Forestry Equipment Articles

Two Rivers Lumber to Build Modern, $115M Sawmill in Rural Coosa County, Ala. →

Demopolis, Ala.-based Two Rivers Lumber Co. LLC has announced plans to invest $115 million in building a modern sawmill in Coosa County, the company's second operation in Alabama. In addition, Two Rivers Lumber has committed to creating 130 jobs at the new sawmill, which will specialize in the production of Southern Yellow Pine dimensional lumber. "This growth project will have a significant impact on Coosa County and cast many economic ripples throughout the region," said Gov.  Click for more...


Seppi M E20 Marks Breakthrough in Green Management Technology →

SEPPI M. 's "E20 direct" forestry mulcher head for excavators weighing from 12 to 21 tons marks a breakthrough in green management technology, promising increased efficiency, reduced maintenance costs and improved performance for forestry and earthmoving professionals. "E20 direct" represents the first model of a new family of forestry mulchers designed for excavators. Recognizing the diverse applications of forestry mulchers, SEPPI M.  Click for more...


FAE Introduces SCL/RCU Stump Cutters →

FAE enhances the versatility of its RCU55 and RCU75 remote controlled tracked carriers with the new SCL/RCU55 and SCL/RCU75 stump cutters. The new SCL/RCU is ideal for removing stumps in forests and parks, on roadsides, by riverbanks or in agricultural settings. Compact and easy to handle, the SCL/RCU line features a heavy-duty shredding disc to tackle the most stubborn stumps and roots up to 18 in.  Click for more...


Tigercat Adds New Triangulated Harvesting Head to Lineup →

In late September 2023, visitors to the PLC live demo event held in Washington state got a sneak peak of the new Tigercat 573 harvesting head processing logs on the end of a Tigercat 875E logger. Since then, multiple units have been testing in far flung regions from Alberta to Australia and the results are in: the 573 is shaping up to be a high performing, reliable head for roadside processing and harvesting.  Click for more...


Anvil Builders Blends 'Men and Machines' for Maximum Results →

The right combination of skills, knowledge and equipment can transform the toughest job site into a success story. One of those stories is Anvil Builders and the company's ability to help areas get life back to normal after the devastation from wildfires. The Situation Cleanup after the Bay Branch wildfires south of San Francisco in 2020 presented a unique set of challenges: hazardous terrain, toxic substances from burned structures, and washed-out roads and mudslides in the middle of the rainy season.  Click for more...


PacWest Machinery Makes Inaugural Showing at 86th OLC →

PacWest Machinery participated in the recent Oregon Logging Conference held Feb. 22 to 24 at the Lane County Events Center in Eugene, Ore. A Pacific Northwest-based dealer representing Volvo and other heavy equipment lines, PacWest offers equipment and services for loggers, timber processors, biomass contractors and fixed mill operators in the region. PacWest serves these industries from six branches, each with complete repair facilities substantial parts inventories, and an extensive mobile service fleet.  Click for more...


ODOT Comes to Aid After Storms Paralyze Oregon →

On a Saturday afternoon in the middle of January, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) Transportation Maintenance Coordinator Jake Jensen was on his way back to the Veneta maintenance station after assisting co-workers with downed trees on a nearby rural highway. A severe winter storm was expected to paralyze much of western Oregon, but the forecast for the lower Willamette Valley, where Jensen worked, suggested the area would escape the worst of it.  Click for more...


Oregon Logging Conference 2024 Sees Record Number of Industry Attendees →

Under warm and sunny skies, the 86th Annual Oregon Logging Conference (OLC) attracted record numbers of industry professionals, families, friends and members of the public. The entire Lane Events Center and Fairgrounds in Eugene was packed to the brim with more than 10 acres of millions of dollars of equipment in the outside area and more than 150,000 sq. ft. of indoor exhibits, educational seminars and events and social activities.  Click for more...


Sound Heavy Machinery Adds New Product Line to Its Portfolio of Products →

Sound Heavy Machinery (SHM) has been tapped by Lamtrac Global Inc. to represent its line of compact mulching tracked loaders in eastern North Carolina and is one of the brand's growing list of North American dealers. The Canadian-based manufacturer offers compact forestry and mobile land-clearing equipment in North America. "We are extremely excited to represent Lamtrac forestry track loaders because of the quality of its equipment and compatibility with our current product portfolio," said Sound Heavy Machinery's owner, Mark Bobo.  Click for more...


Tigercat Debuts New Steep Slope Machine →

At the 2024 Oregon Logging Conference, Tigercat debuted a prototype machine that will further advance steep slope harvesting. Based on the immensely popular and successful 855E platform, the LS857 shovel logger represents a reimagining by Tigercat designers of what a steep slope carrier should look like. The result is a machine with more leveling capability, superior cable management in winch assisted applications, and a series of design enhancements including increased boom lift and improvements to service access, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


Equipment Innovator Paul Bell Dies at 66 →

Logging equipment innovator Paul Bell of Bell Equipment died Dec. 27, 2023. He was 66. Taking the southern U.S. pine plantation and natural stand conversion applications by storm in the late ‘80s with his odd-looking three wheel feller-buncher, Bell redesigned a machine originally meant for sugar cane plantation harvesting and turned it into a highly productive and flexible timber cutting system.  Click for more...


Steep-Slope Winch Assist Event Scheduled From East Coast Demand →

Timber harvesting on steep terrain has long presented challenges in terms of safety, efficiency and environmental impact. While traditional methods like motor-manual felling and skylining have dominated the industry, advancements in technology are progressing quickly in steep-slope logging operations. New innovations in steep-slope logging will be demonstrated at an upcoming winch assist demonstration and training day.  Click for more...


WVU Extension Offers Training Course, Demonstration Event to Reduce Risk of Injury for Arborists, Logging Professionals →

Arborists and loggers must use the utmost precaution in their jobs as there is a high risk of injuries and fatalities. To reduce these risks, West Virginia University Extension Safety and Health is hosting two events — a logging demonstration and training event and a chainsaw safety and tree felling training course — to improve safety conditions in the logging and arboriculture industry.  Click for more...


Gypsy Moths, Emerald Ash Borers Spur Major Equipment Decision →

Distinctive Tree Care, which provides high quality tree care and arboricultural services in Connecticut and Massachusetts, was founded by Jason Yerke in 2004. Yerke, who owned a landscape company — Distinctive Gardens — invested in a bucket truck, an older dump truck and a chipper and put together a small tree crew that would become Distinctive Tree Care. By 2011, following major storms the year prior that dramatically increased the need for tree cleanup, Yerke had a crew of 20 working on Distinctive Tree Care; the landscape side of the company had taken a back seat.  Click for more...


Diamond Mowers Offers Attachments to Optimize Vegetation Management →

Diamond Mowers offers solutions for clearing brush, grass and trees, as well as mulching, with a variety of excavator attachments. These attachments are built to perform critical tasks for a variety of land clearing projects. Excavator Brush Cutter Pro X Diamond Mowers' heavy-duty, hydraulically driven 40 in. Excavator Brush Cutter Pro X slices trees and brush up to 4 in. in diameter and is equipped with a spring-loaded retractable shield to deflect debris.  Click for more...


Industry Readies for 86th Oregon Logging Conference →

Drawing loggers from around the Pacific Northwest and some much farther, the 86th Oregon Logging Conference (OLC) Feb. 22 to 24 at the Lane Events Center and Fairgrounds, Eugene, Ore., provides key resources for logging contractors, including sessions covering the latest in regulatory issues and business management topics along with the big draw: hundreds of exhibits and displays highlighting the latest in logging technology, equipment, machinery and services to help loggers operate more efficiently and most important — profitably.  Click for more...


Weyerhaeuser Completes Sale of Initial Carbon Credit Offering →

Weyerhaeuser Company announced an agreement for the sale of nearly 32,000 forest carbon credits at $29 per credit. This agreement marks Weyerhaeuser's first transaction in the voluntary carbon market and represents the sale of all credits issued by ACR for the first year of the company's Kibby Skinner Improved Forest Management (IFM) Project in Maine. Weyerhaeuser will immediately retire these credits on behalf of the buyer.  Click for more...


Bandit Industries Announces New CEO, President →

Former CEO Jerry Morey announced the appointment of Craig Davis as the CEO and president of Bandit Industries on Jan. 4, 2024. Davis joined the Bandit team in 2018 as the sales director and has shown a tireless passion for the company, customers, and dealers. He also was a part of the Bandit management board and oversaw the marketing and parts managers. Prior to joining Bandit, Davis was employed at Power Solutions International and held various roles ranging from parts and sales to executive VP of sales.  Click for more...


MAT Planning New Michigan Forest Show →

The Michigan Association of Timbermen board of directors recently approved the launch of the organization's first major summer event, featuring industry exhibits, logging equipment, milling innovations, emerging technology, entertainment, food and fun for the whole family. The Michigan Forest Products Show will debut in 2024 on Aug. 9-10 in Gaylord, Mich.. at The Ellison Place. According to a news report, the group will be accepting registrations soon, with indoor exhibits starting at $425 and outdoor exhibits starting at $625.  Click for more...


2024 Oregon Logging Conference Preview →

Drawing loggers from around the Pacific Northwest and some much farther, the 86th Oregon Logging Conference (OLC) Feb. 22 to 24 provides key resources for logging contractors including sessions covering the latest in regulatory issues and business management topics along with the big draw: Hundreds of exhibits and displays highlighting the latest in logging technology, equipment, machinery and services to help loggers operate more efficiently and most important — profitably.  Click for more...



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