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Logging Operation Case Studies: Midwest

  Right Equipment Enables Ohio Contractor to Grow His Business: Fecon Forestry Mulcher, Attachment Give Boost To Todd Farms & Excavating - Winter Weather, No Problem: Ohio farmer and excavator finds solution for working in harsh winter conditions and on steep terrain.   (5/7/2019)

  Four Ponsse Machines Do the Harvesting and Heavy Lifting at Stan Nelson Jr. Logging - Ergonomic Ponsse Scorpion harvester keeps logger in the operator’s seat.  (11/6/2018)

  Michigan Logger Knows Value Of Doing Quality Work: It Pays: Shade Tree Logging Adds a Second C-T-L Crew with Two More PONSSE Machines - Michigan Logger pleases landowners and foresters because his crews minimize damage to the residual stand, and his employees utilize as much of the tree as possible.  (9/4/2018)

  Michigan Logger Prefers Supplier With Small Town, Hands on Style: CDC Logging Relies on Woodland Equipment; Tigercat Six-Wheel Skidder Tops Expectatio - Serious logging accident changes logger''s approach to logging and prompts him into mechanization. Invests in more equipment in order to allow him to work safely.  (9/4/2018)

  Forwarder Receives High Marks Fuel Efficiency, Payload and Performance Marshall Logging Adds Eco Log Machine; New Company Distributing Swedish Brand - Swedish forwarder earns praise from Wisconsin logger.   (5/4/2018)

  Father-Son Loggers Debut Ponsse ActiveFrame Harvesters in Michigan; Make Good Use of New Eight-Wheel Machines - First Ponsse Ergo ActiveFrame eight-wheel harvester went to Michigan logger in November 2017.  (5/4/2018)

  Minnesota’s Goutermont Logging: Husband-Wife Team Pairs Barko Machines in Cut-to-Length Operations - Operator gives Barko 240 feller buncher highest marks for horsepower, track power and swing torque.  (2/7/2018)

  Michigan Company Changes Focus to Woodchips: Casey’s Excavation Now a Supplier to PCA - Michigan woodchip maker chooses Tigercat 724G feller for reliability and strength.  (2/7/2018)

  Michigan Logger Takes Different Approach to Harvesting Hardwoods - Company’s New Tigercat 822D Fells Timber for Three Crews   (11/3/2017)

  CTL Logger in Wisconsin Focuses on Timber Management - Relationships and consistency both matter greatly to logger who relies on Ponsse.  (11/3/2017)

  Ponsse Demo in Wisconsin Scores a Hit with Customers: Cut-to-Length Logging Machinery Maker Fosters a Customer-Centered Culture - Ponsse Demo in Wisconsin Scores a Hit With Customers  (9/1/2017)

  Propelling Production in the Mill: Barko’s Rough Terrain Carrier Loader Package Offers Game-changing Maneuverability. - Barko’s Rough Terrain Carrier loader package offers game-changing maneuverability.  (9/1/2017)

  Markets Beginning to Improve on Michigan Lower Peninsula: Tigercat Machines Help Gentz Forest Products Endure Lean Period - Tigercat Machines a Plus for Gentz Forest Products  (9/1/2017)

  Wisconsin Logger Gets the Exacting Control His Operation Requires with Log Max 7000XT Head - Logger relies on eight Log Max 7000XT fixed heads.  (9/1/2017)

  New Tools Help C.S. Carey Make Land Clearing Efficient: Woodcracker Attachments Boost Kansas Company That Clears Land, Makes Mulch - Woodcracker Tools Help Make Land Clearing Efficient  (9/1/2017)

  Ohio Logger Transitions to Cut-to-Length: Ponsse Brings Reliable Support to Purdum Logging - Purdum Logging transitions to all Ponsse machines for its cut to length operations.  (11/1/2016)

  Dalbeck Logging Adds New Equipment to Logging Operations: Pairs New Risley Rolly 3.0 Head with Tracked TimberPro - Risley Rolly 3.0 harvesting head incorporates new features logger wanted to see.  (11/1/2016)

  Smola Brothers, Inc. Transitions to Log Max Heads and Reduces Downtime - Log Max harvesting heads add strength and speed to operation.  (9/1/2016)

  Woodland Equipment, Inc. A New Generation Plans New Growth With Tigercat Line - Woodland Equipment Inc. looks to the future with expansion into Tigercat brand.   (9/1/2016)

  Wisconsin Logger Shifts Gears Brian Olby Logging Adds New Cat 501HD Track Harvester - Wisconsin Logger Shifts Gears, Adds New Cat Harvester  (9/1/2016)

  Northern Exposure: Steve Tomajko of Penn Line Service brought a custom-built Bandit Model 2090 Track whole tree chipper visiting Michigan’s Peninsula. - Penn Line Service finds what it needs to get the job done with a one-of-a kind custom Bandit Model 2090 Track whole tree chipper.   (4/1/2016)

  Loading Up A Better Solution: Barko develops new Rough Terrain Carrier for forestry market - Barko develops new Rough Terrain Carrier for forestry market.  (11/1/2015)

  Michigan Logger Moves to Cut-to-Length: Commends Manufacturer for Product Knowledge and Post-Sales Support - Doyle Forest Products builds on success with help from Ponsse machines and staff.  (11/1/2015)

  The Daily Grind in Goodletsville: City touts increased efficiency with wood waste disposal since purchasing a Model 1680XP Beast Horizontal Grinder - What once took weeks now only takes one or two days since the city purchased a 350-horsepower Model 1680XP-Series Beast horizontal grinder  (10/1/2015)

  At Home in the Forest or Wherever Life Takes Him: Kleiman Forest Products and Ponsse Make a Good Team - Kleiman Forest Products and Ponsse make a good team both in logging and off road truck racing.  (9/1/2015)

  G&G Forest Products Has Relied on Woodland Equipment for Decades - Cut-to-length operation gets boost in production and gain in fuel efficiency with new TimberPro 725 track carrier.  (9/1/2015)

  Cat Feller Buncher Powers Up: Cat 522B Feller Buncher a Nice Addition for Michigan’s Belmas Logging - When their track feller buncher caught fire the company needed a replacement machine — fast. The decision to buy the Cat 522B track feller buncher was partly a marriage of convenience.   (9/1/2015)

  The Backbone of Minnesota - Castle Rock Contracting and Tree LLC find a winning combination with a strong family backbone, a dedicated crew that’s treated well, and a whole host of Bandit equipment.  (8/1/2015)

  Father – Son Duo Power Michael Meister Logging With Ponsse Engineering and Support - Wisconsin loggers continue their positive run with the Ponsse brand with a Scorpion King harvester.  (5/1/2015)

  An Easy Choice: Kevin Clare Logging Opts for Bandit’s Most Popular Model 2590 Whole Tree Chipper - With approximately six months of use and 200 hours on the clock, Kevin hasn’t had a single issue with his 2590. He’s throwing roughly 14 loads per set of knives in fairly dirty conditions  (4/4/2015)

  Matticks Logging Continues Loyalty To Ponsse - Since switching from dairy farming to logging in 2007, Wisconsin logger shows allegiance to the Ponsse harvester line, with his latest purchase being the 2015 Ponsse Ergo.   (2/3/2015)

  They''re Big, and They''re Pink: Michigan Loggers Partner with Ponsse to Benefit American Cancer Society - Michigan logging company partners with Ponsse to raise awareness and funds for American Cancer Society with the aid of its pink-painted logging equipment and truck.  (11/1/2014)

  J&B Logging Acquires TimberPro with Log Max Fixed Head Equipped for Directional Felling and Large Wood Processing - TimberPro 735 leveling machine with Log Max® 7000XT fixed head is a top-performing match among steep hills and big trees.  (11/1/2014)

  Wood Recycler Rolls with the Changes: Peterson a Key Vendor for Indiana Company that Grinds Wood Debris into Mulch - Peterson grinders help Brewer Farms adapt to meet challenges of changing industry.  (10/1/2014)

  For Ohio Company, Logging Is Truly a Family Affair Caudill Chipping cites several generations s key to its successful chipping function. - Caudill Chipping relies on Morbark 22RXL whole tree chippers for successful chipping operation.  (10/1/2014)

  Log Max Solution for Wisconsin Logger: Phillip Thums Logging Turns to Log Max 6000B When Time Comes to Replace Harvester - Phillip Thums Logging increases production and reduces fuel and maintenance costs with Log Max 6000B harvester.  (9/1/2014)

  Graber Lumber Adds Its First Lumber Drying Kiln in 2013 - High-end hardwood lumber is dried with kiln from Kiln-Direct.  (7/1/2014)

  Growing with Wood-Mizer: How this family-owned logging and sawmill business is keeping up with the times. - With a knack for identifying problems as opportunities, Darrell Gruver grows his two businesses.  (5/1/2014)

  All About Adapting: Family-run logging company shifts its approach to help deal with the ever-changing price of diesel. - Ohio-based Alfman Logging reduces fuel costs by half and increases efficiency with the Morbark 40/36 NCL Whole Tree chipper  (4/1/2014)

  Montana Loggers Know Need For Speed: ‘Amazing’ Log Max Harvesters Used for Processing at the Landing - TBC Timber Inc. relies on its new Log Max 7000XT to process tough limbs.  (2/1/2014)

  4 Seasons Forest Products Set to Add Two Full-time Employees: Six-year old Company Growing with Help of Equipment from Ponsse North America - Wisconsin logger Eli Ladwig grows business using six-wheel Ponsse Ergo HD with an H7 head.  (2/1/2014)

  Paying Dues: Kachur Tree Service Replaces Older, Less Capable Machines with Bandit Beast Recycler - Mike Kachur of Kachur Tree Service always wanted a Beast Recycler. After working through the ranks with older and less capable machines, he’s now at the top of his market with a Model 2680XP.  (12/1/2013)

  Holy Toledo! City Turns Waste Wood into Revenue For Nearly 20 Years Bandit Has Been a Part of a Recycling Plan That’s Win-Win. - Toledo, Ohio uses Bandit Beast Recyclers to handle the problem of wood waste and turn it into recycled material that also adds revenue stream for the city  (10/1/2013)

  Providing Quality Service to Landowners Is Top Priority for Smola Brothers, Inc. - High on comfort and visibility and modest in fuel consumption, the new Rottne H14B harvester supports an efficient logging operation.  (9/1/2013)

  Eight-wheel Ponsse Ergo Harvester Is the Tough, Nimble Machine Northland Harvesting Needs - Michigan logger has relied on Ponsse equipment since inception of his business in 2000.  (9/1/2013)

  Chad Tollefson Logging Combines High Production With Commitment to Sustainability - A Michigan logger with a sharp focus on production relies on Woodland Equipment, Inc. for equipment that meets his exacting needs.  (9/1/2013)

  Todd Mihalko Logging Works Its TimberPro® TB 830 Harvester and Forwarder Hard at Home in Wisconsin — and on the Road - Versatile TimberPro TB 830 combination harvester and forwarder allows logger to navigate ups and downs of timber market.  (5/1/2013)

  NOVUS Wood Group, a Texas Recycler, Has Relied on Continental Biomass Industries for Equipment Since 1993 - Five CBI grinders work long, hard and reliably for NOVUS Wood Group, a wood recycler in Texas.   (4/1/2013)

  Carey On Wayward Sons: Bandit Model 2680 Track Beast and 2590 Chipper Serve J. Carey’s Customers - Father and son wield a customized 2680 Track Beast and a Model 2590 whole tree chipper to further expand their family’s deeply rooted logging legacy in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula  (4/1/2013)

  Foster Bros. Wood Products Supplies Biofuel to University of Missouri-Columbia Power Plant - TimberPro harvester with Risley Rolly II head added to fell wood for biofuel venture.  (2/6/2013)

  Rottne® Forwarder Strengthens Equipment Roster at Goettl Logging - Goettl Logging, a Badger state logger, adds strength and agility with a fast, nimbler Rottne F-15 Forwarder. The tie between efficiency and power really got Jon Goettl’s attention.  (11/1/2012)

  Corullo Forest Products Extracts the Most from the Northern Hardwoods of Michigan and Wisconsin Using Woodland Equipment - Cut-to-length logging, trucking and consolidation yard build a strong business.  (9/1/2012)

  Goettl Logging Prompts Log Max to Build Fixed Harvesting Head: Production on Second Unit Completed at Pioneer Equipment - Goettl Logging Prompts Log Max to Build Fixed Harvesting Head: After using a prototype machine of the Log Max 7000 XT fixed head on a TimberPro 725, Jon Goettl is able to make design suggestions and is so pleased that he has purchased a second unit through Pioneer Equipment.  (9/1/2011)

  Struggling Sawmill Finds Key to Success - Ohio Valley Veneer uses Wood-Mizer industrial equipment to saw high-grade walnut.  (8/1/2011)

  Chipping Away at the Manufacturer/Customer Barrier: Boise Inc.’s close relationship with Morbark pays off - Boise Inc.’s close relationship with Morbark pays off in improvements and solid performance. Larry Dahlin and his crew’s suggestions regarding the chipper infeed housing were taken to heart by Morbark and incorporated into new models of its Flail Chiparvestor.   (4/1/2011)

  An All-around Logging and Lot Management Outfit Premier Forest Products Depends on the Versatility of Its Log Max® 7000B Processing Heads - Anthony Zimmerman wanted a strong and versatile processing head, adept in hardwood and softwood; he got it in the Log Max® 7000B.  (2/1/2011)

  TimberPro 725 with Rolly Head Saves on Fuel, Is Nimble Machine for WJZ & Sons - WJZ & Sons adds TimberPro 725 with Rolly Head to its logging operation, saves on fuel, makes more nimble and efficient.   (2/1/2011)

  Mulch, Big Equipment and ‘American Way’ Bring Success to Bob’s Tree Service - Bob McBride is nearly a one-man operation. Through hard, honest work and the purchase of a Model 3680 Bandit Beast, he has built a successful business.  (2/1/2011)

  Business Partnership Between B&B Forest Products and Woodland Equipment Has Deep Roots - Dave Barton, vice president of B&B Forest Products, first met Ron Beauchamp, the owner of Woodland Equipment, in 1975. Even in a volatile world, the relationship has continued to endure and thrive.  (11/1/2010)

  Family is Everything for Schloer Logging: New Ponsse Equipment Supports Cut-to-Length Logging - Chris Schloer of Schloer Logging LLC is in equal partnership among his two brothers and father. Schloer is a cut-to-length pulpwood logger in Wisconsin which has just recently purchased three pieces of equipment from Ponsse North America.  (11/1/2010)

  Bandit Model 2290 Whole Tree Chipper is Newest Addition to Growing Tri-State Timber - To capture the full value of fiber, a Missouri logger adds a Bandit model 2290 whole tree chipper.  (10/1/2010)

  LogMax Improves McCumber Forest Products’ Efficiency - When economics forced McCumber Forest Products to change from primarily a trucking company to a cut to length operation, the changeover could have been a bumpy ride.  (9/1/2010)

  Sawyer Construction Finds Success and Efficiency With the Hahn HFP160 Wood Processor - Marv Sawyer of Sawyer Construction Services, Inc. field tested the Hahn HFP160 firewood processor. Marv assisted in the development and fine tuning to make the HFP160 the best it could possibly be.  (6/1/2010)

  Tigercat propels J. Lauhon Logging – Davis Tractor and Equipment Now Serves Both - Longtime fan of Tigercat gives two thumbs up to new Tigercat harvesting head.  (11/1/2009)

  Roger Liimatta Logging for a Lifetime: Turns to Timbco 415EX and Log Max 7000 Head to Stay Competitive - Roger Liimatta Logging is a 3rd and 4th generation logging operation specializing in the cut-to-length method with the use of the Timbco 415 EX and the Log Max 7000 head. Through the struggle the current economy, Roger Liimatta Logging has found a way to survive through the use of this up-graded equipment.   (11/1/2009)

  Woodland Equipment Supplies New TimberPro TN725 B Track Harvester to Spencer Forest Products - Spencer Forest Products Logs in Upper Peninsula of Michigan – Woodland Equipment Supplies TN725 B Track Harvester  (9/1/2009)

  Wisconsin Logger, 74, Still Going Strong: Winter Logging, Petit Family Have Relied on Woodland Equipment More Than 25 Years - Winter Logging – Wisconsin Logging Family Has Long Ties to Woodland Equipment  (11/1/2008)

  Fence Company’s Success Breeds Challenge: Montana Business Finds DuraTech Grinder the Solution for Trim Ends, Forestry Applications - Burgundy Farms – Florida Logger Adds Chipping with Morbark Machine  (10/1/2008)

  Wisconsin Father-Son Loggers Keep It Small: Team Relies on Cat 550 Wheeled Harvester with Prentice PD-46 Dangle Head - Wisconsin Father-Son Loggers Pleased with Cat-Prentice Combination  (5/1/2008)

  Hard Work, Head for Business and Lots of Luck Led to Young Logger’s Success - Tim Jacobs – Wisconsin Logger Pleased with Cat C-T-L Machines  (2/1/2008)

  Minnesota Firewood Business in High Gear - Wood Beaver Firewood Processor from Resource Recovery Systems Boosts Production  (1/1/2008)

  Big G Wood Products Plans to Grow - Timberland Machinery Big Jake Scragg Saw Is Workhorse in Arkansas Scragg Mill  (12/1/2007)

  Wis. Contractor Leans Heavily on TimberPro - Company Has Line-Up of TimberPro Carriers, Forwarders for Land-Clearing Operations  (11/1/2007)

  Tub Grinder Serves City Recycling Center - Wisconsin Community Chooses DuraTech 4012 Machine to Recycle Green Waste  (11/1/2007)

  Oregon Logger Chooses Varied Equipment - ACME Manufacturing Inc. Carriages Meet High Expectations at Pacific Rim Associates  (2/1/2007)

  Wisconsin Loggers Stay with What Works - Father-Son Team Replaces TimberPro, Risley Rolly II Combination with Newer Version  (2/1/2007)

  Mitcham Logging & Chips Adds Bandit - Arkansas Company Pleased with Decision to Invest in Bandit Beast Recycler Model 3680  (4/1/2006)

  Colorado Contractor Does Low-Impact Logging - Risley Equipment Rolly II Processor Gives Rocky Mountain Logger the Versatility He Requires  (2/1/2006)

  Wisconsin Hardwood Mill Adapts to Change - Wisconsin Mill Has Long Relationship with Jackson Lumber  (1/1/2006)

  Michigan Farmer Is Winter Woodworker - Michigan Farmer Finds Good Value in Norwood LumberMate  (1/1/2006)

  Michigan Logger Moves to Wheeled Harvester - TimberPro, Risley Equipment Enable R.J. Wickman to Handle Hardwoods on Upper Peninsula  (5/1/2005)

  Oklahoma Firewood Business Growing - Power Split International Machine Fuels Production, Growth for Flying G Firewood  (5/1/2005)

  Timberline Field Tests New Delimber - Prototype of Timberline DL 3800 stroke boom delimber gets tryout with Colorado loggers.  (11/1/2004)

  A Family Logging Business at Its Finest - Marvin Nelson Forest Products relies on Ponsse machines for Michigan hardwoods  (9/1/2004)

  Wisconsin C-T-L Logger Does It Alone - K&R Logging performs select cuts with aid of Hahn HSG 160 single-grip harvester  (9/1/2004)

  Cut-to-Length Logger Cuts a Lot of Hard Maple - Wisconsin logger finds Risley Rolly II harvester good in both hardwoods, pines  (9/1/2004)

  Oklahoma Logger Cuts Pine Plantations - Shawn Gibson Loggins uses Denharco 4400 delimbers for roadside delimbing  (5/1/2004)

  Wisconsin C-T-L Logger Focus Is Cutting - Starlite Logging relies on Timbco machines, Rolly II head for harvesting operations  (5/1/2004)

  Wisconsin Logger Gears Uop with Sons - Jim Nordine Logging & Trucking moves to Timbco 415 EX with Rolly II HD harvester  (2/1/2004)

  Texas Logger a Voice for Forestry Industry - B&W Logging invests in Bandit Beast grinder for processing slash, residue into fuel  (10/1/2003)

  Michigan C-T-L Logger Relies on Valmet - MVA Enterprises leans heavily on Valmet machines, harvesting-processing heads  (9/1/2003)

  Wisconsin Logger Is at Forefront of Change - Frank & Seth Forest Products pairs new TimberPro 620 rubber-tired carrier and Rolly II processing head  (2/4/2003)

  Key to Success Is to Adapt, Says Michigan Logger - ward-Winning Sidell Forest Products Is Recognized for Safety and Commitment to Industry  (12/2/2002)

  Michigan's Northern Hardwoods Are Tough to Work - Second set of Ponsse machines make logging easier for CTL logger Terry Kanerva  (5/2/2002)

  Wisconsin Loggers Benefit from Mechanizing - All-Ponsse-Equipped C-T-L Company Adds Newest Harvester with Powerful, Fuel Efficient Mercedes-Benz Engine  (7/20/2001)

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