More than 300 customers, distributors, and team members from around the world joined Fuchs in Bad Schönborn, Germany, October 18–20, 2018 for a three-day celebration to mark their incredible 130th anniversary.
Founded by Johannes Fuchs in 1888 as an agricultural machinery and stable equipment manufacturing business, Fuchs has evolved into a specialist material handling company.
First established in Germany, Fuchs today has a truly global presence. Dominik Vierkotten, Fuchs managing director, said, “We are increasing our market penetration through investments in service, support, and sales specialists. Since 2016, we have 10 newly appointed distributors in the United States, and we have recently sold seven material handlers into Lumut Port—Malaysia’s biggest dry bulk jetty.”
Waratah Forestry Equipment is proudly celebrating 45 years of innovation and serving customers in the forestry industry.
Established in Tokoroa, New Zealand, in 1973, the company transitioned to meet local loggers’ heavy-duty delimbing needs creating a delimber-feller buncher featuring a four-roller fixed head. Following that innovation, a red grapple processor for the Canadian markets marked the beginning of the 600 Series and solidified its place as the original red head in the industry.
Today, Waratah heads are found in all logging applications from felling on steep slopes, to cut-to-length hardwood harvesting at the stump, to processing on a landing or debarking on endless plantations.
“We’re dedicated to serving loggers across the globe,” said Heather Robinson, general manager of worldwide distribution, Waratah. “As an industry leader and the manufacturer of the original red head, we’re in a unique position to offer customers experience, expertise, and innovation. We’re excited to celebrate the past 45 years and look forward to the next 45.”
Diamond Mowers, LLC has purchased the ArborWolf brand skid-steer and tractor-mounted stump grinding product assets from the Minnesota-based manufacturer, WolfDesign.
Diamond Mowers will leverage its dealer network, comprised of more than 350 locations throughout the United States, Canada, Brazil, and Australia, to distribute the stump grinding products. Diamond Mowers will rebrand the ArborWolf stump grinders and is expected to release products under the Diamond brand beginning in 2019.
Diamond Mowers will immediately support existing ArborWolf customers. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. www.diamondmowers.com
USDA Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen announced the appointment of David Schmid as regional forester for the Forest Service’s Alaska Region. As regional forester, Schmid will oversee management of more than 22 million acres of National Forest System lands in Southcentral and Southeast Alaska.
Schmid has been acting regional forester in Alaska for the last eight months filling in behind Beth Pendleton who retired in April.
“David’s more than 30 years of experience and his commitment to maintaining strong relationships with people, stakeholders, and communities make him exceptionally well qualified for this job,” Christiansen said. “I’m also pleased that he’s bringing both his leadership skills and 23 years of experience on the Chugach and Tongass National Forests to this role.”
Safe Fleet, a provider of safety and productivity solutions for fleet vehicles, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the Roll-Rite group of companies.
Roll-Rite is a provider of innovative OEM and aftermarket safety products that protect cargo, reduce risks to drivers and roadways, and improve fleet efficiencies. Under the Roll-Rite and Pulltarps brands, Roll-Rite manufactures a complete line of application-specific automated and semi-automated tarping systems, motors, controls, and tarps for body dump trucks, open top trailers, and detachable containers. It is estimated that there are over 150,000 trucks and trailers on the road equipped with Roll-Rite or Pulltarps systems. www.safefleet.net
On the Cover
This photo of a Tigercat LS855E Leveling Shovel Logger was taken this
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