Ponsse’s Bear takes on larger timber
The system feeds multiple stems at 175 fpm with less than 0.3 per cent (3/10 of 1 per cent) bark content. While this system can process any type of softwood, it’s specifically designed for eucalyptus hardwood plantations. The unit includes a luxurious operator’s cab with a state-ofthe- art conform control seat for the operator. It’s specially designed to match the high-performance capabilities of the Precision Husky 2366 Whole Tree Chipper. www.precisionhusky.com
Dressta adds wheel loader to line-up
This wheel loader can be equipped with buckets ranging from 5.5 cubic yards to 11.0 cubic yards and has an approximate operating weight of up to 66,380 lbs. Dressta has added a new cooling module, upgraded the hydraulics system, and the battery has been moved to the rear of the machine for easier access. The machine features an electrically controlled, full power shift, four-speed countershaft transmission providing proper ground speed matches for all operations. www.desstanorthamerica.com
John Deere commits to remanufacturing business
Originally founded as Phoenix Piston Hydraulics in 1984, the company began by repairing hydraulic pumps and motors for a growing regional market. Today, John Deere Reman Edmonton produces components for John Deere Construction & Forestry, John Deere Agriculture, Hitachi Construction and Hitachi Mining. The product scope has grown, and axle and transmission revenue now rivals the historic hydraulic component business. Electronics remanufacturing has recently been added.
John Deere embraces environmental benefits of remanufacturing Approximately 85 per cent of the energy expended in original manufacturing is preserved in the remanufactured product. www.johndeere.com
New leveling undercarriage for Tigercat
The prototype undercarriage has been mated to an 822C platform equipped with closed loop track drives. The new model, designated LX822C, is working in mountainous terrain in the interior of British Columbia. www.tigercat.com
New office for Volvo Financial Services
Volvo Financial Services currently has 340 employees throughout North America, 50 of which are based in Canada. www.us.vfsco.com
Cat installs Tier 3 engines in track harvesters
Metal Shark helps identify log quality
Mills can also determine log density, ring growth to 0.1 mm, heartwood diameter and shape, physical volume of the log and bark, as well as sections in the log and log length. With Metal Shark, it’s easy to link to optimization software and it scans at 650 fpm. www.metal-shark.com
Armorcord pull cords offer longer life, higher strength
Full Pull Industries is using new patented technology to deliver a new and improved product with its Armorcord pull cord. The Armorcord can be used on chainsaws, generators, snowmobiles, pressure washers, ATVs and other equipment. Armorcord offers a high breaking strength, up to 2,000 lbs, says the company. It has zero creep, and flex fold, and offers high chemical and abrasion resistance, and outstanding cut resistance.
Since Armorcord has zero stretch, the motor flywheel turns 2.5 times faster with an Armorcord than with a nylon pull cord. This creates more compression and a hotter spark.
The flatness characteristic of the Armorcord provides almost twice the wraps on the starter flywheel which will prevent operator injury/strain when reaching the knot on a hard pull, says the company. Comparison testing of Armorcord and nylon internal combustion engine starter pull cords has been carried out by the company, with the results demonstrating that Armorcord pull cords can last about 300 times longer than nylon pull cords. The Armorcord is used in the forest industry, including by the BC Forest Safety Council, with positive results www.armorcord.com
Madill introduces its smallest leveling buncher
The T1250 is powered by an Isuzu Tier 3 7.8 litre, 285 hp turbo diesel and features a Linde load-sensing hydraulic system, giving tunable multi-function capability. The machine has a D7 size tilting undercarriage with 27 degree forward tilt, side-tilt, and has eight rollers with simple and easy access.
Like all Madill bunchers, the T1250 is equipped with a high visibility forestry cab with numerous standard features for operator comfort.
Madill now offers seven models of feller bunchers to the industry and all of these carriers are capable of being converted to purpose-built harvesters. www.madillequipment.com