Machinery RowFalcon Winch Assist

Falcon Sets Record

It was a big milestone — the sale of the 150th Falcon Winch-Assist machine.

It took DC Equipment, the New Zealand-based manufacturer of the Falcon Winch-Assist, only seven years to reach that milestone, and the company reports demand is currently at an all-time high.

The shift to mechanized tree falling on steep slopes has accelerated around the world ever since the technology and safety of the innovative practice was proven in New Zealand.

“I can’t believe we’ve hit Winch-Assist number 150. It just seems like yesterday we were building our first one,” says DC Equipment founder/owner Dale Ewers, who also runs a successful logging company.


When Jason Lentz from Diana, West Virginia, won the Stihl TIMBERSPORTS U.S. Championship this past July, he earned a place in the elite World Championship event that took place October 2 in Munich, Germany. In dramatic fashion, Lentz won the Individual World Championship, making him the first American since 2005 to capture the title.

USA’s Lentz edged out Canada’s Marcel Dupuis and the Czech Republic’s Martin Komárek on an evening that saw several personal bests and a new world record, as the most elite logger sports athletes from around the globe competed for the title. The livestream of the full World Championships competition can be viewed on YouTube.

Hoosier WheelOTR International Acquires Hoosier Wheel

OTR International announced the acquisition of Hoosier Wheel. Hoosier Wheel, located in Evansville, Indiana, is a manufacturer of standard and custom wheel assemblies for off-the-road applications, including lawn and garden, agriculture, and material handling. The company offers a complete line of pneumatic and semi-pneumatic wheels, including both steel and plastic construction, and a diverse offering of tire treads and sizes.

The acquisition enhances OTR’s current portfolio of innovative, off-the-road mobility solutions supplied to well-known OEMs and the aftermarket, covering more than 1,700 tire models and 300 distinct tread patterns, plus a wide range of rims and wheels.

Con-VeyCon-Vey Launches New Website

Con-Vey is excited to announce that they launched a new website,, in November in collaboration with another local Roseburg company: Anvil Northwest.

This nine-month project was started with the intent to update the company’s look and promote their services.

“Often, as a business, our website is the first impression we give potential customers, so it was important to us that we show off our brand and what we do here at Con-Vey,” said Marketing Coordinator Evie Hango, who led the project. Hango also shared, “We want our customers to know that we value quality, innovation, and modern processes. This new website will act as a visual representation of those goals that we continually strive to exceed.”

USNR and Wood Fiber Group Merger

USNR and Wood Fiber Group announced their merger in a transaction that will create a global, comprehensive supplier of the equipment, technology, and essential tooling used in modern wood processing facilities.

USNR is an industry-leading global supplier of sawmill and plywood mill machinery, aftermarket parts, and technical and engineering services. Wood Fiber Group is the largest supplier of cutting tools, filing room equipment, and critical consumable products to the wood products industry, serving the North American market.

This merger will create a single company with unmatched product range, capable of delivering complete solutions from project conception, to building/installing processing lines and supplying the spare parts, technical services, ancillary equipment, and custom-engineered cutting tools that customers rely on to operate their mills at peak performance. 

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