Forestry Equipment Articles

Fecon LLC Acquired by Windjammer Capital →

Fecon LLC, a global manufacturer of heavy-duty forestry mulching equipment and related forestry accessories, announced that LFM Capital has sold Fecon to Windjammer Capital Investors. Fecon was founded in 1992 and is based in Lebanon, Ohio. The company serves a variety of end markets, including utility and infrastructure maintenance, right of way/site development, fire prevention and other applications.  Click for more...


John Deere Announces New Options, Updates to M-Series Tracked Feller Bunchers, Harvesters, Shovel Loggers →

John Deere has introduced new options and updates to the M-Series tracked feller bunchers, harvesters, and shovel logger. Enhancements have been made to the previously released smooth boom control (SBC), as well as improved seat and heated-ventilated seat (HVS) and premium radio that is XM ready. Updated smooth boom control (SBC) improves the amount of pressure needed to operate a function, giving the operator more feel and control of the movement, especially during fine metering.  Click for more...


VIDEO: Three 735 M-HD As Pick, Carry Professionals in Log Yard →

A tree reaches for the sky. Pabst Holz does the same, as do the three SENNEBOGEN 735s of the E series, which are used as pick-and-carry handling machines in very confined spaces at the Austrian sawmill. The three identically configured 735E score points due to the high reach of the boom, for which stacking heights of up to 32.8 ft. are no problem. The sawmill in Obdach is the origin of the company history of Johann Pabst Holzindustrie GmbH.  Click for more...


Coos Bay, Feenaughty Answer Weyerhaeuser Call →

Infrastructure leading to timber harvesting sites can be challenging, especially during the dry season when low humidity makes wildfire an almost daily threat. In Oregon, difficult terrain is often an issue as well. Both conditions came into play when timberland giant Weyerhaeuser needed access to a new logging site near the rugged coastline of southwest Oregon. For a solution, the company looked no further than nearby Coos Bay Timber Operators, located in North Bend, Ore.  Click for more...


VIDEO: CM Labs Simulators Used in Forestry to Increase Productivity, Profitability →

Within the highly competitive forestry industry, logging contracts are won or lost based on many factors – not the least of which is cost. Consequently, logging companies are often forced to operate on razor thin profit margins. For many, however, there is a path to increased throughput and higher profits with technology and training leading the way. Less Training = Lower Profits Profitability challenges facing logging contractors are best summed up with results from a contractor survey shared by Canadian Forest Industries and woodbusiness.ca.  Click for more...


VIDEO: 'More Power Without Compromise' With ASV MAX-Series RT-135 Forestry →

ASV Holdings Inc. , a manufacturer of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skid steers, launched the MAX-Series RT-135 Forestry Posi-Track loader. Featuring 10 percent more horsepower than the previous titleholder it replaces, ASV's RT-120, the 12,990-lb. RT-135F gives operators the ability to maintain best-in-class machine performance while operating high-flow attachments, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


VIDEO: Kesla Starts Sales of Fire-Extinguishing Tractor Trailer →

Finnish company Kesla Oyj is known for several forest technology and material processing products, including forest trailers for tractors. In recent years, tractor equipment has become increasingly versatile and now Kesla is launching a trailer concept with fire-extinguishing features. The sales of this new product will start immediately. Fire-extinguishing equipment that can be used with all bigger agricultural tractors The new product consists of a Kesla multiuse trailer, a Kesla loader and a modern, special plastic made water tank with volume of 10 cu.  Click for more...


Fecon Adds Vermeer Texas-Louisiana as Newest Dealer →

As part of the controlled roll out of the recent global distribution agreement, Fecon LLC announced the addition of Vermeer Texas-Louisiana. With 13 dealership locations throughout Texas and Louisiana, Vermeer Texas-Louisiana provides a robust line of mulching equipment that incorporates the best of Vermeer and Fecon mulching technology. It will begin stocking Fecon-made forestry mulching tractors and attachments in addition to its full lineup of Vermeer branded forestry equipment, making it simpler for customers to find the equipment best suited to their needs.  Click for more...


VIDEO: Ponsse's Solutions for Heavy-Duty Forwarding →

The Ponsse Elephant King forwarder is the most powerful machine in the company's forwarder range. It offers a superior level of comfort, is particularly economical and efficient when transport distances are long or transported trees are large, according to the company. "Elephant King's technology, tested in extreme conditions in the Russian cold and the Brazilian heat, improves productivity and helps the operator keep going.  Click for more...


VIDEO: Komatsu Introduces Smart Crane for Harvesters →

For a harvester operator, an easily operated crane is important for ensuring a productive working day. Every movement that can be simplified contributes to increased production and, ultimately, greater profitability. With Komatsu Smart Crane for harvester, Komatsu Forest take crane control to the next level, where the crane is controlled with a single lever movement, from the main boom all the way to the tip of the telescopic arm.  Click for more...


Volvo CE Tests World's First High-Lift Tele-Operation Over 5G →

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is the first in the world to trial a remote-controlled high-lift wheel loader over a 5G network in a complex forestry application — in a bid to develop safer, more productive timber processes and explore its potential as an enabler for automation. The unique research project Remote Timber is a collaboration between Volvo CE and the telecom operator Telia, timber and paper manufacturer SCA, Mid University Sweden, Skogforsk and Biometria.  Click for more...


Komatsu 931XC 8WD Harvester, 855-3 Forwarder Offer Forestry Customers Enhanced Productivity →

Forestry equipment operates under difficult and demanding conditions. Engineered for the rugged terrain of forestry and logging work, Komatsu now offers two new machines, the 931XC-3 8WD harvester and the 855-3 forwarder. Designed for extreme conditions from smarter thinning to heavy-duty final felling, Komatsu's 931XC-3 8WD harvester is maneuverable in most types of forests and terrain. With an effective mix of power, torque and fuel economy, the harvester's system has been optimized for low working speeds, including a broad powerband and high torque backup for challenging operations.  Click for more...


McCoy Group to Expand Construction, Forestry Reach With Acquisition of Erb Equipment Co. →

McCoy Group Inc. a family-owned company based in Dubuque, Iowa, is expanding its business base with the purchase of eight John Deere Construction and Forestry stores serving Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky from Erb Equipment Co. Inc. The acquisition is expected to be finalized in mid-December of 2021, at which time the former Erb Equipment facilities will begin operating as McCoy Construction and Forestry (MCF) stores.  Click for more...


Ponsse Solutions for Thinning Sites →

Growing a productive forest requires hard work and commitment. Correctly timed thinning improves the forest's growth conditions and makes trees grow sturdier more quickly. Thinning supports forest biodiversity when part of the forest is always in the growth phase. "Thinning can also be called improvement felling, as it ensures the productivity of the forest, and the high quality and health of trees," said Tuomo Moilanen, forest specialist at Ponsse.  Click for more...


Tigercat Releases E-Series 822 Feller Bunchers, Harvesters →

Tigercat has released the 822E series feller bunchers and harvesters with the latest features and upgrades. The 822E is the most compact track feller buncher and harvester platform in the Tigercat track carrier line-up. The powerful machine is versatile for challenging thinning and final felling applications. Strong lift capacity, tight-tuck ER boom geometry and compact tail-swing make the 822E the perfect choice for selective felling where minimal site impact is important, according to the company.  Click for more...


VIDEO: New Version of Starsoil With Powershift is Introduced →

Combined tillers have long been highly appreciated in the forestry sector. One of the more popular models in this field is the Starsoil by Seppi M. Due to its special design, several different operations are possible using the one machine, specifically, stone crushing, wood mulching and soil tilling up to a depth of 40 cm. This translates into a broad range of applications in many sectors of the forestry and agricultural industry, and also in the construction of dirt roads and forest trails, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


John Deere Introduces New H423, H425 Harvester Head Attachments →

John Deere's new, small-size H423 harvester head and the large-size H425 and H425HD replace the previous H413, H415 and H415HD models. Like its predecessor, these heads have 4WD feed. The H423 harvester head works on the 1070G, 1170G and 1270G wheeled harvester base machines and is ideal for thinnings and other fellings, where the tree diameter at chest height (BHD) is 150 to 350 mm. With improved hose routing from boom to harvester head, and from valve block to feed motors, this attachment offers improved durability, easy hose replacement and improved hose protection with modifications to the frame, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


VIDEO: Wood Management: The New SENNEBOGEN 728 E Tree Care Handler →

With the new 728 E-series, SENNEBOGEN is expanding its product portfolio for demanding tree maintenance and problem tree felling with another highlight. As an important addition to the 718 E and 738 E tree care handlers, which have been established for many years and are used by customers worldwide in large numbers, the 728 E is now available on the market as another machine with a reach of up to 69 ft.  Click for more...


Introducing Tigercat Simulators →

As the Tigercat cut-to-length division continues to introduce new products and innovations, the need for more advanced training solutions has grown. In March 2021, Tigercat partnered with CM Labs Simulations to develop a series of simulators that will replicate the functionality and behavior of Tigercat log forwarders and wheel harvesters. The wheel harvester simulator is the first to be completed.  Click for more...


Komatsu WA480-8 Yard Loader Offers Versatility Across Multiple Applications →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Loading and moving materials in as few passes and cycles as possible can help increase productivity and reduce costly wear and tear on machines. Designed to be a three-pass match for loading aggregate and other processed materials onto highway trucks, the 299 hp (223kW) Komatsu WA480-8 yard loader also can be adapted for use in infrastructure, forestry and non-residential construction applications.  Click for more...



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