May June 2005





New Tigercat Forwarder Line Up
Tigercat has modified the current forwarder line and plans to expand its product offering. The new line up will consist of models 1055, 1065 and 1075 ranging in capacity from 14 to 20 tons. The Tigercat 1014 model has been relabeled the 1065. It’s the mid-range model of the three—an 18-ton capacity machine capable of operating in challenging terrain. Using various bunk and crane configurations, the 1065 can handle single 16-foot logs or customized to double bunk 3-meter log lengths. The 1018 series forwarder will be replaced by the Tigercat 1075. The 1065 and 1075 are both powered by the Mercedes 906 engine rated at 228 and 241 hp respectively. Differences between the two models include larger bunk options, 20-ton rated bogies and a stronger driveline for the 1075. The 20- ton forwarder is designed for tough, high-production transporting applications. The 1055 forwarder is scheduled to launch in mid-2005. The 14-ton capacity machine will be equipped with 14- ton bogies and smaller, narrower bunk options for selective thinning and some clear fell applications. Visit  for more information.

New from BABAC are the 5/8" and 3/4" Forestry Protection studded tire chains. These tire protection pattern chains feature the added traction benefit of the innovative U-Form® studs. Each stud is welded on the flat/square side of the link to stay upright, offering constant ground contact. The tighter Diamond™ net design provides superior tire protection and traction with six studs per diamond. Each pair of BABAC tire chains is hand assembled for optimum quality control and uses 10B21 Through Hardened™ Boron alloy steel for uniform hardness and strength throughout. Visit  for more information.


Peterson's 6700B Horizontal Recycler
The Peterson model 6700B Horizontal Recycler was unveiled to recycling professionals at CONEXPO/CONAGG in Las Vegas this Spring. The 6700B is the newest model in the company's established line of heavy-duty grinders that uniquely converts raw materials into higher value end products. Powered by a 1000 ph Caterpillar 3412E diesel engine, the 6700B is designed for size reduction of large quantities of mixed landfill, construction and wood materials. For example, the feed opening of 50 x 66 inches allows the 6700B to process massive stumps that used to be reserved for tub grinders. It features an adaptive control system that monitors the grinding load and varies the speed of the feed system to keep the engine working at the top of its power curve. It even monitors the engine temperature and varies the speed of the cooling fans to optimize cooling while minimizing power usage and reducing fuel consumption. The Peterson quick-change multiple grate system (patent pending) makes it easy to customize grate configurations to produce a wide variety of finished materials. For more information log on to

Hydraulic Pressure Gauge for Bull Hog®
The new PSI Gauge from FECON offers higher performance and efficiency for operators of Bull Hog® Skid Steer Models. The optional Hydraulic Pressure Gauge offers an indication of rotor speed to operators so they can maintain peak mulching performance. Heat generation in the hydraulic systems is also minimized. The gauge helps operators know when to pull out of the work so the rotor can recover. For experienced operators, the Hydraulic Pressure Gauge can help them maximize productivity. Optimum rotor speed and torque can be measured for the type of materials they are processing. For more information visit

Valmet 765 Skidder
The new Valmet 765 single- or dualarch skidder is powered by the fuel efficient, Tier-II Cummins QSB 5.9L engine, delivering 205 hp at 2200 rpm. The engine provides excellent fuel economy by maximizing torque at low rpm and offers an extended torque curve to ensure the power and performance needed to pull heavy loads. The 151" long wheelbase and 128" wide stance with outboard planetaries distribute the machine’s weight evenly and give the 765 a low center of gravity and the ability to stick to slopes. Six speeds forward, three reverse make driving effortless with top a speed of 18 mph. Front and rear on-the-go differential locks engage independently and internal disc brakes in oil (two brake sets/axle) assure strong stopping power. Valmet’s exclusive single-cylinder action with internal timing bar and continuous 360-degree rotation grapple makes gathering stems smooth and easy with a standard 123" opening or the optional 127" opening grapple. An optional 50 gal fuel tank or winch is also available. For more, go to .


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