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doosanDoosan Expands Wheel Loader Line

Doosan Infracore North America has introduced three additional models to its -7 Series wheel loaders in the United States and Canada. These new 200 size class machines include many of the same features as the larger models and are now available at Doosan dealerships.

Similar to the -7 Series wheel loaders that were launched in spring 2021, the next-generation Doosan wheel loaders offer redesigned cabs with first-class comfort features, increased bucket capacities, and new fuel-saving technologies. 

The three new models — DL200-7DL220-7, and DL250-7 — are smaller than the models launched last year. With standard bucket capacities between 2.6 and 3.3 cubic yards, all three new models are available with a high-lift option for additional dump height and reach.

“We’re excited to offer a -7 Series iteration of our popular 200 size class wheel loaders in North America,” says Aaron Kleingartner, product and dealer marketing manager, Doosan Infracore North America. “These are among our most popular wheel loader models because of their versatility. It’s quite common for customers with these machines to purchase a hydraulic quick coupler for fast and easy attachment changes.”

Barko Pro Kits Now Available

Barko Hydraulics, a leading developer, manufacturer, and distributor of innovative heavy equipment solutions for the forestry, vegetation management, and material handling industries, is pleased to be making routine maintenance easier for Barko operators with custom-created Pro Kits. Each kit contains the parts and products needed for routine maintenance on Barko machines.

Regular maintenance is the key to exceptional performance, and Barko Service Schedules outline the routine maintenance required every 400 hours for Tier 3 machines and every 500 hours for Tier 4 machines. Taking a proactive approach puts operators in control of equipment performance and will keep machines running at optimal levels while helping prolong service life. Barko Pro Kits make it exceptionally easy.

feconFecon Introduces Narrower BLACKHAWK BK6218 for Precision Mulching

 Fecon introduced the BK6218 forestry mulcher with all the features of the BLACKHAWK mulcher, but in a narrower frame. Ideal for precision mulching, this narrower, more agile version shreds standing vegetation and processes material on the ground. 

Utilizing shear bars and knife tools, the BK6218 creates a consistent chip size the first pass. The 18-inch diameter rotor spools up quickly, minimizing wait times, and the cutting chamber is designed to process material going forward or back dragging, without leaving unprocessed material. Ideal for skid steer and compact tracked loaders with hydraulic flows of 30 to 45gpm, this new mulcher model features 24 knife tools and has a 62” cutting width.

The compact body design allows increased visibility, while the narrower width improves handling and agility. Because the BK6218 efficiently channels material through its cutting cycle, there is minimal draw on the engine, resulting in significantly improved fuel efficiency.  The BK628 is an excellent tool for clearing brush and vegetation, shredding material in woodland urban interface zones, clearing rights-of-way, lot clearing/clean-up, site preparation, and more.

doosanPonsse Launches the Next-Generation Harvester Head

A powerful feed, firm grip, and solid yet agile frame are characteristics of the new Ponsse H8 harvester head. Active Speed, a new available feature, contributes to the superior performance of the H8. Active Speed, allows the harvester head’s operating speed to be adjusted based on the tree species and stem diameter, which makes working with the H8 harvester head smooth and productive, no matter what the tree diameter is.

The H8 can be mounted on the Ergo and the Bear—the strongest harvesters in the Ponsse product range. The saw box area is even wider, making the H8 harvester head an excellent choice for trees with a high butt diameter. A powerful feed, combined with a geometry that firmly supports larger stems on feed rollers, guarantees high productivity and fuel economy. The automatic features of the Opti control system, developed and built by Ponsse, control the feed speed and saw movement, according to the tree diameter, which ensures fast and precise sawing.


Tigercat’s 180 Swing Yarder

Tigercat has built its first model for cable logging operations. The new Tigercat 180 swing yarder is purpose-built from the ground up. It combines the speed and stability of conventional yarders with the mobility and simpler controls of excavator-based yarders. The result is a powerful and versatile yarding machine for extreme terrain logging applications.

The 409 hp carrier was carefully designed with a component layout, hydraulic system, drivetrain, and boom system optimized for yarding. The result is high line pull, excellent stability, and efficient operation. Designed to achieve exceptional stability, the 180 can achieve high line pull without the use of guylines in most operating conditions. The purpose-built undercarriage has a reinforced pedestal and carbody with an extended blade for added stability. The blade mounts are tied directly into the carbody for added strength. The machine can be quickly moved to the next set-up by simply lifting the blade. In operating situations where additional stability is required, such as extremely long yarding distances or low deflection conditions, a simple static guyline can be quickly set up. The machine still retains the ability to swing with this guyline attached. The purpose-built winches are driven with efficient dedicated closed loop hydraulic circuits for smooth operation and infinitely variable speed control. The closed loop circuits provide energy recapture when lowering the load for increased efficiency. Intuitive joystick controls, along with many programmable features, reduce operator training time and increase production.

TimberWest November/December 2013
March/April 2022

Morning view from the Zender & McNielly landing.

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Hometown Logger Rewarded for Innovative Management
When a roadless stand of timber must be harvested and transported across a fish bearing stream, one’s first thought might be to build a bridge. That was Tony Hauth’s first thought too, but the solution he came up with, earned him the title of 2021 Eastern Oregon Operator of the Year.

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