Case Adds 70-Ton Excavator
Case Construction Equipment recently introduced its new
70-metric-ton CX700 Excavator. Case has also taken advantage
of Tier III technologies to upgrade its CX330 Excavator,
increasing power and improving fuel economy, while adding
features that enhance operator comfort and simplify maintenance.
The new CX700 is powered by a high-performance, fuelefficient
Isuzu engine that is Tier III certified. With an operating
weight of 153,400 lbs. and 425 net horsepower, the
CX700 digs to 31'11” and reaches to 46'11” at ground line.
“This new model provides all the features customers associate
with Case excavators-four work modes, auto power
boost and a climate-controlled, iso-mounted cab-while providing
several new features that enhance performance and
make the machine easier to maintain,” said Dave Wolf, marketing
manager, Case Construction Equipment.
More information is available at www.casece.com.
top choice of professionals,
offers a high degree
of customization with
an industry proven design. It's rated at 3 1/2 cords per hour.
Features include: a fast clamping, patented Top Roll system
which can handle odd or crooked logs with ease; a very fast
hydraulic cut-off saw; and an 80-hp John Deere engine. Options
include: Electric Autocycle, Hydraulic cooler, 8-way
wedge, Hydraulic Deck Lift, and Operator's seat. For more
details log on to www.timberwolfcorp.com/processors/
LeTourneau Log Stackers
LeTourneau log stackers come in five basic models with
operating capacities ranging from 70,000 to 130,000 pounds.
All models feature independent electric drive: 2-wheel for
the 35 Series, and choice of 2-wheel or 4-wheel for the 45, 50, 55, and 65 Series lines. Independent electric drive generates
maximum torque instantly, while minimizing wheel slip and
tire scuffing. The system also provides regenerative braking
through the electrical traction motors.
For reduced fuel consumption and component wear, the
diesel engine on the log stacker operates at constant-rpm,
powering the AC generation system rather than the drive
wheels. Except for the 65 Series, which comes with a 550-hp
engine, 2-wheel drive LeTourneau log stockers have a 400-hp
engine rating, and 4-wheel drive models a 475-hp rating.
Standard and optional lift heights are 20 and 24 feet, respectively.
Articulated frames, assisted steering, unimpaired
visibility, and a maximum traveling speed of 14 miles per
hour contribute to fast cycle times. Visit www.letourneauinc.com for details.
Volvo Launches Forestry Machines
Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) introduced its
new heavy-duty tracked forestry machines at the Interior
Logging Association exhibition in Kamloops, B.C.
The machines are exclusively designed for forestry applications
and currently, three models are available - the 26-ton
EC210 BFX; the 31-ton Volvo EC 240 BFX; and, the 36-ton
Volvo EC 290 BFX.
The FX range was introduced in three configurations to
suite the customer's needs in harvester and processor, log
loader and general forestry operations. These allow a wide
scope of forestry duties, including road building, harvesting,
processing, log loading and stacking, and site preparation
The equipment features heavy-duty track-drive motor
and undercarriage components such as rollers, links and
idler of a higher capacity than those utilized on conventional
excavators, says the company. The machines are also is built
with a strong, high and wide heavy-duty 'high walker'
forestry undercarriage which helps avoid obstructions. The
superstructure features heavy-duty forestry guards, including
a choice of independent top and side guards or a new
'gull-wing' system that integrates both top and side protective
structures. For more information visit www.volvo.com
Morbark Model 1600
Morbark's Model 1600 is a monster machine, capable of
grinding up to 10' stumps at unprecedented production
The hammermill is nearly 6' in length and production capabilities
are limited only by the equipment needed to feed
the tub. The base diameter measures 11'2” with a tub capacity
of 20 cubic yards. With a standard 22-hammer pattern,
offering more space between hammers, the 1600 quickly
grinds landfill material, mixed debris and large, chunky
wood. It can easily be fed using a 13-yard bucket. Because of
the high production rate, the discharge system is beefed up
to match, including a belt that measures 60” wide. For regrind
applications, you can change to a 30-hammer pattern
in only an hour.
The 1600's standard three-auger system eliminates damage
from steel contamination and provides for a pressure
sensor, which will stop the tub if the augers become overloaded.
The Iqan system, standard on the 1600, also boosts production
by minimizing downtime. The system, unique to
Morbark machines, allows the operator to quickly adjust
feed systems from the control panel to obtain maximum production
rates while keeping engine load constant and fuel
consumption to a minimum. An optional satellite modem-a
wireless link between the factory and the machine-is also
available. To learn more log on to www.morbark.com.
John Deere Expands CTL Line
John Deere has unveiled an expanded lineup of cut-tolength
equipment. The 770D Harvester and 1470D Harvester
with the new CH8 Boom, the highly-maneuverable 810D
Forwarder, and the tough H480 Harvesting Head will round
out its cut-to-length offerings to North American customers,
whatever their applications.
For first thinnings and processing small-diameter trees,
the agile 770D is the ideal choice. The four-wheeled harvester
works effortlessly in a variety of terrains, thanks to its sturdy
structure and powerful John Deere diesel engine.
For the most extreme conditions, the 1470D is the one,
with its patented balanced bogie. The 1470D features a powerful
John Deere high-torque engine and an efficient hydraulic
John Deere offers the new CH8 Parallel-Motion Boom on
the 1470D Harvester. The CH8 is available in three different
reaches, with redesigned lift boom construction and cylinder
placement for optimum lifting torque and force.
And the maneuverable 810D is the smallest forwarder in
the lineup, designed for thinning applications. From the
boom-set to the narrow frame, the 810D is designed for quick
removal of logs without damaging the residual stand. See
more at www.johndeere.com.
Draeger Brush Mulching
For the past three years, Dave Draeger has been operating
a Takeuchi PL150 with Fecon Bull Hog head. It takes down
6” trees, brush and other vegetation. One of the benefits of
the remaining mulch is that it’s used for replanting trees.
With the Fecon’s minimal ground pressure (less than 5 psi),
Draeger is able to offer environmentally friendly brush
mulching and fuel reduction for his clients. For more details
contact (541) 836-2246.
Quadco Exclusive distributor of Keto
Quadco is pleased to announce that it's now the exclusive
importer/distributor of Keto harvester/processor attachments
and parts. Quadco's Darren Hadlock will head
up sales in the region, taking over Brian Joiner who is retiring
from Keto. Field service and parts support will continue with
Phil Becker and Jody Eastridge out of the Vancouver, Wash.,
To better serve Quadco's growing number of customers in
the Pacific Northwest, the Vancouver location will also handle
parts and service support for Quadco's line of disc saw
heads, stroke delimbers, etc. Dealer enquiries on Keto heads
and Quadco products are welcome.
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