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July Aug 2003

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KONE Seeks New Owners for Parteks Forest Machines
Following the acquisition of Partek Corporation last year, KONE Corporation is seeking new owners for Parteks tractors and forest machines division, Partek Forest and Valtra. While the search for new ownership progresses, KONE says it will be business as usual for the manufacturing, sales and support of the Valmet and Timbco machine lines. Partek Forests position in the global forest machine market is strong and its brands are set for future growth, through the support of dealers, customers and other business partners. KONE developed a materials handling division for the container handling, load handling and tractors and forest machines business, while divesting itself of other Partek businesses and holdings. The materials handling division will now concentrate on container and load handling. Reader Service Card #6058

Hultdins New Generation Grapples
Hultdins has introduced a new line of tree length grapples for demanding knuckle boom log loader applications. The new generation models feature heavy-duty robotic weld construction, built-in cylinder rod protection, wear resistant replaceable arm tips and a high capacity IR12 rotator capable of withstanding high loads in all directions, the company says. The TL430 with a 43 opening weighs 1,415 lbs. The TL480 offers a 48 opening and weighs 1,448 lbs and the TL520 has a 52 opening and weighs 1,536 lbs. Standard grapple features include a 1,000-hr greasing interval, patented tapered sleeve pin design that eliminates any joint motion and cushioned cylinders. www.hultdins.com  Reader Service Card #6059

Vancouver Gets Major Sawmilling Event
Master Promotions Ltd has announced a new sawmilling event for Vancouver, BC, InterSaw West, scheduled to debut in September 2004. Patterned after the companys successful InterSaw/InterScie show in Quebec, InterSaw West is part of the companys Forest Industry Trade Show portfolio expansion. BC and Alberta harvest half of Canadas total wood volume and produce the countrys largest volume of solid wood products. Western mills are recognized as among the most efficient in the world and mill operators know how important it is to keep up with the latest technology, pointing out the need for a strong, focused event. Mark Cusack and Jeff Lacey will handle the day-to-day operations of InterSaw West. A complete show information package and an early space-booking program will be introduced in the near future. www.masterpromotions.ca  Reader Service Card #6060

Log a Load for Kids Raises $9,600
Log A Load for Kids raised more than $9,600 at the 45th Annual Interior Logging Association Trades Convention held in Vernon, BC in April. In just three days, volunteers sold 100 donkey toys donated by Timberjack and Sunny Bear Pins. They also collected donations from more than 180 exhibitors. Marcels Equipment Ltd made an important collaboration by donating the use of an excavator for one montha $10,000 value. It was auctioned to Sunshine Logging Ltd, the highest bidder. The Log A Load for Kids program provides an opportunity for forest industry members to help sick or injured children and truly make a difference in their lives. Reader Service Card #6061

Coes D*TEC Optimization Improves Recovery
Coe Vision Systems from Coe Manufacturing have biological defect recognition and classification capabilities that are now able to capture increased value from planermill production by enabling consistent, repeatable grading decisions. Two other contributors to increased value realization are minimizing above grade in packages and significantly increasing recovery of premium grades. Coe Manufacturing recently installed the new D*TEC5000 GradeScan System at Roseburg Forest Products Dillard, Oregon planermill. Coe says preliminary results have produced as high as 98 per cent accuracy and a major increase in recovery of their upper grades. www.coemfg.com  Reader Service Card #6062

Log Lathe from Isaac Ironworks
Isaac Ironworks offers the SVMLT3210 log lathe for machining building logs for log homes. Operated by a 10-hp single-phase or three-phase electric power pack, the 5,000-lb machine is 40 long and 48 wide and has a capacity to turn out 32 logs in 5, 6, 7, 8 9 or 10 diameters. The machine turns logs and cuts Swedish cope and saddle notches all in one setting. It features hydraulic carriage feed, two hydraulic log levelers with rollers, hydraulic powered notching and hydraulic log turning. Reader Service Card #6063

Shellmaster Wrapping Solution
Usital Canada Incs automated bundle wrapping solution, the Shellmaster, with Stretch Wrap Xp, offers quality, speed and safety without staples. The wrapping material consists of 4-mil stretch film with an abrasive outside texture for safety. The fully-automatic, five-face wrapping system uses no staples and has a capacity of two to five feet in width, six to 16 feet in length and a maximum height of 48 inches. With an approximate 43-second cycle time and PLC controls, the power system features 100 per cent variable speed a/c motors with air cylinders and no hydraulics. www.usital.com  Reader Service Card #6064

BGR Develops Expansion Slotted Saw
BGR Saws has introduced its Expansion Slotted Saw design across Canada and the US, with all mills achieving positive results and a dramatic reduction of deviation, the company says. The heat build-up on blades at high linear saw speedswhich causes the saw plate to expand and deviation to occuris reduced by an increased number of teeth in the saws, which also achieve a smoother finished product. The expansion slots in the saw blade also absorb heat, further reducing deviation and tension loss. The blades are easier to maintain, have a longer life expectancy and stay flat, as they no longer need as much tension, the company says. www.bgrsaws.com  Reader Service Card #6065

Tigercats Six-Wheel 640 Hauler
Tigercats new multi-purpose, off-road utility vehicle, the six-wheel 640 hauler, is based on the C640 clambunk. Tigercat has lengthened the rear chassis of the C640 clambunk skidder to accommodate a variety of off-road hauling applications. The first 640 hauler is equipped with a hydraulic dumper and serves as an off-road articulating dump truck. The six-wheel bogie design and long wheelbase offer many advantages, the company says, including low ground pressure, a smooth ride and excellent traction. Hydrostatically driven for ease of operation and high performance in challenging terrain, the 640 hauler also has potential for fertilizer, manure or herbicide spreader applications. www.tigercat.com  Reader Service Card #6066

Caterpillars New Logging Grapples
Four new logging grapples from Caterpillar comprise the GL-Series for Cat forest machines. The new grapples feature 360-degree rotation and wide jaw openings of 52, 55 and 60the GL 52, GL 55 and the GL60. The GL 60 is available in either a bunching or sorting configuration. Built for endurance in high-volume logging applications, the grapples are designed to handle large bunches of stems or single, large logs. The interlocking tines close down to 5 for picking and sorting. Other features include optimized leg design, high torque motor, heavy-duty rotate bearing and recessing pins. Caterpillar grapples are designed and built to match the performance and operational characteristics of Cat forest machines. www.cat.com  Reader Service Card #6067

Hysters Pneumatic Lift Truck Offers 28,000-lb Capacity
The new H280HD pneumatic lift truck from Hyster Company provides a 28,000-lb lift capacity for heavy duty lifting in adverse outdoor applications such as lumber yards. A one-piece cast axle frame provides unmatched strength, the company says, with fixed-length, non-adjustable tie rods that ensure steer tire alignment and optimum tire life. A tapered roller bearing mounting for spindle/king pins supports the vertical loading of counterweight and steering direction rotations. Spring-applied, air-released brakes are standard, with a parking brake integral to the braking system for full lock down capabilities. Other features include streamlined mechanics, a balanced hydrostatic power steering cylinder that provides equal bi-directional steering, and pilot centred wheels that fit over the steer wheel hubs and planetary hub to support the wheel load. DIN nut wheel-attaching hardware with integral washers eliminates the need for wheel alignment torquing and provides quick access to service. www.hysterusa.com  Reader Service Card #6068

High Output Grinder Economical Recycler
A line of high-quality vertical rotary grinders from Recycling Technologies Inc (RTI) economically recycles plastic and wood industrial waste. Available with a two-year warranty, the grinders offer a low noise level of 80 to 85 decibels, a high torque of 30,000 ft/lbs per inch, extra heavy-duty, all-steel construction, thick sidewalls and a rotor shaft with solid steel discs, each pocketed to accept three knife holders. Other features include CNC-machined scalloped rotor knives that are six times indexable with a 180-degree rotation for easy maintenance, a solid one-piece forged steel shaft, heavy-duty steel hopper and ram and solid-state PLC controls that monitor and control all functions. Magnetic separators, horizontal feed grinders and shake and belt conveyors are optional. www.recyclingtechnologies.com  Reader Service Card #6069

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KONE Seeks New Owners for Parteks Forest Machines  #6058
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Vancouver Gets Major Sawmilling Event   #6060
Log a Load for Kids Raises $9,600   #6061
Coes D*TEC Optimization Improves Recovery    #6062
Log Lathe from Isaac Ironworks   #6063
Shellmaster Wrapping Solution  #6064
BGR Develops Expansion Slotted Saw  #6065
Tigercats Six-Wheel 640 Hauler   #6066
Caterpillars New Logging Grapples #6067
Hysters Pneumatic Lift Truck Offers 28,000-lb Capacity #6068
High Output Grinder Economical Recycler # 6069

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