John Deere has introduced its updated E-Series Knuckleboom Loaders. Already known for superior torque and durability, the updated 2019 337E and 437E models feature up to an eight percent boost in fuel economy, ensuring output is maximized and power is not sacrificed.
“This update to our E-Series machines allows us to provide an even better solution to our customers, combining power with fuel economy, positively impacting their bottom lines,” said Brandon O’Neal, product marketing manager, John Deere Construction and Forestry.
The updated 337E and 437E Knuckle-boom Loaders still retain all of the features from the original product launch. Each E-Series machine is equipped with a powerful and proven Final Tier 4 engine. Additionally, the E-Series models offer increased swing torque and boom lift compared to the previous series. Other features improve serviceability, including a ground-level oil drain and filter change, optional electric refill pump and a smaller, 35-gallon hydraulic oil reservoir.
All John Deere knuckleboom loaders come standard with JDLink telematics five years in base, offering owners and operators remote diagnostics and streamlined connectivity. www.johndeere.com
Loftness has introduced new models of its Battle Ax horizontal drum mulcher designed specifically for skid steers. Featuring a new rotor, tooth design, and exclusive two-stage cutting chamber, the heavy-duty Battle Ax is designed for highly efficient vegetation management, including right-of-way maintenance, land clearing, forestry applications, and more.
The Battle Ax is available with 61- and 71-inch cutting widths for skid steers with 50 to 120 hydraulic horsepower. Its 17-inch-diameter rotor features built-in depth gauges, which function similarly to raker teeth on chain saws to prevent the attachment from engaging too much material at one time.
The Battle Ax rotor is optimized for use with all cutting tooth styles. Customers can choose from Quadco planer blades, hard-surface Quadco blades, and carbide teeth. The Battle Ax also features a two-stage cutting chamber, which allows material to be cut twice by the rotor and helps produce some of the smallest particle sizes in the industry. The primary shear bar is adjustable for customizing particle size. www.loftness.com
Bandit now offers extending Kesla loaders with radio remote controls on its Intimidator 21XP hand-fed chippers, giving land-clearing professionals, tree care companies, and right-of-way contractors a powerful all-in-one tool to dispose of limbs and even whole trees.
“Rated as a 21” capacity chipper, the 21XP is the largest hand-fed chipper in Bandit’s fleet, so it’s built to chip heavy, large-diameter trees,” said Bandit Sales Manager Jason Morey. “The Kesla loader option increases the productivity of this machine in virtually any application.”
The Kesla loader can extend to 21 feet and grab large bundles of limbs, large individual limbs, and even downed whole trees. Using intuitive controls, the operator can guide the material quickly into the chipper to be processed in a fraction of the time it would take operators to winch.
This option can eliminate the need for additional workers on the ground or additional equipment brought to the jobsite.
When not in use, the Kelsa loader folds up on the front of the chipper where it’s out of the way, never impeding the discharge chute or limiting access to common maintenance items. www.banditchippers.com
ASV Holdings Inc., an industry-leading manufacturer of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skid steers, has introduced the new RT-25 Posi-Track compact track loader. Featuring similar dimensions as its more powerful cousin, the RT-40, the RT-25, at 48 inches wide, serves as an economical alternative for contractors, rental centers, and homeowners working in tight spaces. Its size makes the loader the industry’s smallest sit-in CTL. The RT-25 is also a safer, more productive alternative to walk-behind and stand-on mini loaders in applications such as landscaping, construction, and snow removal.
“Despite its small size, the RT-25 is no toy. It includes many of the features that define ASV CTLs and make them productivity-boosting powerhouses, all in an incredibly compact package,” said Justin Rupar, ASV Holdings Inc. vice president of sales and marketing. “We made the machine economical so small- to mid-sized contractors and rental centers can take advantage of its versatility, lightweight qualities, and the ability to get otherwise difficult jobs done quickly.” www.asvi.com
Rotochopper unveiled the NEW B-66 L-Series horizontal grinder, the latest addition to their line of horizonal grinders, at its annual Demo Day event in September.
The B-66 L-Series horizontal grinder is designed to meet the needs of grinding larger, more abrasive feedstock materials and engineered to increase overall production rates with unmatched efficiency. Rotochopper continues to focus on innovation and growth, especially where their customers need additional solutions and flexibility – and this aggressive, robust, and heavy-duty grinder hits the mark.
The lower, longer, and less drag infeed hopper tackles the toughest grinding jobs with ease. A newly designed aggressive powerfeed pulls materials into the grinding chamber effortlessly and the 38” throat opening accommodates some of the toughest material including large logs, whole trees, and brushy feedstocks. Remote monitoring, through Rotochopper’s RotoLink system, provides reporting and tracking data to ensure consistent efficiency, predict maintenance needs, and reduce downtime. www.rotochopper.com
Wood-Mizer introduces two new bandsaw blade options with 1” and 1 ¼” tooth spacing to satisfy the needs of high production, high horsepower resaw and sawmill operations.
Available in SilverTip carbon material, 1” tooth spacing blades are offered in a 10-degree all-purpose profile to saw any type of wood species. These blades are designed for high production resaw and sawmill operations that prefer 1” tooth spacing or for filing rooms that have blade maintenance equipment currently set up for 1” tooth spacing.
Available in SilverTip carbon material, the 1 ¼” tooth spacing blades are offered in a Turbo 7-degree high-performance profile. With increased air flow and higher tooth penetration while sawing mixed species, Wood-Mizer’s exclusive Turbo 7-degree profile is tried, tested, and proven by high production, high horsepower, and high feed rate operations throughout the world. Combine this exclusive Turbo 7 profile with a wider 1 ¼” gullet to provide an ideal blade for high throughput grade resaw and sawmill operations. www.woodmizer.com
Solebee's, offers its excavator stump puller for efficient stump removal and land clearing. Solesbee’s manufactures the attachment with high-strength alloy steel and replaceable wear tips for extended service life. The powerful attachment, known as the “Stumper,” fits 15- to 40-ton excavators and the company says can increase production by as much as 30 percent compared to other land-clearing methods, such as bucket attachments, bulldozing and forestry mowing. www.solesbees.com
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