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doosanDoosan Introduces New DL280-5 Wheel Loader

Doosan Infracore North America LLC has extended its wheel loader lineup with the new DL280-5 wheel loader. The DL280-5 is part of the popular category of 3- to 4-cubic-yard wheel loaders and is designed to provide operators with enhanced performance and comfort as well as increased uptime protection when working in general construction, scrap, and waste-handling applications.

The 172-horsepower DL280-5 is manufactured with a standard Z-bar lift-arm linkage and is ideal for scooping, loading, carrying, and general construction tasks. Operators who require additional dumping capabilities into trucks and hoppers will benefit from the high-lift Z-bar configuration. The high-lift iteration provides an additional 18 inches of dump height, making it especially beneficial in construction, mining, and agriculture market segments.

The DL280-5 wheel loader can be equipped with an optional guarding package to protect critical wheel loader components when working in harsh conditions – such as scrap processing, waste transfer stations, recycling, and demolition – to help minimize machine downtime.

John DeereJohn Deere Announces Equipment, Warranty Additions to the Forestry Certified Used Program

John Deere is excited to announce new equipment and warranty additions to its forestry certified used program. The program, which ensures the value and reliability of used forestry equipment, will now include L-Series skidders and wheeled feller bunchers. Additionally, the warranty choices for all certified used skidders and wheeled feller bunchers now include an option to extend up to 12 months, in addition to the existing six-month offering.

“Our certified used program is designed to give customers a sense of security when purchasing used equipment,” said Kent Stickler, manager, Product Training and Information, John Deere. “Through this program, whether a machine has 5,000 hours or 8,000 hours, we are able to stand behind the quality of our equipment and provide our customers with the support they need to keep machines up and running.”

solesbeeSolesbee’s Blade-Mounted Dozer Rakes

Solesbee’s, a KINSHOFER company and leading manufacturer of quality heavy equipment attachments, offers Blade-Mounted Dozer Rakes as an efficient solution for land clearing, raking brush, and piling trees and branches. The rakes’ C-curve design rolls brush and debris, making it easy to windrow material while minimizing the amount of dirt pushed with it. The rakes also feature an extended upright with multiple holes to easily mount on nearly any dozer blade without customization.

“Our dozer rakes are the most cost-effective and convenient solution available,” said David Jenkins, president of Solesbee’s Equipment & Attachments LLC. “Since we design each model of our rakes to fit multiple dozer blades, we have them in stock and ready to ship to customers the next day. Most competitors take two to three weeks to specially design one rake to fit one dozer, and they don’t include the components needed to mount the rakes to the attachments.”

The rake is available with a full range of teeth for optimal debris clearing in a variety of applications. All rakes feature sturdy 2-inch-wide hardened steel teeth for lasting durability in harsh environments. Solesbee’s standard teeth are 20 inches long, and optional 14- to 24-inch lengths are also available. In addition, customers can choose from a variety of teeth quantities and spacing options.

Wood-MizerWood-Mizer Introduces Vortex Dust-Removal DoubleHard Sawmill and Resaw Blades

The Wood-Mizer exclusive Vortex dust-removal blade profile is now available in DoubleHard high-alloy steel resulting in a more durable blade that delivers up to twice the toughness and sharp life compared to carbon steel blades. Introduced in 2016, Vortex dust-removal technology was previously an exclusive feature of SilverTip carbon steel material used primarily in high-production resawing operations.

The Vortex blade profile creates an extremely unique turbulence that removes sawdust from the cut. With a typical blade, sawdust can remain on the board by spilling out of the smaller gullet while sawing. By reducing the amount of sawdust left on the board, the Vortex blade minimizes the need for additional sawdust removal after processing. In addition, Vortex blades can be sharpened by Wood-Mizer’s blade maintenance equipment or ReSharp blade sharpening service to extend the flex life of the blade and maintain cut quality.

“The Vortex blades leave 80 percent less sawdust than any other blades I have tried throughout the past 25 years,” said Mark Borneman of Timber Creek Resources in Antigo, Wisconsin. “We have eliminated the need for a deduster on a majority of our jobs.”

komatsuKomatsu XT-5 Series Track Feller Bunchers 

Komatsu America Corp.’s new XT-5 Series of track feller bunchers, which include the XT430-5 (non-leveling), XT435L-5, XT445L-5 and XT465L-5, will replace the prior XT-3 Series machines. 

The XT-5 Series ranges in operating weight from 66,359 lb. to 74,516 lb. and features a new, more powerful fuel-efficient EPA Tier 4 Final engine, gull-wing style engine hood, increased lift capacity, heavy-duty undercarriage, redesigned and relocated cab, new hydraulic and cooling systems, forestry-specific guarding and KOMTRAX®  telematics system technology. 

“We have been systematically gathering and analyzing voice-of-the-customer input to define our next generation of feller bunchers,” said Mitsuhiro Utsumi, vice president, forestry product marketing, Komatsu America. “Shipments of the XT445L-5 model will start in the 4th quarter of 2018, with the other models to follow.”

The new 310 peak hp, Cummins QSL9 9-liter engine provides more horsepower, torque and displacement and lowers fuel consumption by as much as 10 percent, due to advanced designs. Lift capacities at full reach lift have been increased by 77 percent on the XT430-5, XT435L-5 and XT445L-5, and by 15 percent on the XT465L-5. The XT465L-5 now readily operates the Quadco 24-inch cutting capacity disc saw heads.

EMS HarvestlineEMS HarvestLine

The versatile cable logging tool allows quick line shifts and efficient log extraction in difficult, short-to-medium distance cable extraction areas where the logistics of moving in a large yarder or tower are challenging. It is available in various configurations — a two-drum system running an optional carriage or a three-drum system with a grapple. The system is designed to be adapted and installed onto a 38.5-ton plus excavator-based carrier. The fold down mast and the ability to utilize a grapple or bucket make it a versatile cable logging tool. It has a 1,500-foot rope capacity, a maximum hydraulic pressure of 5,000 psi, and a maximum line pull per drum of 43,210 lbs.

Technical Forest Solutions (TFS) located in Kelso, Washington represents EMS forestry products of New Zealand, which includes the Tractionline winch assist system and the Harvestline mobile yarding system. As the industry faces steeper and more challenging terrain, TFS aims to provide loggers with the equipment, parts and support to handle the job.

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Brothers Team Up
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Oregon Mass Timber Summit Review
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