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TimberWest January/February 2011

May/June 2011

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Thank you to the Port of Astoria for providing this beautiful photograph.

Back in Action

First Madill 3800 in Three Years
Delivered to Rice Logging

Exports = Revenue And Jobs

Westerlund Log Handlers

Exports Up — And Staying Up!

The Port of Longview Experiences Heavy Upswing in Log Exports

Thin-Kerf Mill Operation Utilizes Old Mill Building

Tech Review

Portable Chippers and Grinders

Guest Column:

Heavy Equipment Losses —
How Can You Help Minimize Fire Claims?

In The News

Machinery Row

Woody Biomass Column

Association News

New Products


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New Holland Construction launches seven skid steer loaders

New Holland Construction recently introduced seven skid steer loaders. With the new 200 Series, New Holland maintains the best-in-class forward dump height and reach with the Super Boom® loader vertical lift design — and introduces breakthrough productivity improvements.

The New Holland L218, L220, L223, L225, and L230 skid steer loaders deliver superior lift and reach and can load material to the center of trucks, finishing jobs faster. The 53-degree dump angle on the 200 Series skid steer loaders lets operators empty the bucket faster, increasing cycle times and productivity.

New Holland also introduced upgrades to six B Series loader backhoes — the New Holland B90B, B95B, B95B TC, B95B LR, B110B, and B115B loader backhoes offer more options to meet customers’ needs and feature 4.5-liter, turbocharged engines, ranging from 95 HP to 108 HP.

With loader breakout forces ranging from 12,169 lbs to 15,212 lbs, the B Series loader backhoes excel in tough digging conditions, making them ideal for grading and land clearing applications.

Hallcoi-6000 Series from Hallco

Hallco has introduced its innovated i-Series drive units featuring anodized aluminum manifolds and internally sealed cylinder barrels, optimizing seal life in corrosive environments.

Additional wear rings have been added to the head manifold/shaft bore providing replaceable wear surfaces and increasing drive unit life.

By moving the seal inside the cylinder barrel, the seal is positioned further away and protected from corrosive debris such as road salt, which ultimately prolongs drive unit life.


The waterproof wide-angle camera gives equipment operators a 115-degree field of view in any direction to eliminate blind spots to the front, rear, sides, and “over the wall.” As well as improving safety and reducing equipment damage on the jobsite, TRACKVISION lets operators of wheel loaders, excavators, material handlers, log loaders, trucks, and scrapers maneuver more confidently and more quickly in congested areas, increasing productivity on every shift.

Mounted adjacent to grapples, buckets, and other attachments, TRACKVISION cameras are also ideal for precision loading and unloading of trucks, hoppers, and rail cars.

Viewed through TRACKVISION’s shockproof 7” hi-rez LCD monitor, these systems are renowned for outstanding image clarity even in low light. In fact, TRACKVISION sees in the dark better than the human eye. In addition, each monitor allows the operator to view up to four cameras.

KobelcoKobelco Introduces Three New Mark 9 Excavators

Kobelco Construction Machinery America introduced three new full-size, high performance Mark 9 excavators – the SK260-9, SK295-9, and SK350-9.

The new Mark 9 excavators feature an upgrade to Kobelco’s intelligent hydraulics and introduce a new economy power mode. The machines launch the industry’s first selective catalytic reduction (SCR) emission solution for excavators. The excavators also feature a new ROPS/FOPS cab for a more comfortable work environment.

The operating weights range from 59,524 to 80,909 pounds, and dig depths range from 23 ft to 24 ft 10 in. In addition, these three new models deliver 181, 197, and 269 horsepower, respectively.