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New & Noted at the Oregon Logging Conference



The Oregon Logging Conference held in February was an opportunity for loggers to take a look at what dealers and manufacturers have in terms of new iron and associated support equipment. Logging and Sawmilling Journal reviews some of the new equipment that was unveiled at the OLC.

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Caterpillar introduced the 330C Forest Machine at the Oregon Logging Conference. The 330C is available in four arrangements that will work productively and cost effectively in a variety of forest applications. The Standard General Forestry arrangement is designed for delimbing and processing on roads or cleared landings. The High-Wide General Forestry model is a good match for off-road applications and road building. Two Log Loading configurations are availableone with a Cat cab and riser, the other designed for use with Auxiliary Equipment Manufacturer (AEM) cabs. The new model delivers 12 per cent more horsepower than the B series machine it replaces. Hydraulic flow has been increased by 17 per cent and swing torque is five per cent higher. The company says these enhancements will boost performance, reduce cycle time and improve productivity. Improvements to the undercarriage and other new features extend reliability and durability in severe applications. A Cat C9 engine provides power for the 330C FM. Rated at 247 net horsepower, the engine features a trademarked Hydraulic Electronic Unit Injection (HEUI) fuel system for reduced fuel consumption and emissions. Reader Service Card #670

Eagle Carriage & Machine introduced the new Eagle VI at the OLC. The carriage is equipped with a 28.5-hp diesel engine and has a load capacity of 25,000 pounds. It weighs in at 2,650 pounds. Line capacity ranges from 7/8 to 1 3/8 on skyline and 9/16 to 7/8 on skid line. It has a low line speed of 350 ft/min and high line speed of 500 ft/min. Line pull is 2,800 pounds. It passes supports and extension shackles up to 1 3/8. The Eagle VI carriage features a hydrostatic slack pulled drive. It drops the line down on the way out, and drops the turn down on the way in at the landing. Reader Service Card #671

Blount debuted the new Prentice 490 dual arch grapple skidder with outstanding visibility. Also on display were the Hydro-Ax 721 hydrostatic rubber-tired brush cutter, the small and nimble Fabtek 153 harvester with 6' extendo boom and Fabtek FT-240 dangle head. The Prentice 620 FB highlighted the massive four-way leveling system, high torque forestry duty track system and cool hydraulics. The strong lift and long reach is at home swinging second growth fir or clinging to a 50 percent slope. Prentice, first because they last. Reader Service Card #672

ACME Manufacturing, Inc., the original developer of the modern motorized hydraulic slack pulling carriage, manufactures several carriage models from 8 to 28 hp. weighing as little as 700 lb. The carriages are built tough and are designed to minimize down time, increase productivity and maximize profits. ACME carriages outperform the competition. They travel over intermediate supports and flush shackles. ACME also offers their patented Pear Rings and Toggles for yarders and skidders. For more information call today or visit their web site at www.acmecarriages.com.  Reader Service Card #673

Denis CIMAF Inc was exhibiting for the first time at the Eugene show this year. It was an interesting comeback since Equipments Denis Inc. (now known as Denharco Inc.) The product displayed at the exhibition was the DAH-150 heavy-duty brushcutter. This equipment was specifically designed for excavators in order to give an outstanding performance on 20-and 22-ton class excavators, without the adding of a powerpack. This brushcutter/chipper is also available in a smaller version, the DAH-100 (1 meter of cutting width). Reader Service Card #674

Less than 24 hours after the OLC ended, the new Keto 800 PHD dedicated processor that was on display at the Forestry Equipment/Hakmet exhibit area was processing wood for Thomsen Timber out of Olympia, Wash. Keto's first dedicated processor was designed and built to process heavy west coast wood up to 30" in diameter. The dual track feed system gives the head enough traction and delimbing force to delimb and process the toughest, limbiest wood. Thomsen Timber has since purchased a second Keto 800 PHD. Reader Service Card #675

LogMax revealed the upcoming release of the 12000 at the 2003 OLC . This 7500-lb head will complement the LogMax line up, 3000, 5000, 7000, and 9000, on display at the show. The updated 5000 III Heavy-Duty incorporates 18 improvements which enhance durability, serviceability, performance and reliability. The new and improved 7000 replaces the popular 750 introduced in 1977. The 7000 improvements include increased guarding and protection as well as a wider/heavier frame. Reader Service Card #676



Partek Forest, Timbco, Valmet and Komatsu machines were on display together for the first time. Modern Machinery has nine Pacific Northwest locations and also had an extremely successful show. On display were Komatsu log loaders, a Komatsu carrier with a Pierce stroker, a new Timbco 475E steep slope feller buncher available in both leveler and flat bottom configuration, a Timbco 445 buncher, a Valmet 860 forwarder, a Valmet C-T-L simulator and a Valmet feller buncher simulator plus a large selection of Valmet "Heavy-Weights" harvester/processor heads. Reader Service Card #677

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