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Release Agent Keeps Blades Clean 
Canuck Chemicals Inc has introduced Cancoat 37, a new release agent that inhibits snow buildup on mill drag chains, truck trailer undercarriages and snowplow blades. Cancoat 37 can be used to prevent wood chips, sawdust, hog fuel, dumpster and garbage packer waste materials from freezing to chip trailers, chip hoppers, rail cars, yard loaders, truck trailers, sawmill conveyors and chutes. Equipment treated with Cancoat 37 can be placed into long-term storage without the risk of rust or corrosion, the company says. Based on a pharmaceutical grade of liquid petroleum jelly, the release agent will not interfere with the pulping process, will not freeze and will not harm paint. The nontoxic agent lasts for a minimum of six to eight loads per application and up to 15 loads, depending on materials hauled. One gallon covers approximately 500 square feet. Circle Reader Service Card #263 

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Vermeer TG800 Heavy Duty Grinder 
The Vermeer TG800 tub grinder is designed for large volume wood and yard waste disposal, waste reduction and recycling tasks and features an electronic fuel injected, twin turbocharged and after cooled, 800hp Caterpillar 3412E engine. The microprocessor controlled gear reduction transmission enables the TG800 to deliver maximum torque with minimum hammermill wear, the company says, and the unique tub design virtually eliminates material bridging. The 48inch rear discharge conveyor has a maximum loading height of 18 feet and an adjustable belt speed of up to 1,300 fpm. A tub diameter of 11 feet, a top flare of 13.6 feet, a 60inch wide belt conveyor, with a speed of 744 fpm and moveable plows, and an optional radial stacking conveyor are other features. Circle Reader Service Card #264

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New Track Feller Bunchers From Deere 
Three new track feller bunchers from John Deere, the 753G, 753GL and 853G, give loggers productive machines that can operate in unfriendly terrain with stability while leaving an environmentally sensitive footprint. The 230hp 753GL has ShiftTilt, a levelling system that levels the cab in four directions by shifting the machine's centre of gravity. It can be tilted forward as much as 27 degrees on slopes as steep as 51 degrees and can lean side-to-side 20 degrees on 36degree slopes. The cab can tilt to the rear 10 degrees on 18degree slopes. Tilting fully back to forward takes only 10 seconds, the company says. The 753 GL has 360 degree continuous rotation, almost no tail swing and over 23 feet of reach. The non-levelling, 205hp 753G feller buncher has a 25' 8" reach and a speed sensing hydraulic system. The front discharging FS120 swing to tree disk saw head is standard on both machines. Optional is the FS122, a 22inch capacity head that is standard on the midsize 853G feller buncher. Circle Reader Service Card #265 

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New President and Head Office for MycoForestis 
Norbert Major has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Corporation MycoForestis, now with its head office in L'Assomption, Quebec. Major has 25 years of experience in project management in the corporate and technological development of emerging technologies in Quebec. MycoForestis is a forestry biotechnology company that researches, develops and markets products and services in the fields of forest and environmental biotechnology and biological vegetation control that support sustainable forest management. Circle Reader Service Card #266 

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Excavator Hydraulics in New Blount/Prentice 384 Log Loader 
Powered by excavator type hydraulics, the new Prentice 384 log loader from Blount features innovative engineering for power, strength and stability in high production pine and hardwood delimbing. The system has been customized to produce the fast cycle times, smooth operation and power required for high production logging, the company says, resulting in a swing torque of more than 42,450 ftlbs and a lift capacity of 22,683 lbs at 15 feet. The sub-frame and stabilizer assembly provide a support base of 250 square feet, an increase of 15 per cent over the previous model. The all-white cab features standard large tinted windows, two sliding windows, a three speed defroster and a Lexan skylight for an unobstructed view from ground to treetops. The Prentice 384 has a one year/2000 hour total machine and service parts warranty. Circle Reader Service Card #267 

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Ford Offers Rugged F150 SuperCrew 
The rugged and reliable F150 SuperCrew, part of Ford's next generation of pickup trucks, features a full size 60/40 split rear seat with fold-flat capability; seating for up to six adults; a rear seating area featuring power point, reading lamps, cup holders and door map pockets; a 4.6 litre, 220hp Triton V8 engine; 1.25 cubic metres of cargo capacity; four full-size doors; power adjustable brake and accelerator pedals; four wheel antilock braking system; and a standard payload of 800 kg. A 260hp, 5.4 litre engine is optional. Circle Reader Service Card #268 

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Thermex's PortaThaw Offers Rapid Engine Starts 
PortaThaw, from Thermex Engineered Systems Inc, is a quick connect engine heater for very rapid start up in severe winter conditions. Connecting very briefly to a number of individual engines and warming each one to safe operating temperature in as little as five to six minutes, a single diesel fired PortaThaw unit will start eight, 230hprange engines within one hour at minus 37 degrees Celsius, the company says. Larger engines may take longer depending on coolant capacity and overall block size. A heavy-duty 12V bronze pump induces rapid circulation of the coolant through PortaThaw's heat exchanger, causing even heating of the block with no hot spots or sudden thermal shocks. The PT100 SCP has a selfcontained fuel tank and centre balanced lifting eye. Circle Reader Service Card #269 

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Forestry Tasmania Chooses Linnet Software 
The woodlands operations of Forestry Tasmania (Australia) has contracted Winnipeg based Linnet - The Land Systems Company to implement its forest management solution, Woodlands - The System. The forestry supply chain management software is a comprehensive system to handle the information flow for all facets of forest industry operations, including operational planning, sales and contract management, settlement for wood product deliveries, forest resource planning and inventory management and tracking. Linnet's The System series of GIS integrated products are designed so applications can be configured to meet client needs. Linnet offers land based management solutions to the forestry, agriculture, environment and natural resource sectors. Circle Reader Service Card #270 

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AccuSharp's High Performance Grinding for Circular Saws 
Williams and White introduces its newest AccuSharp grinder, the TFHC, for top and face grinding of tipped circular saws. Designed to provide complete accuracy for high performance saws, the AccuSharp produces sharper cutting edges and more accurate dimensions by combining CNC servo ballscrews with hydraulic technology. The TFHC is designed to sharpen all types and shapes of teeth including straight, alternate triple chip or multi-shape pattern profiles in one pass. Machine set up is quick and easy, the company says, and tooth shapes and patterns are quickly programmed using visual screen cues. All machine functions are controlled from a central control station located outside the enclosed grinding area. Options include pattern memory, coolant separator, spline bore adapters, 42, 60 and 84inch capacity. The grinders are distributed in Canada by Progressive Mill Supplies, Lockhart Saw Ltd. Circle Reader Service Card #271 

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Kodiak Debarkers Feature High Speed 
Valon Kone Brunette's new Kodiak debarkers feature high speed and excellent debarking, the company says. Two of the machines-a 17inch and a 22inch- are in use at Canfor's Isle Pierre mill in Prince George, BC. The Kodiak debarkers have a VK450 self-centering conveyor feeding logs on centre into the spikeless feed rolls. The rolls reduce fibre damage as well as centre the log accurately to the tool centre, reducing end damage. The debarkers utilize an air seal for fully automatic variable tool pressure and the high response tool arms are controlled by an advanced air management system. Circle Reader Service Card #272 

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ExRivals Join Forces in Grinder Market 
ReTech Industries of High Point, North Carolina and Vecoplan Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co KG of Bad Marienberg, Germany, former competitors in the single shaft rotary grinder market, have merged to form Vecoplan LLC. Vecoplan GmbH, a global leader in wood chippers and associated technology, invented the single shaft rotary wood-grinding concept, while ReTech Industries pioneered the practical application for the North American woodworking industry. Projected new products include: drum chippers, regrinders, screening machines, separation equipment, silo dischargers and an expanded line of metal detectors, conveyors and other material handling equipment. Circle Reader Service Card #273 

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Release Agent Keeps Blades Clean  #263
Vermeer TG800 Heavy Duty Grinder #264
New Track Feller Bunchers From Deere #265
New President and Head Office for MycoForestis #266
Excavator Hydraulics in New Blount/Prentice 384 Log Loader #267
Ford Offers Rugged F150 SuperCrew #268
Thermex's PortaThaw Offers Rapid Engine Starts #269
Forestry Tasmania Chooses Linnet Software#270
AccuSharp's High Performance Grinding for Circular Saws #271
Kodiak Debarkers Feature High Speed #272
ExRivals Join Forces in Grinder Market #273

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