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PonsseNew Ponsse Head Rotator Moves Full 360 Degrees

Ponsse has launched the new HH360 harvester head rotator. The innovative rotator enables the harvester head to rotate 360 degrees freely without limitations.

Hoses stay in a fixed position from crane tip to rotator all the time. The new rotator enables the harvester head to rotate freely without worrying about unexpected downtime caused by twisted hoses.

“We’ve developed an innovative solution by listening to our customers’ needs,” said Janne Loponen, product manager for harvester heads. “The rotating harvester head speeds up processing wood, making work easier for the operator.” The rotator is strong, powerful, and energy efficient, he added.

The new HH360 rotator is available for H6, H7, H8, H7 HD, H8 HD, H7 HD Euca, and H8 HD Euca harvester heads when installed as a loose head installation.

Ponsse harvester heads are designed to withstand tough conditions. They are characterized by a simple, solid structure, which is why they can be used in various harvesting applications.


RotochopperRotochopper Conducts West Coast Field Day in Washington

Rotochopper hosted customers and prospects at a regional field day event in Spokane, Washington, in October. More than 70 attendees watched seven different pieces of Rotochopper equipment in action. The event was held by the company’s West Coast sales team at the site of a Rotochopper customer, Barr-Tech Composting.

The field day began with introductions, an overview of the day, and some Rotochopper history from Nick Korn, West Coast regional sales manager and Tosh Brinkerhoff, Rotochopper president and CEO.

The first demo of the day was a B-66 Horizontal Grinder grinding green waste and feeding directly into Rotochopper’s 365R Tracked Radial Stacking Conveyor. Other demonstrations included Rotochopper’s exclusive screen change system on the B-66 Horizontal Grinder, the 75DK slow speed shredder, and the Go-Bagger 250. The company also demonstrated Rotochopper’s new MT175 Trommel Screen and grinding and coloring with the MP-2 and B-66 horizontal grinders.

Over a barbecue lunch, attendees learned more about RotoLink, Rotochopper’s remote monitoring system. Doug Meyer, director of customer service, logged into a machine operating in the field and shared the data and analysis that is available remotely through RotoLink.

“The attendees seemed to appreciate the wide range of equipment showcased from the B-66 to the Go-Bagger and our new trommel and stacking conveyor,” said Andy Bulson, Rotochopper sales manager. “It was also an excellent time to introduce Chad Angeli, our new vice president of customer experience, to some of our West Coast customers and prospects. A huge thank you to Barr-Tech and their employees for being such a wonderful host.”


IroncraftIronCraft Introduces New 2512 Series Flex-Wing Cutter

IronCraft, formerly branded Titan Implement, has introduced the 2512 Series Flex-Wing Cutter, which requires just 35 PTO hp and one hydraulic outlet to cut grass, weeds, and light brush up to 2 inches in diameter.

Several new features have been added that make it easier for dealers to serve their customers at the point of sale and for years to come, including a smooth top deck, spring suspension, and 12-foot working width.

This robust cutter makes compact tractors more productive. The wings flex from 22 degrees down to 87 degrees up (22 degrees down and 45 degrees up wing free float), allowing it to operate on slopes and in gullies, ditches, and other tough terrain. A 75 hp outboard gearbox rating and five-year limited warranty attest to its stout design and durability.

The 2512 series has a cutting height range of 1 ½ to 12 inches, making it ideal for cutting grass, weeds, and light brush on farms, in parks and recreational areas, on community green spaces, along roadsides, and more.

Five standard colors are available to match the cutter to many tractors.

The 2512 is made in the U.S. with industry-leading lead times and includes a one-year warranty.

Titan Implement was purchased by LFM Capital and rebranded as IronCraft. LFM Capital plans major capital expenditures over the next 24 months at the factory in Athens, Tennessee, as well as other Tennessee locations. Other initiatives to support customers include online parts lookup, service manuals, training resources, and more product support locations.

IronCraft offers an extensive range of rotary cutters, rotary tillers, box blade scrapers, grader blades, landscape rakes, disc harrows, and skid steer attachments. For more information, visit www.ironcraftusa.com.


LoftnessLoftness Announces Two-Year Warranty for Mulching Heads

Loftness has announced a two-year warranty program as a standard feature on its full line of Battle Ax, Bad Ax and Timber Ax mulching heads. Effective on products purchased after Nov. 1, the new program offers equipment protection up to twice as long as the previous warranty.

The two-year warranty is included with the Battle Ax L and S Series for skid steers; the 20, 30, 40 and 50 Series for excavators; and the H Series and Battle Ax Extreme for prime movers. It is also included with the Bad Ax and Timber Ax mulching attachments for skid steers.

“As an employee-owned company, we’re fully committed to ensuring the quality of our products,” said Matt Morrison, director of sales and marketing. “Even though our mulching heads often work in harsh conditions, we’re confident enough to roll out an industry-leading two year warranty program, which is double the standard warranty of most competitive units. This will add value to our customers and give them more peace of mind when purchasing our equipment.”

Loftness manufactures the VMLogix line of vegetation management equipment, which includes hydraulic oil coolers, the Kwik-Trim compact mechanical tree trimmer, and high-performance mulching heads for a variety of equipment, ranging from excavators, skid steer loaders and up to 375 hp prime movers.

For more information, visit www.loftness.com.


SennebogenSENNEBOGEN Adds New 728 M Tree Care Handler

SENNEBOGEN has introduced the new 728 M Tree Care Handler, the latest member of the growing family of tree care handlers that can safely and efficiently grab, cut and carefully place trees and shrubs.

The 728 M (rubber tire) and 728 R-HD (track) models fill in between the 718 and the 738, which have already become popular in the U.S.

The 728 M weighs 76,000 pounds and has a reach of up to 65 feet. With a lifting capacity of 3,700 pounds at maximum reach, it has the capability to cut and stack large limbs and whole trees in a single, efficient step while essentially eliminating risk to ground crews.

The 728 M is powered by a Cummins 173 hp Tier 4F engine, and the hydraulic system has the power required to run a wide selection of heavy-duty attachments, including grapple saws and mowers. It is easy to transport on public roads without special permits. The 728 M is street legal and can move at speeds up to 12 mph.

SENNEBOGEN Tree Care Handlers feature an elevating, safety enclosed, climate controlled Maxcab. Protective guarding on the roof and windshield and bullet-proof glass, combined with its ability to tilt 30 degrees, give the operator a wide angled view of the work site. With its reach, it can be safely used to avoid high-risk manual work-at-height situations.

SENNEBOGEN, a German manufacturer, has been a leading name in the global material handling industry for over 65 years. It provides specialized equipment solutions for recycling and scrap metal yards, demolition, barge and port operations, log-handling, transfer stations, waste facilities and the tree care industry. Its North American affiliate is based in Stanley, North Carolina. For more information, visit www.sennebogen-na.com.


HaixHAIX Unveils Airpower XR23 Boot

HAIX has introduced a new boot to its workwear line, the Airpower XR23. The boot is built for landscapers, construction workers, machine operators, and others who are out in the elements all day long.

This sturdy boot features a composite safety toe with puncture protection, built-in arch support, and sturdy European bull hide leather.

“Our bull hide leather is made from some of the strongest hides in the world, which translates into a boot that has unparalleled durability,” said Sandy Longarzo, marketing manager. “European sourced leathers offer some of the highest quality leathers in the world, and since leather makes up over 70 percent of the boot, it’s the most important component to consider.”

The Airpower XR23 features a completely waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX inner liner that also offers an additional 500 grams of insulation for cold temperatures.

For more information, visit www.haixusa.com.

TimberWest November/December 2013
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Tips for Winterizing Your Machines
With snow and winter weather on the horizon – if not in your region already – make sure to get your logging equipment ready for cold temperatures.

Guest Column
Washington Department of Natural Resources should be held accountable for scheme that rewards polluters while failing state trust land beneficiaries and the people of Washington.

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