Log Loaders


Family Business McLaughlin Logging Thriving in Idaho →

In Idaho, you can find forest for miles. These trees are a resource and a way of life for many who live there. Being surrounded by endless forest can transport you back to a simpler time. But there's another thought that it can bring to mind — finding a way to survive. Located in the woods of Clearwater County, McLaughlin Logging found the sweet spot between maintaining their family-founded identity and embracing innovation as a way to thrive.  Click for more...


Cat Next Generation 538 Forest Machines Deliver More Production, Lower Maintenance Costs →

The new Cat Next Generation 538 Forest Machine features several significant design upgrades that make it a top choice for working with timber, according to the manufacturer. "The 538 has a reputation as a solid performer with rugged reliability," said Giacomo Bottone, worldwide director of Caterpillar's forestry and medium excavator family. "The Next Generation 538 builds on this foundation by being more productive, more comfortable, and costing less to maintain so owners can spend their time moving more timber, loading more trucks, and maximizing their profit potential." More Production Available in log loader and general forest configurations, the 538 has a new electrohydraulic control system with 10 percent more swing torque that allows the machine to do work with more power and precision.  Click for more...


Cameron River Logistics Finds a Log Handler it Can Rely On →

Nothing much has changed over the past three years here at Cameron River Logistics (CRL), and that, in itself, is a good thing. The huge transload facility in BC's Peace River district still receives up to 50 truckloads a day of 16-ft. CTL spruce logs. Dozens of train cars leave the yard every week, moving the logs to the Dunkley sawmill five hours south. And the Sennebogen 830 M-T log handler shows up to work every day to keep the wood moving.  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...


One-of-a-Kind Workhorse in Alaskan Wilderness →

Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, is home to more than 16.7 million acres of Tongass National Forest. Within the millions of acres of raw Alaskan wilderness, works a customized, one-of-a-kind ZX470LC-6 Hitachi machine. The machine isn't your average log loader. That's because it's actually a large construction excavator that Mike Papac, owner of Papac Alaska Logging Inc. , has modified to work as a log loader.  Click for more...


Finkbeiner Says Goodbye to Its C-Series Sennebogen 835 Log Handler →

In Sennebogen terms, generations have passed since Finkbeiner KG commissioned its electric-drive Sennebogen 835 C-Series machine in 2003. Over the next 16 years, Sennebogen established new benchmarks for safety in material handlers with its D-Series line-up, then led the drive to new levels of "Green Efficiency" energy savings with the launch of its E Series machines in 2012. So finally, after 55,000 service hours on the job, the Finkbeiner family bid farewell to the old 835.  Click for more...


Two Sennebogen Log Handlers Double Down On Green Performance →

From Construction Equipment Guide... The one thing better than a 730 M-HD log handler is two 730 M-HD log handlers. That's the decision of the Rettenmeier Holzfabrik GmbH sawmill facility in Hirschberg, Germany. The Hirschberg mill is one of Rettenmeier's six timber processing plants, where the plant specializes in producing a wide range of softwood construction products, from dimension lumber to laminates. Every Rettenmeier plant shares a common commitment to sustainable processes for sustainable wood products.  Click for more...


Komatsu America Corp. Introduces PC290LL-11 Log Loader →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Komatsu America Corp. , a global heavy equipment manufacturer, introduced the new PC290LL-11 as an addition to its current log loader product lineup. Featuring a 196 net horsepower, EPA Tier IV Final, Komatsu SAA6D107E-3 engine, the new PC290LL-11 is available in either a 40 ft. reach, live heel log loader, or a 34 ft. reach, road builder configuration, for high performance in demanding logging applications.  Click for more...