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September 2005  - The Logging and Sawmilling Journal





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New series of feller
bunchers from Tigercat

Tigercat has released the first run of 860C feller bunchers, phasing out the 860/870 series feller bunchers. The new C-series carrier has undergone a groundup redesign.

The C-series line-up includes the 860C, 870C and L870C feller bunchers, the H860C harvester, S860C shovel logger and D860C delimber carrier—all based on a common platform. Highlights include an advanced cooling system, a new operator’s cab and a redesigned engine house.

The C-series carriers are powered by a 280 hp Cummins QSL9 Tier II engine operating at 1,800 rpm. The entire roof enclosure retracts clamshell style, providing full access to the engine. A large, hinged door provides additional quick access to the engine compartment, and a manually tilting enclosure provides access to the pump stack.

Valley Machine unveils
cant sizer

In Atlanta this summer, Valley Machine Works unveiled its latest development— the Valley Machine Cant Sizer. This custom-built machine was designed after listening to customers’ upgrade project needs. The machine optimizes production and produces a cleaner, safer system, which is easy to tie into an existing mill flow.

The Valley Cant Sizer increases product value by sizing squares/ties exactly to customers’ specifications without costing valuable time on a resaw system. Optimization also allows the Valley Cant Sizer to remove a board from either dimension or split in two to ensure the highest possible value from every square without occupying the sawyer’s time.

LBX expands dealer

LBX Company, LLC, the manufacturer of Link-Belt excavators, has announced the appointment of six new authorized dealers, one territory expansion, and a new branch location. Two of those locations are in Canada.

Hood Logging Equipment Canada Inc will cover Manitoba, Western Ontario, and Central Saskatchewan. Hood is located at RR 2 Arthur St West, Thunder Bay,
ON P7C 4V1. Their website is They have
branch locations in Hearst, ON, and
Swan River, MB.
Ramco Sales Inc will cover Alberta.
Company headquarters are located at
1072 Main Street, Pincher Creek, AB T0K
1W0. Their web address is www.ramcosales.
com. They have branch offices in
Calgary, Red Deer, Taber and Lethbridge.

New log loader from
Arbro Fer

The new Arbro Fer AF-712 log loader features a soundproof and spacious operator’s station, a forestry-designed boom with a 42’ maximum reach, as well as a lifting capacity of 20,500 lbs at 30’. It’s powered by a Cat C9 247 hp diesel engine at 1,800 rpm (full load). The power shift transmission is powered by a hydraulic motor—five speeds forward and three reverse. A steady optimal balance between engine speed and hydraulic power ensures maximum energy efficiency. The all new highpressure hydraulic controls increase lifting capacity.

The AF-712 has one hydrostatic swing mechanism with double planetary eduction. The rated swing torque is 79,657 lbs-ft.

MTS Sensors presents
new position sensors

MTS Sensors’ G-Series and R-Series sensors are the latest innovations in the Temposonics family of magnetostrictive position sensors. The sensors are optimized to benefit customers in the wood products industry, as well as other applications in harsh environments. Just a few of the features include: a new rugged design to maximize machine productivity and uptime; sensor diagnostics that minimize maintenance and operation cost, while replacing the need for a voltmeter or oscilloscope; and enhanced sensor design that eliminates damaged PCBs (printed circuit boards) due to miswiring.

In addition to the shared features, the G-Series also has increased shock and
vibration resistance and reduced EMI susceptibility. And the R-Series is a digitallybased“smart” sensor featuring enhanced output capabilities and improved sensing performance and accuracy.

Tembec signs distribution
agreement with
Norjohn Emulsions

The Tembec Chemical Group, a leading supplier of lignin, alcohol, phenolic resin, and MDI binders to various market sectors, including the OSB industry, recently announced that it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Norjohn Emulsions.

Under the agreement, Tembec will serve as the exclusive distributor of emulsion waxes on behalf of Norjohn to the OSB industry.

“Norjohn’s products have an excellent reputation within the forest products industry and its expertise combined with Tembec’s OSB knowledge will benefit Tembec’s customers with improved products that deliver efficient manufacturing results and enhance OSB panel performance,” said Archie Reynolds, vice president and general manager of Norjohn Emulsions.

Wood-Mizer opens first
authorized sales centre
in Canada

Wood-Mizer Products Inc has expanded its presence in Canada with its first authorized sales centre. The new facility joins the four Canadian branch offices and brings sales and service closer to existing customers and future customers.

Wood-Mizer Canada – Ontario North, located in Thunder Bay, services Northwestern Ontario and Manitoba and is managed by Wayne and Kandice Howarth. The company anticipates that it will experience success similar to the seven Wood-Mizer authorized sales centres in the US.

Uvex FitLogic wins
BusinessWeek IDEA

Uvex FitLogic safety eyewear from Uvex was among the winners of this year’s Industrial Design Excellence Awards (IDEA). Taking an award in the 2005 Business & Industrial Products category, Uvex FitLogic is a new safety eyewear style that provides virtually infinite adjustments for face, cheekbone, ear and nose profiles.

A pioneering nosepiece design rotates 360 degrees, pivots, and slants in and out to provide a precise fit for almost any nose bridge. In addition, the temple arms ratchet up and down, then click securely in place to provide a contour fit for cheek profiles.

Hyster introduces new
lift trucks


Hyster Company has announced the newest addition to the Fortis line of lift trucks. The sit-down, counterbalanced IC, solid pneumatic tire, Fortis H40-70FT offers low operational costs while exceeding the industry’s standards for dependability, productivity and ergonomics.

With capacities ranging from 4,000 to 7,000 lbs (1,814 to 3,175 kg), this new series of lift trucks reduces operating costs by matching the right engine with the proper transmission for specific application needs. Multitiered enginetransmission configurations create efficient powertrains, which offer greater fuel efficiencies and productivity.

A redesigned hydraulic system increases dependability. Simplified hydraulic components and routing away from heat sources reduces the number of potential leak points. The electrical systems have also been upgraded for improved reliability.




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