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TimberWest November/December 2013

January/February 2016

ON THE COVER
Photo taken at the 2015 Oregon Logging
Conference

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Running Big, Running Strong
Jerry DeBriae, owner and founder of Jerry DeBriae Logging Inc. of Cathlamet, Washington, has over five decades of experience tackling just about every challenge a logging contractor will face.

A Road Well Travelled
R D Reeves Construction finds the solutions to stay diversified and local.

Woody Biomass
Stripping fact from fiction

All Hands on Deck
Miller Timber Services and Wildland Firefighting Crews

Tire Evaluation Test

China Amping up Imports
China aims to increase the volume of timber imports from the U.S. despite stagnant economy.

Foresters Face Paradigm Shift 
for Logging Steep Slopes

Technology from New Zealand is set to create a whole new — and safer — way of logging

Gradual Growth for North American Sawmill
Vancouver Urban Timberworks started out modestly and grew into their new Wood-Mizer WM1000

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Association News

Machinery Row

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New Products

AirtowAirtow Trailers Announces New Mini Skid-Steer Trailer

The ground-level loading, ultra-compact MS10-55 Mini Skid-Steer Trailer from Airtow is the ideal way to transport your mini skid-steer and all of its attachments to your job site. The non-tilting deck remains level as it raises and lowers to the ground hydraulically in less than 20 seconds, making loading and unloading a safe and fast, one-man task.

The removable front platform and attachment mounts are set up for easy mounting and removal of the various mini skid-steer attachments such as two size augers, trencher, forks, powerhead, bucket, etc. Weighing 2,200 pounds, this trailer works with virtually all compact equipment manufacturers including Bobcat, Boxer, New Holland, Toro, Ditch Witch, Cat, and many others.

Standard trailer equipment includes 5,500lb load capacity, 120”x 57” deck, eight heavy-duty D-rings, 2-5/16” ball coupler, adjustable safety chains, lockable storage

compartment, hydraulic motor/pump, 12V deep cycle battery, tow vehicle charging, LED flush rubber mounted lights, and powder coat paint. www.Airtow.com


deereJohn Deere Offers TimberNavi a Jobsite Mapping Solution

Now available exclusively from John Deere, TimberNavi is an easy-to-use, fully integrated mapping solution for L-Series Skidders and Wheeled Feller Bunchers and M-Series Tracked Feller Bunchers. It provides owners and operators maximum visibility to the land they’re harvesting, helping them to be more efficient and productive in the woods. TimberNavi increases the operator’s spatial understanding of the jobsite, terrain information, harvesting areas, and points of interest on a map, which in turn helps enhance productivity, increase uptime, and deliver lower daily operating costs.

“As loggers face growing demands from both landowners and mills, technology can help them become more efficient in the woods,” said Meghan Hargrave, ForestSight product consultant, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “At John Deere, we’re not just offering equipment, but solutions to help loggers work smarter. We’re pleased to be the first machine manufacturer to offer mapping technology for full-tree logging in North America through TimberNavi.” www.JohnDeere.com/TimberNavi


WSM’s Biomass Super Shredder

The Biomass Super Shredder from West Salem Machinery (WSM) allows processing of a wide range of incoming green feedstock (pulp chips, micro-chips, in-woods chips, sawdust, shavings, and hogged wood) for improved drying and sizing for pellet manufacturing.

The WSM Biomass Super Shredder is specifically designed to deliver high-capacity and high-speed milling of green fiber at rates from 10 to 75 tph. Available in rotor diameters of 42”, 48”, and 60” and rotor lengths from 36” to 88”, these machines typically operate with 150 – 1000 HP.

Features include modular and adjustable tooling with either rigid or swing hammers and replaceable inserts; large screen area with modular sizing screens to allow adjustment to product sizing; and heavy duty housing with interior wear liners and pivoting case access for long life and ease of maintenance. When combined with a WSM pre-screen, processing rates can reach up to 100+ tph. WSM also offers complete infeed and outfeed options to help you supplement your fiber supply with lower cost fiber from the Biomass Super Shredder. www.westsalem.com


Tigercat releases D-series 822 track carrier

Tigercat recently released the D-series 822 track feller buncher to the North American market. The new D-series 822 features a number of improvements aimed at service access, operator ergonomics and hydraulic efficiency.

The new 822D offers the Tigercat FPT C87 Tier 4f engine running at 310 hp, a higher capacity cooling system and a new engine enclosure profile that improves right hand side visibility.

At the push of a button, the powered engine enclosure fully opens with side platforms for easy access to critical components including hydraulic filters, the swing gearbox, cooling system components and both sides of the engine.

The redesign also allows for a larger standard fuel tank, which increases capacity to 585 L and includes ground level fueling.

A new cab structure with narrower front posts and larger side windows enhances visibility with improved sightlines. The skylight has been replaced by a camera system providing the operator with a much wider field of view. With tight tuck boom geometry and near zero tail swing, the Tigercat 822D track feller buncher is a powerful, yet compact machine well-suited to selective felling and clear fell applications. www.tigercat.com


DoosanNew Doosan Severe-duty Buckets

Doosan has introduced a new line of severe-duty buckets for crawler excavator customers needing a bucket that can handle abrasive materials in heavy digging and loading applications.

The buckets are approved for use with Doosan DX140LC-5 through DX530LC-5 crawler excavators. They are available in a pin-on or wedge-lock style. The severe-duty bucket sizes range from 18” wide for the smaller DX140LC-5 to 72” wide for larger Doosan excavators, such as the DX530LC-5. There are a variety of sizes and capacities in between, to best match the severe-duty bucket to the corresponding crawler excavator. DoosanEquipment.com