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Fabtek Clam Bunk Forwarder Skids Tree Length
The new Fabtek FT 546C-CB clam bunk forwarder from Blount Inc is a tree-length skidder with forwarder capacity. The six-wheel drive machine features a 28-square-foot clam volume and a 26,000-lb gross load capacity. The configuration allows the transport of a large number of bundles with good traction and minimal ground disturbance, offering an alternative method of skidding long distances and out of wet sites. A low torque centre of gravity gives the machine a balanced weight-to-load ratio, even with the weight of the load on the bogie, resulting in maximum flotation with minimal wheel spin, soil disturbance and rutting. Other features include self-cleaning bogie tracks, a simplified hydraulic lock mechanism and a roomy cab with full-view, 360-degree visibility. The FT 546C-CB can be converted from the clam bunk for tree length wood to a short wood forwarder with rack. Reader Service Card #869

Drying Solutions from Carter2 Systems 
The sawdust drying system from Carter2 Systems produces 1,500 lbs of dry sawdust per hour, using stack gas as the primary heat source, with steam heat secondary. Working in unison with the kiln boiler, the system removes moisture from the sawdust to reduce the average moisture content of the hog fuel and allows targeting of specific moisture content for resale to pellet manufacturers, particleboard producers and composite wood extrusions. The unique design of the blend chamber and control system provides uniform and consistent drying with varying volumes of stack gas, allowing ambient air to cool excess stack temperatures, while steam heated ambient air continues the drying when the volume of stack gas is low. Maximum temperature of entering air is controlled to 400 degrees. Reader Service Card #870

Komatsu Excavator Offers Enhanced Features 
The 306-hp PC450LCD-6 excavator from Komatsu offers an 82-ft maximum work height, more than 40 feet of horizontal reach and multiple boom positions. The 118,915-lb machine can stand well away from the working point, improving operator visibility of the attachment. The full-length cab roof window has an integrated wiper and wash system and, when working at eye level, visibility is maintained by using angled cross members on the front guard. An electronic angle sensor gives the operator an audible alarm if a potentially unstable operating position is approached and provides back up for the angle gauge visible through the cab window. Easy pin removal of the mid-boom section allows working down to ground level, eliminating the need to have two different machines on site. Reader Service Card #871

Fecon Offers High Production BA Wood Hog 
With a 40"x62" feed opening, the Fecon BA Wood Hog can process hefty material such as stumps, large volumes of brush, leaves and grass and reduce it to a controlled size through a wide range of particle sizing screens. The high-production, 73,000-lb machine is powered by a 600- or 800-hp Caterpillar engine, with power transferred to the hammermill through a hydraulically engaged tensioner, fluid clutch and Keval reinforced powerband V-belts, eliminating a friction clutch. A single button on the control panel or wireless remote control engages the hammermill, so operators need not operate a manual clutch. Each of the 24 fixed hammer assemblies or optional 48 swing hammers incorporate an easily changed, reversible cutting tool. The BA Wood Hog's horizontal grinding technology reduces fuel consumption as well as labour and service/maintenance costs, the company says. Reader Service Card #872

Tigercat Expands Track Feller Buncher Line 
The new 822 feller buncher from Tigercat is capable of minimal impact in pine plantation thinning and other selective cut applications. A zero tail-swing machine, the 822 offers excellent service access, with a power-operated retracting roof enclosure with walk-up access to the engine area. Pumps, valves, filters and heat exchangers are easily accessed through swing-out doors in the rear of the machine. The hydrostatically driven cooling fan directs debris away from the front of the machine. With 253 horsepower and tight-tuck boom geometry, the 822 features Tigercat's new ER boom system that allows the machine operator to extend and retract the boom on a horizontal plane smoothly and quickly using a single joystick. The large cab offers excellent right-side and rear visibility. Reader Service Card #873

Parker Introduces Spiral Hoses 
The Hose Products Division of Parker Hannifin introduces its 782TC and 782ST spiral hoses, designed for critical applications in the forestry, construction, mining and agriculture industries. Particularly appropriate for use in articulating equipment, the SAE 100R13/EN856 Type R13 hoses match abrasion resistance requirements. The 782TC (tough cover) suits 5,000-psi and 6,500-psi uses, while the 782ST (super tough cover) meets requirements in extreme abrasion applications, the company says. Both hoses feature an oil-resistant high-Nitrile inner tube for hydraulic fluid compatibility and are compatible with Parker's one-piece 78 Series Monoblok fittings. Reader Service Card #874

Autowraptor Offers Fast Payback 
The Autowraptor, a new automated wrapping machine from J Desco Inc, meets industry quality requirements by eliminating the need for glue, staples and labour for its operation. The machine uses an expandable and retractable film, with memory, that moulds around contours perfectly, the company says. The film is 100 per cent recyclable and the elimination of staples and labour ensures a fast payback. Reader Service Card #875

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