Maintainer Corporation announced the addition of new 16’ electric-hydraulic and hydraulic cranes to its innovative line of service truck cranes.
The new EH3516 electric-hydraulic crane has a 15,000 foot/pound crane rating and maximum lift of 3,500 pounds. The crane features a planetary winch, with hoist drum and wire rope located outside of the boom for improved operator visibility. The new cranes are mounted with a universal 14.75” x 14.75” or 11.5” x14.75” bolt pattern, which allows the crane to be added to a variety of truck bodies. The new crane will also be offered in a full hydraulic version. www.maintainer.com
Barko’s new Strong-Arm Grapples provide a highly productive solution for log handling and delimbing applications. Designed to optimize the performance of Barko B-Series loaders — including all trailer/truck-mount, tracked, rough terrain carrier, and stationary loader models — the grapples deliver superior rotator torque, clamping force, and arm speed.
The Strong-Arm Grapple lineup consists of three models. The 4250, 4850, and 5250 grapples have maximum openings of 42.0, 48.1, and 52.1 inches, respectively, with each rated for up to 50,000 pounds of lift capacity.
The grapples offer powerful rotation torque and clamping force. A compact rotator allows for hoses to be contained in a single bundle between the boom and grapple, providing better hose protection. Other features include 360-degree continuous rotation and a fully supported rotator drive pinion gear. And the hydraulic motor is designed to maximize hydraulic flow. www.barko.com
Tigercat is pleased to announce the launch of RemoteLog, the company’s new telematics solution. RemoteLog was designed after extensive field research worldwide, and the result is a simple, robust telematics solution that works even in the most remote locations.
Loggers can easily track key machine performance metrics from their desktop or tablet to maximize machine productivity and reduce operating costs.
RemoteLog uses a satellite data connection that provides global coverage. Data is automatically updated to secure servers on a regular basis. Data includes: (1) machine location and movements; (2) activity timeline to identify when a machine is idle, operating, shutdown, or refueling; (3) fuel levels and consumption; (4) mechanical performance parameters; and (5) critical machine messages. www.tigercat.com
Wood-Mizer introduced a large capacity, modular, multi-head HR700 industrial resaw. It is
Wood-Mizer’s largest capacity resaw capable of handling up to 15.75” x 15.75” cants. The machine’s modularity makes it easy to expand from the standard two heads to a maximum of six heads. In its maximum configuration, the HR700 converts large cants into six boards and one slab in a single pass. Heavy, powered hold-down rollers stabilize cants on a durable twin-track steel belt conveyor as they are fed through each head during sawing.
Power options include: 20 hp per head standard and 30 hp per head optional. Cutting capacities are 15.75” x 15.75” max
cant height and width, 12’ max cant length or unlimited with additional tables. It also features one to six-head modular configuration. www.woodmizer.com
Rotochopper has introduced the RotoLink 2nd generation remote monitoring system with live connection to the grinder controller and Rotochopper Customer Service.
Work in real-time with Rotochopper Customer Support to view machine settings and troubleshoot issues. Using RotoLink, multiple users can work together through live connection on smartphones or computers to monitor and adjust critical machine settings from anywhere in the world. Monitoring capabilities include maintenance life, vibration and bearing temperatures, engine data and production data.
Operators set up email and/or text message alarms to alert multiple users immediately when a fault alarm occurs. Easily connect RotoLink and your grinder through cell modem, ethernet or Wi-Fi. Data logged during operation and diagnostics is available to machine owners for the life of the machine. www.rotochopper.com
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