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March 2006  - The Logging and Sawmilling Journal



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Maintenance simplified on new Link-Belt

The 330 LX Link-Belt has been updated with a Tier 3 Emission Certified Engine, resulting in a productivity boost for the machine. In addition, operator comfort has been enhanced and service and maintenance simplified.

The 330 LX features a 271 hp, sixcylinder, four-cycle diesel engine utilizing a commonrail fuel injection system, a fuel cooler and turbocharger with intercooler. The Isuzu AH-6HK1XYSS engine reduces nitrogen oxide emissions while retaining performance, reliability and durability by utilizing a new engine design technology— Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR). Operators can experience an increase of up to 10 per cent in horsepower and a seven per cent improvement in fuel economy.

Caterpillar to expand GPS capabilities

Caterpillar offers new technology on several of its control and guidance products to provide customers with a broader range of GPS positioning frequencies.

The broader range will allow Caterpillar products such as AccuGrade, CAES and Aquila Drill and Dragline Systems to use the US NAVSTAR GPS system

L5 and L2C frequencies as well as the Russian GLONASS G1 and G2 signals. Customers located in the northernmost regions of Canada will be most affected by this new release and will experience dramatic productivity improvements. In addition, those working in areas where line of sight to the sky is difficult, such as in dense tree-lined areas, will witness improved uptime and capabilities. The new technology will be available on Caterpillar products by the end of 2006.

Wainbee purchases Del-Tech

Wainbee Limited, a leader in the distribution of fluid power and automation components and systems, has acquired Del-Tech Automation of Prince George, BC.

Wainbee, headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, now has 16 locations coast-to-coast, servicing customers from Vancouver to Halifax. Founded in 1957, Wainbee Limited is a 100 per cent Canadian, employee-owned company that has been located in Western Canada since the early 1970s. Its Western Regional office is in Richmond, BC, with additional Western offices in Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon and Winnipeg.

Komatsu’s excavatorstyle joystick controls now in backhoe loaders

Komatsu Canada Limited has upgraded its line of backhoe loaders with excavator- style joystick controls. The excavator- type control options are offered on the WB140-2N, WB140PS-2N, WB150- 2N, WB150PS-2N and the WB150AWS- 2N backhoe loaders. Other recent upgrades to these loaders include increased hydraulic speed, stronger, more advanced components and Tier 2 compliant engines.

The excavator-type control system features tiltable joystick control towers, function control buttons, and an easy-toread dash panel. The two joystick control towers adjust to a 15-degree tilt to provide the best visibility of the excavation area. Each joystick is equipped with an adjustable wrist support for better comfort during operation. The backhoes are also equipped with function control buttons for increased sensitivity during operations while maintaining maximum performance.

The Economy Mode button provides fine control when excavating around inground utilities while the Power Mode increases power and speed. Operators can easily find the correct working position using the mechanical memory lock on the joystick. These function modes are also said to increase fuel efficiency.

West Salem Machinery’s new high volume grinding system


West Salem Machinery’s 4064 horizontal grinding system is a high-volume, stationary grinding system available with chain, vibratory, or belt infeed conveyors. This grinding system features a massive overhead power feed mechanism to provide a controlled, metered feed to the grinder.

The upstroke grinder design provides a large feed opening and the mill duty, disc-type rotor allows multiple hammer configurations for superior performance in a wide variety of applications—from high-volume processing of wood waste into board furnish, mulch, fuel; re-grinding to produce bedding or play-chip; or primary reduction of green waste for compost and/or mulch. The system is also available with single or dual electric drive motors, for reliable, low cost operation.

Available options include pre-screening, metal discharge conveyor, and magnetic separation, to provide a complete wood waste recycling system.

Deere to close Canadian production facility

Deere & Company has announced that it will close its manufacturing facility in Woodstock, Ontario in September 2006, with production from the factory moving to existing Deere operations in Davenport and Dubuque, Iowa.

The Woodstock facility manufactures full-tree forestry products for Deere’s Worldwide Construction & Forestry Division.

Consolidating this portion of its fulltree forestry equipment production into the existing facilities in Iowa will reduce costs and further improve product delivery times, the company says, as well as enable plans to expand Deere’s line-up of full-tree forestry products.

New site prep tractors from Blount

With 90-degree articulation and the muscle to power mulchers, stump grinders and rotary mowers, the 220 hp Hydro-Ax 764 and the 260 hp Hydro-Ax 864 are the latest heavy-duty, site prep tractors from Blount.

The new Cummins QSB 6.7L engine powers the tractors. Backed by the Cummins Uptime Guarantee, these engines meet the Tier 3 emissions requirements and provide more power and higher torque with less noise. The engine is designed to maximize machine performance through a “power bulge” that boosts the horsepower when the engine is loaded.

The tractors’ load-sensing hydraulic system is engineered to provide smooth hydraulic power while consuming less fuel. And a new feature, the Hydro-Ax Quik-Flow selection system, allows the operator to quickly and easily install and operate a variety of attachments.

John Deere unveils new feller bunchers and felling head

John Deere Forestry has introduced the new 643J and 843J feller bunchers and the new FD22B felling head to the market.

Upgrades to the new feller bunchers include: increased horsepower for faster cycle times and quicker saw recovery speeds; a hydraulic power management system that increases multi-functioning and keeps the saw from stalling; a reverse cooling fan package that provides excellent debris management; a forward-sloping windshield for increased visibility; and a redesigned, roomier cab.

The FD22B’s redesigned horn and pocket increase accumulation capacity, while the wider-spaced arms and increased clamping strength provide better stem control. Anti-clogging features such as the tapered saw housing and increased radial tooth clearance keep debris buildup to a minimum.





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