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The Barko 270B logging processor is built with uncompromised power and performance being the primary goal. Providing excellent horsepower, swing torque and tractive effort, the 270B features a dangle head boom configuration for delimbing and cut-to-length harvesting. Additionally, the hydraulic system on the 270B is designed so that operators can instantaneously shift from function to function, without delayed reactions, allowing for optimal picking, delimbing, cutting to length, and stacking.
November 3, 2017

Morbark has announced the acquisition of Rayco Manufacturing to broaden the range of tree care and industrial equipment, aftermarket parts, and service offered to their customers. Rayco brings a lineup of equipment into the Morbark family across multiple product categories. In particular, Rayco stump cutters, aerial trimmers, forestry mulchers and crawler trucks will enhance and complement the existing Morbark family of products.
November 2, 2017

The 1910G Forwarder is the latest and largest model added to John Deere's forwarder lineup. The 1910G forestry machines are equipped with a Final Tier 4 200kW/268 horsepower engine, with maximum engine output increased by 7.5% and torque by 21% compared to previous models. Additionally, the drive hydraulics have been increased, with the transmission featuring 4.5% more tractive force. Other specs include a 41,888 lb. (19 000 kg) load rating, 23.6 ft. (7.2 m) / 27.9 ft. (8.5 m) boom reach, 169,639 lbf. (230 kNm) tractive effort, 111,375 ft. lb. (151 kNm) gross lifting torque, and 30,240 ft. lb. (41 kNm) gross slewing torque.
October 6, 2017

The all-new 6310B Drum Chipper by Peterson Pacific Corp. will make quick work of a wide variety of feed material, from logs up to 36″ (91 cm) in diameter, to brush and small feedstock. The 6310B Drum Chipper is powered by a 1050 hp (772 kW) C27 Caterpillar engine, and has an optional Tier IV engine available.
September 15, 2017

The Peterson 5050H Delimber Debarker Disc Chipper is the latest new stationary, electric chipper by Peterson Pacific Corp, which produces high quality low bark content chips for wood pulp and pellets, processing whole trees in one continuous operation. The 5050H features a feed throat that can accept up to a 23-inch (56 cm) diameter single tree and has chipping production rates up to 150 tons (136 tonnes) per hour.
September 14, 2017

Some forestry workers around the world are ditching their heavy equipment and embracing draft horse logging as a low-cost and lucrative forestry operation...or are they? Let’s take a closer look at some of the reasons why horse logging is making a resurgence.
August 7, 2017

On their 25th anniversary, Tigercat makes yet another splash in the forestry industry with a vivid and stunning documentary showcasing loggers around the world and the company's connection to the customer. If you have ever been curious about how forestry machines are created, want to know more about Tigercat, or just want to watch a movie about our industry that is engaging, exciting and makes you feel proud of what you do, this is a great video to watch.
August 3, 2017

Tigercat has been busy designing and building a robust telematics solution, named RemoteLog, to track and communicate key machine performance metrics from even in the most remote locations, as is common for off road logging and forestry operations. RemoteLog uses a satellite data connection that provides global coverage.
July 25, 2017

John Deere's L-Series of Skidders, the 640L, 648L, 748L, 848L, and 948L, has been updated with several new enhancements and additions. Among the new additions are, upgrades to the engines to increase horsepower, simplified engine aftertreatment system, and new grapple and boom options. The updated L-Series Skidders are now available in North America.
July 11, 2017

Barko Hydraulics, the manufacturer of forestry equipment, has announced that Crosby Equipment Company is joining its dealer network. Crosby Equipment will be a dealer for Barko's logging and land clearing equipment in Georgia.
July 10, 2017

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