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Williams & White Appoints New Distributors
Williams & White Machine Inc of Burnaby recently announced the appointment of two new distributors for North America. For-Min Group has been appointed the distributor of Williams & White saw and knife maintenance equipment, as well as anodized aluminum and hardened steel guides in Ontario and Quebec. Cut Technologies USA Inc has been appointed the exclusive distributor of these same lines in the United States. Williams & White manufactures a complete line of sawfiling and knife grinding equipment, including bandsaw and circle saw sharpeners, benches and saw stretchers, Sure Sharp knife grinders, saw guides and related equipment. The company has been in business for 45 years. Reader Service Card #270

Wood/Rock Separator Cleans Log Yard Waste
The wood/rock separator, manufactured by Construction Equipment Co of Portland, Oregon, takes log yard waste straight off the ground and separates it into four piles of usable material: sawdust and dirt, rocks, clean hog fuel and oversize wood. Capable of working year round in the Canadian lumber industry, the wood/rock separator helps meet the demand for clean hog fuel and puts a value on yard waste, the company says. Tyalta Industries Inc of Crossfield, Alberta is the dealer for the units in Western Canada. One unit has been installed at Millar Westerns Whitecourt, Alberta mill and another is soon to be in use in the Grande Prairie area, according to the company. Reader Service Card #271

Cats New High Performance Forest Machine
The 322C Forest Machine from Caterpillar is a swing machine offering high performance engine and hydraulics, purpose-built forestry structures, an ergonomic operator cab and easy maintenance, the company says. The versatile machine can be configured as a log loader, delimber or roadbuilder. Based on the new 322C hydraulic excavator technology, the 322C FM offers faster implement speeds and stronger pivot turns, the company says, with eight per cent more horsepower and eight per cent more hydraulic flow. Powered by a 162-hp Cat 3126TA six-cylinder diesel engine, the 322C FM has hydraulic cross-sensing, controlling both hydraulic pumps to use 100 per cent of available power in all conditions. Hydraulic cylinder snubbers, located at the rod end of the boom cylinders and at both ends of the stick cylinders, cushion shocks and increase cylinder life. The reinforced body and log-loading front linkage are purpose built. Front-end linkages include heel-type loader arrangements to fit a wide variety of log handling and loading applications. Reader Service Card #272

Link-Belt Adds 460 LX to New Series
Link-Belt has added the 460 LX excavator to its LX Series of machines. Available in two different undercarriage configurationsthe standard fixed lower or with expandable/retractable side frames, the standard 460 LX has an operating weight of 101,000 lbs and features a 316-hp Isuzu AA-6SD1QXB engine. Configured with a 2211 boom, the machine has four available arm lengths of 84, 111, 131 and 1511. When equipped with an expandable/retractable lower, the machine weighs 104,307 lbs and offers a 5.5 wider gauge for increased lift capacity. The Inte-LX computer control system monitors hydraulic output and pressures and regulates engine performance for the maximum balance between speed, power and fuel efficiency. Four selectable work modes match machine output to the job at hand, while Auto-Mode assures the best combination of speed and power when the operator is focussed on the work application. Reader Service Card #273

New Ponsse Dealer in Ontario
Ponsse OYJ of Vierema, Finland has announced a dealer agreement with ReadyQuip Sales Ltd of Timmins, Ontario. ReadyQuip will market
the Ponsse product line throughout northeastern and southern Ontario. Ponsse manufactures cut-to-length forest harvesting equipment, including six-wheeled processors, six- and eight-wheeled forwarders and tree harvesting heads. ReadyQuip has been a supplier to the forest industry in Ontario since 1986. Pictured above, from left to right, are: Ponsse CEO Tommi Ruha, Ponsse North American export manager Janne Vidgren, ReadyQuip president Guy Larose and ReadyQuip manager Gerry Larose. Reader Service Card #274

ALDATA Software Wins Export Award
ALDATA Software Management Inc of Hinton, Alberta was presented with the Exporter of the Year Award at the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction earlier this year. During the last three years, ALDATAs annual export volumes have quadrupled and currently 80 per cent of its business is conducted beyond the borders of Canada, the company says. ALDATA Software develops weigh scale and fibre management systems for the forest industry, including The Boss Line, which contains Yard BossLogs, Yard BossChips and Scale Boss. Started in 1991, the company has clients throughout North America, Australia and New Zealand and has 35 employees. Reader Service Card #275

Morbark Re-Introduces Tractor Model
Morbarks Model 6300XL tractor has been re-introduced with a stronger, larger design and greater production capabilities for three-wheeled harvesting. Specially manufactured for tree harvesters and land clearing, the models final drive is a new design from Fairfield that is stronger than the previous hub used in the tractor. The high-speed unit will fall and bunch in excess of 600 trees per hour, the company says. Other features include a low resistance, 14-tooth pocketed disc saw, redesigned load arms and lift frame, a stronger, lighter sawhead, better visibility and an electronic pressure monitoring system with an LCD display. Optional felling heads include a 20 rapid buncher disc saw, complete with a heavy-duty 1 1/4 T-1 steel disc, and a 20 feller buncher shear with hydraulic lateral tilt. Reader Service Card #276

Hitachi Construction Launches New Web Site
Reflecting the integration of Hitachi and John Deere sales and marketing, information systems and customer support, Hitachi Construction Products has launched a new Internet site. New features include customer personal service, with links to new or remanufactured parts, financing options and used equipment. In the new products and equipment section, individual product brochures can be viewed or printed. The site www.hitachiconstruction.com also provides links to John Deeres used connection and John Deere credit, as well as providing a link to Hitachis global site. Reader Service Card #277


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Williams & White Appnts New Distributors #270
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