Forestry Equipment Articles

Inaugural Women's Forest Congress Resolutions Major Milestone on Journey to Equity, Inclusion →

Nearly 500 participants, in-person and virtually, from 38 U.S. states, three Canadian provinces and eight additional nations attended the inaugural Women's Forest Congress (WFC) in Minneapolis, Oct. 17 to 20. Attendees used their diverse and collective expertise to develop strategies and solutions and propose resolutions to address today's and tomorrow's most pressing challenges for forests and women.  Click for more...


FAE Upgrades DML/SSL Mulcher for Skid Steers →

FAE is upgrading one of its most popular products on a global scale: the DML/SSL forestry mulcher for skid steers. All innovations are aimed at optimizing the head's efficiency and productivity when combined with 50 to 75 hp skid steers. First, the frame and push frame's design has been redesigned to offer greater visibility in all working conditions. It's one detail that will make a big difference in operator's comfort and efficiency, with the ability to monitor the tasks at hand with more precision, the manufacturer said.  Click for more...


Ponsse Launches HH360 Rotator for Harvester Head →

Ponsse's HH360 harvester head rotator is an innovative solution in which the harvester head can rotate 360-degrees degrees freely without limitations. With Ponsse HH360, the hoses stay in a fixed position from crane tip to rotator, all the time. Now launched rotator enables the harvester head rotating freely without worry about unexpected downtime caused from twisted hoses. "We've developed an innovative solution by listening to our customers' needs.  Click for more...


New Valve Bank Increases Reliability, Performance for Komatsu C144 →

With the model year upgrade for Komatsu C144, the focus is on improvements that will increase the reliability and performance of the harvester head. With the update comes the introduction of a new kind of valve bank that offers several benefits. It is the same type of valve bank that was developed for C164, where it has proved to work well. To start with, the new valve bank has a longer service life than the previous one, which has been verified in tests, the manufacturer said.  Click for more...


Brandt Tractor Selected by Morbark, Rayco, Denis Cimaf as Authorized Dealer of Canada →

Morbark LLC and its affiliated brands Rayco and Denis Cimaf have selected Brandt Tractor Ltd. , a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Brandt Group of Companies, as the exclusive, authorized dealer of its tree care (brush chippers, stump cutters, articulated wheel loaders), forestry/biomass (whole tree drum chippers, Chiparvestors, flails), recycling (horizontal and tub grinders), and Rayco Forestry/Denis Cimaf (forestry mulchers and mulching attachments) equipment lines in Canada.  Click for more...


New Updates Take Eco Log F-Series to Next Level →

During the fall, Eco Log presents several, major news on the pendulum harvesters in the F-series. The new updates increase both productivity and performance as well as ease-of-use, safety, and serviceability. Johan Nilsson, R&D CTO, is one of Eco Log's employees who has been part of the development and introduction of the new updates. "Our machines already excel in several of these areas, not least through high productivity and reliability.  Click for more...


Ponsse North America Inc. Expands to Southern USA →

Ponsse North America Inc. has expanded its operations to Midway, Fla., which is right outside of Tallahassee. The main factors that influenced this development are the growing demand for cut-tolength wood and an increase in machine sales in the south. "Forestry is our focus and all we do," said Pekka Ruuskanen, president and CEO of Ponsse North America, Inc. "We are extremely excited about our expansion to the south because of the number of mill investments with new facilities opening, reopening of shut down mills and capacity increases.  Click for more...


Hiab Upgrades HiVision for Forestry Cranes, Demountables →

Hiab, part of Cargotec, announced the launch of the camera system HiVision 2.0 for forestry cranes and improvements to HiVision for MULTILIFT demountables, which are used to operate equipment from inside the truck cabin. Hiab's HiVision for forestry cranes uses external cameras to show the crane's surrounding, which the operator can see using virtual reality (VR) goggles inside the truck cabin.  Click for more...


Komatsu XT-5 Tracked Harvesters Provide Maneuverability, Power in Demanding Conditions →

To harvest trees in tight, dense and rugged-terrain forests, operators need machines with maneuverability, power, versatility and reliability. With Komatsu's XT-5 tracked harvesters, operators can harvest closer to the carrier and maneuver confidently due to a lower center of gravity and off-set boom. Made to perform in demanding conditions, Komatsu's XT-5 closed loop tracked harvesters enable operators to simultaneously travel, cut, delimb, harvest and swing timber.  Click for more...


Rayco Selects Maverick As Authorized Dealer in Ohio →

Morbark LLC, a manufacturer of tree care, forestry and wood recycling equipment, announced that Maverick Environmental Equipment is the new, exclusive dealer of Rayco Forestry Mulchers in Ohio. With two branches in Newbury and Bremen, Ohio, Maverick also is an authorized dealer of Morbark's industrial equipment product lines, which include horizontal and tub grinders, whole tree drum and disc chippers and flails.  Click for more...


What Post-Pandemic Future Looks Like for N.C.'s Forestry Sector →

Money may not literally grow on trees, but sustainable timber harvests certainly provide economic benefits for North Carolina — $32.8 billion and 138,100 jobs to be exact, according to a recent report from NC State Extension. "Forestry is a major contributor to the economic well-being of North Carolina," said the report's lead author Rajan Parajuli, an assistant professor of forestry and environmental resources at NC State.  Click for more...


Greensboro Tree Experts Reach New Heights With Magni →

Robert Rogg enjoys his job working with trees, whether he is trying to help make them grow or clearing them away due to storm damage. Every job is different, though the degree of difficulty varies widely from project to project. "I love the challenge that they often present, like picking up and disposing of trees after a huge storm has moved through the area, and all that entails," Rogg said recently at a job in one of Greensboro, N.C.'s many leafy neighborhoods.  Click for more...


John Deere Introduces New FR27 Disc Saw Felling Head →

John Deere's newest forestry attachment offering is the FR27 disc saw felling head. Now standard on the John Deere 953M and 959M feller buncher models, and available as an upgrade on the on the 853M, 859M and 903M feller bunchers, this felling head attachment has a larger cut capacity compared to previous felling head models. Building upon the success of the FR24B, John Deere has designed the durable FR27 as a solution aimed to increase productivity on the job.  Click for more...


TimberPro to Expand Its Forestry Manufacturing Operation →

To further contribute to the economy of northern Wisconsin, TimberPro, a manufacturer of forestry equipment, is making a significant expansion to its current operation in Shawano, Wis. Working with Keller Inc. as the construction contractor, the new addition will add 48,765 sq. ft. to TimberPro's existing facility. The company expects to spend approximately $8 million on the expansion project.  Click for more...


Tigercat D7 Offers Next Generation Harvesting Head Control →

The Tigercat D7 control system combines a solid and field proven hardware and bucking control system with a Tigercat developed head control and user interface. The system offers powerful functionality, simplicity and intuitive operator navigation. There are two types of bucking control available for D7. Priority-based bucking logic utilizes a list of operator-entered log specifications sizes to determine how best to process the tree.  Click for more...


Yanmar Compact Equipment North America to Highlight New Products at Equip Expo 2022 →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Yanmar Compact Equipment North America, encompassing the Yanmar Compact Equipment and ASV brands, prepares to debut new products at the Equip Exposition Oct. 18 to 21, 2022, in Louisville, Ky. Yanmar Compact Equipment will feature the newly introduced next-generation ViO17-1E mini excavator along with the ViO35-6A and SV40 models. Additionally, ASV's new Yanmar-powered RT-50 and RT-40 Posi-Track loaders will make their tradeshow debut while the MAX-Series RT-135F and RT-75 loaders will be showcased at the tradeshow for the first time.  Click for more...


Senators Introduces Bipartisan Resolution Recognizing National Loggers Day →

Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), James Risch (R-ID), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Angus King (I-ME) and Steven Daines (R-MT) introduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing Oct. 12, 2022 as National Loggers Day. The Senate resolution highlights the many contributions and economic benefits of the logging industry in the United States. "I'm proud to lead this bipartisan effort with Senator Collins to spotlight the importance of logging businesses and workers who keep our forests healthy and support our Made in America forest products supply chain," said Baldwin.  Click for more...


SENNEBOGEN 830 M-T Sets Pace for Woodyard Durability at Mountainside Unloading →

They just keep going. And going. And going. When Larry McKay took over Mountainside Unloading in 2006, he went to work upgrading the woodyard's fleet to SENNEBOGEN 830 M-T log handlers. Since then, the yard has been attracting attention for the durability of its machines, as well as the dependability of its service. It's not surprising that McKay's first SENNEBOGEN recently turned over 42,350 operating hours.  Click for more...


Pair of Wood-Based Manufacturers to Invest Large in Dothan, Ala. →

Houston County, Ala., officials announced that infrastructure improvements will allow two growing businesses to make new capital investments totaling a combined $92 million in Dothan as part of projects that will create at least 70 jobs and provide a boost to the region's forestry industry. The news was reported Sept. 9 by Made in Alabama, the news division of the Alabama Department of Commerce (DOC).  Click for more...


Tackle Demanding Forestry Processing Environments With Komatsu PC230F-11 →

Forestry crews need equipment that can deliver exceptional performance in difficult environments. Control downtime and drive productivity with the robust, dependable and fuel-efficient Komatsu PC230F-11 processor. Delimb and cut and stack timber with this powerful and maneuverable processor, designed specifically to meet the demands of forestry work. Large trees can be moved more easily due to a powerful swing system and a large swing circle.  Click for more...



Page 1 2 →