The Barko 270B processor is purpose-built for its application, providing several performance advantages over equipment commonly used for processing jobs. Offering exceptional horsepower, swing torque, and tractive effort, the 270B features a dangle head boom configuration for picking, delimbing, cut-to-length harvesting, and stacking.
Powered by a 225-hp Cummins Tier 4 Final diesel engine with SCR aftertreatment, the 270B offers excellent fuel economy and features large fuel and DEF tanks for longer job cycles between refills. A 36-inch-diameter auto reversing fan with automatic blade pitch control further optimizes engine efficiency. www.barko.com
The John Deere 900M-Series Tracked Feller Bunchers and 900MH-Series Harvesters are now equipped with Final Tier 4 (FT4) engines, offering fuel and fluid-efficient machines without sacrificing power and performance. John Deere is the leader in FT4 technology, offering a diesel particulate filter (DPF) solution that is known for its ability to reduce the dependency of diesel exhaust fluid (DEF). Built on decades of John Deere engine experience and millions of hours of FT4 runtime, the 900M-Series and 900MH-Series machines deliver premium performance, optimum fluid efficiency, increased reliability, and economical operating costs.
With the required emissions change, John Deere FT4 engines maintain power density, torque, and transient response, which results in productivity, uptime, and more value for customers’ machines. In addition to excellent fuel economy, the design of the engine after-treatment system results in exceptionally low DEF usage.
John Deere also introduced its extended boom option for 800MH-Series Tracked Harvesters. With a design based on customer feedback, the new extended boom stick offers a longer reach option, enabling operators to minimize the number of cut trails.
Designed for use with smaller attachments, the new extended stick boom option reaches 32.5 feet (9.9 meters). Additionally, the extended option features a narrow boom tip, allowing the operator to reach past standing timber in thinning applications. This also helps operators minimize damage to the trees being harvested. www.johndeere.com
Pettibone has introduced the Cary-Lift 254i to its line of pipe, pole, and log handlers. The Cary-Lift is particularly adept at moving and placing heavy pipe in stock yards and construction sites.
The Cary-Lift 254i features a unique overhead lift arm design, giving the operator full front visibility when lifting or transporting loads — a sharp contrast to the lift arms on wheel loaders, which are located directly in front of the vehicle. Additionally, Cary-Lift forks are capable of tilting down 90 degrees for specialized lifting tasks, such as unloading pipe from railroad gondola cars.
The 254i is powered by a 225-hp Cummins QSB6.7 Tier 4 diesel engine with DOC and SCR aftertreatment. The machine provides a maximum load capacity of 25,000 pounds and max lift height of 14 feet. Offering 4-wheel drive with 2-wheel, 4-wheel, and crab hydraulic power steering modes — and with the wheelbase limited to just 12 feet — the 254i can achieve a turning radius of 23 feet, 6 inches. www.gopettibone.com
Fecon Inc. has announced the new DCR Viking Axe knife tool as part of its Viking Tool Series. This patented tool includes an integral, easy-to-use gauge that ensures proper cutting angles are maintained.
The tool is double sided and easily flipped for a new cutting edge when the first side is completely worn. This doubles the tool life, in comparison to other knife tools. The thicker blade creates a more durable edge, increasing the overall life of the knife; the angle is also easier to sharpen. Ribs behind the knife’s edge contribute to increased strength and durability. The tapered tool body allows chip material to flow efficiently with an optimal attack angle. www.fecon.com
On the Cover
Photo taken by Andrea Watts of the Buck’s Logging operation.
Preparing for the Future and Adapting to the Times
With over 40 years in Southwest Washington, there aren’t many hills this family hasn’t logged.
Going Strong for Three Decades
Kurk Erickson came into the profession with his barn boots on.
New T-Winch Rocking the Steep Slopes
Recently delivered from Austria, EcoForst’s T-Winch is putting on a show across the steep slopes of Western Oregon’s Coast Range.
Taking Care of Your Rubber Track
Tips to help your company maintain and protect rubber track.
Firebreak Column — Mopping Up
Across the nation, more than 28,000 people were fighting wildfires at the peak. Now the nation deals with the aftermath.
Tech Review — Feller Bunchers
A review of the industry’s top feller bunchers.
Tooke to Take Charge