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April 2005


New & Noted at the OLC

The Oregon Logging Conference continues to live up to its billing as one of the largest and best logging equipment shows in the world, with exciting forestry programs and seminars as a bonus.

Held in February at the Lane County Fairgrounds in Eugene, the 67th annual OLC gave loggers the opportunity to view a large variety of logging iron, and to network and exchange ideas with friends and associates in the logging business. The Oregon Logging Conference was indeed packed with unique opportunities for forestry professionals to learn more about their trade.

Following is a review of some of the equipment unveiled at this years show.


For more information on these products, please fill out our request form at the bottom of this page.

Madill has come out with two new machines. The 800 harvester comes equipped with a Cummins QSB 5.9 litre engine with 185 hp at 2,220 rpm. It has a swing speed of 11 rpm, swing torque of 60,000 ft lb, tail swing of 102 and a boom reach of 286. Its gross lift capacities range from 15/23,000 lbs to 25/11,000 lbs. It has a 28 clearance and its track dimensions measure1010 wide by 143 long. The harvester head is a Waratah HTH 622 or customers choice.
The 800 heel boom log loader has the same engine, swing speed and swing torque as the 800 harvester. It has a 344 reach, and the following gross lift capacities: 15/31,300 lbs, 25/15,600 lbs, and 35/9,300 lbs. The undercarriage is 143 long by 1010 wide with 26 grouser shoes. It operates at two speeds to 3.4 mph, and the cab is sloped for better visibility.   www.madillequipment.com Reader Service #3092

New to Fintec is the 540 screening unit and the 1107 jaw crusher. The 540 is said to be ideal for screening recycling, demolition, topsoil and other products. Its a high capacity machine12 by 5 on both screen decks and an additional five-degree screening angle built into the bottom deck. The main conveyor is 42 and side conveyors are 25 with variable speed. And it comes equipped with a 96 hp Deutz water-cooled diesel engine.
The 1107 is suitable for crushing, recycling, demolition and other applications. It has a Sandvik SRP 44 by 28 single toggle primary jaw crusher. It features a fully hydraulic wedge-type system for CSS adjustment, and hydrostatic crusher drive complete with reverse jaw movement. Its hopper capacity is 7.85 cubic yards, the main conveyor is 42 and it is powered by a 365 hp Deutz V6 engine.  www.fintecni.com
Reader Service #3093

Husqvarna displayed two innovative chainsaws at the OLC. The 5.4 hp 575XP/XPG/XPWs new X-TORQ engine provides high torque over a very wide rpm range. It uses less fuel and its low exhaust emission levels are in accordance with EPA 2. It weighs 6.8 kg and has been ergonomically improved to reduce fatigue. The XPG comes with heated handles. And the XPW features a full wrap handle.
The 4.9 hp 570 weighs 6.8 kg and has the same X-TORQ engine. It also uses less fuel and features air injection, allowing the saw to run stronger and longer, and Smart Start for easy starting.   www.husqvarna.com
Reader Service #3094


DENIS CIMAF introduced the DAF-080 front-mounted brushcutter for skid steers and the DAH-050/060 brushcutter. Because of the response to the larger DAF-180, the company developed a lighter version for skid steers 65 hp and up, the DAF-080. It uses a 72 wide cutting rotor consisting of 25 fixed knives with bolted-on blades, and features a height-adjustable attachment system. It requires continuous hydraulic flow between 25-30 gal/min, an operating pressure of 3,000 psi, and a rotating speed of 2,300 rpm. The DAH-050/060 was designed for excavators and backhoes of the mid-size class. It will cut and chip trees up to 15 cm in diameter and leave mulched material on the ground. These heavy brushcutters are ideal for roadside clearing. The -050 has 13 blades on the rotor, whereas the -060 has 19. They are 33 in width, with a 41 and 54 cutting width. www.deniscimaf.com Reader Service #3095

Komatsu Forest
Komatsu America Corp introduced the PC200LL-7 and PC220LL-7 purpose-built forestry machines featuring a new high/wide track frame and woods-tough guarding and cab/riser packages. Durability and performance are increased by incorporating swing and track components from the next-larger-size-class excavator. Both models are built standard with many of the protection and performance features formerly handled at aftermarket. The PC200LL-7 has an operating weight of 62,488 lb with 143 hp and a swing torque of 54,970 ft/lb, while the PC220LL-7 weighs 77,788 lbs, operates at 168 hp and has a swing torque of 75,902 ft/lb. Both machines are ideal for efficient log loading (both heel-type and butt n top methods), shovel logging, road building, delimber and processing applications.   www.komatsuamerica.com  Reader Service #3096

Caterpillar has come out with a new, more comfortable, and safer cab. The cab not only meets the new safety regulations, but exceeds them. It has excellent visibility and superior site lines to the work area, with floor-length glass windows. The cab is quiet and features ergonomic control placement and convenient adjustments that allow the operator to fit the machine comfortably. Low lever and pedal effort, ergonomic seat design and highly efficient ventilation help reduce operator fatigue and improve operator efficiency throughout the shift.  www.cat.com Reader Service #3097



The company introduced the SK 120TR and SK 200TR custom track mulchers. The SK120TR comes with a 120 hp Cat 3054 engine and has an enclosed cab. The track is 18 in width and 73 long and the machine has a turning radius of 95 from centre. It is 167 in length and 77 wide and comes with a FECON BH74 attachment. The larger SK 200TR features a 200 hp Cat 3126E engine and pressure compensated and load sensing hydraulics. Its 159 long and 97.5 wide. And it comes with a FECON BH120-2 attachment with a working width of 85. www.suptrack.com Reader Service #3098

The newest addition to Risley Equipments line of attachments is the Premio L-Series of dangle processor/harvester heads. The unique feed roll geometry of the Premio line ensures fast gripping and good support of softwood stems in all weather conditions, resulting in superior log quality while maintaining high productivity. www.gorisley.com Reader Service #3099

Rotobec introduced bunching grapples and mini power attachments at the OLC. The grapples come in three models F800HD, 51000HD and 51250HD. The square feet deck area (when tip to tip) ranges from 8.6 to 13.5. The height of the grapples closed is 50-7/8, 52-3/4 and 57-5/8 respectively. All cylinders are rated 500 psi with double cushioning and integrated lock valve. The mini power attachments, the PC108 and PC025, are dedicated to mini excavators with operating weights of four to eight metric tons. They are made of high tensile steel, have replaceable bucket teeth and optional bolt-on positioned luggings for easy interchange. They are ideal for mini excavator uses. www.rotobecusa.com 
Reader Service #3100

At the 2005 OLC, Quadco unveiled the largest disc saw head it has ever produced, the model 2900 intermittent. With its 29 cut capacity, it is a true big wood/steep country saw head. An improved dual-motor hydraulic system provides 56 per cent more cutting power than the 2800 model. Saw speed is an impressive 855 rpm. As with all the other Quadco felling heads, the 2900 is available with optional 40-degree, 360 degree or Extreme Service 360-VI tilt system for added buncher versatility. www.quadco.com  Reader Service #3101


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