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John Deere Knuckleboom LoaderDeere’s New E-Series Knuckleboom Loader

John Deere introduced the latest upgrade to its lineup of full-tree forestry solutions, the Final Tier 4 437E knuckleboom loader. John Deere’s knuckleboom loaders are already known for their durability, high swing torque, and exceptional boom strength, and the 437E is full of features that will further improve jobsite productivity and uptime, while lowering daily operating costs.

The E-Series upgrade comes just one year after the release of John Deere’s new L-Series skidders and wheeled feller bunchers and M-Series tracked feller bunchers and tracked harvesters. It also marks another manufacturing milestone that demonstrates John Deere’s ongoing commitment to providing the most comprehensive solutions for a variety of logging applications.

TigercatNew Releases at Tigercat

Tigercat has released the D-series shovel loggers to the North American market. Operating at 282 hp, the Tigercat FPT powered S855D and LS855D meet Tier 4 emission requirements. Tigercat FPT engines offer improved reliability and lower long-term maintenance costs. Best of all, the engines are fully supported by Tigercat and the Tigercat dealer network. The S855D series shovel loggers are a uniquely versatile solution for steep slope and sensitive logging applications. 

Also new for 2016 are the H855D and LH855D harvesters equipped with the fuel-efficient Tigercat FPT N67 Tier 4f engine operating at 282 hp. Tigercat FPT engines offer improved reliability, lower long-term maintenance costs, and full support by Tigercat and the Tigercat dealer network. Tigercat will continue to offer the H855C and LH855C for markets that do not require Tier 4 emissions compliance.

Lastly, Tigercat has introduced the new LX830D feller buncher for steep slope felling applications to meet North American Tier 4 emission requirements.  With tight tuck boom geometry and minimal tail swing, the Tigercat powered LX830D feller buncher is a powerful, yet compact, machine well suited to selective felling and clear fell applications.

wood mizerWood-Mizer Announces New Line of Wood Splitters

Wood-Mizer LLC has added wood splitters to their diverse line of wood processing equipment. Acquiring the product line formerly manufactured and marketed by Tempest Wood Splitters Inc., Wood-Mizer now offers a variety of wood splitters ranging from compact units for personal use to commercial equipment for bundle and firewood businesses.

Tempest appealed to Wood-Mizer because of the advanced design and high performance of their wood splitting equipment line. The Minnesota-based Tempest Wood Splitters was established in 2001 by Josh Larabee and his father, as a solution to the backbreaking work they experienced splitting wood by hand.

Bandit’s New Rope Shear Devices for Hand-fed Chippers

Bandit Industries has developed a patent pending Shear Bar device to help cut or dislodge a winch line, rope, vines, or other lines that find their way into a chipper’s drum during chipper operations. The device can potentially prevent a serious injury or death or reduce the extent of a serious injury if an operator becomes entangled in a line that is pulled into a chipper. It has also developed a patent pending disc-style shear device that performs the same function as the shear bar device on disc-style chippers.

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