Forestry Equipment Articles

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...


Colorado Looks to Logging Industry to Revive Forests →

GOULD, Colo. (AP) Stunned by unprecedented megafires, Colorado is embracing logging — mowing holes up to 140 acres in beetle-infested lodgepole pines — in an effort to revive out-of-balance forests. This for-profit mechanized tree-cutting, concentrated between the blackened Cameron Peak and East Troublesome burn scars, has been clearing 3,000 acres a year. State foresters propose to clear more.  Click for more...


McCoy Celebrates Its John Deere Onyx Circle Award →

When McCoy Construction & Forestry, a member of the McCoy Group family of companies, was named the 2020 winner of John Deere Construction and Forestry's Onyx Circle award, it was certainly cause for a celebration. The award is presented to Deere's high-performing dealers, with MCF recognized as this year's top-performer. "Earning this achievement is remarkable, considering MCF is in just its second full year of operation," Greg McCoy, president of McCoy Group said in a press release.  Click for more...


2021 Oregon Logging Conference Cancelled →

Due to the extended State of Emergency in Oregon and the restrictions that remain in place regarding COVID-19, the Oregon Logging Conference board of directors has announced the cancellation of the 2021 Annual Logging, Trucking, and Heavy Equipment Expo at the Lane Events Center and Fairgrounds in Eugene. The conference had been scheduled for Feb. 25 to 27, 2021. 2021 Oregon Logging Conference president Scott Melcher said the board of directors had an extensive discussion and carefully considered all the issues before making the decision to cancel the annual conference.  Click for more...


FAE-Primetech PT Prime Movers Help Thwart Wildfires →

Forest–fire fuels reduction in California is an evolving and developing process. Just as this process is becoming more important than ever, the machines contractors use to get the job done is just as important. Machine characteristics contractors consider when purchasing a machine for fuel reduction include: Reliability — can the machine hold up with minimal down time; Maneuverability — grade and slope capability while maintaining operator confidence; Production — How many acres per hour can be cleared and where can production be accomplished; Finished product — The ability to determine the final size of the finished product; Comfort/confidence — The ability to confidently operate the machines all day in a safe and quiet cab that is OSHA approved for low noise and high-quality air standards; Support — this includes parts availability, dealer and manufacturer technical support and information, and rapid service support.  Click for more...


McCoy Construction & Forestry Named Top-Performing John Deere Dealership →

John Deere Construction and Forestry Division has named McCoy Construction & Forestry as a 2020 winner of its Onyx Circle award. The award honored John Deere's top-performing dealers in terms of earning customers' business, as determined by key performance metrics. McCoy Construction & Forestry (MCF) was recognized as being the top-performing dealership among this year's honorees. MCF, which has seven locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, joined the McCoy Group family of companies in 2018.  Click for more...


Forestry Equipment Market Forecasted to Hit $17B by 2026 →

Rising incidences of wildfire across the world will have a major impact on forestry equipment market outlook over the next decade, according to a report by Global Market Insights Inc. Further, foresters and loggers are heavily dependent on these equipment to manage the task assigned to them. There are several machines designed specifically for specified tasks such as forest road construction, fuel treatment, logging and various other forest management activities.  Click for more...


Under New Proposal, Century-Old Structures to Be Razed →

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Lacking the resources to properly maintain all of its historic properties, the Ashley National Forest is proposing to get rid of its two oldest structures, both dating back nearly to the birth of the U.S. Forest Service more than a century ago. The deteriorating, rodent-infested Indian Canyon Ranger Station, along with its outbuildings, are to be razed, under the proposal posted earlier in Septmber and that was open for public comment through Oct.  Click for more...


Barko Hydraulics Debuts Upgraded Line of 2021 Merchandising Loaders →

Barko Hydraulics' merchandising loaders begin a new chapter as the company launched upgraded models for 2021, including the 295B, 495B, and 595B. Each carefully considered improvement was implemented to increase operator comfort and productivity for the forestry industry's toughest jobs. "We're very excited about our 2021 merchandising loaders product lineup because we know these machines are going to make operators' jobs better," said Steve Talaga, Barko's director of marketing and product development.  Click for more...


Western Earthworks Develops 12 Acres for New 3.5-Megawatt Solar Farm →

Residents in Lunenburg, Mass., will soon enjoy expanded renewable solar power. A new 3.5-megawatt commercial solar farm is under way along Electric Avenue — no pun intended. Located in northern Massachusetts, Lunenburg, pop. 11,657, is roughly 45 mi. northwest of Boston. In 2017, the town installed a solar farm, offering community solar power for residents. Now the town will have enhanced access to community solar energy.  Click for more...


Mulcher with Depth Control Rotor Helps Ohio Contractor Put the Hammer Down →

Eric Adams puts the soul in sole proprietorship. Whether a project calls for clearing hundreds of trees or a hundred acres of brush, Adams brings the whole Hammer Down team (himself and his Bobcat 770) to tackle the job. Thankfully for Adams he's got the right equipment and support team around him to keep his business running and his customers happy. Nestled in Perry, Ohio, Hammer Down tackles both residential and commercial land clearing and beautification projects.  Click for more...


Oregon Logging Conference Raises Funds for Fire Relief →

Due to the wildfires on the west coast, specifically in the state of Oregon, Scott Melcher, president of the Oregon Logging Conference, issued the following statement: "The historic wildfires that are burning across our wonderful state have shaken our industry to the core. It will take months, possibly years, to realize the extent of the damage, estimated to be over one hundred million dollars in equipment loss alone.  Click for more...


Two New Road Builders Grow Doosan Forestry Equipment Lineup →

Doosan Infracore North America LLC extends its log loader product offering with the new Doosan DX300LL-5 and DX380LL-5 road builders. The DX300LL-5 and DX380LL-5 road builders are designed for use in forestry and logging applications. Within the forestry industry, they are operated in access road development, timber harvesting, log loading and mill work. The road builders are often the first machines on a site, used to build access roads or clear a path for other forestry equipment.  Click for more...


Heavy Equipment Operators: First Responders →

As firefighters worked nearly 20 major wildfires across the west coast, including California and Oregon, crews counted on the help of heavy equipment operators to get the infernos under control. Some of the wildfires had already been burning as the Labor Day weekend drew to a close, but when a historic windstorm blew across the already bone dry Pacific Northwest that evening, fires ignited across the state of Oregon.  Click for more...


DC Equipment's Falcon Winch Assist Provides Safety, Simplicity, Productivity and More →

The Falcon Winch Assist is the only hydraulic winch machine on the market that provides crews with safety, simplicity, productivity and more, according to DC Equipment. Practical and versatile, the Falcon Winch Assist system can be fitted to all major excavator brands more than 30 tons in weight. The single drum machine with an 11/8-in. swaged rope provides continuous traction support for felling and shoveling machines on steep slopes.  Click for more...


Evolution of WBM Wedge-Style Coupler Systems →

Weldco-Beales Mfg. (WBM) recently introduced its newest addition to its suite of excavator couplers: the HL (Hydraulic Lock) Series hydraulic wedge coupler. The new HL Series coupler maintains similar features of the previous hydraulic wedge coupler with an additional hydraulically activated safety-locking feature that effectively eliminates the need for a manual safety lock to be installed after hooking-up to the attachment.  Click for more...


Barging In . . . How Smith Island Finds Its Sea Legs →

It's rare that construction equipment has sea legs. Smith Island is a young company built to offer a solution to a specific problem. And it turned out that the solution meant making its machines comfortable working in a seaside location. The Pacific Northwest is well known for both logging and barge transport. This small business was able to find its own way to be a bridge between the two. Smith Island LLC, located in Everett, Wash., started in business in May 2020, in the midst of the global health pandemic.  Click for more...


Cat D9 Lowers Owning, Operating Costs for Applications Worldwide →

From Construction Equipment Guide... The new Cat D9 dozer replaces the D9T model and offers customizable configurations to meet application needs around the world. The new Cat D9 lowers overall costs per unit of material moved by up to 3 percent. Efficiencies gained through a new torque converter with stator clutch reduce fuel consumption by as much as 5 percent, and the new dozer reduces maintenance and repair costs by as much as 4 percent, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...



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