Peterson’s all-new 4810F tracked chain flail debarker brings mobile
in-field chipping to a new level! The remote controlled 4810F makes clean out
between the machines, and repositioning at a new job site easier than ever.
The 4810F is designed to debark multiple logs and to be used in tandem with a
whole tree chipper to produce high quality pulp chips. Capable of processing
multiple logs from 2 to 23 inches (5–58 cm) in diameter, the 4810F increases
productivity while reducing bark content, product handling time, and fiber
Powered by a 350 HP (261 kW) CAT C9 TIER III or TIER IV engine, the 4810F meets
all US, Canadian, and European Union emission regulations. The 4810F features
upper and lower flails, direct drive lower in-feed and out-feed rolls, and a
floating direct drive upper feed roll. The generous bark pusher is 5 feet (1.5
m) wide. The machine also features a dedicated 135 gallon (511 l) hydraulic oil
tank, and a 175 gallon (662 l) fuel tank to allow the 4810F to run an entire
shift without fill-up.
The 4810F is controlled by an IQAN operating system, which provides the
operator the information to efficiently operate the unit. The IQAN system
provides self-diagnostics for faulty sensors and open circuits, and can
communicate complete engine and system parameters. The operator can operate the
machine with a wireless remote which also can link the 4810F with the Peterson
5900E disc chipper- this innovate feature allows the operator to control both
machines from a single remote. The operating system monitors feed, and disc
speeds, so if the engine RPM drops, both machines feed systems will stop and
reverse, preventing jams in the discharge chute.
The tracked 4810F weighs in at 44,200 lbs. (20,048 kg), and features 400mm wide
triple grouser pads, and a two speed tracking system with a 2.5 mph (4 km)
Since 1981, Peterson has specialized in developing delivery and processing
equipment that turns low grade organic materials into high value products.
To find out more about Peterson products, visit us at www.petersoncorp.com or call us at
Komatsu Comfort Ride was awarded with The Poznan International Fair Gold Medal Competition for its unique forwarder cab suspension system designed to effectively reduce and even prevent vibrations, jolts and bumps on rough terrain. In this, uncommon for other forestry machines, way it increases the comfort, safety and efficiency of the operator’s work.
The Gold Medal is a prestigious award in Poland. Every year almost 500 products from many different industries contests. An expert jury carefully reviews all contestants. Our dealer in Poland, ARCON, submitted KCR to the competition. In the line of forestry, there were five winners. The price ceremony will take place on the forest fair EKO-LAS 2014 Fair in Polan on September 4.
The new Ultimate Uptime customizable customer support solution from John Deere is designed to improve customers’ profitability by maximizing productivity and uptime while lowering operating costs. Ultimate Uptime - featuring John Deere ForestSightTM - is fully customizable to every customer and is delivered exclusively by John Deere dealers. ”When we ask customers what they want from us, we hear one answer more than any other: and that is uptime,” said Robert Burnett, Product Manager, Service Marketing, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “Downtime hinders productivity and reduces their profitability. We created Ultimate Uptime to keep their fleet running and productivity high,”
Ultimate Uptime’s standard features include the exclusive capabilities of John Deere ForestSight that tell customers and the dealer what a machine needs to optimize uptime, but Ultimate Uptime doesn’t end there. After thoroughly understanding a customer’s needs, a dealer can suggest additional services and create a customized solution that optimizes their uptime based on the needs of their business.
The Ultimate Uptime Base Package, included with all John Deere forestry machines, includes pre-delivery set-up and follow-up inspections, along with three to five years of John Deere ForestSight’s uptime optimization benefits.
The defining component of Ultimate Uptime, John Deere ForestSight includes:
JDLinkTM Ultimate telematics, which provides customers and dealers machine hours, location, geofencing, diagnostic trouble codes and maintenance tracking.
A John Deere exclusive, machine health prognostics analyzes data from JDLink, fluid analysis, and machine inspections, and then e-mails the dealer and customer with recommended solutions to avoid costly downtime.
Also a John Deere exclusive, remote diagnostics and programming enables dealers to read and reset diagnostic trouble codes, record machine performance data, and even update software without a technician visit to the jobsite. When service visits are required, technicians can often arrive with the right parts in hand to make the repair.
Beyond the Base Package, dealers can customize premium packages depending on the customer’s precise needs. Premium packages may include extended warranties, planned maintenance agreements, fluid sampling, filter kits, loaner machines, on-site spare parts and other solutions. Additional Ultimate Uptime solutions can be financed with the machine or through revolving credit options. John Deere Financial has a full menu of customized business solutions to meet customers’ cash flow needs.
“Every logger has different needs and challenges that they deal with,” said Burnett. “Beyond our exclusive, technology-driven features our customers get with Ultimate Uptime, their John Deere dealer can build in additional custom solutions to meet their exact business needs.”
For more information about Ultimate Uptime featuring John Deere ForestSight, visit JohnDeere.com/ForestryUptime or contact your local dealer.
Loggers need solutions, not just data, and John Deere ForestSightTM is the answer. Now available exclusively from John Deere, this integrated suite of technology solutions brings the machine, technology, and the dealer together to help loggers better manage their equipment and operations. With John Deere ForestSight, loggers can save time and money, and have a healthier equipment fleet and bottom line. ”Loggers demand more uptime,” said Jena Holtberg-Beng, director, John Deere WorkSightTM and ForestSight. “With the support of a dealer, the technology solutions available under the ForestSight umbrella work together to help loggers automate their business processes and stay on top of their machine health.”
John Deere ForestSight delivers three primary benefits. First, it optimizes machines by letting loggers and dealers see machines that are idling excessively, inactive, running at high loads for long periods of time, or moving when it shouldn’t be. John Deere ForestSight also optimizes uptime by integrating machine data, prognostics and remote diagnostic tools combined with dealer support. Finally, John Deere ForestSight optimizes jobsites. From nearly any location, loggers and dealers can see when and where machines are working, how many cycles they are completing and how much time operators spend out of the cab. This up-to-the-minute data ensures an operation is as efficient as possible.
John Deere ForestSight brings together the most advanced technology into one seamless package. The primary components include:
JDLinkTM - Gives remote access to fleet location, fleet utilization and unparalleled diagnostic data. Owners can see which machines are earning and which are idling - all while keeping preventative maintenance tabs on each piece of equipment.
Machine Health Prognostics - A John Deere exclusive that analyzes data from JDLink, fluid analysis, and machine inspections, and then e-mails the dealer and customer with recommended solutions to avoid costly downtime. These actionable solutions help loggers keep their equipment in peak condition and avoid more costly downtime in the future.
Remote Diagnostics and Programming - Also a John Deere exclusive, this technology enables dealers to read and reset diagnostic trouble codes, record machine performance data, and even update software without a technician visit to the jobsite. When service visits are required, technicians can often arrive with the right parts in hand to make the repair.
To learn more about these technologies and how John Deere ForestSight can help optimize your business, visit JohnDeere.com/ForestSight or contact your local dealer.
Huron Capital Partners (”Huron Capital”) and Bandit Industries
announced today that they have entered into a letter of intent to recapitalize
Bandit as a private company, and to provide resources and capital to reinforce
Bandit’s continued record growth while accelerating the company’s global growth
strategy. Jerry Morey will continue to run the business as President & CEO.
Upon closing, a CEO succession plan will be initiated to recruit and train a
top caliber executive to lead the business into its next phase of growth. Mike
Morey Sr. and Dianne Morey will remain with the company in consulting roles.
Bandit will be co-owned by Jerry Morey, Mike Morey, Dianne Morey and Huron
Capital. The investment is expected to close in early fall 2014.
“When we announced last year that we were looking at companies for
a potential sale or merger of Bandit, we were adamant that it had to be the
right fit for our company, our community, our dealer network, and most
importantly, our employees,” said Bandit Industries President Jerry Morey.
“We were only interested in partnering with an organization that would
respect and be committed to our company culture, from our employees in Michigan
to our dealers operating all around the world. Huron Capital has a long history
of growing companies while maintaining their independent operations and unique
company culture, and that was a significant factor in our decision to partner
with the firm. It also feels good to be working with another Michigan-based
company that understands our challenges and shares our hometown pride. We are
very much looking forward to the future for both Bandit and our mid-Michigan
Bandit Industries will remain at its current 280,000 square-foot world
headquarters between Remus and Mount Pleasant, Michigan. All existing
operations, including the workforce, management teams, distribution and dealer
network will remain in place. Bandit will also continue to have a large role in
supporting and participating in local community events and sponsorships.
“Bandit’s history as an independent, family-run business is an important
criteria for us,” said Mike Beauregard, senior partner at Huron Capital.
“Our investment in the business will preserve the legacy and culture of
this business while continuing to expand globally under the Bandit brand. The
business will remain a private, Michigan-based company funded with Michigan-based
capital and employing Michigan-based people.”
About Bandit Industries, Inc.
Founded in 1983 and based just outside Mount Pleasant, Michigan, Bandit Industries is a leader in the
design, manufacture, distribution and service of hand-fed and whole tree wood
chippers, stump grinders, forestry mowers, Beast recycling machines and other
specialty wood and waste processing equipment. Bandit serves professionals in
the logging, forestry, tree care, land clearing, recycling, and renewable
energy markets through a global dealer network of over 160 locations. Learn
more about Bandit Industries online at www.banditchippers.com.
About Huron Capital
Huron Capital is an operationally-focused private equity firm with a long history of growing lower
middle-market companies through its customized buy-and-build investment model.
Huron prefers unique situations where it can help companies reach their full
potential by combining its operational approach, substantial capital base and
transaction experience with proven operating executives. Founded in 1999, Huron
has raised over $1.1 billion in capital through four committed private equity
funds, invested in over 80 companies, and its portfolio companies have employed
over 7,500 people throughout North America. With offices in Detroit and
Toronto, Huron sponsors recapitalizations, family succession transactions,
market-entry strategies, corporate carve-outs and management buyouts of
companies having revenues up to $200 million. Huron’s sector focus includes
Specialty Manufacturing, Business Services, Consumer Goods & Services, and
Healthcare. For more information, please visit www.huroncapital.com.
This is your last chance to sign up for the 5 day Austria steep terrain harvesting
operations trip in October - there are two places left.
In addition to visiting operations and innovation in steep terrain harvesting, a
focus will also be on safety and training.
The tour will include a full day of professional training at the Ossiach Austrian Federal Training Institute,
and is being organized by Prof Rien Visser from the School of Forestry at the University of Canterbury.
In addition to two previous successful trips, Rien completed his PhD in Austria and is quite familiar with their operations.
The tour will visit a number of live yarder operations, inspect their forest roads, as well as a tethered harvester and forwarder operation.
Other tour highlights will include visiting two yarder and steep terrain equipment
manufactures; Mayr-Melnhof and Konrad ForstTechnik who make the Syncrofalke and
Mounty yarders respectively - both leading brands in the European market.
For the first three days, Austrian Professor Karl Stampfer, a recognized
leader in steep terrain productivity, safety and ergonomics, will join the tour.
The last day will be hosted by the Austria Federal Forest service, an entity
that has an exemplary record in professional training and innovative steep
The trip will start and end in Vienna, and the cost
of the trip is 1300 Euros which includes the training fees, transportation,
accommodation and food for the five days.