Forestry Equipment

The new Cat D9 dozer replaces the D9T model and offers customizable configurations to meet application needs around the world. The new Cat D9 lowers overall costs per unit of material moved by up to 3 percent. Efficiencies gained through a new torque converter with stator clutch reduce fuel consumption by as much as 5 percent, and the new dozer reduces maintenance and repair costs by as much as 4 percent, according to the manufacturer.

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.

Roland Machinery Company held its Komatsu Forest Demo Day July 15 to 16 at its demo site in Pickerel, Wis. Customers were invited to see how the latest forestry equipment from Komatsu could benefit their operations. Representatives of Komatsu America Corp.

To better meet customer needs, Komatsu is upgrading its XT-5 family of tracked feller bunchers, adding performance and operator improvements, as well as covering the machines with a special 2-year/5,000-hour warranty program. The XT430-5, XT445L-5 and XT465L-5 models were introduced in 2018, and these advancements were made based on customer feedback.

On June 18, 2020, Sennebogen held a live demo day of its 718 tree handlers at the company's Stanley, N.C., headquarters. Greg Roberts, Sennebogen tree care manager, said that his initial focus will be on building awareness of the Sennebogen brand and familiarity with the 718 and 738 tree handlers within the industry.

The demand for new housing across the south keeps Lloyd Landry busy year-round. His company, Lloyd Landry LLC, provides dirt work and several other services for some of the largest residential contractors in Baton Rouge, La. As the firm's owner-operator, he has steadily built his business and its reputation since launching in 2007.

Wood is among the most sought after materials in the world, to the extent that in recent years its main byproducts have set a genuine record, according to FAO. Wood has always been crisis-free and — given the high level of demand — it is necessary that it comes from a perfectly "organized" system.

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.

Bobcat Company is expanding its product offering with the new MT100 mini track loader. Powered by a Tier IV diesel engine and efficient hydraulic system, the new mini track loader delivers fast cycle times, strong breakout force and excellent pushing ability, according to the manufacturer.

Titan International Inc. — producer of Titan wheels and Titan tires — has introduced the industry's highest ply ratings for two of its existing OTR product lines — the Titan CM100 and the Titan CM150. This higher ply rating allows for carrying significantly heavier loads, and doing so with greater durability and a longer life.