Sept, 2001





New Products

Tigercat Debuts Products at Atlanta 
Tigercat debuted its new 822 track feller-buncher at the recent Atlanta, GA, show. Based on the L830, which was designed for steep terrain, the 822 is a thinning machine with zero tail-swing and boom geometry that allows the operator to bring the head in very close to the machine to maneuver in tight quarters. Loggers have commented favorably on the size, comfort and visibility within the cab as well as the access to the engine, pumps, valves and coolers. Tigercat also debuted their T250 loader, the first-ever dual arch 620 skidder and the new 724D feller-buncher with Tigercat's cross-flow cooling system.

Timbco Introduces "E" Series 
Timbco unveiled their new "E" Series Timbco Hydro- Bunchers and Hydro-Skidders. Some of the "E" series features include a new Cummins QSC8.3-C electronic engine with electronic fuel injection, air-to-air cooling to meet Tier II emission standards (mandatory in 2003), and on-board engine diagnostics with error code reporting. For more information about the "E" series, visit Timbco at  or call Timbco directly at (715) 524-2820.

Hakmet Installs Logmer 
Hakmet Ltd. has begun installing Logmer parallel movement loaders on excavators. Pictured here is a Logmer model 1610 with a Keto 150HD4 harvester mounted on a 200-sized excavator. The max reach of this unit is 36 ft (app 11 m), when including a 6.5 ft (2 m) extension. The lifting capacity is over 2600 lbs (1200 kg) at max reach. These loaders are specifically designed for harvester use, and feature a fast horizontal movement with a single joystick function. The vertical motion is also done with a single joystick action. As a result, higher productivity can be expected from this loader-Keto combination as compared to a regular excavator boom configuration. For further info, contact Erkki Kukkonen at Hakmet, at 1-800-361-2288, or e-mail Erkki at [email protected]

Jeffrey Slant-Flow™ screen grates 
Jeffrey Specialty Equipment Corporation has introduced a new shredding technology, the SLANT-FLOW™ hammermill screen grate. The grate features screen bars that enable material to move through the hammermill more rapidly, which increases capacity and reduces wear. The inclined bars are thicker and fully supported by radiused block in order to conform to the contour of the machines. The grate also produces less dust (by improving airflow) and improves shredding action due to the angle of the cutting. For more information, call (800) 615-9296, fax (864) 476-7510, or log onto

Volvo excavator upgrade 
Volvo Construction Equipment has completed an upgrade of the Volvo EC55 compact excavator. The upgrade features include an ISO/SAE control pattern selector/system that allows switching easily and safely from backhoe to excavator pattern, and hydraulic control lock to neutralize machine operation when the operator's armrest is raised. The EC55 also features a hand-operated boom offset system, and incorporates the ROPS (Roll Over Protection Structure) for operator safety. The EC55 weighs in at 10,830 lbs. with rubber tracks, has a digging depth of 12 feet six inches, and truck loading height of 13 feet 5 inches. It is powered by a 2.8- liter (171 cubic inch) 52 horsepower direct injection diesel engine operating at 2200 rpm. Two travel speeds provide the operator with the ability to choose between high tractive effort or high ground speed. The Volvo EC55 is equipped with a straight-line travel system for increased operational efficiency. For more information, contact Volvo Construction Equipment North America One Volvo Drive Asheville, NC, or call (828) 650-2043.

The Firetracker is a first of its kind - a machine designed to attack fires and/or mop-up afterwards. At the time this was written, it was being tested on the Princeton fires. The Firetracker comes with a FMC/KMS carrier 1,330 gallon steel tank and foam injection system, balanced pressure and volume pumping system and 6-way brush blade, making it an excellent tool for fires in "hard-to-getat" forested areas. The machine is powered by a 200 HP Detroit Diesel Engine and a Clark 28000 series powershift transmission. It can run up to 15 mph as well as climb slopes up to 60 percent. And because of its low center of gravity the Firetracker can contour slopes up to 40 percent. For more information call KMS at (800) 562-5303.

2002 Forest Engineering Class Schedule 
The 2002 schedule for the Forest Engineering workshops is now available. To view the classes you can log on at  or write them at 620 SW 4th Street, Corvallis, OR 97333, for a training schedule. For other information, (541) 754-5778 or [email protected]

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