October/November, 2001





New Products

Morbark's 3600 Track Wood Hog 
The Morbark recently added to its horizontal grinder line-up the Model 3600 Track Wood Hog. The 3600 can move to the debris and process it on the spot versus moving the debris to the grinder. With power options ranging from 430 HP up to 500 HP, and heavy duty construction, the Model 3600 on tracks can process a wide variety of wood waste. The machine employs a 25-1/2" diameter by 49" long hammermill rotor equipped with double-edged replaceable cutting inserts. It features catastrophic damage protection for the engine, clutch and drive train and hammermill is provided with a full break-away torque limiter. A wireless remote control and a 325L Cat undercarriage are also among the standard features. Options include a magnetized end pulley with collecting slide tray for ferrous metal removal and a 5 HP air compressor. A variety of screen sizes and conveying and material handling equipment are also available. For more information you can call (989) 233-6065, email them at inquire@morbark.com or log onto their website at www.morbark.com.

Peterson Pacific Introduces Updated Recycler 
Peterson Pacific Corp. has begun shipping the HC 2400-B Heavy Duty Recycler. This recycler is an update of the HC 2400-A. Improvements include increased product capacity, more convenient operation controls, improved serviceability, and a number of engineering improvements. The HC 2400-B is powered by a Caterpillar C-15 diesel engine rated at 450 horsepower and features a rotary drum grinder that has proven to be especially efficient at processing high moisture content organic material without plugging. Carbide bits mounted to fixed, non-swinging holders accurately size material. A horizontal feed conveyor works with a crushing feed roller to continuously and efficiently feed even bulky materials to the grinder. The HC 2400 is designed for processing greenwaste, land clearing debris, construction debris, and other organic materials. Product sizing is determined by an easy-access grate system, with a variety of grate sizes available. For additional information, contact PPC at (800) 269- 6520. Or log onto their website, www.petersonpacific.com.

Caterpillar Announces Custom Shovel Logger 
Caterpillar" introduces a large Custom Shovel Logger based on the field proven Cat" 345B II hydraulic excavator. It features a high performance engine and hydraulics, purpose- built undercarriage and an ergonomic operator station. Operating weight of the Shovel Logger is 139,500 pounds (63,276 kg) when equipped with a side-entry cab. The Custom Shovel Logger uses the Cat 3176C turbocharged and air-to-air after-cooled diesel engine, which complies with current worldwide emissions requirements and EPA Tier 2 requirements. Net power is 321 hp (239 kW). The engine features the Advanced Diesel Engine Module (ADEM II) fuel system for optimal fuel injection, increased fuel efficiency and longer component life. The fully hydrostatic crawler drive system features a drawbar pull of 102,000 pounds. Track length is 18 ft 3 inches (5.56 m) and track gauge can be adjusted from 8 ft 8 inches to 11 ft 3 inches (2.64 m to 3.43 m). Ground clearance is 36 inches (0.9 m). For additional information, customers should contact their local Caterpillar dealer or visit the Cat web site at www.cat.com.

Bull Hog‚ BH120H 
FECON, Inc., has introduced its new Bull Hog‚ BH120H, a tough, versatile wood shredder. The BH120H weighs in at 4,900 pounds, and boasts heavier gage steel throughout the body than the earlier Bull Hog. The BH120H features 3/4" body end plant and 1/2" thick belt housing cover. Added from the earlier model are wear resistant skid shoes to allow easier removal and installation of the belt housing covers. The new round tub reinforces the front of the body and prevents brush from jamming between the door and body. A deflection chain rod is housed in heavy channel with gussets and an angled plate to protect the shedder from the impact of big wood, such as stumps. For more information, contact FECON, Inc. at (800) 828- 3113, fax them at (513) 956-5701, or e-mail them at Fecon@fuse.net. You can also visit their website at www.fecon.com.

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