Forestry Equipment Articles

Bipartisan Legislation to Support Loggers Harmed by Natural Disasters Introduced →

Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the bicameral, bipartisan Loggers Economic Assistance and Relief Act, which would establish a new U.S. Department of Agriculture program to support loggers who have lost income due to natural disasters. Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) is the lead co-sponsor in the House. Senator Angus King (I-ME) and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01) are cosponsors of the legislation.  Click for more...


Traction Aid Winch: When the Terrain Demands Something Extra →

When harvesting and forwarding in steep terrain, a traction aid winch is a useful complement to ensure a productive working day with low impact on the forest. The Komatsu Traction Aid Winch is a high-quality system based on more than 20 years' experience of winch use in the alpine regions of Europe. The system has been complemented with anchor point monitoring to meet the requirements of the new ISO standard for traction aid winches.  Click for more...


Seppi M's New S7 Base →

Seppi M's S7 base is a robust mulcher made of S420 steel for orchards, vineyards, green area maintenance and forestry. With a power range of 50 to 160 hp, it's a true all-rounder for landscape, grassland and irrigation maintenance, according to the manufacturer. What Makes the Robust S7 Base So Special? Whether along roadsides, in meadows, or pastures, this innovative mulcher meets the requirements of professionals under various conditions.  Click for more...


Tractor & Equipment Company Keeps 'Going the Extra Mile' →

'Going the extra mile' has been the company philosophy since Tractor & Equipment Company (TEC) first opened its doors back in 1943. Over the years, it has been paying dividends, and that continues today. At a recent trade show in Las Vegas, Chad Stracener and his team received the award for being the Top SENNEBOGEN Tree Care Dealer for 2023. "Part of our ongoing success is the fact that SENNEBOGEN Tree Care machines can make a positive and ongoing contribution to our customers' lives and operations.  Click for more...


American Loggers Council Signs Historic Memorandum of Understanding With USDA Forest Service →

The American Loggers Council, the largest national timber industry association in the United States, has entered into an historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with USDA Forest Service. This MOU formalizes future collaboration and recognizes common areas of mutual benefit. The MOU highlights the vital role and services that the timber industry has in supporting the Forest Service objectives of managing the national forests; along with the role that the Forest Service has in supporting America's timber industry and the resource they provide for the essential wood products society depends upon daily.  Click for more...


FAE Expands Forestry Mulcher Line With BL2/S/EX →

FAE expanded its line of forestry mulchers with Bite Limiter technology with a model designed for mid-range excavators: the BL2/S/EX for 11–16 ton excavators. The BL2/S/EX can mulch vegetation, shrubs and trees up to 6 in. cm in diameter. It is designed for forestry management, roadside and railway maintenance, maintaining the banks of canals, rivers and lakes, and managing and protecting wildlife areas.  Click for more...


USFS Temporary Bridge Funding Program Guidance for Loggers →

USFS's Temporary Bridge Funding Program is an $8 million multi-year (through 2026) funding program designed to provide access to temporary bridges and/or bridge mats to loggers, forest products manufacturers, and other qualified users through state and tribal agencies (unless designated otherwise by the state agency). Its primary objective is to preserve water resources during forestry operations that necessitate temporary crossings over streams and other water bodies.  Click for more...


TimberPro President Lee Crawford Retires →

After seven years as president of TimberPro, Lee Crawford has announced his retirement. This draws to a close Crawford's nearly 40 years in the forestry machinery business, during which he consistently exemplified entrepreneurial spirit and a caring attitude. Pat Crawford, Lee's father, was a third-generation logger whose company — Shawano, Wis.-based Timbco — had become known for its popular line of levelling machines.  Click for more...


Werk-Brau Introduces FX26 Forestry Mulcher →

Werk-Brau introduced the FX26 forestry mulcher, a rugged, durable, well-balanced forestry mulcher for excavators from 8,000 to 16,000 lbs. This stout mulcher has a direct coupled motor which provides more power with less maintenance than comparable models that use belts or pulleys. A heavy wall 14-in. rotor is fitted with 21 fixed knives to shred brush, limbs, and standing trees to 6-in. in diameter.  Click for more...


FAE Holds Power Days Demo Event in Fayetteville, Georgia →

FAE held a Power Days Demo May 8 and 9, 2024, in Fayetteville, Ga. The event provided FAE dealers, staffers, customers and prospects an opportunity to enjoy a day of being in the woods to get better acquainted with the latest wood processing products available from FAE. These coast-to-coast live demos have become a staple at FAE, providing a complete hands-on experience for the product line. On both days, groups were provided with in-depth product walk-arounds, live demos from professional demonstration operators and opportunities to operate each of the machines.  Click for more...


Every Second Counts While Fighting Wildfires →

During hot and dry periods, there is a serious risk of wildfires. Moreover, a single spark can be enough to start one, in which case every second counts. Having fire extinguishing equipment close at hand can make all the difference between a few scorched trees and a full-scale wildfire. According to the fire service, early intervention is the most important protection against forest fires. With the Multibox, foam extinguishers are close at hand and the chances of quickly extinguishing a fire are greatly increased.  Click for more...


Manitou Launches All-New Specialized Woodcracker Tree Saw Configuration for MRT Rotating Telehandler Lineup →

Manitou has launched a new Woodcracker tree saw with grapple configuration for its rotating telehandler product line that will significantly improve performance and productivity in tree and limb removal operations — particularly in urban areas and roadside land management applications. The Woodcracker tree saw with grapple is compatible with three Manitou rotating telehandlers — the MRT 2260, MRT 2660 and MRT 3060 Vision+.  Click for more...


Waratah Forestry Equipment Introduces H216 Hardwood Head →

Waratah Forestry Equipment has unveiled the H216 — a new two-roller head added to its 200 Series lineup. Built for hardwood, the H216 is strong enough to handle the toughest tree forms with accuracy and efficiency. Its simple design with excellent feed power, delimbing and large cut capacity provide productive tree harvesting. "The H216 is specially designed for hardwood," said Brent Fisher, product marketing manager of Waratah.  Click for more...


VIDEO: Mass Timber Likely a Viable, Less Expensive Solution in Building Many New England Homes →

In a remodeled furniture factory-turned-apartment building in New Haven, Conn., the walls and ceiling are all yellow pine, harvested from Alabama. "So here we are, let's come into the bedroom," said developer Jeff Spiritos as he led a Connecticut Public Radio reporter on a recent site visit of the future ACME Timber Lofts structure. Spiritos pointed to the wood's natural texture in the nearly completed building, as early April light filtered through the extra insulated, triple-glazed windows, designed to improve ventilation.  Click for more...


Two Rivers Lumber to Build Modern, $115M Sawmill in Rural Coosa County, Ala. →

Demopolis, Ala.-based Two Rivers Lumber Co. LLC has announced plans to invest $115 million in building a modern sawmill in Coosa County, the company's second operation in Alabama. In addition, Two Rivers Lumber has committed to creating 130 jobs at the new sawmill, which will specialize in the production of Southern Yellow Pine dimensional lumber. "This growth project will have a significant impact on Coosa County and cast many economic ripples throughout the region," said Gov.  Click for more...


Seppi M E20 Marks Breakthrough in Green Management Technology →

SEPPI M. 's "E20 direct" forestry mulcher head for excavators weighing from 12 to 21 tons marks a breakthrough in green management technology, promising increased efficiency, reduced maintenance costs and improved performance for forestry and earthmoving professionals. "E20 direct" represents the first model of a new family of forestry mulchers designed for excavators. Recognizing the diverse applications of forestry mulchers, SEPPI M.  Click for more...


FAE Introduces SCL/RCU Stump Cutters →

FAE enhances the versatility of its RCU55 and RCU75 remote controlled tracked carriers with the new SCL/RCU55 and SCL/RCU75 stump cutters. The new SCL/RCU is ideal for removing stumps in forests and parks, on roadsides, by riverbanks or in agricultural settings. Compact and easy to handle, the SCL/RCU line features a heavy-duty shredding disc to tackle the most stubborn stumps and roots up to 18 in.  Click for more...


Tigercat Adds New Triangulated Harvesting Head to Lineup →

In late September 2023, visitors to the PLC live demo event held in Washington state got a sneak peak of the new Tigercat 573 harvesting head processing logs on the end of a Tigercat 875E logger. Since then, multiple units have been testing in far flung regions from Alberta to Australia and the results are in: the 573 is shaping up to be a high performing, reliable head for roadside processing and harvesting.  Click for more...


Anvil Builders Blends 'Men and Machines' for Maximum Results →

The right combination of skills, knowledge and equipment can transform the toughest job site into a success story. One of those stories is Anvil Builders and the company's ability to help areas get life back to normal after the devastation from wildfires. The Situation Cleanup after the Bay Branch wildfires south of San Francisco in 2020 presented a unique set of challenges: hazardous terrain, toxic substances from burned structures, and washed-out roads and mudslides in the middle of the rainy season.  Click for more...


PacWest Machinery Makes Inaugural Showing at 86th OLC →

PacWest Machinery participated in the recent Oregon Logging Conference held Feb. 22 to 24 at the Lane County Events Center in Eugene, Ore. A Pacific Northwest-based dealer representing Volvo and other heavy equipment lines, PacWest offers equipment and services for loggers, timber processors, biomass contractors and fixed mill operators in the region. PacWest serves these industries from six branches, each with complete repair facilities substantial parts inventories, and an extensive mobile service fleet.  Click for more...



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