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Volvo to roll out new C-Series heavy-duty tracked feller bunchers at Demo 2008
Volvo will unveil two of its new C-Series heavy-duty tracked feller bunchers at Demo International 2008 in September in Halifax, and will provide live demonstrations of their capabilities.

The models on display are among three new Volvo feller buncher models that will become available in early 2009. The three models are the 37-ton, full swing radius Volvo FB3800C, the 30-ton short swing radius Volvo FB2800C, and the 30-ton zero swing radius Volvo FBR2880C. All three models are configured to work with a feller buncher or heavyduty harvesting/processing head and are equipped with Volvo D9E Tier III-compliant engines, load-sensing hydraulics and Volvo Care Cabs.

USNR acquires Coe Newnes/McGehee
Mill equipment manufacturer USNR has announced its acquisition of Coe Newnes/McGehee. The solid wood business unit will continue to operate out of Salmon Arm, British Columbia, as Newnes-McGehee, a division of USNR. The engineered wood products business units will continue to operate independently out of Painesville, Ohio, as Coe Manufacturing Company.

“We see tremendous potential in both the Newnes-McGehee and Coe Manufacturing businesses,” said George Van Hoomissen, USNR’s president and CEO. “For many years, both companies have employed some of the industry’s most qualified personnel and offered some of the best products on the market. Now those people and products will be backed by the financial stability of USNR.”

“This offers customers far more options when planning a project.” added Chris Blomquist, vice-president of USNR. “By combining our product lines and our service and support operations, customers will be able to design the solution that best meets their needs.”

Blomquist further emphasized that USNR is committed to supporting all previously-installed Newnes-McGehee systems: “We now have a larger pool of talented technical resources to do just that.”

Wellons acquires Salem Equipment Wellons Inc, a longtime supplier of wood-fired energy systems and lumber dry kilns, has announced the acquisition of Salem Equipment.

Salem Equipment has been supplying high quality sawmill machinery since 1946, and will continue that tradition as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wellons, says the company.

Lloyd and Phil Judson will continue with the company as Eastern US sales manager and Western US sales manager respectively, and Dave Butler will handle the international business. Barry Diskin takes over as general manager of Salem Equipment.

FORCAT skidder line changes hands
TREMZAC Equipments Inc, based in St Bonaventure, Quebec, has acquired all the rights for production and distribution of the FORCAT skidder from RAD Technologies Inc.

TREMZAC Equipments Inc has over 25 years’ experience in the production and distribution of equipment for the forest industry. The company says it is committed to continuing production and development of the FORCAT line of products, including future diesel models.

Rotobec and Hultdins form partnership
Rotobec and Hultdins have entered into a marketing agreement which will see the companies complementing each other’s core product areas and expertise. Rotobec will modify its RotoCut saw to integrate exclusively the Hultdins saw unit technology into these units. Starting now with the 3/4”- 11H model and followed at a later date with the lighter .404 – 18H option, all RotoCut units will be powered by the Hultdins saw technology. The RotoCut structure and its hydraulic system will not be affected by the change. Hultdins will discontinue its TL grapple line in the North American market to focus on its short log SG grapples and SuperCut saw unit product lines.