Ponsse Oyj has launched a new product family on cut to length forest
machine markets, consisting of two different harvester and three different
forwarder models. With the
new product family, the engines will change.
Beginning in 2001, the power source will be a MercedesBenz diesel
engine. The DaimlerChrysler
Group’s Powertrain unit will supply the engines.
Besides modern styling, attention has been paid to fuel economy and
user friendliness. All models
feature a completed redesigned cab with more space, improved working
visibility and ergonomics, and reduced noise level.
There is also a new digital control system.
the machine’s control related parts (crane, drive, engine, harvester
head control and measuring device) have been combined into a single system
that optimizes the machine’s operation.
"Now there is an alternative — a smaller harvester that
besides thinning is also able to carry out the final felling of trees with
small diameters," says Ponsse Oyj’s president and CEO Tommi Lindbom.
Wheel Feed System
Bandit has introduced a feed system with four hydraulic feed wheels.
The units are easy to feed and are effective in collapsing limbs
and branches because they come in contact with more surface area. Engineers
added the two new wheels to allow Brush Bandit‚ chippers to accept all
types of material, even the large variety.
Material entering a chipper equipped with this system will first
encounter the two new wheels and will then move on to the second set,
which is positioned closest to the disc.
The system has been made standard on 188" Models 280XP and
1890 and is offered as an option on 12" Models 250XP and 14"
254XP. For more information,
you can contact Bandit at (800) 9520178 or fax them at (517) 5612273.
Two New Feller Bunchers
Timberjack has added two rubber tire feller bunches to its line.
The new 740 and 840 feller bunchers are designed for drive to tree
harvesting applications and are the first rubber tire feller bunchers
offer by Timberjack. The 740
and 840 are built for use in areas where the surface is relatively firm
and the terrain is level to rolling.
The 740 has a 104inch (2,642 mm) wheel base.
The 840 is slightly longer at 110 inches (2,794 mm).
They can also operate in swamp terrain when equipped with flotation
tires. Both models are
available with a choice of three continuous high speed disc saws (from 18
to 22 inches). An optional
shear head attachment is available for the 740.
The 740 delivers 170 gross horsepower (127 kW), while the 840 with
an airto air intercooler produces 200 gross horsepower (149.2 kW).
For more information on the feller bunchers, visit their website at
Caterpillar introduces the 535B Wheel Skidder, featuring a new power train
that uses the latest technology for increased torque, pulling power and
direct drive capability. A
lockup clutch torque converter equips the 535B
with all of the operating advantages of torque converter operation as well
as the speed and fuel efficiency of direct drive.
The 535B uses a Cat‚ 3126 engine, which is turbocharged and after
cooled and features individual unit injection for high torque rise and
responsiveness, excellent fuel economy and low emissions.
The engine produces 180 flywheel horsepower (134kW).
For more information, contact your local Caterpillar dealer.
Kobelco has introduced the 200SRLC short radius hydraulic excavator.
It is an inch from being a zero tail swing excavator.
When the machine swings over the side, its counterweight extends 1
the tracks, making it the first 46,000 lb.
short radius excavator available in this hemisphere.
You get full-size performance in cramped spaces.
It has 123 net horsepower and a redesigned cab.
The 200SR has a swing speed of 11.0 RPM, bucket capacity of
0.881.25 yd3 and a gradability of 35 degrees.
If you would like more information, contact Kobelco at (281)
2404800, fax them at (281) 2404906 or visit their website at www.kobelcoamerica.com.
Morbark, Inc., introduced a series of improvements to their 2348
and 2755 Flail chiparvestor lines. Improvements
include increased flail drum RPM, resulting in cleaner end produce with a
lower bark content, even in hard to debark species and difficult weather
in the infeed spout cause more uniform chip quality, and additional
improvements to material flow allow material to travel more smoothly from
the flail to the chipper. For
more information, contact Morbark, Inc., at (517) 8662381, fax them at
(517) 8662280 or visit their website at www.morbark.com
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