Forestry Equipment Articles

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...


John Deere Enhances Knuckleboom Loader Visibility →

John Deere's latest updates to its knuckleboom loader lineup include visibility enhancements aiming to increase operator safety and accuracy. The 2022 models of 437E and 337E knuckleboom loaders feature a newly designed front window by removing the external mesh guard and replacing it with a clear, polycarbonate window for uninterrupted view. "We are always looking for ways to increase operator comfort on the job while keeping a focus on machine safety and design," said Jarvis de Groot, product marketing manager, Forestry Swing Machines and Knuckleboom Loaders at John Deere.  Click for more...


Tigercat Founder Ken MacDonald Takes on Role of President, Tigercat Industries →

On Aug. 2, 2022, Grant Somerville stepped away from his role as president of Tigercat Industries. The timing is related to Somerville's original intention to serve as president for a five-year term when he took on the role in 2017. Tigercat founder Ken MacDonald has assumed the role of president. "I wish to thank Grant for all of the contributions that he has made to our company during his entire 30 years with us," said MacDonald.  Click for more...


Ponsse Launches EV1 Electric Forest Machine →

Ponsse and Epec are introducing the Ponsse EV1, an electric forest machine technology concept. While the forest machine will be commercially available later, Epec's technology can already be used in electric or hybrid-electric commercial vehicles and non-road mobile machines. Ponsse's technological concept is a peek into the future, paving the way for technological development and sustainable harvesting solutions, according to the companies.  Click for more...


Versatile Skid-Steer Attachment Helps Forestry Technician Beautify Oklahoma State Parks Department →

From towering sand dunes and refreshing lakes to forested retreats and cool caverns, Oklahoma's state parks are ready to whisk adventurers away on great outdoor experiences. Whether lacing up a pair of hiking boots or looking for some relaxing fun in the sun, the scenic beauty of these varied ecoregions and impressive natural resources is sure to provide breathtaking moments. But how exactly do these environments remain so picturesque? Enter Josh Baker, a forestry technician with one of the Oklahoma State Parks Department's regional construction crews.  Click for more...


Oregon Products Disaster Response Team Celebrates 10 Years of Service →

In 2021 alone, natural disasters caused $145 billion worth of damage across the United States — and experts are forecasting above-normal hurricane and wildfire seasons this year. Since 2012, Oregon Products has been working to ensure that disaster cleanup professionals, volunteers and community members have the tools they need to get back on their feet. The company's Disaster Response Team, which is comprised of Oregon specialists, brings trailers stocked with tools and replacement parts to affected areas to help service and safely repair the chainsaws in an all-out community cleanup effort.  Click for more...


Tigercat Introduces 6900 Grinder →

Tigercat's 6900 grinder, the first regular production offering in Tigercat's material processing category, is a heavy-duty upswing grinder made for high throughput material reduction and mulch production. The 6900 is designed for extreme duty and long life, utilizing only the highest quality components, according to the manufacturer. The upswing rotor and large infeed opening with outward wing walls maximize processing capacity.  Click for more...


Fecon FDX36 Disc Mulcher Eradicates Trees to Create Fire Breaks →

Fecon's FDX36 disc mulcher eradicates standing trees and other vegetation to create fire breaks, fire lanes, defensible fire positions and more. Ideal for pairing with 15-ton excavators, the FDX36 weighs 2,965 lbs. and features a 36-in. cutting width. Productivity and versatility are designed in, with 10 knives on the top of the disc, 8 edge knives and 8 single point carbide tools on the disc bottom.  Click for more...


Fecon Appoints Power Equipment Company as Distributor in Arkansas →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Fecon announced the addition of Power Equipment Company as a new stocking distributor of the full lineup of Fecon mulching tractors, forestry mulchers and attachments in the state Arkansas. Power has locations in Knoxville, Nashville, Kingsport, Chattanooga and Memphis, Tenn., Tupelo, Mississippi, and Little Rock and Springdale, Ark. In addition to new machinery sales, Power Equipment also provides rentals and has extensive parts and service capabilities in each location.  Click for more...


John Deere Launches Intelligent Boom Control on 800 MH Series Track Harvesters →

Recently debuted on the John Deere 900 MH Series tracked harvesters and now available on the 803MH, 853MH and 858MH models, Intelligent Boom Control (IBC) is boom control technology that improves uniform movement and boom speed throughout the harvesting range. Operators can control boom tilt and attachment position directly with a single joystick instead of using each individual boom cylinder function.  Click for more...


Fecon Appoints Linder Industrial Machinery as Distributor in Florida, Carolinas →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Fecon announced the addition of Linder Industrial Machinery as a new stocking distributor of the full lineup of Fecon mulching tractors, forestry mulchers and attachments in the states of Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina. Linder has 16 locations: Jacksonville, Ocala, Orlando, Plant City, Ft. Myers, West Palm Beach and Pembroke Pines, Fla.; Greer, Columbia and North Charleston, S.C.; and High Point, Raleigh, Greenville, Asheville, Charlotte and Wilmington, N.C.  Click for more...


VIDEO: Japan's Forestry Industry Tests Robots to Address Labor Shortage →

The yellow, four-legged robot walks up a grass slope, then marches through a forest full of twigs. It even mounts a stump and then climbs down unassisted. It's part of a trial run by Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI) and SoftBank Corp., using robots produced by Boston Dynamics. The goal: find a solution to Japan's chronic labor shortage in the forestry industry. If successful, it could increase reforestation in the country and help Japan achieve its carbon neutrality goals.  Click for more...


Volvo Construction Equipment Extends Log-Handling Abilities With L200H High Lift Wheel Loader →

Volvo Construction Equipment has launched the new L200H High Lift wheel loader in North America, featuring a 27 percent increase in lifting capacity and a 13 percent larger grapple than the L180H model it replaces. This, combined with a stronger base unit, means the L200H High Lift can handle more timber per hour, upping productivity and driving down operating costs, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


Hiab Launches Next Generation Loglift Forestry Cranes →

Hiab, part of Cargotec, launches the next generation of LOGLIFT forestry cranes with greater and safer performance, and improved uptime. The first crane available to order is the Z boom crane LOGLIFT 18Z with a max outreach of 34 ft. and a max lifting capacity of 19.8 tons. "Our next generation of LOGLIFT forestry cranes are created for the new generation of operators. Easy to operate and service, and designed for comfortable and safe operation, the next generation forestry cranes are also the first with digital solutions that can further increase productivity and uptime," said Davide Pernice, director, Global Product Management, Forestry, Hiab.  Click for more...


SCA's Electric Timber Truck From Scania Has Arrived →

To further strengthen the sustainable value chain, SCA has, together with Scania, developed the world's first electric timber truck with a capacity of 80 tonnes. The vehicle solution, developed by Scania in close collaboration with SCA and the research institute Skogforsk, is part of the transition to sustainable transport. SCA's goal is to make the entire value chain fossil-free. "We have come a long way in industrial processes, which are already 96 percent fossil-free," said Hans Djurberg, head of sustainability at SCA.  Click for more...


Komatsu Forest AB Acquires Bracke Forest AB →

Through Komatsu Forest AB, a wholly owned subsidiary in Sweden, Komatsu Ltd. is acquiring Bracke Forest AB, headquartered in Bräcke, Sweden, which develops, manufactures and sells application-specific attachments for silviculture. The impact on Komatsu's consolidated business results is estimated to be minimal, according to the company. Komatsu concerts efforts in the forestry business, as it upholds the sustainable forestry which not only engages in harvesting and forwarding but also includes silviculture and forest management.  Click for more...


State Grant Helps UW-Stevens Point, Partners Meet Forestry Workforce Needs →

Addressing a need for skilled workers in the forestry industry, the Wisconsin Forestry Center at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will receive a state grant of up to $8 million. This Workforce Innovation Grant will support education and create a pipeline to forestry careers for the next generation. Gov. Tony Evers announced the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. grant at UW-Stevens Point June 21.  Click for more...


VIDEO: Volvo CE Enters Gaming With Farming Simulator →

For the very first time, gaming fans will feel all the thrill of driving a Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) machine from the comfort of their living room, due to a new partnership with fully immersive video game Farming Simulator 22. Building the world we want to live in is not only a purpose that Volvo CE lives by, but is also the premise behind Farming Simulator 22 — allowing players to create their own farming ecosystem in any number of ways.  Click for more...



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