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Logging Operation Case Studies: Northeast

  Lizotte Logging Makes Transition from One Generation to the Next: Company in New York’s Adirondacks Region Relies on Tigercat Forestry Machines - Harvesting in the Adirondack Mountains: Lizotte Logging, now led by a new generation, consistently produces 25-30 loads per week, with just five loggers in the woods and two trucks.  (5/7/2019)

  Efforts to Expand, Diversify Pay Off for Company in Pennsylvania: Metzler Forest Products Adds Cat Forest Machines for Land-Clearing Tasks - Diversification Pays Off for Pennsylvania Company: Metzler Forest Products finds success and growth by adding new services—like land clearing—and products such as mulch and chips.  (5/7/2019)

  Massachusetts Logger Rides Out Roller Coaster Markets for Wood: Dylan Field Relies on Log Max Harvester for Cut-To-Length Logging - Northeast logger tries to find balance processing hardwood and softwood logs. Tariffs, weak supply and demand has affected production.  (11/6/2018)

  Bay State Logger Stays Small, but Works Steady: J.D. McKinney Logging Makes Transition to Cut-To-Length - Logger has worked in logging all his life with no family connection to the industry and previously only cutting timber for firewood for home heating At 18 he went to work for a local logger who taught him the ropes and howto log.”   (9/4/2018)

  Change to Cut-to-Length Operations Worked Out Well for N.Y. Logger; Cat Track Harvester with Log Max ‘Best Move I Ever Made’ - New York logger reduces labor requirement with the right cut-to-length logging equipment from Cat and Log Max.   (5/4/2018)

  New York’s Mountain View Logging: Appreciates Decade of Dealer Service from CJ Logging Equipment - Empire State logger gains flexibility with reliable roster of Tigercat machines.  (5/4/2018)

  Massachusetts-Based Cook Co. Adds Track Grinder, Its Third Peterson Machine: Utility Work Fuels Business for Land Clearing Contractor - Contractor Adds Track Grinder, Its Third Peterson Machine  (12/1/2017)

  Sustainable Forestry a Priority for Catskills Logger - Foothills Sustainable Forestry, located in the foothills of the Catskills, is aptly named for Sam Beisler’s approach to logging. Future decades are always on his mind when planning each job.  (5/5/2017)

  Long View Forest Advocates Team Concept Provides Ownership Opportunities to Employees - Innovation and calculated risks pay off for Vermont cut-to-length logging business.  (5/5/2017)

  Logger, Dealer Forge Longstanding Relationship Richards Logging Relies on CJ Logging Equipment - Tigercat equipment proves sure-footed match for rugged Adirondacks.  (5/1/2017)

  Young Pennsylvania Logger Tackles Mechanized Logging: Mountainside Logging, LLC Finds Reliability and Speed in Log Max® Head - Efficiency is priority for new logging company.  (11/1/2016)

  Timber Ridge Logging: From hand felling to the forefront of cut-to-length logging, Timber Ridge is blazing a trail of, profitability and stewardship. - New York based Timber Ridge Logging relies on Komatsu machines for their successful cut-to-length operations.  (5/1/2016)

  Cut-To-Length Falling into Place for New York Logger: Ponsse Brings Technology Upgrade to Ouleout Valley Logging - New York logger finds Ponsse as his best fit for cut-to-length operations.  (5/1/2016)

  TimberPro TL725B FB Does the Hard Work at Wadsworth Logging, Inc. - Third-generation logger appreciates ties to CJ Logging Equipment, Inc.  (5/1/2016)

  The Secrets of a Successful Logger: Timberwolf Logging owner Chris Crowe reflects on what it takes to go the distance through changing times. - Timberwolf Logging operates in the White Mountains. They cut trees for lumber, pulp wood for paper or firewood, and chip the tops for several biomass power plants.   (4/1/2016)

  Contractor Adds Grinding Operations: Bay State business goes with Peterson machine to make mulch - Smith and Sons Excavating and Forestry begins grinding and mulch production operations with a Peterson model 5710D horizontal grinder.  (4/1/2016)

  Low-impact Logging Is a Priority for Currier Farms Forest Products - Vimek 610 forwarder boosts efficiency in an already versatile operation.  (12/4/2015)

  Oldest Privately-Owned, Working Tree Farm in Massachusetts Chooses Kiln-direct Turnkey Solution - Onsite drying of lumber gives sawmill ability to respond quickly to customer needs.  (12/1/2015)

  Gearing Up for Wood Pellets: Bay State logger turns to Morbark to debark material for clean chip market - The market for clean chips pays about double the markets for biomass, so the company was looking for a way to process more material into clean chips.  (10/1/2015)

  Treeline Inc.’s Forest Management Priority Assisted by Peterson Chippers - Speed and reliability make Peterson chipper an excellent fit for a diversified company.  (10/1/2015)

  Vermont GreenWood Resources, LLC Makes Sustainability Part of Every Venture - Committed forester and logger chooses a Log Max® 7000XT head mounted on a Barko 240 track carrier.  (9/1/2015)

  Glen Luce Logging Pioneers a New Komatsu XT430-3 Track Feller Buncher - Getting a new piece of equipment carries with it a sense of anticipation and eagerness to see what it will do. That’s especially true when it’s the first of its kind that your dealer has sold or is in your area.  (5/1/2015)

  Gutchess Lumber Co., Inc. Has a Long History – and a Long History with Cat® Wheel Loaders - Wheel loaders from the Cat® K and M series do the heavy lifting of logs and mulch.  (5/1/2015)

  From Miniscule to Massive: Equipment is Key for Upstate New York Chipping Companies - Equipment is key for two upstate New York chipping companies using the latest chipping technology from Morbark along with the Bevel Buddy innovative sharpening tool.  (4/4/2015)

  Robin A. Crawford & Son Woods Company, Inc. Likes Track Power of Cat 521B Feller Buncher - Tree-length logger in Maine recently added two Cat 521B machines.  (2/3/2015)

  Salvaging Urban Wood with a Wood-Mizer Sawmill - New York Heartwoods is paving the way as a model for future businesses interested in becoming a part of the growing urban wood industry.  (10/1/2014)

  Multi-faceted Operation in Massachusetts Recently Added New Komatsu XT430L-2 - Reliability, strength and leveling ability make Komatsu XT430L-2 a repeat choice  (9/1/2014)

  Cersosimo Lumber on Growth Track: Extensive drying operations, SII kilns help make company a lumber leader - Cersosimo Lumber increases efficiency and quality with customized dry kilns from SII.  (7/1/2014)

  Maine Logger Grows Business: R.C. McLucas Works with Anderson Equipment to Add Second Komatsu Feller-Buncher - Richard McLucas has grown logging business since acquiring it more than 10 years ago.  (5/1/2014)

  Maine Logger Keeps the Big Picture in Mind - White Oak Inc. uses Log Max® heads and Tigercat equipment for lead roles in wide-ranging processing operations.  (5/1/2014)

  Cat® 501HD Harvester and Cat 574 Forwarder Allow Maine Logger to Keep It Simple, Strong - Cut-to-length operation D.R. Pepper depends on harvester and forwarder from Caterpillar.  (5/1/2014)

  CBI Grinders Keep Supreme Industries on the Move Clearing for Pipelines and Right-of-Way - Durable and dependable performers, CBI 6800 and CBI 6400 grinders provide a Nutmeg State company with high-production capability it needs.  (10/1/2013)

  Contractor Rolls with Oil-Gas Boom: Aarcon Enterprises turns to Peterson for High Volume Chipping - Pennsylvania company specialty service is clearing land and constructing pads for oil and gas drilling operations.  (10/1/2013)

  Maine Logger Expands into C-T-L Logging: Robin Crawford & Son Add TimberPro with Log Max Fixed Head to Equipment Lineup - To gear up for its foray into cut-to-length logging, the company invested in a Log Max 7000XT fixed head harvester mounted on a TimberPro 735 track carrier.  (9/1/2013)

  Southwind Forestry Helps Landowners Extract Value from Acreage Using Ponsse Ergo Harvester - Reconditioned six-wheel Ponsse harvester, the Ergo, proves just the machine a land-management company in the Green Mountain State needs.  (5/1/2013)

  Maine Logging Company Is Long-Time Customer of The Oliver Stores - Gordon Lumbering, a Maine logger, Bought a 630 TimberPro Feller Buncher with a 7000XT Log Max Head from The Oliver Stores for Fuel Efficiency and Cutting Versatility.  (9/1/2012)

  A Devil of a Tree Service – Tasmanian Tree Devil Partners with Salsco for Chippers - Ed Adams, owner of the Tazmanian Tree Devil worked with Sal Rizzo of Salsco to design and develop the new Taz-Track Chipper, a self-propelled chipper that is less than 36 inches wide. It can easily move from one pile of brush to another as it clears an area.  (8/1/2012)

  Vermeer WC2300 Whole Tree Chipper Is Most Recent Addition at Bennett’s Lumbering - Maine logger Bennett’s Lumbering keeps pace with changes in industry across four decades. Vermeer WC2300 Whole Tree Chipper Is Its Most Recent Addition  (6/1/2012)

  Ponsse Equipment Bolsters the Woodlot Services Division at Prentiss and Carlisle - The Ponsse Dual, a combination harvester and forwarder, is as efficient as it is flexible.  (5/1/2012)

  Ironwood Heavy Highway and Terry Tree Service, LLC Focuses on Training and Safety While Emphasizing an Environmentally Friendly Approach to Customers - Right-of-way clearing and storm damage cleanup get a big boost at Terry Tree Service LLC and Ironwood Heavy Highway LLC from a Tigercat LX822 feller buncher and a TimberPro 830B forwarder.  (5/1/2012)

  Maine Logger Embraces C-T-L: Log Max 7000C Enables E&L Logging to Make Conversion - Lance White, part of a fifth generation logging family, owns E&L Logging. Escalating fuel prices spurred him to convert to cut-to-length logging. He had little trouble settling on a Log Max 7000C dangle head harvester.  (11/1/2011)

  Logger Gains Speed and Ease with Hahn Firewood Processor Mounted on Bobcat - Massachusetts logger chooses skid-steer mounted firewood processor from Hahn Machinery.  (8/1/2011)

  New Hampshire Logger Stays Ahead of the Pack with Tigercat - With over 30 years of experience Steve Baillargeon has worked with many skidders over his career. He has finally found a machine that is both reliable and capable of doing the rigorous work he demands. The efficiency Steve reaps with his recently purchased Tigercat sets him well above the competition.  (6/1/2011)

  Pull-Through Stripper Delimber Leads to Big Gains at Paul Morse Logging - Paul Morse Logging added a Stripper pull-through delimber and increased production.   (5/1/2011)

  Carr Logging Likes the Agility of Rottne Forwarder - Brian Carr weighed the value of used equipment and decided it was the economical way forward. He replaced his original Rottne with a newer Rottne two years ago. Both machines were purchased from Blondin Inc. in Indiana, Pa. Brian also uses a Timbco 425D track carrier with a Log Max 750 head.  (4/1/2011)

  More than a barn: Bud Candee used white pine and oak from his own wooded lot to create his new barn. - Bud Candee used white pine and oak from his own wooded lot to create his new barn using a Wood-Mizer LT40 Hydraulic sawmill.  (4/1/2011)

  Sawdust by Day; Stardust by Night! - Seven generations of Vermonters have owned, operated and managed Bills Lumber Mill, and the land that surrounds it since 1936. Could you be the next owner?  (2/1/2011)

  B&J Wood Corporation Relies on Timberwolf Pro-HD XL for Speed and Consistency - The electric auto-cycle on the Timberwolf Pro-HD XL firewood processor gets great reviews from Brett Lewis, owner of B&J Wood Corporation and a long-time fan of Timberwolf equipment.  (6/1/2010)

  Frick & Frack Firewood Relies on New Kiln Direct MiniQuick Firewood Kiln - After a series of setbacks, Paul Blomquist, one of the owners of Frick & Frack Firewood in Bristol, Maine, has discovered that the MiniQuick firewood kiln from Kiln Direct does exactly what he needs for it to do.  (6/1/2010)

  Tough Choice During Harsh Economy Leads to Success for PA Logger, Joey Kocjancic - Joey Kocjancic’s recent move into mechanization has proven to be a successful venture despite the downturn in the economy. Joey and cousin, Mike Kocjancic, have found a formidiable combination between Joey’s cut-to-length operation and Mike’s chipping operation. In the last year, production has hit an all-time high.  (5/1/2010)

  The Kocjancic Legacy– One of the Founding Families of PA Logging - The Kocjancic family is considered one of the founding families of the logging industry in PA. Eighty-year-old John Kocjancic Sr. gives an inside view of what it was like to grow up in his family’s logging camp.  (5/1/2010)

  Old Morbark Chipper Breathes New Life Into New York Contractor’s Business - The purchase of a 1970 Morbark whole tree chipper has allowed Congden Logging to redefine its business.  (4/1/2010)

  Whelden Logging/CJ Logging Equipment—A Long Term Mutually Beneficial Relationship - George Whelden, owner of Wheldon Logging, has developed a long term relationship with CJ Logging Equipment that goes beyond the average customer/supplier relationship. He attributes his long-term survival as a company to the way CJ Logging Equipment has stood by him during tough times. Tigercat and CSI Firewood machinery have played a major role.  (11/1/2009)

  Multiple Enterprises Proves to Be Strength in Slow Economy: CBI 6800-T Reduces Labor Needed for Grinding Operation - American Tree and Landscape Survives Current Economy by Using Right Machinery, Including a CBI Grinder – Three divisions for land clearing, landscaping, and excavation are a strength today.  (10/1/2009)

  Maine Logger Keeps Focus on the Landowner - Atkinson Trucking & Logging – Stripper Pull-Through Delimber Helps Maine Logger  (5/1/2009)

  New York Logger Transitions to Chipping: Mitchell Logging Benefits in Change from Round Wood to Chipping Operations - Mitchell Logging – New York Contractor Makes Transition with CJ Logging Equipment  (5/1/2009)

  Vt. Logger Keeps Operations Small, Simple: Stripper Pull-Through Delimber Boosts Production for Williams Logging - Williams Logging – Stripper Pull-Through Delimber Boosts Production for Vermont Logger  (11/1/2008)

  Zoladz Construction Co. Is on the Road Again; Buffalo-Area Company Buys its Third CBI Grinder: New York Company Sends Crew to Clean Up After Ike - Zoladz – New York Company Benefits from CBI Grinders  (10/1/2008)

  Gardner & Sons Continues Growth: Newest Addition Is John Deere 753J Track Feller-Buncher - Maine Company Adds John Deere Track Feller-Buncher  (5/1/2008)

  Cousineau a Forest Products Leader in NE: Company’s Continental Biomass Industries Grinder Marks a Decade of Service - CBI Grinder Marks 10 Years with Maine Business  (4/1/2008)

  Maine Logger Takes on New Opportunities: Bandit 3590 Whole-Tree Chipper Pays Off for L.R. Hamilton in Production, Fuel Economy - Maine Contractor Adds Fuel Chip Operations with Bandit Machine  (4/1/2008)

  Wisconsin Man Launches Firewood Business - Rainier Hydraulics Chomper Is His Choice for Firewood Processor; Shear Cutter Has Benefits  (1/1/2008)

  Firewood Dealer Faces Changes, Challenges - New Hampshire Company Relies on Newest Multitek Machine to Produce Firewood  (1/1/2008)

  Johnson Lumber Benefits from Mill Upgrades - Specialist in Eastern White Pine Lumber, Log Homes Has Strong Ties to HMC Corporation  (12/1/2007)

  Focused on Sustainable Forestry - Stripper Delimber Good Match for Father-Son Team That Provides Range of Forestry Services  (11/1/2007)

  Vermont Logger Stays Small, Efficient: Stripper Pull-Through Delimber Works Well for Three Vermont Logging Families - Stripper Mfg. Delimber Works Well for Vermont Logger  (5/1/2007)

  Lafoe Logging Turns to Waratah Attachment: John Deere 703GG Track Carrier, Paired with Waratah HTH622B, Shows Impressive Fuel Economy - John Deere-Waratah Combination Impresses with Fuel Economy  (5/1/2007)

  N.H. Logger Turns to Tigercat for Machines: Garland Lumber Adds Tigercat Harvester with Risley Processor and Tigercat Feller-Buncher - N.H. Company Adds Two Tigercat Machines, Risley Processor  (5/1/2007)

  Maine Company Enters Biomass Fuel Market - W.T. Gardner & Sons Adds Bandit Track Model Whole-Tree Chipper for Tough Wood  (4/1/2007)

  Maine Contractor Adds CBI Track Grinder - CBI 6800T-12, Stump Shear and Grapple Rake Extend Capability of L.E. Taylor & Sons  (4/1/2007)

  Indiana Logger Adds Firewood Business - Timberwolf Mfg. Firewood Processor Boosts Production, Keeps Loggers Working in Mud, Snow  (1/1/2007)

  New York Loggers Thrive in Firewood - Toomey Bros. Logging Adds Second Pull-Through Delimber from Stripper Mfg.  (11/1/2006)

  New York Logger Enjoying Change to C-T-L - Timbco and Risley Rolly II, TimberPro Fowarder Work Well for Couture Timber Harvesting  (11/1/2006)

  Land Clearing Contractor Rises to Challenges - CBI 6800 Magnum Force Track Grinder Is Workhorse for P.J. Casanave Land Clearing Co.  (10/1/2006)

  Leading NE Mill Moves into Kiln Drying - HHP Invests in Better Built Dry Kiln with Nyle Technology After Adding 60-Bay Bin Sorter  (7/1/2006)

  Exotic Hardwoods Require Exotic Lengths - Kiln-Direct Enables Company to Dry Exotic Hardwood Lumber Originating in Africa  (7/1/2006)

  New Hampshire Loggers Rely on Risley – Again - High-Tech Harvesting Co. Turn to Timbco, Risley Equipment, for Replacement Machines   (5/1/2006)

  Cook Co. Is an Innovator with Stump Shear - Vail Products Now Manufactures New Stump Shear Developed by New England Contractor  (4/1/2006)

  Rocky Mountain Wood Expanding - CBI Machines Provide High-Volume Grinding for New England Contractor  (4/1/2006)

  R.E. Martin, Grinds, Chips Way to the Top - Virginia Contractor Depends on Morbark Machines to Clear Land for Development  (4/1/2006)

  Emporium Reaping Optimization Benefits - INOVEC® Technology at Head Rig, Edger, Trimmer Increase Production, Yield, Quality  (3/1/2006)

  Facemyer Keeps Partnering with Mellott - Hardwood Company with Mills in Ohio and W. Va. Has Relied on Mellott Manufacturing  (3/1/2006)

  Westbury Lumber: Business at Its Best - New York Hardwood Business Thrives with Wood-Mizer  (1/1/2006)

  Maryland Logger Benefits from Machines - Maryland Logger Relies on Komatsu''s Timbco-Valmet Machine  (11/1/2005)

  Mechanization Suits Firewood Business - TimberPro Aids New York Logging, Firewood Business  (11/1/2005)

  New Hampshire Logger Looks for Better Way - Cut-to-Length Logger Pairs Tigercat 822 Feller-Buncher with Risley Rolly II Processing Head  (5/1/2005)

  Husband-and-Wife Team Log for Quality - Timbco feller-buncher and forwarder, Hultdins grapple are key pieces of equipment for Connecticut logging operation  (5/1/2004)

  Maine Logger Is Four Decades Strong - Blondin supplies R.A. Thomas Logging Rottne machines, LogMax processing heads  (5/1/2004)

  Connecticut Loggers Focus on Hardwoods - NE Timberland Investments LLC adds TimberPro TB620 six-wheeled feller-buncher  (11/3/2003)

  N.Y. Loggers Make Transition to Cut-to-Length - Timbco 425 track machine with Risley Rolly II processing head keeps Blue Ox Forest Products working  (9/1/2003)

  New England Logger Adds Second Timberline - Timberline SDL2a delimber-processor fits the bill for tough, durable machine to work in big hardwoods.  (11/1/2002)

  Canadian C-T-L Logger Is Model of Efficiency - G.L. Fenton Forestry adds second TigerCat 845 machine and is impressed by its speed, versatility and reliability.   (5/2/2002)

  New Rayco Mini-Crawler Gives Amish Mill a Lift; - Rayco Loaders a Welcome Addition to Allegany Hardwoods, Where Horse Teams Still Get the Wood Out  (12/3/2001)

  Mitchell Logging Moves to Full Mechanization - Mechanization adds 40% production boost for New York logging company.  (11/1/2000)

  Experience Teaches Grezenski Forest Products - Wisconsin Company Expands Cut-to-Length Operations by Adding Ponsse Cobra Harvester, Bison Forwarder  (11/1/2000)

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