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Wood-Mizer launches a new entry-level sawmill for hobbyists and professionals Wood-Mizer introduces the robust, entry-level LX55 portable sawmill designed for entry-level sawyers, hobbyists, and woodworkers. Starting at $4,495 USD, the LX55 portable sawmill replaces Wood-Mizer’s previous entry-level LT10 sawmill while providing a larger cut capacity, more power options, and many upgraded features. Built in the USA, the LX55 saws up to 26” diameter logs into 22” wide boards and slabs. Powered by a 9.5HP gas, 14HP gas or 7HP electric power option, the LX55 features a simple and user-friendly operation by combining manual log handling with a quick sawhead up/down hand crank and a simple push feed system. In addition, the LX55 sawmill includes a low bed profile for easy loading of logs and quick-adjust log clamps and side supports for securing and turning logs on the bed. A key innovation of the Wood-Mizer LX sawmill series includes the rigid LX Frame sawhead tower that holds the control panel, engine, and the sawmill head. The simple and sturdy sawmill design enables the LX55 to make accurate, precise cuts quickly and efficiently. In addition, the LX55 includes all operator controls opposite of the sawdust port for an improved operator experience. LX55 Sawmill Features Starting at $4,495 USD 9.5HP gas, 14HP gas, and 7HP electric power options 26” max log diameter with 22” max width of cut 12’ 5” length of cut or longer with optional 5’ bed extensions Rigid LX Frame sawhead tower with heavy-duty twin rail bed construction Built in the USA “Wood-Mizer is committed to providing both entry-level and high-production sawmill operations with the highest-quality equipment on the market,” said Russell Fite, Wood-Mizer North America Sales Director. “The LX55 sawmill fits the needs of entry-level sawyers, farmers, homesteaders and woodworkers who require high-quality accurate sawn lumber at an economical price.” The LX55 portable sawmill is now available to order in North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Australia, and Oceania. For more information, visit www.woodmizer.com or contact your local Wood-Mizer representative. About Wood-Mizer Since 1982, Wood-Mizer has earned the reputation as a world-leading wood processing equipment manufacturer with a strong legacy from its innovative sawmilling products. From Forest to Final Form®, Wood-Mizer offers an extensive line of equipment including narrowband portable and industrial sawmills, wideband sawmilling equipment, band resaws, board edgers, wood kilns, planer/moulders, firewood processing equipment, pallet recycling equipment, material handling equipment, sawmill blades, and blade maintenance equipment for woodworking and forestry hobbyists and professionals all over the world. Visit woodmizer.com for more information.
CAMBRIDGE, OHIO (October 16, 2019) – The 62nd running of the Paul Bunyan Show, one of the nation’s largest and oldest forest industry trade shows has come to an end. The Official Paul Bunyan Show? has historically offered a unique opportunity for the timber industry and families to celebrate Ohio’s forestry background and this year was no different. Visitors to the event were able to visit with 167 exhibitors representing all facets of the timber industry. From chainsaws and small power equipment geared towards the landowner to equipment geared towards the professional logger and everything in between, it could be found at the show. The 3 - day event was attended by 12,532 people looking to purchase and learn about forestry equipment. Established in 1957 and organized by the Ohio Forestry Association, Inc. (OFA), the Official Paul Bunyan Show? is believed to be the oldest forestry industry show of its kind in the eastern United States and annually attracts thousands of visitors from Ohio and surrounding states. The event’s primary focus is to provide access to the current knowledge and technology of forestry products and industry which enhances the quality of life and market competitiveness of individuals, families, industries, and communities. Visitors were able to enjoy the following activities and displays: • Ohio State Lumberjack ChampionshipsSM • International Lumberjack CompetitionSM • Log Loader Competition • Heavy Equipment Demonstrations • Arborist Skills Clinics and Demonstrations • Chainsaw Carvers • Chainsaw Clinics and Demonstrations • Grinders and Chippers Demonstrations • Sawmill Demonstrations • Wood Stoves • Secondary Wood Products • Lumberjack and Log Burling Entertainment • Forest Industry Education and Seminars • All of the Latest and Greatest Forest Industry Equipment, Supplies and Services. • Wood Crafts • Wood Auction • Awesome Food • Bobtail & Boom Truck Cruise In The 2020 Show will be held October 2-4, 2020.
Hakki Pilke is launching the new improved 50 Pro revision B with new innovative features that take this firewood processor’s superior performance to a next level. Once again Hakki Pilke has been gathering a lot of information about customer wishes and the requirements of different markets. Based on feedback from the global network of knowledgeable and active users, the 50 Pro model has now new features to make the firewood processing even more efficient. The outcome is the most efficient and innovative one-man firewood factory. “We strive continuously to develop our products together with our customers and distributors to meet their requirements and exceed expectations with innovative expertise and product development. We listen to our customers more closely. The development of our processors is always based on the needs of our customers and the development of their business,” says Development Manager Timo Jussila from Hakki Pilke. The expertise, product development and innovativeness of the world’s leading firewood processor producer is crystallized in the Hakki Pilke Pro series. INNOVATIVE INDUSTRY LEADING FEATURES Hakki Pilke 50 PRO is currently the largest model in the Hakki Pilke product range. With predecessors such as Easy 50 and BigX47, both among the most popular firewood processors in its category worldwide, it has a strong tradition going forward. Thanks to the feedback of proud users and distributors, new innovative features have been added to the 50 Pro to meet the most demanding expectations. The HakkiSplit™ system has a new half stroke function for making the splitting process of short firewood faster. With this activated, the splitting returns already after half of the stroke, thus halving the cycle time. The half-stroke splitting can be easily controlled with a switch in the front panel. The much appreciated log landing plates has been added to 50 Pro to ensure uninterrupted material flow. The log landing plates make sure that even the shortest cut logs land neatly into the splitting groove. The guide plates can be used either in automatic or manual mode or they can be disabled altogether. The great splitting power and highly advanced splitting blades ensure that harder wood types are also split without waiting. The new electric chain oil pump has also a key role in this. The electric pump helps cutting large logs as it pumps oil to the chain all the time while sawing. The oil amount is easily adjustable from the valve of chain oil pump. In addition to the new functions, The 50 Pro has many industry leading features like the patented AC 10 automatic chain tensioner and HakkiCut™ cutting control. The AC 10 maintains the chain at optimal tension, improving the cutting efficiency and increasing the life span of the chain and bar. It enables fast chain replacement without tools. The machine’s functions can be easily controlled with the ergonomic and easy-to-use control panel. Powerful HakkiCut™ cutting control enables you to process firewood with just two buttons. Read more about the 50 Pro in the news article: Development starts in the field – the Hakki Pilke 50 Pro firewood processor is the tour de force of the entire winning team ABOUT MAASELÄN KONE LTD Maaselän Kone Ltd produces the world leading firewood processors with more than 35 years of expertise. We deliver thousands of processors to our customers on six continents in over 35 countries every year. The international operation and local service network of Hakki Pilke offer the world’s best support and after sales service to processor owners. Hakki Pilke firewood processors are renowned by professional users around the world for the highest productivity and reliability. For more information, visit www.hakkipilke.com
Wood-Mizer introduces the Turbo 747 high-performance sawmill blade engineered for all band sawmill and resaw makes and models, horsepower ratings, and sawing applications. Available in SilverTip Carbon and DoubleHard High-Alloy steel material, Turbo 747 sawmill blades feature a deep capacity gullet for less sawdust on the board, extreme back angle for faster sawing speeds, and sharp penetrating points for increased sawing accuracy. The new Turbo 747 sawmill blade joins the industry-favorite Wood-Mizer Turbo 7 blade profile that has proven itself in the industry since 2013. The first Turbo 7 blade was engineered specifically for high production, high horsepower, and high feed rate operations throughout the world. With the introduction of the new Turbo 747 degree profile designed for any make and model of sawmill equipment, Wood-Mizer’s exclusive Turbo 7 and Turbo 747 degree blades set the industry standard for high-performance sawmill blades for all sawmill operations. Turbo 747 Sawmill Blade Features • Compatible with multiple makes and models of band sawmill equipment • Resharpen with precision CBN grinding wheel technology • SilverTip Carbon and DoubleHard High-Alloy steel material • Available in any length • 1-1/4”, 1-1/2”, 1-3/4”, 2” widths • .042”, .045”, .055” thicknesses • 7/8” tooth spacing • Made in the USA “Wood-Mizer is committed to providing the best sawmill blades in the industry for all sawmilling equipment and applications,” said Randy Panko, Wood-Mizer Blades Sales Manager. “After extensive field testing, the new Turbo 747 blade has resulted in increased feed rate, accuracy, and sharp life in all horsepower levels and sawmill equipment models. With the blade’s steep sloped back angle and proven 7 degree hook angle, sawyers can try it on everything they saw and take on even the most challenging sawing applications.” The Wood-Mizer Turbo 747 sawmill blade is now available to order direct, online at woodmizer.com, or through authorized dealers. Wood-Mizer offers an extensive range of sawmill blades with more than 100 combinations based on profile, width, thickness, tooth spacing, and alloy for any type of sawing or resawing application from green softwoods to abrasive hardwoods. For more information, visit woodmizer.com or call 800.522.5760. About Wood-Mizer Since 1982, Wood-Mizer has earned the reputation as a world-leading wood processing equipment manufacturer with a strong legacy from its innovative sawmilling products. From forest to final form, Wood-Mizer offers an extensive line of equipment including narrowband portable and industrial sawmills, wideband sawmilling equipment, band resaws, board edgers, wood kilns, planer/moulders, firewood processing equipment, pallet recycling equipment, material handling equipment, bandsaw blades, and blade maintenance equipment for woodworking and forestry hobbyists and professionals all over the world. Visit woodmizer.com for more information.
LaGrange, GA (Sept. 27, 2019) – Weiler Forestry announces the launch of two new reduced tail swing track feller buncher models, the B457 and B458. These productive new machine platforms feature excellent multi-function capability with dedicated pumps, a new cab that maximizes operator experience, field proven components, and excellent serviceability. The Weiler B457 and B458 track feller buncher models have the latest Cat® C9.3 engine that produces 298 hp (222 kw) and meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards. A Tier 3 engine option is also available. The B457 is a non-leveling model best suited for plantation thinning, biomass harvesting, and medium-production select or clear-cut applications; the B458 is a leveling machine for steeper terrain and excels in select or clear-cut logging. Powerful Performance The B457 and B458 provide a leading combination of lift capacity, swing torque, and drawbar. Multi-function performance is achieved through dedicated pumps and optimized circuit configurations. The B458 has an extended track roller frame option that includes two additional bottom rollers for a total of eleven, enhancing overall machine stability in steep terrain. In addition, a standard or heavy counterweight option is available for a diversity of harvesting conditions. Unobstructed ground clearance enables unimpeded travel over stumps, rocks, and other debris. Maximum Operator Experience The spacious cab maximizes operator visibility by providing an open field of view to the work area and upwards through a large skylight. An optional 14 LED light package is available for improved productivity in night shift operations and an optional heated and cooled seat keeps operators comfortable all day long. The cab also features a front window emergency escape, a 7” (178 mm) intuitive color touchscreen monitor, multiple storage compartments, and numerous charging ports. Innovative machine functionality helps to reduce the frequency of foot pedal motions in certain applications, reducing operator fatigue at the end of the day. Proven Durability and Reliability The Weiler B457 and B458 are designed and built for the severest of harvesting applications. The forestry-duty cooling package is designed to provide reliable operation by keeping components cool in even the toughest environments. High torque rated final drives and Caterpillar field-proven engine, undercarriage, and swing drive components ensure overall machine reliability. Easy to Access and Maintain Excellent service access is provided by a gull-wing engine enclosure that provides maximum access to components, while the integrated counterweight walkway allows operators machine level access from the cab. Upper frame access ports allow for efficient debris clean out and component access. Worldwide Dealer Support Weiler Forestry customers are supported by the industry’s largest network of Caterpillar dealers who will keep their machines running with parts availability, field services, state-of-the art diagnostic programs, and more. For more information, please visit www.weilerforestry.com.
Great Lakes Manufacturing is proud to announce that CJ Logging Equipment, based in Boonville, New York, has joined the Great Lakes team as a stocking dealer. Craig French, Great Lakes founder and owner stated that the combination of CJ Logging Equipment’s four locations in Boonville and Little Valley, New York, Allenwood, Pennsylvania and Wheelock, Vermont plus their proven commitment to providing superior customer service were the main reasons he selected them to represent Great Lakes line of top quality steel and aluminum trailers. CJ Logging Equipment will soon be stocking the complete line of Great Lakes products including both crib and bunk log trailers, pup and knuckleboom trailers, truck racks and the revolutionary new Raptor High Strength Steel log bunks available on new trailers and to retrofit those with inferior or worn out bunks. Loggers and Log Haulers in the Northeast can depend on CJ Logging Equipment. Their state of the art in-house and road service, honest and professional sales team, coupled with a complete line of timber harvesting equipment make CJ the only call needed for all your logging and trucking needs. For complete details on Great Lakes Manufacturing’s line up visit www.greatlakesmfg.com or call 1 920-842-2012 in the Northeast US call CJ Logging Equipment at 1-800-541-4214 today.
Following months of extensive design, development and testing, Brute Force Manufacturing unveiled the new Auto Cycle box wedge firewood splitter at the NYS Logger Field Days in Boonville, New York. Versatile is the word to describe this new splitting system that features a 26.5 HP Kohler gas engine, powerful 5” splitting cylinder, hydraulically controlled wedge, conveyor and block lift that can be attached on either side to fit your firewood splitting operation and is available with or without the hydraulically controlled conveyor. Built the BRUTE FORCE WAY, the Auto Cycle features a 2-stage 48 gallon per minute hydraulic pump with built in hydraulic cooler, large 7 gallon fuel tank and heavy duty laminated main beam with replaceable wear plates for extended service life. The key feature of the Auto Cycle is the fact that once engaged the cylinder will cycle hands free, allowing the operator to position blocks for peak production. Providing amazing versatility, the super wide box wedge easily handles blocks up to 48” in diameter. The box wedge produces uniform finished wood that is ideal for stove use, retail, package and specialty restaurant woods. Plus, with optional 4 or 6 way standard wedges, the Auto Cycle converts to a high production standard wood splitter in minutes. The new Auto Cycle, like every Brute Force firewood processor, lives up to their company slogan “INVEST LESS – PRODUCE MORE”. For complete details on this and other quality firewood production, packaging and handling machinery visit www.bruteforcemfg.com or call 715-678-0037.
Hurdle Machine Works Inc introduces the Magnum LT Linear carriage, the latest addition to the Magnum carriage line which has successfully been in production for the last 10 years. With 40" knee openings and 29" dog openings the carriage is the perfect size for today's hardwood mills. The first carriage went out in May and is operating in a 6 foot double cut bandmill running Lewis Controls setworks. Along with a Hurdle Resaw the mill is cranking out 50,000+ bd/ft per day of grade lumber. Superior engineering focused on simple design in an 8000 to 12000lb package with multiple options make this a smart investment. Parts are stocked for immediate shipment. However, the design is simple and there aren't many parts to worry about. Videos of the new linear carriage can be found at www.youtube.com/hurdlemachineworks.
Morbark, LLC, is proud to introduce the powerful, mid-size Rayco C275 Forestry Mulcher. "Rayco sets the bar for high-performance equipment built with the operator in mind," said J.R. Bowling, Rayco Manufacturing Mulcher Specialist, "and this model is no exception." C275 Forestry Mulcher Perfect for clearing small trees, underbrush, and a variety of unwanted vegetation across a wide range of environments, the C275 delivers 275 horsepower (205 kW) in a compact, low ground pressure package. The C275’s 109-gpm cutter system provides hydraulic power to the Predator mulcher head, which boasts a 77.5-inch (196 cm) cutting width, while the heavy-duty steel undercarriage and powerful final drives allow operators to tackle difficult terrain with confidence. The C275 also will accept a DENIS CIMAF mulcher head. Rayco’s exclusive elevated cooling design keeps engine and hydraulic temperatures within their limits in even the harshest of environments. To minimize maintenance, an operator can activate a reversing fan from the cab to clear the debris screens, helping extend service intervals even when operating in hot, debris-filled environments. The debris screens are easily removable when manual cleaning becomes necessary, and the rear door opens to allow unrestricted access to the debris screen and engine radiator. The cabs are climate controlled and sealed from dust and debris to maintain operator comfort. Operators appreciate the high-backed, heated seat with adjustable armrests and air-ride suspension. For safety, the cab is certified to meet ROPS, FOPS, and OPS specifications and is equipped with a rooftop escape hatch. High-output LED work lights and a backup camera enhances rearward visibility. "The C275 packs the power necessary for larger-scale clearing into a compact and agile unit," said Bowling. Other key features include Rayco’s exclusive track tensioning system with monitor, which alerts the operator to over-tension situations and provides easier access to track tension grease fittings; hydraulic tilt cab to access pumps and other components easily; and the hydraulic rear winch.
With the growing demand for high-quality finished wood slabs in the woodworking industry, Wood-Mizer introduces the SlabMizer MB200 Slab Flattener ideal for sawmill owners, woodworkers, and professional workshops. Built in the USA, the SlabMizer efficiently surfaces and flattens wood slabs, boards, burls, cookies, and other wide material with minimal labor. Compared to a traditional router or planer, the SlabMizer flattens wider and thicker material up to 56” wide and 8” thick in less time using powered cutter head directional controls with variable feed speed. For larger capacity, 5’ modular table extensions can be added to extend the material length and a 72” width option is coming soon. With the addition of the SlabMizer, Wood-Mizer offers wood processing equipment from forest to final form that can turn a log into a kiln-dried, finished wood product. SlabMizer Features: • Starting at $16,995 USD • 56" max material width and 8” max thickness • 13' material length or longer with 5' modular table extensions • Powered cutter head directional controls with variable feed speed or manual feed • 5,500 RPM 5” cutter head with five 4-sided carbide knives • Orbital sanding head attachment for fine finishes • Built in the USA “Wood-Mizer is committed to providing our customers with the equipment necessary to process material from forest to final form,” said Greg Bacon Sales Director. “The SlabMizer satisfies the needs of operations producing high-value finished slabs and reduces the manual labor required to finish these wide slabs that are extremely valuable in the woodworking industry.” Starting at $16,995 USD, the SlabMizer is now available to order in North America. For more information, visit www.woodmizer.com or contact your local Wood-Mizer representative. About Wood-Mizer Since 1982, Wood-Mizer has earned the reputation as a world-leading wood processing equipment manufacturer with a strong legacy from its innovative sawmilling products. From forest to final form, Wood-Mizer offers an extensive line of equipment including narrowband portable and industrial sawmills, wideband sawmilling equipment, band resaws, board edgers, wood kilns, planer/moulders, firewood processing equipment, pallet recycling equipment, material handling equipment, bandsaw blades, and blade maintenance equipment for woodworking and forestry hobbyists and professionals all over the world. Visit woodmizer.com for more information.
Shiocton, Wisconsin – Go Fast Manufacturing is excited to announce the release of the newest addition to their impressive line of pallet notchers. The new “Twin NXL” notcher is the Go Fast machine designed to focus on the middle tier of today’s pallet makers and specialty sawmills. The “Twin NXL” is a heavyduty double head pneumatic manual notcher designed to fill the gap between today's entry-level single head pneumatic notchers and high-end, high-production, and expensive, auto-feed double head notchers. “This new notcher represents the next generation of Go Fast’s notchers,” said Go Fast President, Dan Berken. “Our desire is to fill the needs of pallet makers looking for a middle-tier notcher that is high quality, powerful, compact, and reasonably priced. This notcher addresses a gap in the market that has gone unfilled for far too long. Now, our smaller and mid-sized customers can move towards becoming more competitive notching powerhouses. All at a reasonable cost while allowing our customers to realize the benefits of greatly improved productivity and profitability.” Compact and sturdily constructed, the new “Twin NXL” is a highly capable double head notcher. The machines features: • Unlimited Length Capacities Available • Custom Height Options • Custom Cutter Widths and Profile Options • Safe and Simple Operation - Dual Safety Hand Controls, Pop-Up Safety Gates Never Expose Cutters • Quad Clamping System - Over 1,200 lbs Of Clamping Force • Twin 20HP Baldor Motors • Heavy-Duty 3/8” Steel Framing - Built for Years of Trouble-Free Use • Dual 8” Outlets For Blower Connections – No Dust Collection Required • Indexable Replaceable Tip Cutters - Nailbuster® Heads Available • Notch New or Recycled, Even Full Cants - Cycles Up to 1,750 Stringers per Hour • Adjustable Notch - Precision Adjustable with a Simple Crank Turn Go Fast Manufacturing, LLC – Go Fast is a high quality, innovative, value-added manufacturer, of highspeed sawmill and pallet machinery. Go Fasts primary mission is to provide our customers with a mix of quality machinery, quality service, and a pathway to business success. With a growing selection of over 20 machine categories encompassing hundreds of options and configurations, Go Fast is rapidly becoming one of the premier suppliers to the industry. They manufacture machines that are, “Go Fast Built To Go Fast!”
LaGrange, GA – Weiler Forestry, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of Weiler purpose-built forestry products. The purpose-built forestry product line consists of Wheel Skidders, Track Feller Bunchers, Wheel Feller Bunchers, and Knuckleboom Loaders. Weiler Forestry facilities include the manufacturing plant and warehouse in LaGrange, Georgia, the demonstration and training center in Auburn, Alabama, the Prentice engineering and product development center in Prentice, Wisconsin, and the legacy Prentice parts distribution center in Smithfield, North Carolina. Founded in 2000, Weiler currently produces an extensive portfolio of paving products and has a long history of successfully manufacturing purpose-built equipment distributed through the Cat dealer network. “Over the past several months, we have been listening to forestry customers and dealer personnel. We are excited to implement product expansion plans quickly to better serve the forestry market,” said, Pat Weiler, owner and founder of Weiler, Inc. “I am looking forward to continuing to listen to our customers so we can offer them the products that best serve their needs through the best dealer network in the world.” commented Bill Hood, VP of Weiler, Inc. Weiler Forestry will design and manufacture purpose-built forestry products, which will continue to be available through the Cat dealer network, providing customers with the same outstanding sales and service support they’ve come to expect.