QM Bearings has
developed a new,
patented Blue Brute
V-Lock bearing that's
ideally suited for
and forestry applications needing easy installation and maximum
locking capability. It can be installed and removed in
about 10 minutes for most applications and doesn’t require
feeler gauges for checking clearances.
Initially, V-Lock will be available in a range of shaft sizes
from 2 7/16" to 3 15/16". Most sizes will be available in pillow
block, flange block and piloted flange steel housing
styles. Acomplete selection becomes available in March 2006.
Customers may choose from eight primary and secondary
seals. Just like other Blue Brute bearings, they can be ordered
in many configurations
without paying custom
bearing prices. Go to www.qmbearings.com for more information.
John Deere has come
out with the new 643J and 843J Wheeled Feller Bunchers.
They feature the emission-compliant John Deere 6068H engine,
with increased horsepower to a 174 rated hp in the 643J
and 225 rated hp in the 843J. That power boost dramatically
increases the machines’ multi-functioning capabilities and
cycle times, making operators more productive.
The best-in-class cabs feature the new forward-sloping
windshield and a larger skylight to provide excellent visibility.
And the new hydraulically reversing cooling fan automatically
blows debris off the grill screen for better airflow
into the engine.
On the working end of the new J-Series machines is the
new FD22B Felling Head. The redesigned, slightly offset accumulation
pocket increases its accumulation capacity up to
20 percent more than the previous model. With the improved
tilt-back geometry on the head and new link, the feller
bunchers provide better load transfer capabilities and stability,
especially in those hardwood bottoms and hollows. Visit
www.JohnDeere.com for details.
New Felling Head
Quadco has just introduced its
new high-speed disc saw felling head
specially designed for big wood.
It has a large 28" single pass tree
It has an overall height of 10' 7"
and extended arm spread to increase
leverage. The heavy-duty 360VI wrist
allows maximum versatility and fiber
savings. It can be mounted on any
large counterweighted feller buncher. The company states
that it is one of the most economical disc systems on the market
with replaceable bolt-on tooth holders and QuadToothR.
For details log on to www.quadco.com.
In October Dynamic
Power Source, LLC
(DPS) announced the
release of two new
PowerBox™ versions— the 280MP and 280HD.
One of the most significant features of the 280MP is its
more compact design (20”W x 36”H x 48”L) as well as its
ability to be mounted onto the side pack of a service body,
into the load space of a pick-up or service body vehicle. It
relies on an 18-hp gasoline powered Kohler engine, a 20 CFM
Quincy compressor and 200 amp/5,500 watt generator/
The 280HD (hydraulically driven) power unit is ideal for
vehicle applications that already utilize a power take off
(PTO) system. The 280HD provides users with 200 amps of
welding, 5,500 watts of power and 20 CFM of air, and requires
a 14GPM at 3000PSI. The unit is completely self-contained
and offers a weather resistant, easy access control
panel, which can be attached to the unit or mounted remotely
in various places on the vehicle. To see more log on to
An accumulation of
snow and ice on the
undercarriage or on
top of a truck or trailer
can add thousand of pounds of unwanted weight, reducing
the legal payload, stressing the equipment, and increasing
the risk of overweight violations and fines.
"A one-inch layer of ice or wet snow weighs as much as
five pounds per square foot," says Peter Panagapko, president
of TruckWeight. "Accumulated on the underside of a 53-
foot trailer, that inch-thick sheet of ice or wet snow could
amount to more than 2,000 pounds you didn't know you
Owner-operators and truck fleets in logging and other
weight-sensitive markets are using TruckWeight's wireless
onboard scale, called Smart Scale, to monitor the effects of
snow loading. "The scale helps them track changes in their
gross and axle weights during the course of a trip in snowy,
wet, or icy conditions," says Panagapko. "It gives drivers precise
weight information so they can talk to their dispatcher or
customer about how to proceed if the vehicle approaches its
legal limit, and it eliminates surprises at the scale house."
Visit www.truckweight.com for more.
Blount’s New CTR 320
Blount’s new CTR 320 delimber
features a wide, Vshaped
throat opening that
funnels logs into place for fast
and easy loading and delimbing.
Introduced by the
Forestry and Industrial Equipment
Division of Blount, Inc.,
the CTR 320 incorporates
other innovations, such as an automatic chain tensioner, to
increase productivity and cut maintenance time.
With three knives and a 20-inch throat opening, the CTR
320 can accommodate multiple stem softwood, large pine
and medium hardwood. The CTR 320 has all the same design
advancements of the 426 in a more compact machine. The
clean, ribbed structure is designed to stand up to daily delimbing.
There are no weld joints in high load areas and the
rigid, skeletal design disperses the stress generated during
delimbing from the knives down and out through the cradle
mounting. Both the 320 and the 426 can delimb trees as small
as 3? inches in diameter.
The CTR delimbers have a unique roller adjustment system.
Lead screws in the base control a sliding wedge that
raises and lowers the roller. This patent-pending innovation
prolongs the life of the bearing and the bearing bolt. For
more details visit www.blount-fied.com.
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