Forestry Equipment Articles

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...


Nortrax Supports Mechanized Logging Operations Program →

Nortrax announced its continued support of the Mechanized Logging Operations Program, which will resume this summer on June 28, 2021. The program is an educational joint venture of the Maine Community College System and the Professional Logging Contractors of Maine, along with other industry partners. Nortrax will again provide full use of a John Deere forwarder and two John Deere tracked harvesters that the students will use to learn how to harvest timber during the 12-week program.  Click for more...


Sennebogen Tree Care Handlers Are the Future for Warwick Tree Service →

When Derek Oneppo's Sennebogen 718 arrived at Warwick Tree Service Inc. just over a year ago, he wasn't really sure what to do with it. In fact, he had been skeptical of the big tree care handler from the outset. "It cost as much as a mid-size crane," he pointed out. "For what I'm putting into the equipment, I have to know what I'm getting out of it. And we know what we can do with a crane." Today, that machine is earning up to four times what his typical crews bring in, every day, according to Oneppo.  Click for more...


Sennebogen Simplifies Log Logistics for Lower Bavarian Company →

Schwaiger Holzindustrie is located in the heart of Lower Bavaria. It supplies timber and wood pellets to customers from all over the world and added a Sennebogen 835 M E-Series material handler and trailer to its fleet in 2020. Founded more than 100 years ago as a humble craftsman's business, it has evolved into an international company entering its fourth generation. The company has experienced continuous growth and through investments, it now processes more than 1.6 million cu.  Click for more...


Atlas Tree Surgery Launches New Era of Tree Care With Growing Sennebogen Fleet →

Rich Kingsborough is feeling pretty good about his growing fleet of green machines. Since receiving his first Sennebogen tree care handler in August of last year, he has added six more machines, and more are on the way. For Kingsborough, this specialized fleet means more than added capacity and new projects for his company, Atlas Tree Surgery Inc. "The most important thing," he said, "is that Sennebogen has proven to perfectly align with our company mission: To elevate the standard of our industry through safety, training and innovation." Safety and Productivity Through Innovation Kingsborough emphasized that he's looking ahead to the future of his industry as a whole, not just his own business.  Click for more...


VIDEO: Prinoth's M 450e-1090: Light, Efficient, Flexible →

Prinoth is well-known for its crawler carriers but also manufactures a wide range of mulching equipment and carriers. As a cutting-edge company where the latest developments and innovations in agriculture and forest management are, Prinoth continuously invests in developing high quality products including the latest excavator attachment, the M450e-1090. High Stability, Durability at Low Weight The M450e-1090 suits a wide range of excavators from 8.8 to 16.5 tons, as well as carrier vehicles with booms up to maximum 90 hp and thus expands the capacity of the M450e-900 mulcher.  Click for more...


Road Machinery & Supplies Adds Peterson to Equipment Line →

Road Machinery & Supplies Co. (RMS) has expanded its coverage of Astec brand equipment with the addition of Peterson Corp. industrial wood grinders. The Peterson lineup caters to the tree care industry with grinders, chippers, flails, blower trucks, stacking conveyors and screens. RMS will be the Peterson distributor for Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska. It also will cover Rock Island, Mercer, Henry and Henderson counties in Illinois, and Douglas and Bayfield counties in Wisconsin.  Click for more...


Hultdins Introduces Fixed Mount MG Grapple Saws →

Hultdins's fixed mount MG grapple saws are available in three sizes for excavators from 6 to 27.5 ton (5.5 to 25 t) capacity. This new grapple saw configuration does not require an extra dedicated auxiliary circuit for the saw function as it is operated off the grapple close circuit. The only hydraulic requirements are the standard auxiliary "hammer" circuit and a low flow rotation circuit. The saw unit is based on the SuperSaw 555S, which is popular on Hultdins SG forestry grapples and many other manufacturers of grapple saws, according to the company.  Click for more...


Hawaiian Contractor's Mulching Operation Heats Up →

The tropical climate of Maui attracts thousands to the island for vacations, special events, or just to escape the stress of the mainland. But this past summer — the hottest on record for Maui — sparked not only tourists, but a massive wildfire. Overgrown and crispy vegetation rapidly spread the blaze — right up to the island's lone power plant. Through a stroke of luck, Vares Contracting was called to clear overgrowth along transmission line access roads and in the front of the power plant only two days prior to the fire.  Click for more...


Out on the Limb Tree Service Finds Stability With Black Splitter S2 800 →

Out on the Limb Tree Service LLC has built up a large contingent of trucks and equipment over its 21 years in business, but the acquisition of a Black Splitter S2 800 cone splitter from Ransome Attachments in 2018 has brought a new level of versatility to this tree service operation. The company provides a range of services including tree removal, pruning, chipping, and stump grinding to residential, commercial, and government customers within a 35-mi.  Click for more...


R&L Excavating Assists in Wildfire Recovery →

Robert Leininger, president of R&L Excavating Inc. of Sweet Home, Ore., bought his first piece of equipment — a front end loader — from Feenaughty Machinery Co. in Eugene about two years ago. That purchase went a long way for Leininger to achieve project success, so much so that he decided to add a Doosan 300LL-5 road builder and a Doosan DX 140 excavator from Feenaughty this year.  Click for more...


Construction Crews Use Grapple Saw Advanced Technology: Tree Removal →

Construction crews, in conjunction with the California Department of Transportation, have started to utilize a new technology that will make their jobs a lot easier. Starting in Alameda County, construction workers have begun to use an automated system for the removal of deteriorating trees in the California area. "Some of these trees are determined to be dead, dying, diseased or structurally deficient and are marked for removal," said Chicanda Davis, public information officer of Caltrans.  Click for more...



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