Laona Machine Supply recently unveiled “The Chain Shark”. Invented by Tony Enders, a long-time employee of Laona Machine Supply, who has supervised the maintenance and sharpening of saws for many years. Tony realized that other chain grinders were very expensive and difficult to correctly setup, making it difficult to operate and time consuming. Tony also found that manual grinders lead to operator fatigue leading to a lack of uniformity of grind, improper tooth angle and poor chain performance. The Chain Shark addresses all of these issues and does so at a fraction of the cost of automatic sharpening systems. Quickly and easily sharpens the most popular professional saw chain sizes including the 3/8, .404 and ¾ pitch saw chain on hand saws, firewood processors, slasher saws and harvester heads. Visit for complete video and information.

Woodland Equipment of Iron River, MI has long been one of the preferred dealers for Risley Equipment’s forestry line, including the popular Rolly harvesting heads. Innovating together has always been a foundational element to the long relationship between Risley and Woodland, and the building of the Risley FB220 is a direct result of that bond. Collaborating, the two teams saw and heard the need for a versatile carrier that would use today’s technology and innovation to give loggers the option of an efficient carrier that’ll still handle full sized heads (6,000 lb).

The Risley FB220 offers many of the industry carrier must-haves: Stability, Attachment Versatility, Excellent Visibility, Fuel Efficiency, and Serviceability, without the Weight (40,000lbs) and Size (9’ 10” wide) of most carriers. Without sacrificing power or production from the undercarriage to the hydraulics, the FB220 hits all the metrics and proves it with production. “We wanted a carrier to handle any head we sell that was sized well for this market,” says Ron Beauchamp, Jr. of Woodland Equipment.

It’s not an improvement to a previous machine, it’s THE NEW Risley FB220, designed and built for today’s logging demands. For more information on the NEW Risley FB220, contact Woodland Equipment by calling 800-825-9904, visit or call Risley Equipment at 866-783-7243 or visit

Wood-Mizer introduces the WR series of zero turn mowers engineered for homeowners looking for a reliable mower with premium cut quality. The heavy-duty WR series joins the Wood-Mizer product range recognized throughout the world for first-class manufacturing, top-quality components, and exceptional customer service.

Built in the USA, the WR series mowers are available in 52” or 61” mowing decks and powered by a 26HP Kohler gas vertical shaftengine. Featuring fully welded-steel decks, heavy-duty fabricated frame, and a durable powder-coat paint finish, Wood-Mizer mowers ensure a durable, dependable zero turn mower that is engineered to last for years of heavy-use. Optimal control and comfort is accomplished by the ergonomically-designed adjustable operator control seat, large diameter control handles, easy height of cut adjustment, and large 22” diameter rear tires. Premium components including Kevlar belts and commercial-grade drive motors increase run times and require minimal maintenance.

WR Series Mower Specifications

Introductory Price
• Starting at $5,199 USD Features
• Built in the USA
• 26HP Kohler vertical engine
• 52” or 61” inch decks available
• Dual integrated hydrostatic transaxle Hydro-Gear ZT-3100 transmission
• 1” to 4.5” adjustable cut height
• Three 18” blades for 52” deck or three 21” blades for 61” deck
• Kevlar belts
• 22” diameter rear drive tires
• 3-year or 300 hour warranty

“Designing and selling premium mowers for high end golf courses for more than 25 years, Wood-Mizer owned company, Lastec, has successfully engineered a high-quality, zero turn mower that we can confidently offer to the market,” said Darryl Floyd, Wood-Mizer COO. “The addition of the WR series gives Wood-Mizer a new product range that is centered on our long-standing foundation of premium quality manufacturing and world-class customer service.”

The WR series lawn mowers come with a 3-year or 300 hour warranty and are backed by the same legendary service, quality and safety features shared by the rest of the family of Wood-Mizer equipment. The WR series lawn mower is now available to order in North America. Visit or call 800.553.0182 for more information.

About Wood-Mizer

Since 1982, Wood-Mizer has earned the reputation as a world-leading forestry equipment manufacturer with a strong legacy from its innovative wood processing products. Today, Wood-Mizer offers an extensive line of forestry and now landscaping equipment for residential and business professionals all over the world. For more information visit