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APEX Hydro Seed Applicators Discharge Viscous Slurries for Off Road Seeding and Environmental Spray Applications →

From Construction Equipment Guide... APEX by Fecon has introduced its lineup of hydro seeding and environmental spray applicators for off-road environments. These include pipeline seeding, landfill top cover, landfill ADC, slope stabilization, fire reclamation, land improvement and more. Designed for the rigors of off-road use, these applicators provide the durability needed for remote applications, including rubber track mounted options, units fitted with oversized floatation tires or tracks, and other options to simplify remote, off-road projects.  Click for more...


Fixed Mount Multi-Grip MG Grapples →

From Construction Equipment Guide... The MG SuperGrip series of fixed mount grapples is now available for excavators from 6 to 27.5 ton (5.5 to 25 t) capacity. The MG grapples are based on the SG grapples, which are an industry standard on forestry forwarders and log trucks, according to the manufacturer. The MG grapples feature a by-pass arm design for a variety of grapple work for land clearing, feeding chippers or grinders, storm clean up, tree service and landscaping materials.  Click for more...


Pacific Tractor, FAE USA Hold First Power Demo Day in Oregon →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Pacific Tractor and Implement in Hillsboro, Ore., partnered with FAE USA and recently hosted their very first Power Demo Day. "The goal was to introduce attendees to FAE products and their capabilities, and to offer them alternative ground control methods." said Corey Achziger, Pacific Tractor's general manager. The event was a great success. The FAE machines performed remarkably, and attendees were able to fully experience first-hand the power behind FAE products.  Click for more...


Howell Tractor Introduces New-to-U.S. Sennebogen Tree Handler to Customers With Demonstration in LaSalle, Ill. →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Howell Tractor & Equipment, a Midwestern heavy equipment distributor, recently hosted a demonstration of its Sennebogen 718 E series tree handler. The event, held at the picturesque Senica's Oak Ridge Golf Club in LaSalle, Ill., was the first opportunity for tree care professionals in the area to see the machine, in action, up close. "The first one in the Midwest," said Alan Johnson, sales executive of Howell Tractor.  Click for more...


Sennebogen Up-Sizes Its Tree Care Line With New 738 M Purpose-Built Handler →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Sennebogen has been making a big impact in the arboriculture industry with its 718 M purpose-built tree care handler. Described as a "game-changer" by tree care specialists, the 718 is reported by users to achieve up to 10-fold increases in production in applications from thinning urban woodlots to roadside maintenance. Now, Sennebogen has introduced the 738 M. It is fitted with same type of equipment but sized to reach further and to handle larger trees.  Click for more...


Cleveland Brothers Introduces Weiler Purpose-Built Forestry Products →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co. announced its partnership as an authorized dealer of Weiler Forestry products. Known for its high-quality paving equipment, Weiler acquired the purpose-built forestry product line from Caterpillar. Weiler is a strong leader in the paving industry and with its focus on customer-driven product innovation, reliability and value, Cleveland Brothers is confident that Weiler Forestry will produce a comprehensive portfolio of forestry equipment to support its thriving customer base, the company said.  Click for more...


Sennebogen Tree Care Machines Head Off-Road With 718 R-HD Crawler →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Building on the tree care industry's reception of the 718 M handler, Sennebogen has introduced the 718 R-HD, a track mounted model of the same purpose-built machine. The 718 R-HD delivers all the popular features of the 718 M, trading in the rubber tired undercarriage for crawler tracks. The track mount opens a wider range of applications and business opportunities for tree care specialists, with increased soft soil mobility and greater stability on slopes or uneven terrain.  Click for more...


Fecon Deck Mulcher Attachments Provide More Productivity Per Pass →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Fecon has introduced a family of stout deck mulcher attachments that are wider than conventional deck mulchers, providing more productivity per pass, even in the most demanding environments, according to the manufacturer. Ruggedness and dependability are built in, with attention to detailed design to enhance performance, service life and safety. A robust bearing carrier houses a heavy-duty bearing with an oversized shaft.  Click for more...


Persistence Pays Off →

From Construction Equipment Guide... For nearly 200 years, the logging industry has played a vital role in Washington. Approximately half of the state is covered in forests, with 21 million acres of forested land available, as reported by the Washington State Department of Commerce. So many trees mean local loggers — like John Glacken, owner of Dapaul Chip LLC — are staying busy. "The logging industry has certainly changed over the years, but the amount of production our company has seen is steadily increasing," Glacken said.  Click for more...


Stephenson Invites Its Customers to 2019 Bandit Day in Prospect, Pa. →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Stephenson Equipment and Bandit are inviting customers, contractors and friends who have an interest in chippers and stump grinders to the 2019 Bandit Day celebration. The event will take place at Stephenson's location on Unionville Road in Prospect, Pa., (formerly Walsh Equipment), on Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests will have an opportunity to see the 1425 Bandit Beast towable grinder, known as the Mini Beast grinder/mulcher, as well as talk with Bandit representatives, visit the Bandit event trailer, see demonstrations and enjoy lunch.  Click for more...


KutTech Brings 'Old School' Knowledge to Next Generation of Tree Care Technology With Sennebogen 718 →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Rob Frost learned his trade literally from the ground up, but now he feels that he is on the leading edge of tree care technology. Frost's business, KutTech LLC, is based in the greater Boston area and now serves an expanding region with specialized services in urban forestry and land clearing. Frost's grandfather led the family into the tree care industry in 1969, following a stint in the Navy, and his father followed suit through the 1980s and ‘90s.  Click for more...


Komatsu Oil Wear Analysis Named Official Forestry Fluid Analysis Provider of North America →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Komatsu Forestry announced Komatsu Oil Wear Analysis (KOWA) is now the official forestry fluid analysis provider of North America. KOWA serves its North American customers through partnerships with oil analysis laboratories, Fluid Life and Bureau Veritas. KOWA has been an established Komatsu program for more than 40 years. The company's construction and mining customers have used KOWA as an effective preventive maintenance and diagnostic tool through their North American Komatsu distributors.  Click for more...


West Side Tractor Sales Plans New HQ →

From Construction Equipment Guide... West Side Tractor Sales Co. — a John Deere construction and forestry equipment dealer — is planning for the future with plans for a 75,000-sq.-ft. flagship headquarters at 3300 Ogden Ave. in Lisle, Ill. The $14 million investment in the property will rejuvenate two former automobile dealerships that closed following the 2008 recession. The relocation is a homecoming of sorts, because the Benck family started their business in Lisle in 1962.  Click for more...


Cat 299D2 XHP Land Management Compact Track Loader Purpose-Built to Handle Difficult Land-Clearing Applications →

From Construction Equipment Guide... The Cat 299D2 XHP Land Management compact track loader is a purpose-built machine solution for customers involved in demanding vegetation-management applications, ranging from mulching, brush-cutting, vegetation control and mowing. This segment-focused machine delivers the advantages of efficiency and economy in specific applications, including site preparation, utility right-of-way clearing, vegetation management for fire prevention, railroad maintenance-of-way, agriculture, and forestry.  Click for more...


Mountainside Unloading Services Mill With Sennebogen Log Handlers →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Insiders recognize that Larry McKay is a rare species in the lumber processing industry. As the owner of Mountainside Unloading Ltd., he is under contract to operate the Louisiana-Pacific woodyard in Swan River, MB. "I am pretty blessed that they've given us this good job," he said. "L-P usually likes to run its own yards, with its own equipment. But we're providing a good service to them and they seem to like us." Mountainside Unloading opened for business in 2006, across the road from L-P's OSB mill 300 mi.  Click for more...


FAE USA Hosts 'Texas Power Days' at Two-Day Event in Longview, Texas →

From Construction Equipment Guide... The FAE USA team kicked off a busy demo season with a two-day-long event in Longview, Texas, on March 7 to 8, 2019. FAE brought together local dealers, machine operators and multiple loaders and excavators with mulching attachments. Set on a 60-acre private lot, the FAE Power Days event was a great opportunity for customers to operate the new land clearing machinery. Educational sessions also accompanied each demo day to ensure attendees had all their questions answered.  Click for more...


Maine Releases Logger, Log Trucker Industry, Wage Report →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Maine is facing a shortage of loggers and log truckers that will grow and could hinder the growth of the $8.5 billion forest products industry in the state if wage growth does not occur, an occupational analysis released March 14 concludes. The employment availability and wage analysis prepared by the Maine Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Southern Maine found wages for logging equipment operators and log truckers in Maine are lower than those for comparable jobs in competing industries in the state, and this combined with a tight labor market and looming retirement for large numbers of loggers is concerning for Maine's forest economy.  Click for more...


Oregon Logging Conference Offers Latest in Equipment, Technology, Education at 81st Annual Show in Eugene →

From Construction Equipment Guide... The 81st Annual Oregon Logging Conference (OLC) was the biggest show in many years. Held at the Lane Events Center and Fairgrounds in Eugene, Ore., exhibitors talked about products and services available to the logging, construction, trucking and heavy equipment industries. The conference "reflects the power of our industry to grow our nation's future. At this year's Conference we took the opportunity to educate the next generation workforce for the timber industry, and reintroduce ourselves to the public at large," said Jim Dudley, 2019 OLC president.  Click for more...


Chainsaws: What You Need to Know Before You Buy →

Many homeowners rely on landscapers to handle the heavy work around their yards, but for those who feel inclined to take on a project or two, chainsaws can prove invaluable. Some of the projects for which chainsaws are useful include: chopping off branches or cutting down small trees; cutting one's own lumber, whether from slab wood or from previously felled trees; creating foliage sculptures or wood carving, which some users elevate to an art.  Click for more...


How Wood Chippers Work →

Wood chippers are an amalgamation of parts, including a hopper, a collar, a chipper, and usually, a collection bin. Typically powered by a combustion engine (although many electric versions exist), they range in horsepower, depending on size and type. How wood chippers work is an interesting mix of processes. All wood chippers contain the same basic pieces. An engine, whether electric or gas, provides power to a gearbox containing v-belts and pulleys, which lead to knives or rollers that chop, slice or mulch or grind, depending on the size and nature of the wood it receives.  Click for more...



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