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Product Profiles - July 2007

New products/services and supplier announcements from DuraTech, Log Max, Eagle Machine, Pendu, NHLA, Baker Products, Tigercat and Morbark.

By IRI Staff
Date Posted: 7/1/2007

DuraTech Introduces New Model 2009 Track Grinder

            The DuraTech model 2009 industrial tub grinder now comes equipped with the CAT 312 Track System.

            The DuraTech 2009T model industrial tub grinder is designed for “the customer who wants value and needs to work on rough terrain,” said DuraTech president Al Goehring.

            The new model marries the clean-powered CAT C9 325 hp diesel engine with a microprocessor-controlled, self-adjusting clutch system. The result is a reliable, low-maintenance, heavy-duty machine for grinding.

            The DuraTech 2009T tub grinder has the potential for exceptionally low fuel emissions and the lowest decibel reading in its class, according to DuraTech.

            Other features of the DuraTech model 2009T industrial tub grinder include:

• enclosed engine compartment for easy access

• heavy duty 40-inch rotor with fixed or swinging hammers

• clean air flow system that reduces maintenance for radiator and engine components

• 24-inch wide stacking conveyor

• 30-inch wide belly belt

• heavy-duty 120H drive chain, spring adjustable chain tension and continuous chain sprocket around tub gives the single drive motor extra power.

            For more information, call DuraTech at (701) 252-4601.


Merger Combines Log Max, Rocan Forestry

            Swedish-based Log Max and Rocan Forestry in New Brunswick, Canada merged to form a new company. It will operate from Canada under the name Log Max Global Inc.

            Log Max, with its affiliate, Eco Log, is a leading manufacturer of single-grip harvesting heads and wheeled harvesters and forwarders. Rocan pioneered the introduction of Scandinavian cut-to-length timber harvesting technology into Canada and has sales and services operations from coast to coast.

            The goal of the merger is to create a stronger, broader-based global organization to enhance and develop its dealer network while maintaining existing North American sales and service operations.

            “We are convinced that the merger of the two companies’ leading product families increases our strength internationally and makes us grow, especially in the global forestry market, but also in the construction machinery sector,” said Stig Linderholm, founder of Log Max, and Alan Anderson, founder of Rocan Forestry, in a joint statement.


Eagle Machine Builds New Plant and Offices

            Eagle Machinery and Supply Inc. is expanding, constructing a new office and manufacturing plant in Sugarcreek, Oh.

            “We’re purchased an additional 46.5 acres, and we look forward to expanding our operations right here in the heart of Ohio,” said company president Kirk Spillman.

            Phase one of the company’s expansion plan is a new 30,000-square-foot building that will house corporate and engineering offices, manufacturing space and space for retail, shipping and receiving. The building is expected to be completed by the end of 2007.

            The company is planning two other phases of construction in the future, a facility for new product research and development, final assembly and testing, and a facility for the company’s fluid power business.

            For more information, call Eagle Machinery & Supply at (877) 744-9447 or visit


Computerized Cut-Off Saw Is New from Pendu

            Pendu Manufacturing has developed a new cut-off saw, the model 2400C³. It has the ability to turn, end-trim, cut-to-length or reject cants or boards.

            The new Pendu 2400C³ cut-off saw has an on-board programmable logic control for programmable, computer-controlled operation. It can cut cants up to 7x12 and can output 50,000 board feet per day, according to Pendu.

            The Pendu 2400C³ cut-off saw features a 28-inch carbide-tipped saw blade and is powered by a 20 hp motor. It has heavy-duty clamps and a powered 6-foot rollcase with 14-inch rolls.

            For more information, call Pendu at (800) 233-0471 or visit


NHLA Convention Set for Washington, D.C.

            The National Hardwood Lumber Association will hold its annual convention in Washington, D.C. Sept. 12-15.

            Keynote speakers will be Colin Powell and Oliver North, and the association is expecting record attendance for a convention.

            “NHLA’s annual convention is the largest and most comprehensive of all North American hardwood lumber industry gatherings,” said Mark Barford, executive director. “It provides networking opportunities offered nowhere else.”

            The convention’s exhibitor showcase also is expected to be the largest ever. A new feature, ‘Trader’s Alley,’ is being added this year to provide a distinct showcase area for lumber producing and distributing members.

            For more information or to register, visit


Baker Employees Compete in Ozark Adventure Race

            Three employees of Baker Products recently competed as part of a team in the annual Ozark Greenways Adventure Race. The team finished seventh overall and 1st in the master’s category, which is for teams whose members have combined ages of 160 or more.

            The Baker Products employees were sales consultant Clay Hedrick, research and development engineer Wayne Swyres and advertising director Kendall McNail. The fourth member of the team was Ceclie Goodman. The team’s time was nine hours and nine minutes. 

            The Ozark Greenways Adventure Race tests the skills and endurance of four-person teams in an 8-14-hour multi-sport event that covers a cumulative distance of 50 miles. It includes running, canoeing, mountain biking, orienteering and mystery tests. Members complete each stage together.

            The headquarters for the race was the Niangua River Oasis near Bennett Spring State Park in Missouri.


Tigercat Redesigns 845 Track Feller-Buncher

            Tigercat has reintroduced the 845 feller-buncher, a mid-sized machine that was produced from 1995 to 2002. The new 845C has been completely redesigned.

            The new Tigercat 845C is an all-around machine suited to most track feller-buncher applications. It is standard equipped with a D6-sized nine-roller, forest duty, Tigercat-built undercarriage.

            The new Tigercat 845C feller-buncher is powered by a Mercedes 906 engine, which has an output of 275 hp and is known for its efficiency and high performing.

            The 845C is equipped with the same modern, quiet, spacious, well-finished cab as the 822 and 860 series feller-bunchers. It features front access, floor to ceiling front window, plenty of room behind the seat and excellent visibility to the right side.

            The Tigercat 845C has a compact upper assembly design and limited tail-swing; component layout is optimized and the clamshell-style retracting roof provides excellent access to the engine and valves. The pump stack is housed separately from the engine. A large door on the right side of the machine accesses all major engine service points.

            The 845C is equipped with an ER boom for quicker, more efficient boom operation and reduced operator fatigue. The machine can handle a variety of Tigercat attachments, including the 5400 and 5702 felling saws.

            For more information, call Tigercat at (519) 442-1000 or visit


Morbark Develops New Typhoon 20 Brush Chipper

            Morbark has introduced the Typhoon 20 brush chipper. It has a 20-inch capacity and offers arborists and contractors big chipping capacity and horsepower at a fraction of the cost of a whole tree chipper.

            The Morbark Typhoon 20 brush chipper features a drum and feed wheel that are 28-½ inches wide, so there is virtually no ‘dead space.’ Six knife pockets allow three full cuts per revolution, greatly increasing chipping efficiency.

            The 250 hp or 325 hp engine options create the power to chip more material faster, and the increased airflow significantly reduces the chances of plugging.

            The Morbark Typhoon 20 is equipped with a 4x8 center beam and a 66-½-inch by 40-½-inch infeed chute. It accepts a wide variety of material and also can be fed with auxiliary loading equipment.

            The Morbark Typhoon 20 has a redesigned pivot, which eliminates the yoke swing and increases down pressure efficiency. It comes with a 2-½-inch lunet ring, 20,000-pound tandem axle suspension along with heavy-duty 3/8-inch chains and clasp hooks to secure the Typhoon 20 for efficient towing.

            For more information, call Morbark at (800) 831-0042 or visit


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