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November 2004


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West Salem introduces new grinder
West Salem Machinery (WSM) has introduced the Model 5472 vertical feed grinder. It features a 54 diameter by 72 wide, fully machined rotor for processing large volumes of mixed wood and bark into a sized product. The grinder is suitable for use with drives from 400-1,000 hp. Key design and construction features on the 5472 improve its operation and reduce maintenance costs in tough mill applications. Features include: heavy duty infeed chute with optional ballistics protection; full interior wear liners (1 to 3 thick); 12 diameter shaft; heavy duty spherical roller bearings mounted in cast steel pillow block housings; hydraulic pivoting grinder housing; modular screen grates and superior product sizing; and heavy duty hammers (swing or rigid) with reversible/replaceable hammer tips. WSM offers a complete line of severe duty grinding machinery, including portable and stationary grinders in vertical and horizontal feed designs and a complete line of screening equipment. www.westsalem.com  Readers Service Card #9059

Volvo signs rental franchise contracts in Alberta
Volvo Construction Equipment Rents, Inc (Volvo CE Rents), has announced the signing of franchise agreements for two new Volvo equipment rental centres in Alberta. Extreme Rentals, Inc, in Grande Prairie, and Rocky Rentals, in Rocky Mountain House, have entered into franchise agreements to own and operate independent Volvo CE Rents centres in Alberta. The new equipment rental centres opened for business this fall. The principal Volvo products for rental centres include the companys comprehensive line of compact excavators and wheel loaders and its backhoe and skid steer loaders. The new Rocky Mountain House and Grande Prairie rental centres will carry, in addition to Volvo construction equipment, a comprehensive line of essential equipment and tools for the construction, commercial, industrial, and homeownermarkets. www.volvo.com  Readers Service Card #9061

Bracke Group implements changes
A lot has transpired at Robur Maskin, ForeCare and TTS Forest. The three companies involved in forest regeneration are now assembled under the parent company, Bracke Group. First, Robur Maskin is now called Bracke Forest. And since the development and sales of the companys GIS/GPS-based system was so successful, they have divided ForeCare into two companies. The GIS/GPS part is now called Bracke Systems. The forestry consulting and training portion is called Bracke ForeCare. Lastly, TTS Forest, which is a Finnish sales company, will now be called Bracke TTS Oy. The changes were to create a strong, closely-knit and aggressive group of companies with a mutual goal. www.brackegroup.com  Readers Service Card #9062

New Razorback wood hog from Rader
The Razorback wood hog from Rader offers a unique horizontal feed-through fibre processing solution. The turbine-type wood hog processes high production levels of wood waste with a controlled discharge particle size, while using 40 to 50 per cent less energy. Material entering the machine is quickly cut between the angled hammers and attrition plates as it moves along the length of the rotor. The 360-degree helical cutting surface provides a hammermill hog that will match the output of a conventional hog for 50 per cent of the horsepower, the company says. The adjustable particle sizing allows for boiler optimization. www.rader.com  Readers Service Card #9063

Baldor offers severe duty motors
Baldor offers a wide range of severe duty motors directly from stock, including premium or standard efficiencies in ratings up to 500 horsepower. Non-stock (to 2,000 hp) motors are delivered in ten working days. For most extreme applications
where downtime is critical, Baldor IEEE 841 motors are said to be ideal. These are NEMA Premium efficient motors that exceed IEEE 841-2001 specifications. Standard efficient severe duty motors include chemical processing motors and Dirty Duty motors. The motors feature cast iron construction for extra durability. They are built with Class F insulation, Class B temperature rise, and a 1.15 service factor. For severe environmental operating conditions, Baldor chemical processing motors provide extra protection with corrosion resistant epoxy finish, regreasable ball bearings, oversized rotatable cast iron conduit boxes, stainless steel nameplate and corrosion resistant hardware. www.baldor.com  Readers Service Card #9064

Blount contributes to Log-A-Load for Kids at Demo 2004
Dennis Eagan, president of logging equipment manufacturer Blount Inc, presented Log-A-Load For Kids Canada with a cheque for $2,000 during the recent Demo International 2004 equipment show in Quebec. Gerard Robichaud, chairman of the board of directors of the Canadian Woodlands Forum, which coordinates the Log-A-Load For Kids Canada program, accepted the cheque on behalf of the organization. The figures are still preliminary, but we managed to raise over $16,000 for childrens hospital foundations during Demo, Robichaud said. We are proud to be a part of the forestry industry and the family of loggers who have banded together through Log-A-Load to raise money to help critically ill and injured children, Eagan said. Blount, which produces Fabtek and Prentice harvesting equipment, has been a contributor to the organization since its inception in the United States in 1988 and has donated a total of $5,290 so far this year. www.blount.com  Readers Service Card #9060

Hyundai expands excavator line
Hyundai Construction Equipment (HCE) continues to expand its line of excavators with the new R140W-7, R170W-7 and R200W-7 wheeled excavators. These new models are positioned in the forefront of a 29-model excavator product line, and deliver greater power, productivity and precision for road and bridge building. The wheeled excavators feature an improved Computer Aided Power Optimization (CAPO) management system, including new mode controls for greater operator efficiency and flexibility and a self-diagnostic display system that provides technical information for 48 functions. Other features include a redesigned cab and enhanced hydraulics. www.hyundai.com  Readers Service Card #9065

Jarraff introduces amphibious tree trimmer
Jarraff Industries recently introduced the Amphibious Jarraff All-Terrain Tree Trimmer. The Amphibious Jarraff is able to operate in water as well as swamps and marshy terrain. The units design incorporates amphibious tracks that allow operation in challenging environments. The tracks are equipped with pontoon floats and the floats are compartmentalized for added safety. The machines 24 carbide tip blade operates at 3,200 rpm, providing top-of-the-line cutting power. The non-conductive boom extends up to 75 and comes equipped with limb deflectors for great operator protection. And the Jarraffs high tensile fiberglass construction provides shock resistance, strength and safety. www.jarraff.com  Readers Service Card #9066

New grinder from Continental Biomass
Continental Biomass Industries (CBI) has introduced the newest in its line of Magnum Force grinders, the 6800T. Its the first track grinder that can grind wood as fast as a 30 chipper can chip, with hammer tips that can last up to 20 times longer than a comparable chipper, according to the company. Its physical dimensions3910 L (in travel position) x 106 W x 119 H, and weight of 75,000 lbsmake the 6800T easily transportable. And its available with either Cat C16, or 3412E diesel engines to provide up to 1,050 hp. The new unit is equipped with CBIs new IntelliGrind operating system, featuring automatic variable feed speed and upper feed roll adjustments tied to engine load, and a modem communications system that provides for real-time system diagnostics. www.cbi-inc.com  Readers Service Card #9067

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