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Logging Operation Case Studies: Northeast

  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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