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Product Profiles - September 2007

New products/services and supplier announcements from Morbark, Fecon, Norwood and Rayco.

By IRI Staff
Date Posted: 9/1/2007

Morbark Demo Days Planned Sept. 20-21

            Morbark will hold its second annual Demo Days Sept. 20-21 at its headquarters in Winn, Michigan. The event will be held in conjunction with Morbark’s 50th anniversary celebration.

            The Morbark Demo Days will include factory tours, equipment demonstrations and training seminars. The company will host a dinner and entertainment on Sept. 20 and a lunch on Sept. 21.

            The event is expected to draw more than 150 key customers and dealers from around the world.

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


Fecon Hosts Training School for Mechanics

            Fecon recently hosted a national service school for field service mechanics and technicians at the company’s factory in Lebanon, Ohio.

            The service school included extensive classroom and hands-on training on Fecon’s FTX track carriers. Participants received training materials, a tour of the factory and Fecon apparel.

            The company recently named Darden Whitaker as manager of customer services. He has more than 17 years of industry experience and has held positions of president, director of operations, director of quality and program-product manager.

            Anthony Nikodym was named regional manager for the Western Canadian markets. He has 17 years of industry experience and has served as business development manager, market manager and product development engineer.

            Fecon manufactures Bull Hog® mulchers, FTX track carriers, tree shears, grapples and stump grinders. Its line of machines and equipment are used for right-of-way clearing, maintaining park lands and trails, improving wildlife habitat, creating fire breaks, and managing vegetation.

            For more information on Fecon products, call the company at (800) 528-3113, e-mail or visit


Norwood Introduces 2 Portable Sawmills

            Norwood Industries has introduced two new portable sawmills – another band mill model and a mill that uses a chain saw.

            The new Norwood LumberLite™ 24 is a mid-sized band mill that can saw logs up to 27 inches in diameter. It can cut lumber 17 inches wide and veneer as thin as 1/16-inch.

            The Norwood LumberLite may be ordered with a choice of engines ranging from 8 hp to 13 hp.

            The LumberLite 24 has many of the same features and components as Norwood’s larger sawmill, the LumberMate™ 2000, including the same band wheels, carriage wheels, blade guide rollers and industrial grade powder coating.

            The new Norwood PortaMill utilizes a chain saw for cutting and works with a ladder. It can saw logs up to 14 inches in diameter as long as the ladder length. The PortaMill can produce smooth, accurate dimension lumber, such as 2x4, 4x4, 2x6 and more. It can be set up in minutes and is easily transported.

            For more information, contact Norwood Industries at (800) 567-0404, e-mail or visit


Rayco C100 Super Crawler Adds Power

            The new Rayco C100 Super Crawler, now with more powerful engine and hydraulics, is designed for forestry applications.

            The Rayco C100 is powered by a Kubota 96 hp turbo-charged diesel engine, and the hydraulics system produces 39 gpm at 5,500 psi. With the advanced forestry cooling package, the Rayco C100 is capable of running unlimited hours in any temperature without overheating.

            The 16-inch steel track undercarriage provides excellent traction and mobility in virtually any type of terrain. The cab features heating and air conditioning, allowing the operator to stay comfortable in any climate conditions.

            The Rayco C100 also features easy access to the engine department and cooling system for service and cleaning.

            For more information, contact Rayco Manufacturing at 800-392-2686 or visit


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