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Hiab, part of Cargotec, is extending their standard warranty globally to now encompass two years for all LOGLIFT and JONSERED forestry and recycling crane models. Terms and conditions will remain the same as before, with the three year warranty still applying to steel components. The warranty will be valid for any cranes ordered after August 1st of 2019.
August 12, 2019

Who would have ever guessed that a successful and expanding forestry company would have blossomed out of the simple desire to own a four-wheeler? For Drew Betts, owner of Clay Hill Equipment based out of New Brunswick, Canada, this unconventional progression is exactly what got him to where to he is today. At the age of only 32, Bett’s company, which started with only one employee, now consists of 30 employees, a fleet of seven harvesters working four Waratah heads, three forwarders, and nine trucks. But how did he get here? 
August 9, 2019

John Deere is now offering their Registered Apprenticeship Program to their Agriculture & Turf and Construction & Forestry dealers. The program was recently approved by the U.S. Department of Labor and is meant to provide dealers with a formalized, on-the-job, technical training plan in order to groom more highly skilled workers. The program aims to address a widespread shortage of service technicians, a problem especially felt in rural areas throughout the country.  
July 26, 2019

Komatsu Forest is launching their upgraded 2020 product range, featuring mostly new machines, with all of them coming equipped with a brand-new engine installation conforming to the latest emission regulations. Komatsu, working in collaboration with SkogsNolia, will be debuting a number of quality improvements and new functions to their machines to simplify daily tasks for operators with an ultimate goal of increasing profitability. This includes the addition of the new MaxiVision service and the future-proof control system, MaxiXT, which take production planning to the next level.
June 28, 2019

Vermeer’s new SC382 stump cutter is the latest addition to their professional line of tree can equipment, featuring a 37 horsepower EFI Briggs & Stratton Vanguard engine, an optional blade for more efficient cleanup, and a redesigned cutter wheel to further optimize performance. Enhanced power and maneuverability make this stump cutter the choice machine for all professional tree care contractors. The compact, yet powerful SC382 comes equipped with four-wheel drive and is ready to take on even the most resilient stumps.
June 6, 2019

The all new Caterpillar 299D2 XHP Land Management Compact Track Loader is a segment-focused machine created to deliver the dual advantages of efficiency and economy. This superior, purpose-built machine offers solutions for customers in demanding vegetation-management fields such as mulching, vegetation control, brush-cutting, and mowing. The 299D2 XHP is specifically streamlined for applications like site preparation, vegetation management for fire prevention, utility right-of-way clearing, railroad maintenance-of-way, forestry, and agriculture.
April 30, 2019

Vermeer’s new SC70TX stump cutter is a solid addition to their professional tree care equipment line. This new powerful piece of machinery allows the cutter wheel to travel up to 1560 RPM via a 67 hp (50 kW) Cat turbocharged, Tier 4 Final/Stage IIIB diesel engine. These faster travel speeds, paired with new operator presence controls, means performance you can count on.
April 5, 2019

Morbark debuted their brand new Rayco T415 forestry mulcher and hydra-stumper as a powerful and versatile addition to their lineup. This new model allows customers to change between a Hydra Stumper stump cutter attachment and a Predator forestry mower/mulcher head for optimal adaptability. This is the perfect machine for land-clearing and construction companies, pipeline contractors, real estate developers, and electric utility contractors, as it gets big jobs done swiftly.
March 9, 2019

Tigercat has released the largest machine in their forestry line-up to date, the 890 logger. This heavy-duty, purpose-built forestry carrier is Tigercat’s highest capacity machine, weighing 105,600 lbs, and can be configured for loading, shovel logging, or processing. The new logger comes equipped with a FPT C87 engine, delivering 245 kW (330 hp) at 2,000 rpm for Tier 2 and Tier 4 emission compliance.
February 28, 2019

John Deere is releasing an update of their G-Series Swing Machines, meant to improve the operator experience. This update comes as a direct result of feedback from customers, and changes include a new design for improving serviceability and increased productivity and uptime. The eight new models, the 2154G, 2156G, 2654G, 2656G, 3154G, 3156G, 3754G, and 3756G, are built for the toughest of jobs with reliability at the forefront.
February 25, 2019

Komatsu America Corp. announced yesterday that they have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the forestry machine manufacturer, TimberPro. Komatsu is expected to close on this deal on April 1, 2019, subject to all closing conditions being met.
February 20, 2019

Waratah Forestry Equipment is celebrating their 45th anniversary this November. The pioneers of mechanized harvesting, Waratah has offered first-class products coupled with unparalleled customer support since their inception. The company is proud to honor four and a half decades of innovation and expansion in the forestry industry.
November 9, 2018

Need to clear roots, brush, branches or stumps with a brilliantly-manufactured excavator scoop rake? TRK Attachments from Niagara, Canada has just the excavator scoop rake attachment for your digging needs. This 5th generation severe-duty excavator scoop rake design has the most features to date and is the perfect attachment for all excavators weighing between 8 and 60 tons.
November 1, 2018

John Deere’s newest addition to their Worksite Pro lineup, the MH60D mulching head, continues to provide best-in-class vegetation management. Optimized to work with John Deere and other competitive model skid steer loaders and compact track loaders, the MH60D is designed to effortlessly remove 8-inch trees and 12-inch stumps. Now you can shred underbrush and woody materials into mulch in minutes!
October 25, 2018

It has been a full two years since Hiab, part of Cargotec, first presented HiVision, the revolutionary new system for operating cranes, back in 2016. This game changing tech for the load handling industry has come so far since then, with Hiab now selling HiVision equipped cranes in over 10 countries worldwide and receiving several innovation prizes over the years. Since its birth, the highly optimized control system has seen a surge in returning customers to invest in additional HiVision cranes for their fleets, and the tech has been approved by Dekra, the European vehicle inspection company, and certified by TÜV Rheinland, a leading international provider of technical services.
August 28, 2018

Last week, Komatsu America previewed their new XT-5 Series of Track Feller Bunchers. Komatsu has taken on this new series as a challenge, with a completely new design, more power, increased lift, and even the addition of KOMTRAX telematics system technology. Coming in Q4 of 2018, the models will include the XT430-5 (non-leveling), XT435L-5, XT445L-5 and XT465L-5, which replace the prior XT-3 Series machines.
August 20, 2018

Morbark is now offering an operator-friendly iQ-View Auto-Feed controller. These new smart display controllers were designed for 3.0L gas engines, and are now available for the Beever M12R, M12D, and M12RX brush chipper models.
August 2, 2018

The Swedish Cranab Group will be participating in this year’s International Interforst Fair hosted every four years in Munich, Germany. The group, which favors efficient machines with less environmental impact, will present the latest innovations from their range of forestry products. They will even be showing new models of cranes that have been specifically designed for installation on trucks for forestry use and for handling recycled materials. The fair will be held July 18th to the 22nd.
July 17, 2018

Morbark debuted two new machine models at this year’s recent Expo Richmond. The new and improved 6400XT Wood Hog Horizontal Grinder and the 50/48X Whole Tree Drum Chipper were the stars of the Morbark booth. The company, which is a leading manufacturer of forestry, biomass, tree care, sawmill, and wood recycling equipment, used customer input and proven designs to shape their more recent versions.
May 30, 2018

Caterpillar has recently announced the launch of their two new Cat forest machine models, the 548 and the 548LL. Both of these new additions to the team are meant to increase profitability for loggers by increasing production, maximizing efficiency, and reducing owning and operating costs. The Cat 548 forestry excavator is configured for forestry tasks ranging from road building and site preparation to processing logs roadside or at a landing, while the Cat 548 LL is configured as a log loader and can perform log handling tasks, such as shovel logging, loading, power clam/butt-n-top applications, and millyard activities.
May 4, 2018

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