June 1996 Table of Contents
An Operator's Dream
Older West Coast grapple yarders are among the toughest machines in the bush to operate.
MB looks beyond BC
A new MDF plant at Pembroke, Ontario - am MB joint venture - continues the company' s
strategy of diversifying outside of BC and into new product lines.
Chips Pile Up As Pulp Prices Decline
A glut of chips on the BC coast is forcing some tough choices on sawmills curtail
production or stock unwanted inventory.
Optimizing At Roadside
New automated delimber measuring systems like Denharco's ControlPlus II take optimizing in
the bush a step farther. The system can be retrofitted to older machines.
Tech Update: Harvester and Felling Heads
The Inchworm, Hahn Manufacturing, Forest Technology, Pierce Pacific, Koehring Waterous,
Denharco, Ultimate, Quadco, AFM Harvesters, Ponsse, Keto, Farr Installations, Hytec, Sisu
Valmet, Gilbert, Pika, Hultdins, Fabtek, Riskley, Balderson, Loewen, Lako.
A Backroad SURPRISE
Well off the beaten track in BC's rustic Kootenay Valley, a sophisticated sawmill and
reman plant Meadow Creek Cedar produces more than 75 different products to
New Forwarder Awaited
Timbco, building on the success of its T400 series feller bunchers, builds its first
forwarder, the eight-wheel TF 815. Following field testing, the unit will go into
production this fall.
Silvi Sector Seeks A Voice
Employing 18,000 seasonal workers, BC's silviculture contractors have little lobbying
clout and almost no representation in the planning process.
A record 406 exhibitors and 21,500 attendees visit the biannual Forest Expo in May in
Prince George, British Columbia.
Baker portable band sawmill, Morbark, Thin Kerf Technologies, Cutler-Hammer Opcon,
Microridge Systems, Western Woodlot Equipment, Selcom Laser Sensors, Industrial