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Morbark completes acquisition of DENIS CIMAF

Morbark, LLC has completed the acquisition of DENIS CIMAF, Inc., based in Roxton Falls, Québec. This transaction represents the company's second acquisition since private equity firm Stellex Capital Management LP acquired Morbark in 2016. The acquisition of Rayco Manufacturing in October 2017, brought a lineup of innovative equipment into the Morbark family across multiple product categories. In particular, Rayco stump cutters, aerial trimmers, forestry mulchers and crawler trucks. The purchase of DENIS CIMAF is another step in the Company's strategic focus on broadening the range of tree care and industrial equipment, aftermarket parts, and service offered to their Customers.

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Fecon introduces Stage-5 compliant FTX300 mulching tractor

Weighing in at just 31,750 lbs, (14,515 kg) the FTX300 is nimble in the field, and easily transportable.

Fecon introduces the latest addition to their lineup of forestry mulchers, the Stage-5 compliant FTX300 Mulching Tractor.  This low-ground pressure (3.9 psi) tractor features an oscillating undercarriage with 30" track shoes, providing balanced traction in hard or soft conditions.  A spacious cab features air suspension and a heated seat, as well as a new larger touchscreen IQAN display, and keyless ignition with security, for operator comfort and control.  A tilting cab and wide engine compartment doors on the side and rear, simplify access for maintenance and service.  Powered by a Cummins QSB 6.7 Stage 5 engine that delivers 310 net HP offering the latest in efficient emissions technology, and an average fuel consumption rate of just 8-12 gallons per hour (gph). 

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Bandit Industries completes ESOP sale to employees

Bandit Industries completes ESOP sale to employees

Bandit Industries finalized its transition to a 100 percent ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) company on Nov. 1st. Former owners Mike Morey Sr., Dianne Morey and Jerry Morey announced their intention to sell the company in an ESOP over the summer of 2018 - a move that was celebrated by Bandit's employees and customers. It ensures the corporate culture that has made Bandit a success for 35 years will remain intact.

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Jarraff Industries introduces new quad-track brush cutter

In addition to the new quad track configuration, the LineBacker offers an innovative touchscreen control centre that gives the user unmatched operational input.

Jarraff Industries has unveiled a new version of its recently rebranded brush cutter, the LineBacker (formerly Geo-Boy). The new LineBacker brush cutter features a four-quad track undercarriage, an industry exclusive feature.  The new quad track configuration provides users with unparalleled mobility in the most challenging terrains. 

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Indexator expands XR hydraulic rotator range

Indexator has launched a smaller model, the XR 300, as part of the company's XR range of hydraulic rotators. The XR range comprises compact, powerful rotators with heavy-duty bearings, designed for extreme applications where rotator function requirements and load capacities are especially high. Units are optimally designed for both rigid and dangle mounting slew bearings, high performance and long service life, for handling large loads. 

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E-series knuckleboom loaders from John Deere get update for 2019

Updated 2019 337E and 437E knuckleboom loaders feature up to an eight percent boost in fuel economy.

To better meet customer needs, John Deere is introducing its updated E-Series Knuckleboom Loaders. Already known for superior torque and durability, the updated 2019 337E and 437E models feature up to an eight percent boost in fuel economy, ensuring output is maximized and power is not sacrificed.

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​Doppstadt Group sets the course for further strategic worldwide growth

​Doppstadt Group sets the course for further strategic worldwide growth

Werner Doppstadt Umwelttechnik GmbH & Co. KG (WDU) has implemented a new management structure, bringing the comprehensive restructuring process within the Group to a close. Over the summer, Doppstadt has "set sail for the future" by adjusting its organizational structures and portfolio to the global demands in the recycling markets. The result is a worldwide network of sales and service partners, competence centers for securing innovation and a managing board with the ability to act quickly and efficiently.

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TimberMatic maps and technology released for John Deere forestry equipment

TimberManager software allows users to plan out work and improve efficiency.

John Deere is excited to announce the release of its TimberMatic Maps and TimberManager technology offerings, new streamlined software solutions for loggers designed to enhance machine connectivity and communication. Available for John Deere wheeled-cut-to-length equipment, the revolutionary TimberMatic Maps and TimberManager software is another way John Deere is continuing to help customers optimize machines, increasing productivity. 

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New skidders and feller bunchers from John Deere offer simplified design for reliable power

The John Deere L-Series II skidder.

Continuously evolving to better its machines and exceed customer expectations, John Deere is excited to introduce the new L-Series II Skidders and Wheeled Feller Bunchers. The new L-Series II machines feature a simplified design, providing a reliable, powerful solution, while still maintaining the productivity-boosting features of the original line, including an increase in hydraulic speed, large grapples and an improvement in weight distribution.

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Deere midsize wheeled harvesters offer improved comfort, power and precision

The John Deere 1170G is one of two new G-Series models of wheeled harvester.

John Deere has introduced two new G-Series wheeled harvester models, the 1170G and 1070G. The new midsize machines provide loggers with the power and precision needed for today's jobsite, while a more comfortable operator station ensures loggers are productive all day long. The availability of the Intelligent Boom Control (IBC) technology on the 1170G further increases operator efficiency, regardless of the application.

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Komatsu track feller bunchers feature new, more powerful engine and other updates

New Komatsu XT-5 Series features a more powerful engine, gull-wing style engine hood/service platform, increased lift capacity, new heavy-duty undercarriage, relocated cab and a KOMTRAX® telematics system (photo may include optional equipment).

Komatsu America Corp. has previewed its new XT-5 Series of Track Feller Bunchers. Models include the XT430-5 (non-leveling), XT435L-5, XT445L-5 and XT465L-5, which replace the prior XT-3 Series machines. 

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Sennebogen tree care handler ideal for urban tree-trimming and cleanup projects

Hurricanes, nor'easters, snow storms and infestations of emerald ash borer have been taking a toll on trees in Massachusetts for several years. For arbourists like Jason Yerke, of Distinctive Tree Care, it has been a challenge to keep up with demand for clearing roads and power lines. But with the arrival of his new Sennebogen 718 M "E" tree care handler, Yerke feels he now has the right tool for the job. "It's like, year after year, you go off to war with a musket," he says, "and then one day you show up with a machine gun!"

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​Bandit Industries announces shift to 100 percent employee ownership

​Bandit Industries announces shift to 100 percent employee ownership

Bandit Industries owners Mike Morey Sr., Dianne Morey and Jerry Morey announced on June 7 that they would sell 100 percent of the company to their employees in an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP).  Under the ESOP, Bandit will retain its current leadership and key management personnel will remain in place. It will also allow Bandit to always remain Bandit.

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John Deere announces equipment and warranty additions for certified used forestry equipment

To better support customers, John Deere is excited to announce new equipment and warranty additions to its forestry certified used program. The program, which ensures the value and reliability of used forestry equipment, will now include L-Series skidders and wheeled feller bunchers. Additionally, the warranty choices for all certified used skidders and wheeled feller bunchers now include an option to extend up to 12 months, in addition to the existing six-month offering. 

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