Morbark Introduces Model 4600
Morbark introduces its newest horizontal grinder, the Model 4600. This Wood
Hog is built to fit the niche between the 3600 and the 5600.
It's built with a larger hammermill with more tip swing. Depending on the
horsepower, grate size and the type of material being processed, this machine
can produce anywhere between 150-400 yards per hour. The 4600 is 52,500 pounds
and a tri-axle. It can move with less weight restrictions and few permits making
transportation easier and faster. For more information, call (800) 233-6065 ext.
279, or visit the Morbark web site at www.morbark.com.
Blount recently introduced a new line of Hydro-Ax rubber tire feller-bunchers.
The first models off the production line are the 185-horsepower Hydro-Ax 570 and
the 205- horsepower Hydro-Ax 670. With 90-degree steering articulation, both
tractors are highly maneuverable for working in tight stands. "These
tractors will provide the logger with options to cover all applications and
environments," said Dick Hemmelgarn, vice president of sales and marketing.
"When we designed this line of feller-bunchers, we knew loggers would need
some pretty strong reasons to invest in new equipment during these tough
times," said Chris Williams, product specialist. "So we focused on the
improvements that would make a difference in productivity, efficiency and the
loggers' bottom line."
A new eyebrow skylight and curved windshield
are innovations that provide an unobstructed view of the trees from top to base.
The windshield and side windows slope inward two degrees at the bottom, which
reduces sun glare and prevents dust, rain and debris from sticking to the
windows. Large side and rear windows complete the operator's 360-degree viewing
area. For more information contact the Forestry and Industrial Division of
Blount, Inc. at (919) 269-2463 or visit the company web site at www.blount-fied.com
Bull Hog‚ Wood Shredder
FECON Inc. has made it easier for Bull Hog owners and prospective buyers to make
carriers. Mechanical mounts are now available to match the Bull Hog to carriers
from 55 to 350 hp, whether the vehicle is rubber tired or tracked, including
excavators and tractors. Powered hydraulically or used in tandem with a tractor
PTO, the Bull Hog is capable of shredding dense brush and undergrowth as well as
standing or fallen trees, stumps and root balls. For more information contact
FECON Inc. at (800) 528-3113, fax them at (513) 956-5701 or visit their web site
Morbark Talon Debris Shear
Morbark has introduced their model 60 Talon Debris shear to provide
contractors with another
tool for cycling stumps, logs, ties, poles and other wood waste. The Talon is
designed to split and shear wood materials up to 60 inches and is also useful
for stump removal. Also, pre-processing with the Talon eliminates rocks and dirt
from material, which means less wear and tear on the grinder. In addition, it
sizes the material allowing wood waste to quickly flow through the grinder. For
more information call Morbark at (800) 233-6065 or (517) 866-2381, or visit
their web site at www.morbark.com .
Wood-Mizer's Thin-Kerf Headrig
Wood-Mizer has come out with their LT300 Thin-Kerf Headrig to take the place
of small circle-saws and offer higher production than stationary
versions of portable bankmills. It uses two joysticks, programmable setworks and
an optional climate-conditioned cab. It's also available with optional in-feed
and out-feedmaterial handling. With the LT300 Wood-Mizer has tried to eliminate
the cost of hiring a saw filer and buying leveling equipment. The LT300 utilizes
Wood-Mizer's exclusive .098 kerf bands, which can be remanufactured for just $6
each. For more information you can contact the company at (800) 553-0182 or
visit their web site at www.woodmizer.com
Stellar OTR Tire Truck
Stellar Industries Inc. has introduced the Tire Man, their largest OTR (off
the road) tire service
truck. It features a 28000 crane with a lifting capacity of 280,000 foot pounds.
It will pick up 28,000 pound at 10 feet. The Tire Man is equipped with a Tire
Manipulator model TM14160, which can lift 14,000 pound and has a 160-inch clamp
opening. The tire service body provides 114 cubic feet of storage space and the
package also includes an SHD-245 hydraulic driven air compressor capable of
producing 110 cfm at 175 psi. For more information please contact Stellar
Industries at (641) 923-3741 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Van Air Drying System
Van Air's single tower compressed air drying systems can prevent airline
freeze-ups that cause cold weather downtime in sawmills and lumberyards.
By removing excess moisture and other contaminants, air-operated cylinders,
tools and valves keep running and last longer with clean dry air. The system
eliminates the need for gas injection systems, requires no power source, and can
be skid-mounted for easy transportation. For more information contact Van Air
Systems, Inc. at (800) 840-9906, fax them at (800) 826-2471 or visit their web
site at www.vanairsystems.com .
Stihl's New MS 390
Stihl has come out with the MS 390, a mid-sized chain saw. It's designed for
pulpwood and firewood cutting. Features that put it above its predecessor
include the oilsaving Ematic™ system, Master Control Lever™, and the
IntelliCarb™ compensating carburetors. For more information you can call (757)
Komatsu Unveils Truck in June
Komatsu's new 40-ton HM400-1 articulated truck will be available this June.
It offers earth moving, road construction and quarry markets. It
features a maximum gross vehicle weight of 147,000 pounds, allowing up to a
40-ton payload at 35 mph. It's powered by a 430-hp engine and has a 6-wheel,
continuously oilcooled multiple disc braking system. "The HM400-1 has an
excellent payload-to-weight ratio - over 55 percent of the total weight is
payload so you haul more payload, not dead weight," says Steve Moore,
articulated truck product manager. For more information visit the Komatsu web
site at www.KomatsuAmerica.com .
Tigercat is building its first run of 250 series knuckleboom loaders - the
first loader with high-pressure hydraulics. The hydraulic system is virtually
identical to that of the 845B feller-buncher with the same pumps and swing drive
as well as advanced load-sensing and anti-stall features. The machine is powered
with a 215-hp (160 kW) Cummins 6CT8.3 engine. The 250 is available with the 32
ft (9.75 m) boom set with or without a live heel. Lift capacity is estimated to
be 20 percent higher than the 240B series loaders and swing torque is
approximately 50 percent higher than the 240B. For more information, call
Tigercat at (519) 442-1000, email email@example.com
, check the Internet at: www.tigercat.com
, or contact your Tigercat dealer.