November and December 2006



Machinery Row


Waratah and Hultdins Marketing Agreement

Left, Doug Landers, General Manager Waratah USA, Right Gerry Mallory, President, Hultdins

In October, Waratah Forestry Attachments reached a marketing agreement with Hultdins to be the exclusive distributor for the Hultdins SuperFell SF851.

Under this agreement, the felling head will be marketed worldwide under the Waratah brand name as the FL85 directional felling head and will be supported by the Waratah global distribution network.

The continuous-rotation FL85 head can be mounted on a shovel logger, excavator, or track feller buncher carrier and is designed to fell, pile, crosscut, trim, top, and shovel. This versatile head is ideal for harvesting large trees, selective cutting of valuable species, salvaging storm-damaged timber, and right-of-way clearing.


Blount Realigns with Prentice

Blount’s Forestry Division recently announced it is launching its full line of forestry equipment under the Prentice brand name and unveiled updated trade dress in the signature Prentice colors of red, white, and black. In conjunction with that decision, the company announced it is realigning manufacturing.

Production of the cut-to-length timber harvesting equipment at the plant in Menominee, Mich., will be phased out over the rest of the year. Manufacture of harvesters and processing heads will move to Blount’s plant in Prentice, Wisc., which currently builds Prentice log loaders and CTR delimbers and slashers. Forwarders will move to the company’s facility in Owatonna, Minn., where wheel feller bunchers, skidders, and site prep tractors and attachments are currently produced.


Peters Named Transportation Secretary

President Bush formally nominated Mary Peters to replace Norm Mineta as U.S. Secretary of Transportation. Peters was head of the Federal Highway Administration and is respected for her strong advocacy of increased private investment in highway infrastructure. American Trucking Associations Chairman Patrick Quinn indicated he was “impressed with her insights into the challenges we face maintaining and improving our nation’s infrastructure.”


New Lebanon Mill Managers

Sam Dickey was named the new manager of Weyerhaeuser’s Bauman and Santiam sawmills in Lebanon. He replaces retiring Don Lenhart.



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