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Product Profiles - August 2007

New products/services and supplier announcements from Select Sawmill, NHLA, Oliver Mfg., John Deere and Eagle Machinery.

By IRI Staff
Date Posted: 8/1/2007

Select Sawmill Unveils Compact Portable Edger

            Select Sawmill Co. has added a new portable edger to its line of equipment. The new edger was developed based on the expressed needs of customers for a fully portable, compact machine.

            The new Select Sawmill model 3214E portable edger is built with quality, practicality and simplicity in mind. Powered by a Kohler 20 hp gasoline engine, it runs two 14-inch carbide split blades.

            The Select Sawmill portable edger frame is made with 3x8 sheet metal channel. Live infeed and outfeed rolls and top rollers and stabilizers are hydraulically controlled for quick, easy set-up. Also, a hydraulic hood opening allows full, easy access to the blades.

            The edger features user-friendly computerized setworks with a combination of six pre-set memories for unit measures and three for fractional measures for a multitude of board thicknesses.

            A sawdust conveyor with adjustable outfeed angle removes the sawdust to one side of the edger to maintain a clean work space.

            For more information, call Select Sawmill at (613) 673-1267or visit


NHLA Plans Convention Sept. 12-15 in Washington

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

            “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.”

            Industrial Reporting Inc. will exhibit Pallet Enterprise and TimberLine as well as our market reports, Pallet Profile Weekly and Recycle Record. The September issue of Pallet Enterprise will feature a special interview with Mark Barford, executive director of the NHLA.

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


Oliver Mfg. Launches New Logo and Slogan

            Oliver Manufacturing Co., which makes separating equipment, has launched a new logo and slogan. The new logo will be displayed on all Oliver machines.

            The slogan, ‘We’re the same but we’re different,’ stems from modern machinery designs, cutting edge technology and new personnel.

            “Our new logo launch comes at a time when Oliver has new opportunities and successes,” said Brian Burney, president and general manager. “We want our world’s up-and-coming farmers and processors to see that we will be there to continually meet their needs for not only today but for the future.”

            Oliver Manufacturing equipment enables businesses in the food, agricultural, reclamation and mining industries to add value to their products. The company’s separating machines improve the quality of processed material and purify usable material.

            For more information, contact Oliver Manufacturing at (719) 254-7813 or visit


New H-Series John Deere Skidders Are Fuel Efficient

            The new John Deere H-series skidders provide a higher level of productivity and performance. The new skidders — models 640H, 648H and 748H – feature fuel efficient, Tier 3, PowerTech Plus™ engines with up to 202 hp.

            Models 640H and 648H come standard with a Powershift™ torque-converter transmission. A direct drive Powershift transmission feature, optional on the 640H and 648H and standard on the 748H, puts the most power to the axles for working on mostly firm ground and for short-to-medium skidding distances.

            All models come equipped with a hydraulically driven fan that automatically reverses every 20 minutes, ejecting debris from the radiator and coolers for more uptime and productivity, and heavy-duty axles are a continued feature on all models. A new center-hinged seal extends the life of the center joint by keeping out abrasive debris; the axle-mounting joint also has been improved.

            The 648H and 748H grapple skidders are available in either four single-function or three dual-function models; the 748H comes available with an optional larger grapple to handle more wood. The 640H cable skidder is easily operated with a single lever.

            The dual mode steering option allows the operator to alternate between standard steering and quick-steer mode with the flip of a switch.

            For more information, contact a John Deere dealer or visit


Eastern White Pine Guide Available in New Format

            The Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association has developed a popular industry tool in a new, innovative format. The photo reference guide to Eastern white pine lumber grades is now available in a new format that makes it portable and easier to use.

            The reference guide provides a thorough overview of information on the five primary lumber grades: D&Better Select, Finish, Premium, Standard and Industrial. Now they are conveyed more clearly with revised, crisp photography that details the characteristics of each grade.

            The new format was created to appeal to architects and designers. It resembles a swatch book fan, similar to a painter’s pantone color reference. The original format also will continue to be available.

            For more information, call the association at (207) 829-6901 or visit


Eagle Machinery Offers New Multi-Trim Saw

            Eagle Machinery & Supply has developed a new multi-trim saw. It can cut multiple lengths from long dimension stock up to 4 inches thick.

            The Eagle Machinery multi-trim saw provides precision and flexibility to high volume operations. It can handle a wide range of dimensions, make accurate cuts and provide efficient performance. Distance between outside blades is 16 feet, and the minimum distance between blades is 19 inches.

            The Eagle Machinery multi-trim saw, with a tubular steel frame, features five adjustable arms with a Baldor 7.5 hp motor for each arm. The saw arbor is 1 inch in diameter and blade diameter is 16 inches.

            Features include waste conveyor, even-ending rolls, outfeed receiving arms, dust hood-hold down and variable speed feed chains.

            Eagle Machinery also can customize the multi-trim saw for specific requirements.

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


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