Forestry Attachments

The new Bandit SG-75 stump grinder has the power and speed to quickly dispose of large and small stumps in a backyard setting or in a land clearing application. Power begins with the 74 hp Kohler diesel engine that transfers power through a gearbox drive system to a choice of 27 in.

Accessing mountain roads in the middle of a forest is sometimes impractical, and without public trails, it's practically impossible. And even if often the sole way is to reach the peak is by foot, it can be weary but so rewarding. Let's think how difficult it is for companies that need to make or maintain the forestry trails.

Farm-Rite Equipment of Willmar, Minn., and Diamond Mowers teamed up for a demonstration of Diamond products that clear the way for any project. On July 23, customers had the opportunity to view first-hand how Diamond Mowers' machines mow down brush and remove trees at a demo site in Willmar.

Stanley Infrastructure, a partner for industrial tools and attachments, announced that Paladin is offering a new high-flow forestry disk mulcher, the FD60. The skid steer attachment accomplishes felling, mulching and stump-grinding in a quick, one-step process.

ASV Holdings Inc. , a manufacturer of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skid steers, partnered with Loftness Specialized Equipment to design a specialized Loftness S-Series Battle Ax mulching head for optimized performance with ASV machines.

The continued growth of the steep-slope market is opening new opportunities for loggers. Factory-installed on the John Deere 959ML shovel logger, the FL100 directional felling head meets loggers' demand for a larger, more durable solution. Practical for felling and maneuvering timber on challenging terrain, the FL100 delivers enhanced grapple strength, arm durability and rotate/tilt power, according to the manufacturer.

Fecon's Blackhawk knife-tool mulching head quickly and efficiently shreds standing vegetation and processes material on the ground. Designed specifically as a knife tool mulcher, every aspect of the Blackhawk, including rotor diameter and size, ratio of knives to rotor, cutting chamber, even the hydraulic lines, contribute to maximize its production capacity.

Freres Lumber Co. Inc. is using a 22,500-lb. (11.25-ton) capacity Caldwell Posi-Turner to turn loads at its Mass Plywood Panels facility in Lyons, Ore. The Posi-Turner, which is designed to rotate bulky and hard to handle objects during manufacture or assembly processes, is operated beneath the hook of a 15-ton capacity overhead crane to flip panels in the lumber and timber company's finishing area.

Stanley Infrastructure, a premier partner for industrial tools and attachments, announced that Paladin is expanding its offerings for mini-excavators with a new line of brush cutters: the MX Series, going on sale in April. The MX Series incorporates many of the same design principles as Paladin's GroundShark series, extending those principles into the mini-excavator space.

John Deere updated its line of rotary cutter attachments with the new RX72 and RX84. These new models are designed for heavy-duty vegetation management applications, including property maintenance and right-of-way clearing. The rotary cutter attachments are compatible on large-frame skid steer and compact track loaders, such as the 330G through the 333G, and they are equipped with high-flow hydraulics and a severe-duty door.

The MG SuperGrip series of fixed mount grapples is now available for excavators from 6 to 27.5 ton (5.5 to 25 t) capacity. The MG grapples are based on the SG grapples, which are an industry standard on forestry forwarders and log trucks, according to the manufacturer.