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Komatsu track feller bunchers feature new, more powerful engine and other updates

New Komatsu XT-5 Series features a more powerful engine, gull-wing style engine hood/service platform, increased lift capacity, new heavy-duty undercarriage, relocated cab and a KOMTRAX® telematics system (photo may include optional equipment).

Komatsu America Corp. has previewed its new XT-5 Series of Track Feller Bunchers. Models include the XT430-5 (non-leveling), XT435L-5, XT445L-5 and XT465L-5, which replace the prior XT-3 Series machines. 

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Sennebogen tree care handler ideal for urban tree-trimming and cleanup projects

Hurricanes, nor'easters, snow storms and infestations of emerald ash borer have been taking a toll on trees in Massachusetts for several years. For arbourists like Jason Yerke, of Distinctive Tree Care, it has been a challenge to keep up with demand for clearing roads and power lines. But with the arrival of his new Sennebogen 718 M "E" tree care handler, Yerke feels he now has the right tool for the job. "It's like, year after year, you go off to war with a musket," he says, "and then one day you show up with a machine gun!"

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​Bandit Industries announces shift to 100 percent employee ownership

​Bandit Industries announces shift to 100 percent employee ownership

Bandit Industries owners Mike Morey Sr., Dianne Morey and Jerry Morey announced on June 7 that they would sell 100 percent of the company to their employees in an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP).  Under the ESOP, Bandit will retain its current leadership and key management personnel will remain in place. It will also allow Bandit to always remain Bandit.

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John Deere announces equipment and warranty additions for certified used forestry equipment

To better support customers, John Deere is excited to announce new equipment and warranty additions to its forestry certified used program. The program, which ensures the value and reliability of used forestry equipment, will now include L-Series skidders and wheeled feller bunchers. Additionally, the warranty choices for all certified used skidders and wheeled feller bunchers now include an option to extend up to 12 months, in addition to the existing six-month offering. 

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CBI debuts 6800CT horizontal grinder

Guests at the 2018 Northeastern Forest Products Equipment Expo had the first-ever look at CBI's newest horizontal grinder: the Magnum Force 6800CT. CBI premiered the 6800CT along with the TSC 80T Tracked Conveyor May 11-12 at the Northeastern Forest Products Equipment Expo in Vermont. CBI equipment was paired with Terex Ecotec's TWH 226 Material Handler, showing the complementary value of both Terex Corporation brands in a single operation. 

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OnTrack Project Update from PRINOTH

For the past two years, PRINOTH has been participating in a EU-funded Project together with the leading cut-to-length forestry OEM, PONSSE, in a consortium of European forestry institutes to develop a low-impact forwarder for the global forestry market. Following a long tradition of developing solutions to a more sustainable environmental protection and as the heir of the Muskeg all-track tractor invented by Bombardier in 1953, PRINOTH was enthusiastic to provide its know-how in this challenging off-road application.

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John Deere Incorporates Waratah TimberRite H-16 Control System on Harvesters and Swing Machines to Improve Efficiency

John Deere has announced the integration of Waratah's TimberRite H-16 Control System on John Deere tracked harvesters and tracked swing machines equipped with Waratah 600-Series Harvesting Heads. Previously only available for the 200- and 400-Series Waratah heads, this productive and efficient system has been expanded for use with the 600-Series heads, providing loggers with a solution that enhances connectivity for data and information sharing.

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​Rotochopper launches 1,000 horsepower B-66E electric horizontal grinder

To help customers process increased volumes of waste materials, Rotochopperhas introduced a new 1,000 horsepower dual-motor drive option for the B-66 E electric-powered horizontal grinder. The dual-motor drive is designed to reduce operating and maintenance costs compared to a single-motor drive, as well as minimize amperage surges at start-up.

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Fuchs to show latest MHL model handlers at ISRI 2018

Fuchs will exhibit at ISRI April 14-19, 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, in booth A6. Two machines will be on display: the MHL340 F2 and MHL350 F2 material handlers. Commenting on the lineup Todd Goss, General Manger for Fuchs in North America, said the features and solutions on these machines enable customers in the four core segments of scrap, waste, forestry and port industry to operate efficiently and boost return on investment.

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Peterson introduces 3310B drum chipper

Peterson Pacific Corp., has introduced the new Peterson 3310B drum chipper.  "The new-3310B drum chipper is smaller and lighter than our previous model, but still packs impressive performance," said Jody Volner, President of Peterson Pacific Corp. "The 3310B can operate on even tighter landings for biomass and land clearing operations. We are excited about the capabilities of this remarkable machine."

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Komptech to present new machines and monitoring technology at IFAT 2018

Komptech's new Connect! system provides continuous monitoring, so machines can always be maintained based on their condition.

"Green Boost your business" is the motto under which Komptech is presenting its new communications technology Connect! at IFAT, along with all-new and updated machines for shredding, screening and turning. IFAT 2018 takes place in Munich Germany, from May 14-18.

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John Deere 3756G Swing Machine Receives Prestigious GOOD DESIGN Award

The John Deere 3756G Forestry Swing Machine has been recognized with a GOOD DESIGN Award® for its design excellence and innovation. The GOOD DESIGN Awards Program is known as the oldest, most prestigious design award, and is organized annually by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies. 

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SENNEBOGEN removes wood-handling bottleneck

“Our yard” is a cruel environment for a machine.

"The decision for our second SENNEBOGEN was a lot simpler than the first," Steven Freeman recalls the trials and deliberations that led his family to purchase a SENNEBOGEN 830 M-T log-handler four years ago. "Our yard is tough: it's rock, and wood debris, and some mud, and the stud yard is up the hill, 300 to 400 yards from the mill. It's a cruel environment for a machine."

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Komatsu to acquire Quebec-based forestry operations from Prenbec

Komatsu to acquire Quebec-based forestry operations from Prenbec

On January 26, 2018, Komatsu Ltd. signed an agreement to acquire from Prenbec Equipment Inc., a company based in Quebec, Canada, the Quadco and Southstar forestry attachment operations, excluding the forestry equipment businesses of Tanguay and Forespro delimbers. The acquisition will be made through a wholly owned subsidiary of Komatsu in the United States and is expected to close in February 2018, subject to completion of the closing conditions.

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​Komptech Americas secures Tyalta for distribution in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Northwest Territories

​Komptech Americas secures Tyalta for distribution in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Northwest Territories

Alberta-based company Tyalta Industries Inc., has been in the aggregate equipment industry for 22+ years and wanted to complement their aggregate product line with a high-quality manufacture of organic processing equipment.  They recently partnered with Komptech Americas to offer screens, shredders, windrow turners and separation technology in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Northwest Territories.

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