Farming Magazine - July, 2011


New Products

ECHO Bear Cat SC2170 Chipper/Shredder

ECHO Bear Cat introduces its new 2-inch SC2170 Chipper/Shredder. The SC2170 is equipped with two reversible, heat-treated chipper blades and two cast iron double hammer flails The Subaru 170cc Engine is built with a cast iron cylinder sleeve.

The SC2170 Chipper/Shredder features a 1.5-inch shredder screen, and an optional .75-inch shredder screen is also available, as well as a polyurethane hopper and a 7-gauge chipper housing.

Multi-Tasking Cat Forest Machine

Caterpillar Forest Products introduces the new Cat 568 Forest Machine (FM) that includes an increase in horsepower, more efficient hydraulics, longer track frames for more stability and ground-level accessibility for maintenance.

The 568 is available in a general forestry configuration for road building, site prep and processing and in a loader version for log loading, shoveling, butt-n-top loading and mill yard applications.

The 568 is powered by the new 319 net hp Cat C9.3 ACERT engine, which meets U.S. Tier 4 Interim emissions regulations.

Other features include an electronic-controlled high-pressure air system with a new turbo, a new cylinder head design and an integrated valve cover and thermostat; a fuel system with a new high-pressure pump, electric priming pump, injectors and high-durability fuel lines; and standard fuel capacity of 317 gallons.

The 568 is available with either over/under or under/under log loader linkage with matching heel arrangements.

John Deere D-Series Log Loaders

John Deere Forestry's new D-Series loaders - the 2154D, the 2454D, 2954D and 3754D - feature Tier 3 compliant engines with improved hp, new hydraulic systems with more power, and stronger more durable structures. Other updates include strong boom-tower arrangement, thick base plates, and large-diameter swing bearings; larger undercarriage components and next-size-up drive motors, and improved guarding systems.

The 2954D and 3754D's feature a powerful swing torque and track power, reach, and a larger class of undercarriage. The 2154D is appropriate for truck loading and road building. The larger 2454D can be fitted with a dangle head processor or delimber.

Fecon introduces FTX600

Fecon, Inc. 's new FTX600 tractor is equipped with a 600 hp Cummins QSX15 engine and delivers 210 gallons of hydraulic flow to the variable speed mulching head and solid power to the hydrostatic all steel oscillating undercarriage.

Fitted with either the Fecon BH300 or BH350 Bull Hog, theFTX600 can achieve 98 inches of cutting height and 32 inches below grade. Fecon's Power Management system optimizes torque and rotor speed.

MS 441 C-M Stihl Magnum chain saw

The new MS 441 C-M Stihl Magnum chain saw features Stihl M-Tronic technology - an engine management system that compensates for changing environmental factors by electronically monitoring the engine while digitally controlling the fuel/air mixture. This enhanced version of the MS 441 chain saw offers pre-separation air filtration and reduced-emission engine technology. The MS 441 models also feature a side access chain tensioner and an advanced anti-vibration system, as well as a translucent fuel tank.

Also available in the wrap handle version.