Modern Machinery to Sell Precision Husky Products

Mon August 04, 2008 - West Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Modern Machinery will sell and service all of Precision Husky’s equipment in all of its locations, including those in the U.S. Northwest and Magadan, Russia. The complete Precision Husky line of equipment includes ten models of tub grinders and six models of horizontal grinders. These units are available with engines from 100 to 1,100 hp (75 to 820 kW). The company manufactures stationary chippers, from the smallest to the very largest, and from 50 to 3,500 hp (37 to 2,609 kW), along with four major sizes of mobile whole tree chippers.

Along with its line of Husky knuckle boom loaders, Precision also manufactures three distinct models of flail debarkers — Model 2300 two-flail unit designed primarily for short wood, Model 2300-C three-flail unit combination with chipper mounted on the same frame designed for tree-length wood with bark content of 1 to 2 percent, and Model 2300-4 four-flail unit. The four-flail units are designed primarily for the eucalyptus plantations that now stretch literally around the world. They are capable of debarking multiple stems at 175 ft. per minute (53 mpm) with an average bark content of three-tenths of 1 percent.

Precision Husky Corporation, Leeds, Ala., was started in 1964 and has for nearly forty-four years designed and manufactured equipment for chip mills, sawmills, wood yards, log loading and in-woods debarking/chipping and wood waste grinding. The company currently provides employment for more than 150 workers in its 165,000-sq.-ft. headquarters in Leeds, Ala., and recently purchased a 35,000-sq.-ft. second facility in Lynn, Ala.

Modern Machinery, with corporate offices in Missoula, Mont., began in 1944 with a single location in Spokane, Wash. Today, Modern operates full service branches in Missoula, Billings, and Kalispell, Mont.; Portland and Eugene, Ore.; Boise, Pocatello, Jerome and Twin Falls, Idaho; Rochester, Seattle and Spokane, Wash.; northern California and Magadan, Russia. Modern Machinery’s Forestry Sales Manager, Mike Ployhar, said in the announcement, “Precision has been around for a long time, and we believe the quality of their equipment speaks for itself.”

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