Caterpillar recently introduced the 311C Utility Hydraulic Excavator. The 311C
boasts higher performance than the 311B and
also has a 15-inch smaller tail swing radius than the 311B. The excavator is
powered by a CATŪ 3064 turbocharged, four-cylinder diesel engine. It's designed
for high torque rise at medium speeds, making it more fuel efficient and weighs
in at 26,410 pounds. In addition, its front linkage operation accommodates two
different sticks and five different buckets. For more information contact your
local dealer or log onto their website at www.cat.com.
Timbco 380 & 385 Harvesting
In the Spring of 2001, Partek Forest acquired the Rosin line of heavy harvesting
heads. The Rosin heads were designed conceptually similar to Valmet's line of
heads - the 945, 960, and 965
- except they were larger and bigger. After some upgrading and refining of the
Rosin product, Partek Forest is now introducing the North American built Timbco
380 and 385 single-grip harvesting attachments. Both heads incorporate many
features similar to the Valmet heads. But they are also built for heavier duty
work. "What's different with the Timbco heads are the generally larger
dimensioned components and larger feed-motors required for the heavy harvesting
conditions experienced in some areas of North America", says Tim Lee,
Product Manager, Attachments for Partek Forest in Gladstone, Mich. "These
heads are primarily designed for attachment to Timbco rubber-tired or tracked
carriers, but are available for other excavator type carriers as well". For
more information visit the Timbco website at www.timbcohyd.com
or email Timbco at Timbco@timbcohyd.
Morbark debuts 20/36 Track
In March, at the ConExpo-Con/Agg Trade show, Morbark will be debuting its heavy
duty Model 20/36 Track Chipper. It's designed to process up to 18-inch material
in various locations and reduces the need for extra support equipment. It also
features a hydraulic discharge spout so chips can be conveniently directed in a
180-degree arc and is equipped with a 36-inch diameter drum, and a Mor-Lift
Model 150 Knuckleboom loader with a 14' reach. For more information check out
the Morbark website at www.morbark.com.
Franklin Environmental Brush
The Franklin Brush Cutters are safe, environmentally friendly vegetation
management tool. With a light footprint and a big bite, they are ideal for
right-of-way, land clearing, fuel reduction and thinning. Franklin carriers
allow the use of high flow contained debris attachments without modification.
For more information call (757) 562-6111, or fax them at (757) 562-3631.
Bandit's 24" Whole Tree
Bandit has added a 24" diameter capacity unit, Model 2400, to their
line of whole tree chippers. The 2400 can produce approximately 100 tons of
chips per hour, depending on the quality and size of material being processed.
The hydraulic five wheel feed system consists of two horizontal and two vertical
wheels with an added top wheel set on a diagonal. The extra wheel nearly doubles
the feed wheel surface area that comes in contact with the wood making it easier
to feed large trees as well as short, blocky material. For more information
visit the Bandit website, www.banditchippers.com
or email them at brushbandit@
Parker 351TC and 351ST
Parker Hannifin has introduced their 351TC and 351ST abrasion-resistant hoses
designed for one-half SAE 100R1 minimum bend radius applications. Available with
a Super Tough polymeric cover for severe applications, both hoses offer a 4,000
psi constant working pressure in sizes that range from 1/4" to 3/4"
ID. They are constructed of an oil-resistant, Nitrile-based synthetic rubber
tube that makes them compatible with a variety of fluids. For more information
call toll free 1-800-C-PARKER, or check out their website at www.parkerhose.com
Gruendler 2860 T-Rex
Gruendeler has introduced their new Gruendeler 2860 T-Rex portable
horizontal grinder, the newest addition in the T-Rex line. The 2860 is designed
to rip through most wood waste with its 28" diameter roter. It's powered by
a standard 500 hp or optional 650 hp engine. For more information on the 2860 or
any of the other Gruendeler grinders, call (989) 288-3121 or log onto their
website at www.gruendlercrusher.
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