March April, 2004






Cryogenic Processing to Increase Blade Performance
You can now improve performance and increase the life of metal cutting tools, blades, punches, dies, slitters, shears and knives through cryogenic processing — at 300 degrees below zero. Cryo-processing increases abrasive wear resistance, raises the tensile strength and decreases brittleness in one permanent treatment. It creates a denser molecular structure and closes the grains structure, resulting in a larger contact surface area that reduces friction, heat and wear. Cryogenic treatment changes the entire structure, not just the surface. Subsequent refinishing or regrinding operations don’t affect the permanent improvements of the processing. When the cryo-treated tool does wear, the degree of wear reportedly is less severe, slower and more uniform. Therefore, less material must be removed to re-sharpen it. For more information call (603) 755-9232 or fax (603) 755-9232.

Komatsu’s New PC300LL-7 Forestry Machine
In January, Komatsu America Corp. introduced the PC300LL-7, its first Dash 7 purpose-built forestry machine. It features two new forestry track frame options — High/Wide and standard clearance — and “woods-tough” guarding and cab/riser packages. To increase durability and performance it incorporated swing and track components from the next-larger-size-class excavator. The PC300LL-7 operates at 242 HP with a swing torque of 96,503 ft/lbs. for log loading (both heel-type and butt-n-top methods), shovel logging and road building applications. The PC300LL-7 can be configured to meet two applications — Log Loader and Roadbuilder — offering more flexibility. And it features the company’s patented, load-sensing HydrauMind hydraulic system that automatically adjusts machine operation to compensate for the given application. For more information on this purpose-built forestry machine, please contact your local distributor or call Komatsu at (866) 513-5778, or visit their website at

Rayco Forestry Mower, C87FM
Rayco Manufacturing, Inc. has enhanced its C87FM compact crawler forestry mower. It now has a more powerful 4cylinder 87 hp Deutz turbo diesel engine, coupled to a 41 gpm hydrostatic transmission delivering up to 6000 psi to the mowing head. Still standard is the air-conditioned cab, sliding side windows, and pilot controlled joysticks. For more information visit  or call (800) 392-2686.

The New Timberline DL3800
The DL3800 uses Timber-line’s blending of horsepower and hydraulic output to achieve high production delimbing. It incorporates a side discharge chute for the added advantage of short wood delimbing as well as longwood decking. DL3800 also features Timberline’s internal hose reel for smoother, more efficient boom motion. The internal hose reel eliminates the external cables and hoses found on some competitive models. The DL3800 has the power to handle hardwood jobs at top speed. Optional feed rollers produce speeds that rival processor heads while delivering steady production and purpose-built reliability. The DL3800 comes standard with a 215 HP, or an optional 240 HP Cummins diesel engine. For more information, contact your nearest Timberline dealer or visit them online at

Prentice Zero Tail Swing Bunchers
Blount, Inc. introduces a new line of Prentice Track Feller Bunchers and Harvesters. The 1000 Series features the Prentice 1090, 1190, 1190T and 1290T, all with tilt and non-tilt mechanisms. The tilting models, 1190T and 1290T have a patented 3-cylinder tilt mechanism with simultaneous tilting forward and side-to-side. The machines feature a rugged undercarriage. Proven final drives and travel motors provide up to 82,940 lbs. of drawbar pull, with up to 35” of ground clearance. The machines have a 500-hour oil change interval to reduce maintenance costs and improve productivity. The zero tail swing machines are designed to perform in tight areas for select cut and thinning applications. They are equipped with Cummins QSC engine, a 24-valve cylinder head and Cummins Quantum System. They have 17,000 lbs. of bare pin lift and have a reach of over 26’. The four new zero swing models are now available at Prentice dealers throughout North America. For more information call (919) 269-7421 or visit

Mid-Sized Sawmill From Norwood
Norwood has come out with the LumberLite™ 24 mid-sized bandmill. It can handle logs up to 24” wide, cutting lumber 17” wide and shaving veneer as thin as 1/16”. Many of the features from the larger LumberMate™ have been incorporated, including the same bandwheels, carriage wheels, blade-guide rollers and industrial-grade power coating. It’s equipped with a 9 hp Honda OHV engine. The LumberLite™ is offered in modular form and comes with a two-year warranty. For more information call (800) 567-0404, email, or visit their website at

HogZilla introduces HZL series grinders
The New HZL Series Grinders are built with the same commitment to reliable performance that HogZilla has provided with its tub grinders. By providing similar features including over-sized components, solid construction, and production oriented design, the HZL Series lives up to HogZilla’s Monster Grinder reputation. The HZL Series can be configured in stationary, portable, or track mounted arrangements with engine choices ranging from 400 hp to 1,000 hp. The HZL can be equipped with a variety of different mill drive systems including Wet Clutch, Hydraulic Coupling, or Torque Converter. The HZL Series also provides several choices in hammer mills, feeder sizes, and styles allowing the grinder to be custom built for the end user. For further information call tollfree at (800) 743-3491, visit, or email


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