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TimberWest January/February 2011

March April 2012

Woody Biomass Column:
Fuels for Schools

Is the program an outlet for local woody biomass?

DNA Tracking Branches Out

Tree DNA is now being used to address illegal logging issues

Water Logged

Northwest Management pulls logs from Montana’s Flathead Lake

2012 Oregon Logging
Conference Pictorial Review

Guest Column:
Pacific Northwest Economy Looking Brighter

By Michael J. Parks

A Start up in a Down Economy

Robert Howell Logging says customer base is key

Taking on Alaska

R&R King Logging finds opportunity in Alaska

Association News

Machinery Row

New Products


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Fecon open houseFecon to Celebrate 20 Years with Field Day/Open House

Fecon® is celebrating 20 years of mulching experience! February 17, 2012 marked Fecon’s 20th Anniversary in the forestry mulching business. To keep the celebration going throughout the year and to show appreciation to everyone who has helped them reach this milestone, Fecon will host a Field Day/Open House on April 26, 2012. This event will feature live demos, machine walk-arounds, factory tours, a night out at the ballpark, and much more. By attending, you will also get a sneak peek at Fecon’s new Chipper Tool Technology!

If you are interested in attending the Fecon Field Day/Open House and participating in the celebration, please visit

Bandit Industries NascarBandit Industries Returns to NASCAR

Bandit is returning to NASCAR with driver Jake Crum, opening the 2012 season in style with a new truck at the first Camping World Truck Series race of the year—the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway on February 24. The race will mark Bandit’s third consecutive year as a primary sponsor in a major NASCAR series, and it will mark Crum’s third year competing in the Camping World Truck Series.

“Jake really gave our fans some exciting racing last year,” said Travis Lint, large equipment sales manager for Bandit Industries. “He’s focused and aggressive, and it’s just a matter of time before he sees the checkered flag.”

Terex Woodsman Expands

Originally founded in 1994, Terex Woodsman was acquired by the Terex Corporation in July 2011. Terex Woodsman is an industry leader designing and manufacturing a full line of durable, high performance environmental hand-fed brush chippers and biomass chippers. Terex Woodsman serves its customers from their Headquarters in Farwell, Michigan, USA.

Caterpillar Expands Prentice Self-Loader Line through Collaboration with Epsilon

Caterpillar Forest Products entered into a marketing agreement with Palfinger Inc. to distribute a line of knuckleboom self-loaders produced by Epsilon Kran GmbH, part of the Palfinger Group, under the brand name Prentice/Epsilon. Initially, the line will include multiple models and will be marketed through select distributors experienced with truck-mounted loaders.

“This collaboration allows us to extend our Prentice product offering in North America and give loggers more options to meet their self-loader needs,” said John Carpenter, president of Caterpillar Forest Products. “The Prentice brand has always represented reliability, durability, and quality. Palfinger’s Epsilon brand lives up to those same attributes, so it is fitting that we co-brand the line.” and