Machinery Row

LBX Raises $51,000 for American Heart Association

LBX Company LLC of Lexington, Kentucky, raised $51,000 in support of the American Heart Association’s annual “Life Is Why We Give  campaign. LBX made a commitment to donate $500 for every Link-Belt excavator, forestry machine, or material handler retailed in February in North America.

This is the third year that LBX has participated as a national supporter of the campaign. LBX has committed to support this program through 2021.

“LBX is proud to continue our involvement with the American Heart Association. We thank our dealers and employees for a great month of results that couldn’t have happened without their support,” said Eric Sauvage, president & CEO, LBX Company. “With their help, we sold 102 machines in February.”

LBX is also a supporter of the Central Kentucky Heart Walk, which will take place at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington on May 11, 2019.

Darren SudduthSENNEBOGEN Names First Tree Care Industry Manager

Recognizing the recent response of arborists to the new purpose-built 718 tree care handler, SENNEBOGEN has appointed Darren Sudduth as the firm’s first Tree Care Industry Manager.

Darren Sudduth comes to SENNEBOGEN with more than 15 years of experience in business development for equipment OEMs and engineered hydraulic products. Since arriving at SENNEBOGEN’s headquarters and Training Center in Stanley, North Carolina, Sudduth has attended “boot camp” with other application specialists on the SENNEBOGEN sales team. He has also begun touring the customer sites in the northeastern states.

Tosh BrinkerhoffAppointment of New CEO, Tosh Brinkerhoff

Rotochopper Inc. announced today the appointment of Tosh Brinkerhoff as the company’s next CEO, effective immediately. Brinkerhoff has more than 20 years of industry leadership experience with an impressive track record in heavy equipment manufacturing.

“Tosh’s personal values, supportive family, collaborative leadership style, professional management experience, heavy equipment marketing and manufacturing expertise, and Central Minnesota home base all make for an excellent fit with Rotochopper’s continuing opportunity to grow and sustain the company from its roots in St. Martin, Minnesota,” says Jody Parker, chair of Rotochopper’s board of directors. 

Brinkerhoff holds a bachelor’s degree from Southern Utah University and an MBA from Duke University. He was hired into a leadership program at John Deere, where he gained experience in operations, business development, public affairs, and marketing.

John Deere Forestry Marks Manufacturing MilestoneJohn Deere Forestry Marks Manufacturing Milestone

John Deere commemorated the production of its 5,000th Forestry Swing Machine, a 2656G log loader, with a special ceremony at the John Deere-Hitachi Specialty Products (DHSP) factory. Held on the morning of Jan. 31, John Deere invited the customer who purchased the milestone unit, Oregon-based Bighorn Logging, for a unique presentation and factory tour during a signature Gold Key event.

For the event, the DHSP factory hosted Bighorn Logging President Harve Dethlefs and company Vice President Mark Standley, as well as their dealer, Papé Machinery. The event started with an overview of the storied history of the DHSP factory, followed by a question and answer session. During the session, which was held in front of the factory employees, Dethlefs and Standley discussed their business and the critical role equipment plays.

Following the interview, Bighorn Logging was presented with a plaque and the 5,000th swing machine was revved up for the very first time in celebration.

Rotochopper Announces the Timbery Sawmills Introduces West Coast Dealer in Oregon

Timbery introduces Heicor Enterprises, LLC in Monmouth, Oregon as Timbery West — an authorized dealer of Timbery Portable Sawmills. Timbery offers a range of personal sawmills geared specifically for homesteads, farms, small woodlots, tree farms, as well as cabinet, custom woodworking, and specialty lumber shops.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, Timbery manufactures its portable sawmill equipment in the USA. Timbery has been building band sawmills since 2010, with mills spread broadly across North America and in several countries around the world. The company also supplies board edgers, resaws, sawmill accessories, bandsaw blades and blade sharpening equipment.

Waratah Receives the 12,000th Forestry Machine Harvester Head

Outokummun Metalli Oy ended 2018 with impressive figures in harvester head production, when the company’s 12,000th harvester head frame was completed at its Outokumpu plant on Dec. 18, 2018.

The harvester head was the H215E model, a high-capacity new-generation harvester head purpose built for eucalyptus debarking and designed for use on large wheel harvesters and excavators. The day after its manufacture, the product headed to Waratah OM Oy’s facilities in Joensuu for final assembly, and from there it will be delivered to Australia through the Waratah sales organization.

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Carbonator 500 carbonizing woody materials.

Life Happens, Even When You’re Logging
Chris Johnson of Sierra Logging  has always done things his way.

Doing it Old School
Bub Dickinson and his wife, Tammy, unabashedly embrace what some might call an “old fashioned” approach to their trade.

Six Tips to Optimize Compact Track Loader Forestry Performance
Tips for pairing a loader and attachment to ensure high performance and profits.

Log Splitter and Sawmill Provide Benefits for Customer Sawmill
Clifford has successfully parlayed a rented Wood-Mizer sawmill into a successful, 
multi-faceted, wood products business serving Central Oregon.

Emergent Technologies Column
By Golly! Bipartisan!

Intermountain Logging Conference Review
Largest crowds in years attend annual conference.

Redwood Logging Conference Review
Education a large element of 81st annual conference.

Oregon Logging Conference Pictorial Review
OLC continues to expand and debut new equipment.

HarvestTECHX Review
Conference a success—with more to come.

Guest Column
Implementing Washington State’s 20-Year Forest Health Strategic Plan


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