Forestry Equipment Articles

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...


John Deere FL100 Felling Head Tackles Tough Terrain →

The continued growth of the steep-slope market is opening new opportunities for loggers. Factory-installed on the John Deere 959ML shovel logger, the FL100 directional felling head meets loggers' demand for a larger, more durable solution. Practical for felling and maneuvering timber on challenging terrain, the FL100 delivers enhanced grapple strength, arm durability and rotate/tilt power, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


Fecon Blackhawk Mulcher Head Designed Specifically for Knife Tools for Faster, More Efficient Processing →

Fecon's Blackhawk knife-tool mulching head quickly and efficiently shreds standing vegetation and processes material on the ground. Designed specifically as a knife tool mulcher, every aspect of the Blackhawk, including rotor diameter and size, ratio of knives to rotor, cutting chamber, even the hydraulic lines, contribute to maximize its production capacity. Ideal for skid steer and compact tracked loaders with hydraulic flows of 27 to 45gpm, this new mulcher features 30 knife tools and has a 76 in.  Click for more...


Oregon Logging Conference Application Deadline Extended →

The original April 1, 2020 deadline has been extended to May 15, 2020 for submitting a scholarship application to the Oregon Logging Conference Foundation (OLCF). The five-page application must be completed and returned to the OLCF office in Eugene, Ore. (mailing address is P.O. Box 10669, Eugene, Ore. 97440) The 2020-2021 college year scholarship guidelines, details and applications are available on the Oregon Logging Conference website (https://oregonloggingconference.com/events-education/olc-scholarships/).  Click for more...


High Performance and Productivity From Komatsu XT465L-5 Feller Buncher →

Improved service access, reliability and durability means increased productivity for the Komatsu XT465L-5 feller buncher. Built for ease of serviceability, a gull-wing style engine hood folds down, providing an elevated service work platform. Four additional service doors provide easy access. The innovative hydraulic tank design features two tanks, requiring 55 percent less total hydraulic oil. The cab has been relocated to the left of the boom, which provides enhanced lines of sight to each track, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


Doosan DX300LL-5 Road Builder Shown in North American →

The Doosan DX300LL-5 road builder iteration of the popular log loader model was shown for the first time in North America during ConExpo-Con/AGG 2020. The DX300LL-5 road builder is scheduled to be available in North America in May 2020. In addition to introducing the DX300LL-5 road builder, Doosan launched a road builder version of its larger DX380LL-5 log loader at the same time. The two models will complement the current Doosan DX225LL-5 road builder, offering its forestry and logging customers three road-builder specific models to choose from to best match their needs.  Click for more...


Sennebogen Appoints Greg Roberts to Lead New Equipment Line →

Sennebogen LLC recently announced that Greg Roberts has been retained in the position of tree care manager for the manufacturer's new line of tree care handling machines. Constantino Lannes, president of Sennebogen LLC, said, "I'm very happy to have a bona fide tree care person taking the lead for bringing this product line to market. Greg is someone who has an in-depth understanding of the entire tree process, with experience supporting arboriculture dealers as well as tree care businesses." As tree care manager, Roberts undertakes the responsibility for growing and managing the company's tree care division including the Sennebogen 718 and 738 tree handlers.  Click for more...


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...



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