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Wood-Mizer introduces the compact and versatile MP160 Jointer Planer as an efficient two-in-one woodworking machine for small workshops. The MP160 joins the Wood-Mizer range of woodworking equipment that includes two-sided planer/moulders, four-sided planer/moulders, and slab flattening machines. Starting at $4,495 USD, the MP160 Jointer Planer efficiently shares one horizontal cutter between two cast iron tables to produce straight-edged boards with the top jointer table and evenly planed boards with the bottom planer table. Switching between jointing and planing is done easily by moving the board from one table to the other without needing to adjust the table or stop the cutter or extractor. When jointing boards on the upper table, an adjustable board fence tilts up to 45° and locks into place for angled boards. When planing boards on the lower table, two power feed rollers move the board under the horizontal cutter at a fixed speed or optional variable speed. MP160 Jointer Planer Features • Starting at $4,495 USD • 2-in-1 jointer and planer combo • Switch between jointing and planing without adjusting the table or stopping the cutter • Jointing capacity: 9" wide • Planing capacity: 16" wide x 9-1/2" high • Adjustable jointer board fence up to 45° • 16 fpm fixed feed or optional 6-39 fpm variable feed for planing • Heavy-duty cast iron tables and sheet steel chassis • 240V 60Hz 1-phase or 3-phase power • Compact 56” x 32” machine footprint “Wood-Mizer is dedicated to providing the best in class equipment for sawmillers and woodworkers throughout the world,” said John Smith, Wood-Mizer CEO. “The MP160 jointer planer is a durable, versatile, and efficient machine that produces the same professional results of a jointer and planer in one compact footprint.” The MP160 Jointer Planer ships on a pallet and requires minimal assembly. Knives and comprehensive sawdust extraction systems are also available from Wood-Mizer. The MP160 Jointer Planer is now available to order worldwide. 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, woodworking equipment, 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.
Superior, Wisconsin – Barko Hydraulics (Barko) is proud to announce the addition of Ozark Machinery Company (Ozark Machinery) in West Plains, Missouri as the company’s newest dealer. Ozark Machinery has been an experienced logging and sawmill supplier since 1972, offering a wide range of new and used machinery, parts and technical service. Ozark Machinery will sell and support Barko’s full line of forestry equipment for the state of Missouri, with emphasis on Barko’s line of Utility Loaders. “Ozark Machinery has served customers in the forest products industry for almost 50 years – that’s an impressive legacy that Barko is proud to take part in,” said Joel Larsen, Barko President. “Their longstanding history as a high-quality sales and support provider is a great opportunity for us and an honor for Barko to be a part of.” Ozark Machinery is backed by a strong team who have years of experience in the forestry industry. Their large inventory includes popular built-to-last brands to ensure they offer their customers high-quality solutions to get the job done right. “For almost 50 years, we’ve worked hard to provide our customers with the highest quality products specifically built to meet their needs,” said Jeff Barber, owner and president of Ozark Machinery. “We’re proud to move forward with Barko as they have been a key player in the industry for many years.” About Barko Hydraulics Barko Hydraulics, LLC (Barko) is a trusted developer, manufacturer and distributor of innovative heavy equipment solutions for the forestry, site prep and material handling industries. Based in Superior, Wisconsin, Barko is focused, responsive and committed to delivering products designed to help operators become more successful, comfortable and safe. Built tough and built to last since 1963, Barko’s lineup includes knuckleboom loaders, grapples, harvesters, feller bunchers, processors, industrial wheeled tractors and more. For more information, visit www.barko.com. Barko is an affiliate of The Heico Companies, a family owned business and parent holding company for a diverse portfolio of manufacturing, construction and industrial services businesses. About Ozark Machinery Company Ozark Machinery Company (Ozark Machinery) was founded in 1972 and has strived to provide the finest selection of logging and sawmill machinery and supplies available. Centrally located in West Plains, Missouri, Ozark Machinery’s highly experienced team services customers complete needs for new and used machinery, parts and technical support. In addition to offering sales and product support for Barko forestry equipment, they are also a distributor for Cummins, HMC, Mellott Manufacturing, Multitek, and Simonds International. For more information, visit www.ozarkmachinery.net.
After much deliberation, the Paul Bunyan Show Committee and the Ohio Forestry Association Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Paul Bunyan Show. The safety of our exhibitors, attendees, staff and volunteers are our top concern, and we do not feel we can put on a show of this nature and adhere to the COVID-19 safety measures put in place by the state and local health departments. Our goal has always been to put on a successful show for our exhibitors and an entertaining show for our attendees. With the uncertainty about the number of people that might be allowed to attend and what events we would be able to hold, we cannot in good faith ask our exhibitors to take the financial risk that would be involved in attempting to have a show this year. We look forward to returning October 1-3, 2021.
BORDEN, IN – A small band of equipment suppliers in the secondary woodworking market have banded together to create their own tradeshow. Called the Woodworking Fair Midwest, the open house-style event will occur August 26-28, 2020 in Borden, Indiana. The initiative started with cancellation of the IWF 2020 (International Woodworking Fair). Two suppliers who have a working relationship, Northtech Machine, LLC and Vecoplan Midwest, LLC began discussions on how to see numerous customers effectively in light of the IWF’s cancellation. Bill (Miller, COO of Vecoplan Midwest, LLC) and I got to talking about what a bummer it was to miss out on the opportunity to see customers and prospects? explains Brandon Koetter, President of Northtech Machine. ?I had mentioned hosting an open house at my facility, and Bill thought maybe he would do one too since many of our customers are the same. One thing led to another, and we found an empty warehouse that could serve as the venue for us, leading to the opportunity for other suppliers to be part of the event. We figure that more exhibiting companies translates to more attendees for all of us.? Another supplier to the market, JKL Machinery, the North American importer Casadei-Busellato NA, joined in on the brainstorming. The trio formed a steering committee, and after addressing how to manage COVID-19 precautions, the group decided to move forward. Vecoplan’s marketing department was enlisted to help implement the vision to the market. The event has an active website, woodworkingfairmidwest.com, for attendees to register free-of-charge and for potential exhibitors to express their interest. Vecoplan Midwest, LLC is a subsidiary of North Carolina-based Vecoplan, LLC, both of which are part of Vecoplan AG located in Germany. The companies manufacture industrial and mobile shredding systems for size reduction of virtually any material, selling into plastics, wood, recycling, and waste markets. The Vecoplan Midwest office focuses on the wood and biomass business, and sells pelletizing equipment in addition to shredding systems. Northtech Machine, LLC is a supplier of industrial grade machinery to predominantly the secondary and primary woodworking market, with other offerings in metal and plastic working machinery. Their equipment includes machines and systems for sawing, planing, dust collecting, profiling and sanding, among others. They are based in the Midwest with coast-to-coast parts and service support. JKL Machinery, Inc. is a supplier and broker of equipment in woodworking, metalworking, plastics and composites, and dust collection. JKL Machinery is the exclusive importer of Casadei-Busellato machines in North America.
We hope this finds you doing well during these unsettling times in our country. Just know that we are all in this together and we will come out of this stronger and better than before. The Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association has made the decision to cancel the Great Lakes Logging & Heavy Equipment Expo on September 10-12, 2020. This decision did not come easy but for the safety of our attendees, exhibitors, and the residents of Delta County it is for the best. If you are an exhibitor and have already submitted payment for your booth(s) we will be returning that to you within the next week. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will see everyone next year for the 75th Anniversary Great Lakes Logging & Heavy Equipment Expo! Contact Jennie Baker at (715) 282-7979 or [email protected] for more details.
The Virginia Forest Products Association’s Board of Directors met last week/on June 25, 2020 and made the decision to postpone EXPO Richmond until May 2021. The decision was made after the Governor released the details of Phase 3 in Virginia and it became increasingly clear that having an event of our size in 2020 is not going to be feasible. The VFPA Board feels that the rules and regulations when it comes to COVID-19 would adversely affect the EXPO experience and that is not what they want for their exhibitors and attendees. Please remain safe and healthy and we will see you in May 2021!
Spruce Creek Mechanical, LLC seeks forest industry manufacturing partner for the newly patented Tracked Slasher saw system that requires NO CORDS or HOSES! The simple sounding idea of an independent slasher saw system that is NOT CONNECTED to the loader represents the next evolution of bucking up logs. The groundbreaking, patented Tracked Slasher, created by John Steciak a lifelong mechanic and logger from upstate New York, lets you “Cut the umbilical Cord” ® with a self-powered slasher mounted on a self-propelled tracked carrier similar to tracked chippers and grinders. The low and long undercarriage keeps the slasher close to the ground and stable. It can be turned and adjusted at a moment’s notice to fit the ever-changing scene on a modern logging job. Tracked Slasher is operated with a wireless controller allowing ANY loader, of ANY size, and ANY type, from the largest track loader, knuckleboom log loader, wheel loader or excavator with a thumb, to cut up logs WITHOUT being connected to the loader. The Tracked Slasher IMPROVES safety, versatility and mobility in a compact, self-contained unit that can be hauled on a standard gooseneck trailer. Full U.S. and Canadian patents and trademarks are in place, making this a huge opportunity for a manufacturing partner to manufacture and market this ground breaking machine throughout North America. Loggers interested in preproduction sales inquiries are also encouraged to visit www.trackedslasher.com or call Tom Johnson at 989-627-6258.
Hurst Boiler is pleased to announce the promotion of Matt Whittington, a 13-year veteran of the Hurst Boiler Sales team to Domestic Package Boiler Sales Manager. He will assume those duties at the end of April. Whittington was hired in 2007 as a regional sales associate, quickly showing an aptitude for creating a heightened sense of teamwork and communication within the Sales Department. Whittington will be responsible for developing and maintaining channels to gain profitable market share on a national level. He will work with inside and independent sales representatives to maintain existing accounts and help with cultivating new customers. He will also collaborate with product training and other support resources. Whittington began his career with Hurst Boiler thirteen years ago as part of a strategic plan for him to step into this position. “Since he’s been here, he has proven that he is an exceptional communicator and a great leader,” said Ray Pierce, Hurst National Sales Manager. “We thought he was a great choice to take on this role. Matt has the integrity and the business acumen to be a Sales Manager. He is fully knowledgeable of the Hurst product line as well as the intricacies of the greater boiler industry.” Matt has extensive experience on both the managerial and sales sides of the boiler industry. Beginning his career at Hurst working at the inside level as a salesman, and later earning manager and district-manager’s responsibilities for larger accounts throughout the country. “Customer Service has always been my biggest priority.”, says Whittington. “It is critical in the relationship process, it is critical in the sales process, and it is critical in what we do here. My background helps me make decisions, based on how it affects our representatives and customers. Those are the people that keep us in business. I’m looking forward to the challenge.” About Hurst Boiler & Welding Co. Hurst Boiler & Welding Company, Inc. has been manufacturing, designing, engineering and servicing gas, oil, coal, solid waste, wood, biomass and hybrid fuel-fired steam and hot water boilers since 1967. With installations across all industries worldwide, Hurst Boiler is recognized for the highest code standards, innovative engineering and design, Energy Star rating, and renewable, sustainable solutions for green building design and operational efficiency. Also specialized in the manufacturing of modular biomass boiler systems, Hurst’s boiler vessel designs (CRN registered) include firebox, vertical tubeless, hybrid water/ fire-tube, and water-tube. Hurst manufactures seven different types of biomass stoker/gasifiers, which have used 2,000+ different types of biomass fuels. In addition to a complete line of steam and hot water boilers, Hurst Boiler also manufactures a complete line of boiler parts and boiler room peripherals and provides unparalleled turnkey after-market products and services to deliver complete installation and operation to its customers. To learn more about Hurst Boiler, please visit: http://www.hurstboiler.com.
Wood-Mizer introduces the compact MP200 Planer/Moulder for planing and moulding material on two sides in a single pass. Joining the Wood-Mizer range of four-sided planer/moulders, the two-sided MP200 is engineered to produce a variety of professionally finished products including flooring, planed boards, crown moulding, cabinet trim, paneling, door and window frames, furniture components, and more. Starting at $6,295 USD, the MP200 comes with one horizontal top cutter and one vertical side cutter that can both be fitted with planing knives or moulding profile knives depending on production needs. Steel and rubber power feed rollers with a variable feed of 6 – 40 fpm move the board under the top horizontal cutter and past the vertical side cutter to plane and mould material on one or two adjoining sides with each pass. With the MP200, planing and moulding material on all four sides can be can completed in only two passes. MP200 Planer/Moulder Features: • Starting at $6,295 USD • 1-sided planing: 16" wide x 8-7/8" high • 2-sided planing/moulding: 11-13/16" wide x 4" high • 6 – 40 fpm variable feed rate • 5,840 rpm spindle rotation speed • Heavy-duty cast iron table and sheet steel chassis • 240V 60Hz 1-Phase power option “Wood-Mizer is dedicated to providing the best in class equipment for sawmillers and woodworkers throughout the world,” said John Smith, Wood-Mizer CEO. “The MP200 planer moulder appeals to customers who want a durable, versatile, and affordable machine that can produce the same professional results as a four-sided planer moulder by using a two-pass method.” The MP200 Two-Sided Planer/Moulder ships on a pallet and requires minimal assembly. Planer knives, moulding profile knives, and comprehensive sawdust extraction systems are also available from Wood-Mizer. The MP200 Planer/Moulder is now available to order worldwide. 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.
Building upon the proven line of NXL pallet notchers, known industry wide, for safety and productivity, GoFast Manufacturing is proud to offer the new NXL-M manual single head notcher. Possibly the fastest and safest manual single head notcher available on the market today. Capacities and standard features on the NXL-M are rarely found on a notcher priced below $10,000. These include: an extra-large six-inch-thick capacity that allows for up to 540 stringers per hour, push button controlled pop-up gate/sliding table locking system for maximum operator safety and the NXL-M arrives pre-wired for easy installation. Like everything Go-Fast Manufacturing builds, the NXL-M notcher it is built heavy and strong to provide years of trouble-free service, plus it’s easily upgradeable to the semi-automatic to fit your budget and production requirements. For additional information on the New NXL-M Single Head Notcher and the complete line of pallet solutions from GoFast visit www.GoFastMfg.com or call 800-854-7439.
Wood-Mizer introduces the entry-level LX25 portable sawmill with an introductory price of $2,995 USD. Built in the USA, the LX25 is designed for weekend sawyers, woodworkers, homesteaders, and hobbyists who want to start sawing their own lumber and slabs for cabins, fencing, furniture, and more. Introduced as the lowest priced Wood-Mizer sawmill, the LX25 joins the industry-leading, American-made Wood-Mizer portable sawmill lineup of 15 sawmill models engineered for entry-level and professional operations. The LX25 portable sawmill features a large in-class cutting capacity for sawing 26” diameter logs into 22” wide boards up to 12’ 5” in length with optional 5’ bed extensions for sawing longer lengths. The thin-kerf band sawmill blade requires minimal energy and reduces sawdust waste to produce up to 30% more lumber from each log compared to a chainsaw mill. Packed with performance-enhancing features, the LX25 includes reliable Kohler gas engine options, accurate auto-locking sawhead, gravity-fed blade lubrication, and quick-set log handling for a user-friendly sawing experience. Built in the USA from premium quality steel, the LX25 sawmill adds extra strength and durability with ¼” thick laser cut steel bed rails, additional diagonal sawmill bed cross sections, solid tube steel sawhead frame, and industrial-grade powder coat paint. LX25 Sawmill Features: • Introductory price of $2,995 USD • 7HP and 9.5HP Kohler gas engine options • 26” max log diameter with 22” max width of cut • 12’ 5” length of cut or longer with optional 5’ bed extensions • 30-Day Money Back Guarantee • 2-Year Sawmill Warranty • 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 LX25 sawmill fits the needs of hobby sawyers who want to skip the expensive lumber yard and start sawing their own boards at home with a right-priced, well-built, American made sawmill.” The LX25 portable sawmill is now available to pre-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.
Watch the new Hakki Pilke Falcon 35 video on our Youtube channel - Hakki PIlke! In its category, the Falcon has by far the fastest splitting on the market, and the one-hand control lever makes the machine easy to use. Falcon 35 is the modern version of the wildly popular Hakki Pilke 1X37 firewood processor. Thanks to the effective hydraulic saw and 3 second splitting cycle, Falcon 35 is the fastest firewood processor for seasonal firewood producers and home users. The ergonomic and easy-to-use control panel makes the machine easy to operate. The Falcon 35 is equipped with a standard patented cleaning outfeed conveyor that separates debris, which results in cleaner firewood. It cleans most of the debris before it ends up in the firewood pile. Subject to wear parts have been minimized by installing hydraulic controls. This machine has no v-belts. As a new optional equipment, you can add hydraulic height adjustment of the splitting blade, which can be controlled in the user-friendly control panel. You can also boost productivity with the HakkiLift log lifter or HakkiFeed log table. Thanks to our wide range of accessories, you can easily customize the machine to your liking. Additional equipment can be connected to the machine easily with quick hydraulic couplers available as an accessory. Safety and comfort are ensured by the single-piece and light safety cover that stops the saw and splitting immediately when opened at any time. The adjustable hydraulic chain oil lubrication pump ensures the long service life of the chain and bar. The lubrication pump gets its oil from a separate canister, which can be replaced quickly, without making a mess. The machine’s open lower structure enables easy cleaning and the integrated tool box ensures that important equipment is always at hand.