The SK Drum Mulcher DC Pro X by Diamond Mowers is ideal for large-scale brush clearing, undergrowth removal, and vegetation management. Compatible with standard-flow and high-flow hydraulic machines, this powerful attachment is offered in 60” and 72” cutting widths and can shred trees and brush up to 9” in diameter, producing a fine mulch.
The proprietary helical tooth pattern is modeled after a vacuum brush to feed material efficiently toward the center of the drum, while the patented depth control rings control bite size for optimal infeed and material processing. Anti-wrap plates prevent material from wrapping around the drum cylinder.
For maximum versatility, this attachment can utilize three different mulching teeth options based on environment and operator preference: Four-Point Hardened Steel Teeth for applications with limited ground contact; Twin Chisel Planer Teeth for intermittent ground contact; and Twin Maul Carbide Teeth for heavy ground contact and use on rocky terrain.
John Deere announced its latest operator assistance control feature, Intelligent Boom Control (IBC), for the 900 MH-Series Tracked Harvester. The development of this model is a result of global collaboration between the John Deere Wheeled Cut-to-Length and Full-Tree Forestry teams, aiming to implement IBC’s field-proven technology into the MH-Series tracked harvesters.
With IBC, operators no longer need to control each independent boom function separately. One joystick moves the boom tip horizontally, while a second guides it vertically, for faster cycle times and more precise control. IBC’s smooth and fluid motion actively dampens functional change of directions, protecting boom structures and increasing wear life. IBC also automatically controls swing speed based on the overall position of the attachment.
IBC is now available on the 953MH and 959MH.
Lithium-ion batteries are becoming increasingly popular for their ability to deliver power from a compact size. Although they are used in a vast range of equipment, from handheld devices to cars, they are not as harmless as they appear, requiring special handling and care.
DENIOS, a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of storage containers for hazardous materials, introduces Lithium-Ion Stations. Designed specifically for storing lithium-ion batteries, they are ideal for storing new, questionable, damaged, defective, or End-of-life lithium-ion batteries typically found in small handheld devices. Available in two standard sizes, the containers allow the storage and transportation of batteries from 1 KG to 10KG up to 100W, which are typically used in power tools, e-bikes, medical devices, laptops, tablets, mobile devices, forklifts, cars, and more.
Every DENIOS Lithium-Ion Battery Station features solidly welded construction for a long service life, with integrated vents for passive ventilation. Lockable, hinged lid and doors keep the contents safe from unauthorized personnel. Shelving and fire extinguishers are optional.
The Komatsu 845 12-ton forwarder is a versatile machine that performs well in thinning, but also in lighter final felling. The 2021 model has been updated with new components, including a new chassis, a new engine and a new control system, bringing it fully in line with the larger forwarders, albeit in a slightly smaller package.
The Komatsu 845 in the 2021 line-up boasts an upgraded design with the same popular cab as the larger forwarders. The work environment is spacious and comfortable with good visibility in all directions – over both the hood and the load area, which is especially important in thinning.
Designed to maximize performance with high power and torque with a Tier IV Final fuel-efficient engine, the sophisticated control system on the 845-1 automatically adapts to changes in engine load. Computerized HST system considers machine load, terrain conditions, power and torque output to give you exceptional tractive force. Hydraulic retarder overspeed protection ensures the driveline won’t run too fast.
Tigercat Industries has developed a forestry dozer. The new TCi 920 will be making the rounds at several U.S. forestry industry tradeshows this spring.
The dozer will be branded under the new TCi badge, as Tigercat Industries continues to design machines for applications beyond forest harvesting systems. All products falling under the TCi brand will continue to be designed, manufactured, and supported by Tigercat Industries.
Seeking to overcome shortcomings that harvesting professionals have experienced when applying standard-build, mass production dozers to forestry operations, the TCi 920 is designed specifically for use in logging applications.
Powered by the Tigercat FTP N45 Tier 4f engine rated at 101 kw (135 hp), the TCi 920 is equipped with a 190 mm (7.5 in) pitch heavy duty undercarriage, a responsive and efficient closed loop track drive system, strong, impact-resistant belly pans, and durable structural components throughout. The TCi 920 provides the power, durability, and versatility for deck clearing, road building, and clean-up activities on logging sites.
The carefully designed forestry cab offers the operator clear sightlines augmented by the sloped front hood and rear-mounted exhaust. The cab is quiet and comfortable with a heated and cooled air ride seat, ergonomic armrest mounted joysticks, and a large touchscreen machine control system interface.
Please note that in the New Products section of the March/April issue, there was an error in the model number of the new Tigercat 180 Swing Yarder. We apologize for any confusion.
ON THE COVER
Tioga Logging field testing the Tigercat 180
A Simple Plan in a Complicated World
According to Ray Driscoll, owner and operator of Wood River Timber in Klamath Falls, setting out on a logging career path “just happened.”
Tioga Logging – Spearheads Tigercat 180 Field Testing
Extracting timber from steep hillsides has become more challenging and more expensive. To that end, Tigercat Industries developed its first model for cable logging operations: the Tigercat 180 swing yarder.
Firebreak Column – Putting Infrastructure Cash to Work
The federal government is finally implementing Confronting the Wildfire Crisis: A Strategy for Protecting Communities Resilience in America’s Forests.
Founded in 1953, Hiett Logging is a third-generation logging company that operates out of Skagit County, Washington.
Restoring Forests to a Natural and Healthy State
According to Connor Craig, the owner of Wildfire Home Protection and Wildfire Safe, the best wildland firefighting is done before a potentially catastrophic wildfire threatens forests and other wildlands.
All Around Logging Mean All Around Customer Service
All Around Logging LLC was selected the 2021 Northwest Oregon Operator of the Year. Principal owner Aaron Silbernagel feels he was simply doing what he is supposed to do.
Tech Review - Drones
A look at a variety of drones on the market and services companies provide.
Guest Column – Why Anti-forestry’s Fight over Old Growth Won’t Work this Time
As if the old Timber Wars never ended, anti-forestry groups are waging a new well-funded and organized campaign to ban logging of “old-growth” forests.