Rotochopper has introduced a new 1,000 HP dual-motor drive option for the B-66 E electric-powered horizontal grinder. The dual-motor drive is designed to reduce operating and maintenance costs compared to a single-motor drive, as well as minimize amperage surges at start-up.
The dual motor drive brings the best of both worlds. The convenience of smaller motors along with the production capacity of higher horsepower.
Benefits of a dual motor drive over a single motor drive include lower start-up amperage surges and lower repair costs in the event of downtime. Major downtime is rare with industrial electric motors. Yet should a breakdown occur, the dual motor drive decreases the lead time and cost of replacement parts compared to a single larger motor.
ASV Holdings Inc., a manufacturer of all-purpose, all-season compact track loaders and skid steers, offers the large-frame, radial-lift RS-75 and vertical-lift VS-75 skid-steer loaders. The machines feature highly efficient hydraulics and cooling systems, as well as best-in-class high ground clearance, departure angle, and serviceability. The skid steers are ideal for a wide range of applications, including rental, construction, landscape, snow removal, and forestry.
ASV builds the RS-75 and VS-75 with unique, dedicated skid steer frames. Unlike other manufacturers that use a single chassis for both compact track loaders and skid steers, ASV designs the frame for its Posi-Track and skid steer lines independently to provide customers with the highest performance. The result for the RS-75 and VS-75 is a 10.5˝ ground clearance. The purpose-built chassis also allows for a 24˚ departure angle, decreasing the risk of the machines getting stuck when starting to climb a steep hill.
Amerimulch provides landscape colorants and equipment for the production of profitable, in-demand color-enriched mulches. Amerimulch Plus has been engineered for use with all of its Bold and Vibrant Heartland product lines to deter mold growth in the colorant. The Plus enhanced colorants are applied through the same process used today, and there is no special labeling or handling required. Their colorants come with the Amerimulch commitment of being the best cost provider and Real Tangible Value.
Peterson Pacific Corp., has announced the introduction of the new Peterson 3310B drum chipper.
“The new 3310B drum chipper is smaller and lighter than our previous model, but still packs impressive performance. The 3310B can operate on even tighter landings for biomass and land clearing operations,” said Jody Volner, president of Peterson Pacific Corp. “We are excited about the capabilities of this remarkable machine.”
With a 540 HP Tier III or Tier IV Caterpillar engine, the 3310B has the power to handle logs up to 24 inches in diameter. With large access doors on both sides of the machine for serviceability, the fully enclosed engine compartment keeps things clean.
The 3310B’s transverse design allows for a much smaller operations deck, providing flexible production configurations in diverse terrain. With 230 degrees of rotation, the end-load or optional top-load spout design allows trailers to be loaded in a variety of positions, depending on the demands of the job site.
Wood-Mizer introduces the EG100 twin blade board edger designed for lumber producers looking for a low-cost, durable edger to improve overall production, material flow, and efficiency by edging sideboards and slabs. Two circular blades are provided standard, one is fixed and the other adjustable. A removable board fence makes it easy to trim boards that already have one straight side.
Available in 14HP gas or 10HP electric power, the EG100 edger is generally operated by two people, one to feed the edger and the other to remove the finished boards. With one adjustable and one fixed 10” diameter carbide-tipped circular blades, the EG100 can edge up to 20 ½” wide flitches into a 12” wide finished board with a maximum thickness of 2”.
Larson Electronics LLC has announced a new portable, explosion-proof LED with an adjustable magnetic mounting base that produces a brilliant 13,000 lumen flood beam of high quality light. This low-profile LED fixture is an ideal replacement upgrade for less efficient traditional fixtures, providing powerful light and flexible mounting for hazardous locations.
The explosion-proof 150 Watt LED Light Fixture is an LED unit with a low-profile light head that produces intense white light in a 60º, 125º, or 140º flood pattern, while drawing just 150 watts. Advanced LED technology and a special heat dissipating design help this unit achieve an incredible 60,000+ hour rated lifespan with 70% lumen retention. The housing is constructed of aluminum alloy with powder coating for extra durability and comes with 250 feet of SOOW cord terminated with a 1523 explosion-proof blade plug.
On the Cover
Lindsay Mohlere captures a John Deere 2154 working in an Idaho forest.
A Legacy Going Strong
Starting out as far back as Idaho statehood, the Brown family has carried the logging tradition into the fifth generation.
Finding Success in the Residuals Market
Wood shavings may be regarded as a waste product, but for Gem Shavings, supplying animal bedding has proven to be a successful business model.
Eastside Challenges of Modern Day Logging
Kreige Logging understands that overcoming challenges is part of running a successful business.
Sawmill Training Takes a Seat in the Classroom
Five wood products manufacturing companies have teamed up with North Idaho College and Lewis-Clark State College to gather $482,582 for sawmill training.
The Fix Is in! ... Or Is It?
Congress passed a $1.3 trillion omnibus budget that has solved the “fire borrowing” conundrum that has plagued the Forest Service for years.
Focus on Building Leadership
Intermountain Logging Conference review.
2018 OLC Pictorial Review
A look at the highlights of the recent conference.
Guest Column: Forestry’s Best Days are Yet to Come. Here’s Why.
Nick Smith of Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities explains what lays ahead for the industry.