September and October 2006



New Products

Barko Introduces Model 930 Mulcher

Barko has engineered this next-generation machine with an efficient 305hp Cummins QSC 8.3L diesel engine (or optional 300 hp Deere 9.0L). It blends load-sensing hydraulic performance with the engine's high-torque/low RPM characteristics, to lower fuel costs, minimize component wear, and reduce engine noise levels by up to 50 percent.

The 930 Mulcher's purpose-built carrier features heavy plate front and rear framing, a robust center-joint section, and pins with double-tapered roller bearings. The carrier is sure footed, with a low center of gravity and balanced weight distribution. The 108-inch wheelbase provides a smooth ride, and the heavy-duty hydrostatic drive and full 90-degree articulation allow for excellent maneuverability.

Bandit's 3400 Gets Boost

Bandit's popular Model 3400 self-propelled, rubber-tracked, hydrostatic stump grinder is now available with 200 hp.

The 3400 still features a powerful, 305 Cat, rubber-tracked undercarriage that gives it the mobility needed to quickly reach difficult-to-reach stumps, even in soft and uneven ground conditions. And its unique cutter wheel drive, with a hydraulic planetary motor, is built in to the cutter wheel. This combination eliminates the need for belts, jackshafts, or transfer case drives. A radio remote controls all functions and increases operator comfort, while providing maximum visibility.


FECON Introduces FTX140

FECON now offers the FTX140FM with a 140hp John Deere Engine with 2400 rpm's. Features include: hydraulic cooler, hydraulic reversing fan, and the proven BH74FM or BH85FM Bull Hog® Mulcher. Stump cutters, standard winches, and skidder winches are available.

Equipped with the BH85FM, the FTX140FM weighs 15,100 lbs and offers a 70” cutting width. The FTX140FM is designed for forestry applications, land clearing, mechanical fuel treatments, and mulching brush, branches, slash, trees, root balls, and stumps.


Deere's 909J and 959J Track Feller Bunchers

Loggers can experience a new level of performance with the introduction of John Deere's 909J and 959J track feller bunchers. With their four-way leveling system and increased operator control, these machines offer the combination of power and productivity.

Leveling is possible up to 26 degrees forward, 7 degrees rearward, and 14 degrees from side-to-side. Both models feature a Total Machine Control™ system that enables an operator to set the speed and acceleration of the tilt to match his application, terrain, and capabilities, while providing constant position feedback.

The machines provide outstanding saw blade power with quick recovery time and 294 SAE gross horsepower (219 kW). The hydraulically driven cooling fan optimizes horsepower and increases fuel efficiency, by running only when it's needed.


Tigercat's 822/L830 new to C-series

Tigercat has released the 822C/L830C series feller bunchers and harvesters designed with a number of enhancements.

The Tier III QSL9 produces 300 hp at 1,800 rpm, and the new, common rail fuel system improves engine reliability. The exhaust manifold hardware is rated for higher temperatures to prevent breakage and exhaust leaks.

Tigercat has improved the hydraulic driven cooling fan by adding thermostat control. Now the fan operates at automatic variable speed with an automatic purge cycle. The new 24-volt electrical system improves cranking ability in cold weather and provides better compatibility between the carrier and harvesting head attachments. Defrosting and defogging capabilities have been improved and the master disconnect is remote-mounted in the cab. The front door height has also been extended for better upward visibility.


Timberwolf Introduces TW-S3

Timberwolf Manufacturing Corporation has introduced a new log splitter for the skid steer market. Completely fabricated in
the U.S., the new S3 skid steer splitter is now able to move and split logs with the same simple attachment. The S3 will power through big logs up to 30” long, and due to its unique, compact design, is able to turn in a smaller radius. Quick and nimble in the yard or on the job site, the S3's simple and rugged construction offers years of trouble-free operation.


Kenworth Adds new Steerable Lift Axle

Kenworth Truck Company offers a new 13,200-pound steerable lift axle on selected Kenworth Class 8 vocational truck models for dump, heavy haul, logging, and other vocational applications.

The Watson & Chalin Tru-Track Alumilite steerable lift axle provides greater payload capacity, reducing tare weight by nearly 150 pounds compared to the company's previous Tru-Track models. Other key features include a quickchange ride height system with ride heights of 7” to 18”, 13- 1/2-inch axle travel, up to 11” axle lift, pre-loaded locking fasteners, parallelogram design, and a five-year warranty.



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