John Deere has updated its full line of L-Series Skidders. The L-Series models now boast best-in-class horsepower, a more impressive power-to-weight ratio, an improved engine aftertreatment system, and new grapple and boom options. Most notable are the upgrades to the engines to increase horsepower, offering customers more pulling power and faster multifunctioning capabilities. The 648L, 748L, 848L, and 948L models offer the maximum horsepower for each size class, with the 300 HP 948L Skidder boasting highest horsepower on the market. Enhancements to the 648L and 748L improve pulling power during skidding activities, and the 848L and 948L have better multifunctioning capabilities for increased handling performance.
Jarraff Industries recently unveiled a new Jarraff All-Terrain Tree Trimmer with updated design, new look, higher power output and improved efficiency. The significantly updated Jarraff features a patent pending rotating saw head design that allows the operator to rotate the blade assembly 180 degrees. A new touch screen information center gives the operator unmatched control, engine monitoring, high definition camera display and more. The new Jarraff features a Cummins 130 horsepower, Tier 4 engine that meets all environmental emission standards and mandates.
Kinshofer GmbH, based out of Germany, and the U.S.A. based company Solesbee’s Equipment and Attachments, LLC. announced today that they have signed a definite agreement to merge. Under the terms of the agreement Kinshofer has acquired more than 96% of the LLC Units of Solesbee’s.
KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA continues to add to its staff of experts with the addition of David Donneral, Specialized Machinery Sales Manager. Donneral joins the KOBELCO USA team in the company’s drive to expand its commitment to the demolition, scrap and forestry markets.
The Liebherr L 580 LogHandler XPower has won the 2017 Red Dot Award in the Product Design category. The jury of eminent experts was impressed by the distinctive lines and powerful lift arm of the L 580 LogHandler XPower.
The new PC290LL-11 is an addition to Komatsu's current log loader product lineup. Featuring a 196 net horsepower, EPA Tier 4 Final, Komatsu SAA6D107E-3 engine, the new PC290LL-11 is available in either a 40’ reach, live heel log loader, or a 34’ reach, road builder configuration, for high performance in demanding logging applications. Log loader and road builder operating weights are 89,730 lb. (40,700 kg) and 82,230 lb. (37,300 kg), respectively.
Fecon Inc. has introduced the FTX128R Rubber Tracked Mulcher. The new rubber undercarriage utilizes a heavy duty bogie roller system and metal imbedded rubber tracks. The FTX128R offers 23” of ground clearance, powerful steering, excellent traction, and a PSI of 4.5 for responsive handling in soft wet conditions.
Komatsu America Corp., has announced a completely new line of EPA Tier 4 Final certified forwarders. This new 845, 855, 875 and 895 lineup provides increased performance, productivity, operator comfort and convenience, and serviceability, compared to the prior 855.1, 865 and 895 Tier 4 Interim models. The 845 is a new, additional model which competes in the 12 metric ton payload class.
John Deere has announced the latest updates to TimberNavi, the most robust update to its fully integrated digital mapping solution since its initial launch. Designed for use with the John Deere L-Series Skidders and Wheeled Feller Bunchers and M-Series Tracked Feller Bunchers, the upgrade includes the integration of internet-enabled wireless data transfer, remote display access capabilities, and location history viewing of other JDLink-enabled machines. Developed based on aggregated customer feedback, these advanced features create a more connected jobsite, optimizing productivity for owners and jobsite foremen.