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The Foresteri series of truck loaders from Kesla Oy of Finland includes
the F2008 and F2008T, the F2010 and F2010T and the F2012 and F2012T, with
the F29, F38 and F45 grapples. With gross lifting capacities ranging from
79,000 lbs to 113,600 lbs, the loaders offer reaches ranging from
25'11" and to 31'8". Weighing between 3,720 lbs and 5,490 lbs
without grapple and rotator, the loaders' boom extensions are 5'3"
and 6'6" in the T models. Other features include: rotators with
continuous slewing angle and slewing torques ranging from 13,700
to 19,900 lbft.
The F29, F38 and F45 grapples have gripping areas of between 0.28 to 0.44
cubic metres, tip to tip, and gripping forces ranging from 2,870 lbs to
3,910 lbs. Weighing from 363 lbs to 559 lbs, the grapples have a maximum
working pressure of 3,300 psi.
Reader Service Card #250
The new Prentice 384 truck mounted log loader from Blount features a
32-foot purpose-built delimbing boom with steel castings at the base
end, the mid-boom and the main stick end for reliability in delimbing and
loading applications. A swing torque of 42,450 ft-lbs and a swing speed of
11 rpm also increase loading and delimbing efficiency, while the
custom-engineered, excavator-type hydraulic system is designed for fast
cycle times, smooth operation and maximum reliability, the company says.
Other features include: ergonomically designed joystick controls and
rocker swing pedal; stabilizers with a below ground reach of 16.5"
for easy set up and operation; cross plate reinforcement for a solid box
structure; a solid subframe for optimum stability; a Lexan skylight and
Reader Service Card #251
Profab Manufacturing Ltd
Alberta legislation recently approved, by permit, 9'6" wide axles for
logging trailers. Profab Manufacturing has responded to this change by
producing an entirely new Alberta tridem log trailer specifically for this
market. While self-loading applications are not uncommon for 8'6"
wide tridem pole trailers, stable support for the wider configuration on a
slider assembly is, the company says. Profab's PF30A features a tridem
walking beam suspension with 56 inches between axle seats and 60"
axle spacing, as well as a new trailer body to accommodate
the robust, yet agile suspension.
The truck equipment includes a sliding bolster/jack-knife reach assembly
equipped with a 10' bunk, tire rides and fenders, configured to provide
the 69 inches of travel that is required to load and unload.
Reader Service Card #252
Penz and ExTe, distributed by Transcontinental Crane Ltd, offer modern
technology and design options for both short and long wood loaders and log
securing systems. Penz logging cranes are manufactured from heat-treated,
stress relieved steel with a lightweight design that translates into
higher payloads. The Penz 9100 H/HL and the Penz 25000 H/HL are fully
hydraulic self-loaders built to meet or exceed any North American
manufacturing code. With a Z-form design and 33' boom length, they come
equipped with high-pressure piston pumps, engineered valving, lock valves,
convenient and trouble-free rotating distributors and double rack and
pinion slewing systems.
ExTe bunks and stakes are manufactured in Sweden with a safety standard
that exceeds any in North America, the company says. With bolsters of
steel and stakes of aluminum, they can accommodate any trailer design or
purpose with the benefit of 40 per cent less weight combined with a 30 per
cent increase in strength. The ExTe Luftman, a pneumatic self-adjusting
tensioning device, offers a constantly re-adjusting system that keeps
difficult loads tightly secured.
Reader Service Card #253
Manufacturer of the Viking lineup of logging trailers and accessories,
Deloupe Inc has been a producer of forestry-oriented trailers for 30 years.
Its galvanized steel bunks and stakes are the lightest available, the
company says, and are at the forefront of the battle to reduce maintenance
costs. Another maintenance saver is the use of Schedule 80 hydraulic
piping. Deloupe trailers are built with the versatility of being very easy
to convert from conventional format to a loader-mounted one. The inclusion
of knockout hydraulic piping slugs during the production cycle makes
resale easier and also saves many hundreds of dollars to the owner who
later decides to install a loader.
Offering a quality product and after-sales service, Deloupe uses top of
the line Michelin tires, Hendrickson suspensions, Alcoa rims, Webb drums,
Haldex brakes and Holland landing gears.
Reader Service Card #254
The 80B loader from Rotobec is built of high tensile steel and is the lightest
in its category, allowing a larger truck payload and reduced fuel
consumption. The smooth hydraulic system allows for faster and more
precise operation, while an ergonomic seat and accurate joysticks provide
comfort and minimize operator stress. The loader also features continuous rotation
with standard boom mounted lights for efficient and trouble-free operation
even when the workday extends beyond daylight.
Reader Service Card #255
The latest development at Vanguard Cranes Inc is the telescoping operator
cab that can be raised or lowered with a hydraulic control valve so the
top of the cab can slide down to maintain legal height for highway
transport. With cycle times of less than 10 seconds, the 1028 and the 1028
Extend-a-Jib loaders also offer a 44" west coast pole grapple, 25'
and 32' of boom reach respectively and 28,000 lbs of lift capacity at
a10-foot radius. Other features include Vanguard-built double acting
hydraulic cylinders with induction hardened chrome rods, aircraft aluminum
pistons and glands, close tolerance micro-honed normalized tubing and
heavy-duty base mounts and rod ends complete with self-aligning bearings.
The Vanguard line also includes the 1010, 1016, 1021 and 1034 loaders.
Standard are 360-degree non-continuous rotation and aluminum construction,
with continuous rotation and steel construction optional on all models.
Reader Service Card #256
The Super B logger from Doepker Industries Ltd is stronger and lighter as
the company strives to lead the way in logging trailers. Featuring
high-tensile steel and lightweight stakes, the Super B is the lightest on
the market, the company says, and accommodates both 8' and 16' standard
log lengths. A high flex rail and floating cross-members provide added
durability in uneven terrain. For better traction and stability on
impassable roads, the rear trailer is designed as a stand-alone triaxle.
The Doepker 5 Axle Logger offers versatility with two ways to haul.
Eight-foot logs can be loaded crossways or 16-foot logs can be loaded
lengthwise. The centre stake can be removed for easy grapple access. A
double stake pocket at the rear of the trailer is standard equipment.
All Doepker logging trailers come standard with tough, full-length cable
Reader Service Card #257
Ocean Trailer distributes Anser Manufacturing's complete line of quality
logging trailers in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and
Manitoba. A builder of quality trailers for the logging industry for more
than 20 years, Anser manufactures tandem and tridem pole trailers, single
or tandem axle jeeps, low profile log jeeps, Super B shortwood trailers,
straight and drop frame shortwood trailers, plus custom-designed trailers
such as the lightweight pole Super B. Ocean Trailer offers full service,
parts and sales for Anser Manufacturing in Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg and
Coquitlam and also distributes the Knight, Columbia-Remtec, Utility,
Wilson, Roadmaster and Raja Industries lines of trailers.
Reader Service Card #258
Trailer manufacturer Altek Trailer Inc is providing new solutions for the
transportation of logs and has engineered Super B trailers that have the
capability of hauling long logs, cut-to-length and 16-foot logs. Tridem
hayracks, jeeps and pole trailers are also manufactured by Altek Trailer,
a company that understands how crucial tare weight is when designing its
trailers to help increase profits. Lowbeds, jeeps and boosters are also
available to assist in the moving of forestry equipment. Altek's trailers
are distributed by Arne's Trailer Sales.
Reader Service Card #259
A recognized trailer manufacturer since 1969, Temisko offers equipment
built to customers' specifications, meeting their demands for
configurations to match requirements. With new harmonizations between
Ontario and Quebec for 53' trailers equipped with a fourth axle-which must
be a self-steering axle that equalizes with the tridem-Temisko works with
major component manufacturers to check on availability, performance and
weight requirements. Many new components are available for either light or
heavy duty work environments.
Reader Service Card #260
Brodex Industries constructs tridem, triaxle and quadaxle trailers. All
trailer bodies, frames, bunks and bolsters are constructed with QT100
material and all Brodex trailers are manufactured using F22, 77-inch track
axles with 10 stud uni-mount aluminum hubs. HT300-15 Hendrickson Turner
air ride suspension is featured on Brodex's tridem pole trailers. The
triaxle and quadaxle trailers offer rubber bushed walking beam
Circle Reader Service Card #261
Advanced Engineered Products
Available in a variety of configurations, logging trailers from Advanced
Engineered Products have a reputation for quality and reliability as a
result of the company's quality control programs. The Tridem Short Wood
Logger comes in either a straight or drop frame model and can be used with
tandem or tridem drive trucks. With its wide range of bunk configurations,
it can be used to haul anything from wood to pulp, the company says. The
ultra-versatile Long Wood Super B can be used to haul long wood one way
and short wood the other, eliminating the need for time-consuming
changeovers. Advance offers factory-supported facilities and a countrywide
Reader Service Card #262
Fabricated according to high quality standards out of highly resistant
steel, Manac forestry semi-trailers are tough, productive and dependable.
Manac constantly improves its design and fabrication procedures, the
company says, in order to offer semi-trailers that are lighter for extra
payload yet tough enough for Canadian roads and weather conditions. With a
range of configurations, axle spacings and bunk set-ups, Manac logging
trailers are available in regular, B-train or off road with a drop or
tapered frame. Different bunk models are available.
Reader Service Card #263
Aspen Custom Trailers
Aspen Custom Trailers, designed in BC and manufactured in Alberta,
features its Range Runner series for the forest industry. Designed to
operate as a triaxle trailer or in combination with a tandem axle jeep or
single axle tag dolly, the base model of this lowbed is designed to be
tough and features a 50-ton load capacity. It can be ordered with a wide
or narrow gooseneck, with just over 21 feet of 10-foot wide flush deck,
making it a TAC-legal lowbed trailer. The triaxle rear frame is designed
with depressed cross-members and an optional boom support and a beavertail
for loading over the rear.
Circle Reader Service Card #264
Porcupine Trailers, manufacturer of Timmins Trailers, is offering a new
line of lightweight logging trailers for Quebec, Ontario and Western
Canada. Weighing as little as 8,000 kg, the 10-bunk, four-axle trailers
offer increased payload to compensate for new highway regulations. Timmins
also offers its regular line of trailers for rugged off-highway use. The
high lift design of the Timmins Air Lift has been upgraded, making it one
of the most versatile on the market, the company says, while the
lightweight picket or stake competes in weight with aluminum. The move to
lightweight designs has brought about modifications to 55 per cent of the
The Timmins line of wagons is now two inches lower in height than last
year's models and is available with air ride suspension in a range of
Reader Service Card #265
A world leader in the manufacture of hydraulic self-loaders and stationary
electric loaders, Loglift/Jonsered offers a totally engineered loader that
is hydraulically synchronized for smooth operation and superior cycle
times. Utilizing piston pumps matched to an engineered valve at around
3400 psi, the loaders are productive while requiring little maintenance. A
balanced rack and pinion swing system, along with high-grade steel and
castings, also give them the lowest operating weight. The unique boom
configuration allows the loaders to reach closer in than other brands, the
company says, while the telescopic booms give the longest reach with
excellent capacity. The self-loader offers a functional cab and all the
loaders can be custom fit to specific applications. The machines are
marketed in North America through Partek Cargotec.
Reader Service Card #266
LEMCO Hydraulics offers the XLT 170 knuckleboom loader with a 20,000-lb
lift capacity, a 23-foot boom and LEMCO-designed cylinders built
specifically for the job. Featuring high tensile steel, the XLT 170 offers
stress-proof steel pins with aluminized bronze bushings, full continuous
swing and a maximum lifting height of 30 feet at a seven-foot radius. With
a mounted weight of 9,600 lbs, the loader offers a 40-gallon reservoir,
high-pressure filters and return line filter. Its flow-on-demand hydraulic
system has a variable and load-sense piston pump, a load-sense,
pressure-compensated directional valve and hydraulic pilot controls.
Options include live heel or extension boom and either a 1/3-cord bypass
or a butt-type grapple.
LEMCO also offers the lighter XLT 70 and XLT 80 with a 7,000-lb and
11,100-lb lift capacity, respectively, at a 10-foot radius. The 4,500-lb
XLT 70 has a maximum horizontal reach of 22'6" and a maximum lift
height of 30 feet at a seven-foot radius. The 6,900-lb XLT 80 offers boom
lengths of 22'6", 24'1/4" and 27'6". Both have A-frame type
stabilizers for maximum stability and are available in either truck or
Reader Service Card #267
Barko's 225 and 295 truck/trailer mounted knuckleboom loaders feature a
closed-centre load sense hydraulic system. Instead of increasing engine
sizes and pump flows with an open-centre system to achieve these results,
Barko designed these models with faster boom
and swing functions and increased swing torque with a closed-centre load
sense system. It allows Barko to use single main and secondary cylinders
and sufficient horsepower engines to achieve 25 to 35 per cent faster boom
speeds, better lift capacities and 50 per cent faster swing speeds than
the company says. In addition, fuel consumption is decreased considerably
as the system provides hydraulic power only when functions are actuated.
Swing torque is also higher to accommodate pull-through delimbing
functions in both models. Weights of booms, subframes and other structural
components have been reduced for easier transport through the use of
stress flow design, requiring less steel plating in high stress areas.
Reader Service Card #268
The diverse product line offered by Knight Trailer Company Inc includes
standard or specialized truck rigging, tandem and tridem pole trailers,
triaxle drop-frame and straight-frame loggers, tandem and tridem jeeps,
hay racks and custom equipment for specialized applications. In-house
engineers have developed a lowbed line that ranges from lightweight 40
tons to hydraulic neck lowbeds with a capacity of 125 tons.
In the business for 30 years, Knight Trailer has designed and built chip
trailers for all applications, as well as gravel boxes and construction
trailers. They design and recommend products to standard or specialized
Reader Service Card #269
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