Tigercat has released the next generation 480B track mulcher and the brand new Tigercat 4061 mulching head.
The 480B tackles the toughest terrain and offers superior durability and high uptime for large-scale, time-sensitive right-of-way and site preparation projects. With a power rating of 550 hp at 1,800 rpm, the Tigercat FPT C13 Tier 4F engine offers quick load response, low operating costs, and high power density, combined with excellent fuel economy. Tigercat FPT engines are also backed by Tigercat warranty and support.
The new mulching head offers excellent durability and reliability in a package ideally suited to the capabilities of the Tigercat 480 and M726 series mulchers.
The housing features reinforced side covers and abrasion-resistant skids. The housing is optimized with debris door cylinders mounted internally for protection and contains position references to aid in skid alignment. Timing belts eliminate belt slip and provide efficient power transfer to the rotor, lowering maintenance time and costs.
To help loggers maximize timber quality, John Deere has upgraded its harvester stick boom attachment across all 800MH- and 900MH-Series tracked harvesters. The new stick boom geometry delivers the same high level of boom envelope performance, but with a narrower design to help operators minimize damage to harvested trees.
The new boom stick is 122mm (4.8 inches) narrower at the attachment end than the existing booms, reducing contact with the harvested tree. This narrower boom uses the standard Waratah-supplied dogbone adapter for traditional external hose routing. A new narrower cradle supplied by Waratah will continue to offer customers an optional through-the-nose plumbing solution. www.JohnDeere.com
Peterson has introduced the 4710D horizontal grinder, designed for high-volume producers with very demanding end-product specifications. The 4710D is powered by a Tier IV Caterpillar C18 engine rated at 755 horsepower. A Tier II, 765 horsepower engine is also available.
Boasting 18 inches of ground clearance, this model is particularly suited for land clearing operations or other applications where mobility and frequent moving are desired.
Peterson’s three-stage grinding process with an up-turning rotor and large grate area enables the 4710D to produce materials to exact specifications. Quick-change multiple grate system makes it easy to customize grate configurations to produce a wide variety of finished materials. Grates are removed through an access door on the side wall.
Fecon introduces the FMX Excavator Bull Hog mulching attachment for mid-size (5 to 10 ton) excavators. With a 36” cutting width and variable motor that can be adjusted for 12-40gpm, the FMX is a great addition to Fecon’s excavator line up. The 36” model weighs 850lbs and can be mounted on backhoes and side arm booms also.
This brand-new excavator head offers a split ring rotor design with our new reversible cubit teeth, giving you the ability to quickly mulch 4” material and intermittently mulch up to 6” material. With options like a front trap door and crutch mount, you can configure the FMX to suit your needs.
Wood-Mizer, the world’s leading portable sawmill manufacturer, introduces the LX450 sawmill – the first Wood-Mizer LX series sawmill released in North America. The addition of the LX sawmill series makes Wood-Mizer the first and only company to give sawyers the choice between a monorail or twin rail sawmill in order to accommodate various sawing applications and preferences.
Featuring many of the same benefits of the Wood-Mizer LT sawmill series, the new LX450 sawmill matches Wood-Mizer’s widest cut at 34” while offering the largest depth of cut at 16 1/2” available from Wood-Mizer.
The LX450 is power options include a 38 HP Kohler Gas EFI; or the 35 HP Yanmar Diesel option coming soon.
A key innovation of the LX450 sawmill is the rigid LX Frame sawhead tower that holds the control panel, engine, and the sawmill head. Designed to accommodate a larger width and depth of cut, the LX Frame travels on parallel hardened steel bars on the bed and allows the operator to have better visibility during the cutting process.
Vermeer has introduce the WC2500TX tracked whole tree chipper. The WC2500TX offers the same performance and compact design as the recently released WC2500XL whole tree chipper by Vermeer, but is equipped with a tracked undercarriage to aid in maneuverability in the woods and on tough land-clearing sites.
The WC2500TX boasts a compact design and packs a 600 hp Tier 4 Final engine to meet jobsite production demands. There is also a Tier 3 engine option for countries that have not adopted Tier 4 emission regulations.
It can be equipped with either the microchip drum that produces chip sizes between 1/8” to 5/8”, or the macrochip drum that produces chip sizes between 5/8” and 1 1/4”. The knife setup is quick and simple with knife position being set by two bolts — no babbitting needed.
Rawling Manufacturing has introduced the VRM Super Hi Inertia Vertical Wood Hog. The VRM hog opens hydraulically from the rear of the machine allowing full access to the hog’s internal wear components and rotor for ease of maintenance.
All Rawlings Hogs are equipped with their patented Super Hi-Inertia Rotor that powers through feed surges with ease while still running at lower RPMs than all other machines on the market. This saves our customers both maintenance and electricity costs.
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Committed to Preserving the Logging Culture
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National Tree Farmer of the Year
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