EVCOR, LLC., recently released its new hoods for “BRB” and “L68” CAT 568LL’s. The hoods are designed for extra strength protection using steel and design. Comes as either BRUTE or LIGHT: the BRUTE uses ¼” steel ribs and 11ga. skin and the LIGHT uses 3/16” steel ribs and 16ga. skin. Available in semi-gloss black powder coat or raw steel. The new hoods: replace broken fiberglass 3 pc. hoods or light weight stock 2 pc. hoods; require no machine modification; increase machine value; and have same foot print and hinge locations as stock hood. Latches, seal and mounting hardware available. www.evcorllc.com
Wood-Mizer introduces the LX150 twin rail sawmill designed for hobbyists and professionals looking for a robust, portable sawmill with powered sawhead controls and a large 35.5” width of cut ideal for sawing wide, live-edge slabs. As the second LX series sawmill offered by Wood-Mizer in North America, the LX150 joins Wood-Mizer’s world-leading range of portable sawmills.
A key innovation of the Wood-Mizer LX sawmill series includes 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 twin parallel hardened-steel rails on the bed and allows the operator to have better visibility while sawing.
Power options include 25HP Kohler gas and 24HP Yanmar diesel. www.woodmizer.com
Fecon is introducing the latest addition to their lineup of forestry mulchers, the Stage-5 compliant FTX300 Mulching Tractor SF5 at the Oregon Logging Conference.
This low-ground pressure (3.9 psi) tractor features an oscillating undercarriage with 30” track shoes, providing balanced traction in hard or soft conditions. A spacious cab features air suspension and a heated seat, as well as a new larger touchscreen IQAN display, and keyless ignition with security. A tilting cab and wide engine compartment doors on the side and rear, simplify access for service.
Powered by a Cummins QSB 6.7 Stage 5 engine that delivers 310 net HP offering the latest in efficient emissions technology, and an average fuel consumption rate of just 8-12 gallons per hour (gph). With an aggressive 115 gpm, 5,600 psi high flow hydraulic system, this mid-sized tractor has ample power for forestry attachments.
The FTX300 features a BH120 forestry mulcher with variable speed motors and three optional rotor systems, including Fecon’s Depth Control Rotor (DCR) technology. With a unique combination or power, durability, size and production capability, and the Fecon FTX300 replaces its predecessor the FTX290. www.fecon.com
Kinedyne LLC, a designer, manufacturer, and distributor of cargo control technologies, including cargo securement, capacity, and access solutions for the transportation industry, announced the formal introduction of its new EASE-Z Winch Bar family. The EASE-Z Winch Bar is a patented Z-shaped winch bar that rotates 360 degrees, providing users with greater leverage. The bar comes in one standard model and two combination versions that have modified handles that can be used to release tension on chain binders.
The EASE-Z Winch Bar is different. The tough, heat-treated carbon-steel, mushroom-shaped head of the EASE-Z Winch Bar is tapered for easy insertion and helps keep the bar seated in the winch cap. This prevents it from slipping out during revolution and when the user is applying torque. A knurled non-slip handle with a flanged grip ring on the bar’s upper shaft helps prevent it from slipping out of users’ hands even in wet conditions. www.kinedyne.com
On the Cover
Photo taken by Barbara Coyner of Danielson Logging harvesting on a steep slope.
New column looks at up and coming forestry innovations.
Forestry is About to Get Some Help from the Air
DroneSeed is making an impact in the woods.
Winch-Assist and New Approaches
Danielson Logging of St. Maries, Idaho, uses various techniques for the job.
Not your Grandfather’s Wagner
Hampton Lumber is first to put the New Generation Wanger L90 into operation.
Apprenticeship in the Woods
Connecting students with future careers.