Forestry Equipment Articles

Weyerhaeuser Announces Habitat for Humanity Innovation Challenge →

Weyerhaeuser Company announced the Habitat for Humanity Innovation Challenge to encourage new and creative home-building solutions using sustainable wood products. The challenge will task six U.S.-based Habitat affiliates with designing innovative uses of wood products that increase equitable access to affordable homes and demonstrate sustainability or resiliency. Each selected affiliate will receive $15,000 from Weyerhaeuser to implement the design idea.  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...


VIDEO: Timberpro Helps Boosts Production for Northern Minnesota Company →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Falling timber in the middle of the winter is a race against the clock and Mother Nature. To meet production goals, you need equipment that is reliable and maximizes the short window of the season. That's why Greg Tibbetts, owner of Tibbetts Trucking Inc., utilizes Timberpro forestry equipment. With a fleet consisting of a TN-735D feller buncher; TF-830D and TF-830C forwarders; and a TF-830D forwarder equipped with a H219x harvester head, Tibbetts' crews can meet their lofty production goals.  Click for more...


Logging Family Sticks Together to Face Tough Conditions →

Reid Lind's alarm clock goes off hours before sunrise. In the darkness, he laces up his boots, preparing to walk in the footsteps of two great loggers — his grandpa Bob Lind and his dad Mac Lind. "My dad was quite a character," Reid said. "Everybody knew who he was. He was just a little fella, but he was full of energy." Mac Lind had hoped his son would take over the family business, G.R. (Mac) Lind Logging Ltd., in Princeton, British Columbia, one day.  Click for more...


VIDEO: St. Louis County's New Equipment Better Serves Taxpayers →

The St. Louis County Public Works Department is responsible for maintaining 3,000 mi. of northern Minnesota roads in its territory. With many of those being rural miles that wind through the Superior National Forest and up to the Canadian border, it's a much larger task than maintenance of well-manicured suburban roadways. To maintain its rights-of-way, the department needed equipment less suited for landscaping and more suited for another popular northern Minnesota industry.  Click for more...


SPI Names Robert Hoover as Vice President of Resources →

Sierra Pacific Industries has named Robert Hoover as vice president of resources, effective Jan. 1, 2024. He will work with SPI's team of professionals that sustainably manage the company's 2.4 million acres of timberlands and provide a steady log supply for the company's sawmills. Hoover is assuming this role following the retirement of Dan Tomascheski at the end of the year. "Robert has an ingrained understanding of Sierra Pacific's culture in valuing our lands, people and communities," said SPI CEO Mark Emmerson.  Click for more...


Fecon Acquires Stumper Industries →

Fecon LLC, a global manufacturer of heavy-duty site preparation attachments and forestry accessories, recently acquired Stumper Industries, a manufacturer of stump grinder attachments for mini and standard skid steers and compact track loaders, excavators and tractor applications. The acquisition expands the landscaping and land maintenance solutions Fecon offers in the forestry mulching and vegetation management industries.  Click for more...


CL Allen Land Management Harnesses Fecon's Mulching Machines For Sustainable Forestry →

In the woods of Roxboro, N.C, Chase Allen recently channeled his farming roots into a new venture. Founded in June 2020, during the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic, CL Allen Land Management was Allen's answer to an unexpected halt in everyday activities. "People had projects they wanted done around their house, but not everybody has the equipment to do it," said Allen, whose company zeroes in on forestry mulching, armed with a new Fecon FTX150-2 mulching tractor.  Click for more...


Remote Operator Training →

In forestry, instructors are used to develop the skills of operators in efficient working methods and handling of the machine. But for many operators, it can be a long time between the times you meet an instructor. Remote operator training can increase accessibility and make it more attractive. For example, it may be possible to spend more time transferring your knowledge and less time travelling.  Click for more...


Ponsse Manufactures its 20,000th Forest Machine →

The 20,000th Ponsse forest machine has been completed at Ponsse's factory in Vieremä, Finland. After the celebration on Dec. 11, the Ponsse Bear harvester with Ponsse H8 harvester head will go to a Norwegian customer, Lågen Skogsdrift AS. "It's great to see that machine number 20,000 is coming to Norway and to a customer with whom we have good and long cooperation. Our market here in Norway is growing, and this year will be a new record year," said Carl-Henrik Hammar, Managing Director Ponsse AB and Ponsse AS.  Click for more...


FAE BLO/EX Forestry Mulcher →

FAE introduced the new BL0/EX forestry mulcher for 2 to 4 ton excavators, bringing Bite Limiter technology to even the smallest excavators. The BL0/EX is one of the smallest fixed-tooth mulchers on the market, capable of shredding light vegetation, shrubs and trees up to 3.2 in. in diameter. It can be used for vegetation maintenance along roadsides, railroad tracks, canals, rivers and lakes, for managing and protecting wildlife habitats, and for maintaining commercial green areas and sporting grounds.  Click for more...


Acres Announces Partnership With Forisk Consulting →

Acres, a data-driven land research platform that supports fast, informed decision making, is partnering with Forisk Consulting, a leader in analyzing timber markets and wood baskets, to visualize timber data for both companies' clients. This collaboration between Acres and Forisk will further expand Acres' capacity to provide and visualize important information on U.S. timberland through its powerful land valuation tool.  Click for more...


Fecon Acquires TREEfrogg LLC →

Fecon LLC, a leading global manufacturer of heavy-duty site preparation attachments and forestry accessories, recently acquired TREEfrogg LLC, a manufacturer of tree trimming saw attachments for skid steers and compact track loaders. The acquisition expands the right-of-way clearing solutions offered by Fecon in the forestry mulching and vegetation management industry. Designed to fit small to midsize carriers, TREEfrogg's tree trimming saws allow landscapers, landowners and DOTs to perform tree maintenance with machines they already have quickly, safely and economically.  Click for more...


J&R Logging Runs Successful Biz With Family Members →

"I hate logging," said Robert D'Agostini Jr., standing on the California ranch his great-grandparents settled six generations ago. "The only thing I hate more is not logging." The love-hate relationship is all part of the job for D'Agostini. As the president and CEO of J&R Logging in Mount Akum, Calif., he's seen both sides. He started logging with his father, working in the woods during the summer as a 14-year-old.  Click for more...


Professional Logging Contractors (PLC) of Maine Becomes Professional Logging Contractors of the Northeast →

The Professional Logging Contractors (PLC) of Maine has entered a new era, as the 28-year-old trade association officially expands beyond Maine and becomes the Professional Logging Contractors of the Northeast. The expansion, which begins with contractors from the state of Vermont eligible to join the PLC, marks the biggest step for the organization since it was founded by loggers and for loggers in Maine in 1995.  Click for more...


Ponsse, PacWest Sign Retail Agreement for West Coast of the United States →

The Ponsse Group signed a retail agreement with PacWest Machinery in the United States. At the same time, the companies have signed a deed of sale according to which Ponsse sells its service business operations in Coburg, Ore., to PacWest. In the future, PacWest will be responsible for the sale and maintenance of PONSSE forest machines in the states of Oregon, Washington and Idaho on the West Coast of the United States.  Click for more...


John Deere, LEGO Announce Partnership →

Due to a new partnership, now everyone can build and explore a replica version of the John Deere 948L-II skidder with the LEGO Technic John Deere 948L-II skidder model toy set. This building kit recreates the skidder in authentic detail, featuring functional yet intricate working parts. Mechanical functions inspired by the real John Deere 948L-II skidder include steering, four-wheel drive and a working engine.  Click for more...


John Deere Adds Hardened Beaver Tooth Option to Forestry Saw Teeth Portfolio →

Expanding the portfolio of aftermarket forestry saw teeth options for its customers, John Deere introduced the one-piece hardened beaver saw tooth for John Deere wheeled and tracked feller bunchers. The new beaver saw tooth design boasts a beveled feature at each tooth tip, which helps improve tooth durability while striking materials other than wood. Not only does this extend the life of the tooth but, also helps increase productivity in rocky conditions where a carbide tooth would not be advisable, the manufacturer said.  Click for more...


GLTPA Hosts 77th Annual Logging, Heavy Equipment Expo →

The largest logging and heavy equipment gathering in the Midwest took place Sept. 7 to 9 at the Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds in Escanaba, Mich. Hosted by the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association (GLTPA) and co-sponsored by Fabick Cat, the 77th annual Great Lakes Logging and Heavy Equipment Expo featured more than 300 indoor and outdoor exhibits, which showcased the latest equipment and technology available to those in the forestry industry.  Click for more...


FAE Unveils Cutting-Edge Equipment, Innovations at Utility Expo 2023 →

During Utility Expo 2023, FAE featured a display of some of its most sought-after models for land management and road construction. RCU 55, RCU 75 — Advancing Remote Controlled Tracked Units Conquering challenging landscapes, including hard-to-reach terrains, steep slopes of up to 55 degrees, and delicate ground conditions, is now a reality with FAE's RCU line of compact remote controlled tracked carriers.  Click for more...



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