Forestry Equipment Articles

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...


Logging Leader Discusses Industry After RNC Speech →

Scott Dane is a former merchant marine careerist who segued into a leadership role in the Minnesota logging industry. Recently, the marine engineer "capped" his diverse career with a national appearance on TV as a speaker at the Republican National Convention — he wore a "Make Logging Great Again" cap during his talk. The television pitch wasn't show biz for Dane, however. It was a serious attempt to bring to the nation's attention the straits in which the timber and logging industry finds itself.  Click for more...


Bandit's Unveils SG-75 Stump Grinder →

The new Bandit SG-75 stump grinder has the power and speed to quickly dispose of large and small stumps in a backyard setting or in a land clearing application. Power begins with the 74 hp Kohler diesel engine that transfers power through a gearbox drive system to a choice of 27 in. diameter grinding wheels. The expandable/retractable rubber track undercarriage allows the user to enter through a 36 in.  Click for more...


Easier Access for Difficult, High Altitude Construction Sites →

Accessing mountain roads in the middle of a forest is sometimes impractical, and without public trails, it's practically impossible. And even if often the sole way is to reach the peak is by foot, it can be weary but so rewarding. Let's think how difficult it is for companies that need to make or maintain the forestry trails. Image the challenges they must face to reach their location with the proper equipment for the job, while maintaining low operating costs, and without impacting the forest's resources.  Click for more...


Diamond's Machines Put to Test at Farm-Rite Demo →

Farm-Rite Equipment of Willmar, Minn., and Diamond Mowers teamed up for a demonstration of Diamond products that clear the way for any project. On July 23, customers had the opportunity to view first-hand how Diamond Mowers' machines mow down brush and remove trees at a demo site in Willmar. "This is a great spot to be able to show our customers these products being used in the field," said Dan Ronning, general manager of Farm-Rite equipment.  Click for more...


Forestry Equipment Market Size, Share, Revenue, Global Industry Research, Development Till 2026 →

The global forestry equipment market is likely to expand at a steady pace in the coming years due to the growth in production of industrial round wood. According to a report published by Fortune Business Insights, titled "Forestry Equipment"Market: Global Market Analysis, Insights And Forecast, 2019-2026," the market was valued at $9,559.4 million in 2018. Fortune Business Insights has predicted that the market will reach $13,109.9 million by the end of 2026, thereby exhibiting a CAGR of 4.09 percent.  Click for more...


Morbark Announced Leadership Changes →

Morbark, a manufacturer of equipment used in forestry, recycling, tree care, landscaping, sawmill and biomass markets, announced the appointment of Bradley (Brad) Boehler as the successor to current vice president of Alamo Group's Forestry and Tree Care Business Unit and president of Morbark Holdings, Dave Herr, effective Aug. 24, 2020. Herr joined Morbark initially as a board director and then as its CEO in October 2016.  Click for more...


Roland Machinery Hosts Komatsu Forest Demo Day →

Roland Machinery Company held its Komatsu Forest Demo Day July 15 to 16 at its demo site in Pickerel, Wis. Customers were invited to see how the latest forestry equipment from Komatsu could benefit their operations. Representatives of Komatsu America Corp. Forestry Division and staff of Roland Machinery Co. were on site to answer questions. Komatsu machines on site included: 901XC harvester 8WD with C124 head 931XC harvester 8WD with C144 head 855 forwarder with Comfort Ride 8WD XT430-5 harvester XT445-5L tracked feller buncher D39PX-24 dozer The machines offer high productivity, low operating costs, innovative technology, as well as proactive service and customer care, according to the company.  Click for more...


Komatsu Upgrades XT-5 Family of Tracked Feller Bunchers →

To better meet customer needs, Komatsu is upgrading its XT-5 family of tracked feller bunchers, adding performance and operator improvements, as well as covering the machines with a special 2-year/5,000-hour warranty program. The XT430-5, XT445L-5 and XT465L-5 models were introduced in 2018, and these advancements were made based on customer feedback. Komatsu XT-5 machines let customers travel, operate the swing, arm and tool simultaneously, for maximum usability.  Click for more...


Sennebogen Hosts Demo Day in North Carolina →

On June 18, 2020, Sennebogen held a live demo day of its 718 tree handlers at the company's Stanley, N.C., headquarters. Greg Roberts, Sennebogen tree care manager, said that his initial focus will be on building awareness of the Sennebogen brand and familiarity with the 718 and 738 tree handlers within the industry. "I'll be working to increase the number of demos so more people have a chance to touch and feel and see what these machines can do.  Click for more...


Louisiana Business Powers Through Wet Conditions to Stay on Schedule →

From Construction Equipment Guide... The demand for new housing across the south keeps Lloyd Landry busy year-round. His company, Lloyd Landry LLC, provides dirt work and several other services for some of the largest residential contractors in Baton Rouge, La. As the firm's owner-operator, he has steadily built his business and its reputation since launching in 2007. "I grew up in the ag industry; my grandpa was a dairy farmer. I worked on a cattle farm for years and in the sugar-cane industry for a while.  Click for more...


BKT Designs Tires for Forestry Sector →

Wood is among the most sought after materials in the world, to the extent that in recent years its main byproducts have set a genuine record, according to FAO. Wood has always been crisis-free and — given the high level of demand — it is necessary that it comes from a perfectly "organized" system. Modern forestry does not seek to damage forests, but on the contrary to create the conditions to allow the regrowth or emergence of new trees in the place of a plant which has been cut down.  Click for more...



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