan Wilderness →

Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, is home to more than 16.7 million acres of Tongass National Forest. Within the millions of acres of raw Alaskan wilderness, works a customized, one-of-a-kind ZX470LC-6 Hitachi machine. The machine isn't your average log loader. That's because it's actually a large construction excavator that Mike Papac, owner of Papac Alaska Logging Inc. , has modified to work as a log loader.  Click for more...


Sennebogen 718 'Force Multiplier' Crushes Workload for Michigan Tree Service →

Jason R. Porter has been attacking his work days lately by getting away from the desk and linking back up with his crews in the field conducting tree removal operations. Treeworks Inc. a TCIA accredited company based in west Michigan, took delivery of a new Sennebogen 718 in October of 2019. Like many tree care company owners, brothers Jason, Zach and Luke Porter started young, working with their father in the late 80's and continue to work together until this day.  Click for more...


Oregon Man Gifts $2 Million for Museum Construction →

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) In the midst of a lot of bad news, here's a nice change of pace. A former forester and forest conservation advocate from Oregon has bequeathed roughly $2 million to shine a light at the end of a long tunnel to an elusive National Conservation Legacy Center in Missoula. Bill Cannon became enamored with the National Museum of Forest Service History after visiting the site west of the Missoula airport and smokejumper center 20 years ago – five years before the capital campaign for the center began but years after the dream of it was hatched.  Click for more...


Diamond Equipment Supports Team Rubicon Tornado Cleanup in Tennessee →

Case Construction Equipment dealer Diamond Equipment is currently supporting Team Rubicon, a veteran-led disaster response organization, in numerous operations throughout the state of Tennessee after a series of tornadoes and heavy storms moved through the region in March and April. Diamond has provided equipment to Team Rubicon's heavy equipment cadre for debris removal and cleanup in two separate operations based in Cookeville and Chattanooga.  Click for more...


75th Great Lakes Logging, Equipment Expo Set for Sept. →

The 75th Annual Great Lakes Logging and Heavy Equipment Expo is set for Sept. 10 to 12, 2020, 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 expo that takes place throughout the Lake States region of the United States. More than 200 indoor and outdoor exhibitors attend each year to showcase the best of the best when it comes to log splitters, portable sawmills, compact tractors and logging equipment, chainsaw carving, wood/pellet stove dealers and more.  Click for more...


ASV Partners with Loftness to Optimize New Battle Ax Mulching Head for ASV Machines →

ASV Holdings Inc. , a manufacturer of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skid steers, partnered with Loftness Specialized Equipment to design a specialized Loftness S-Series Battle Ax mulching head for optimized performance with ASV machines. The skid steer and compact track loader attachment available through ASV's dealer network is designed to produce a finer mulch with fewer passes, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


Barko Hydraulics Welcomes Heavy Machines Inc. as New Dealer →

Barko Hydraulics (Barko) announced the addition of Heavy Machines Inc. (Heavy Machines) as the new Barko forestry equipment dealer of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. As a diversified equipment distributor serving several regions throughout the United States, Heavy Machines has two branch locations in Maine, located in Portland and Skowhegan, to serve customers in the northeastern United States.  Click for more...


Virnig Designs Its V70 Tree Disc Mulcher for Peak Performance →

Virnig Manufacturing has designed its V70 tree disc mulcher to efficiently mulch 6- to 8-in. diameter trees and quickly remove up to 14-in. diameter trees. Equipped with a high-torque piston motor, USA-made spindle and fully-machined disc, the tree disc mulcher is built for long-lasting performance and ready to conquer the most demanding forestry jobs around, according to the manufacturer. The V70 utilizes a direct drive system with a hydraulic bent axis piston motor and USA-made spindle to ensure optimum performance and longevity.  Click for more...


John Deere L-Series II Machines Incorporate Simpler, Easier to Maintain Design →

John Deere's L-Series II skidders and feller bunchers build upon the best features of the original machines while simplifying the design to increase reliability. The simpler L-Series II models reduce maintenance and increase uptime with more than 1,600 parts changes, including more robust electrical harnesses, fittings, hoses, and cylinder guards than previous models. Changes under the hood include improved component placement and dramatically reduced complexity of electrical and hydraulic systems, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...



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