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We are unsure who coined the term Forest Machines, but we do know that many Manufacturers use the term Forest Machines when describing larger Forestry Equipment that is typically tracked, but sometimes wheeled and resembles an excavator. The Forest Machines allow the contractor the versatility in customizing the machine for various items such as Forestry, Logging, Mill Yards, Land Management and anything related. Forest Machine Attachments all vary depending on what you need such as delimbing and bucking trees, grappling, bunching and other applications. You can find new and used forest machines for sale from the leading equipment manufacturers right here.



Komatsu WA480-8 Yard Loader Offers Versatility Across Multiple Applications

Loading and moving materials in as few passes and cycles as possible can help increase productivity and reduce costly wear and tear on machines. Designed to be a three-pass match for loading aggregate and other processed materials onto highway trucks, the 299 hp (223kW) Komatsu WA480-8 yard loader also can be adapted for use in infrastructure, forestry and non-residential construction applications....


Prinoth Signs Agreement to Acquire Jarraff Industries

Prinoth announced the execution of an agreement to purchase 100 percent of the capital stock of Jarraff Industries Inc. , a privately-owned American company that specializes in the design, manufacturing and commercialization of high quality, specialized right-of-way maintenance, land clearing and tree care equipment that is used throughout the world....


National Equipment Dealers Expands, Rebrands With Acquisition of Richardson Service 1991

Richardson Service 1991 Inc. is now a National Equipment Dealers LLC (NED) company. The recent acquisition of Richardson Services will expand the NED organization in the state of South Carolina, where NED is represented by MAY-RHI in Columbia and Summerville....


Cat 568 Takes Timber Production to New Heights

The new Cat 568 Forest Machine features several design upgrades that are sure to lift the production of loggers and those with less time in the woods. "The 568 has earned its reputation for moving the biggest timber with terrific power and reliability," said Giacomo Bottone, worldwide director of Caterpillar's forestry and medium excavator family....


New Mulcher Helps Contractor Stack Deck in His Favor

Todd Hyatt is familiar with forestry mulchers, having used them on land clearing projects, pasture clearing and around his own property. They tackle brush as well as felled and standing trees, leaving a carpet of mulch in their wake....


Ponsse Manufactures 17,000th Forest Machine

The 17,000th Ponsee forest machine has rolled off the production line in Vieremä. The milestone machine, a Ponsee Elk built in mid-August, will start its career in the hands of Kuusmoto Oy. "It is a special privilege to hand over the 17,000th Ponsee machine to the Finnish Kuusmoto Oy....


Deere Acquires Three Excavator Plants

John Deere announced it has agreed with Hitachi Construction Machinery to end the Deere-Hitachi joint venture manufacturing and marketing agreements. John Deere and Hitachi will enter into new license and supply agreements, which will enable John Deere to continue to source, manufacture and distribute the current lineup of Deere-branded excavators in the Americas....


Product Showcase: Offering New Value, Performance

CrossTrac Equipment is focused on delivering machine solutions for loggers that maximize value, performance and reliability. The company said it has established a strong leadership position with innovative products, and backs them up with product support that understands the unique needs of loggers....


Tigercat Releases LSX870D Shovel Logger

Tigercat has introduced the LSX870D shovel logger. Based on the popular LX870D series track carrier platform, the machine is designed for extreme duty steep slope logging. With the choice of attachments including the new Tigercat BG13 grapple with a live heel boom or the SC08 shovel clam grapple, the LSX870D is suited to pre-bunching and shovel logging in challenging terrain....


Foley Equipment Hosts Invasive Tree Demonstrations

Foley Equipment recently hosted several invasive tree demonstrations to give Kansas and Missouri customers a unique opportunity to try out Cat machines and various attachments. Attendees observed techniques for clearing pasture and brush, as well as cutting and mulching....


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