Compact Stump Grinder

The Echo Bear Cat SG340 stump grinder features a compact design and 12 hardened carbide steel cutting teeth that rotate at engine speed for faster grinding, smooth cutting and smaller chips and debris. The body measures 23 inches wide. Powered by a 340cc Honda OHV engine, it features a double-banded belt drive, fully enclosed housing and 22-inch, four-ply pneumatic tires.

Who’s the Boss?

The MS 271 Wood Boss chain saw from Stihl is designed with improved ergonomics and equipped with a low-emission, fuel-efficient engine. It produces 50 percent lower emissions, reduces fuel consumption and delivers 20 percent longer running times as compared to traditional two-stroke Stihl chain saws. The compact, ergonomic design features an advanced anti-vibration system to help reduce operator fatigue, while providing optimum control. A side-access chain tensioner makes for easy chain adjustment, and the pre-separation air filtration system offers greater cleaning efficiency and longer filter life.

New Engine Option

Jarraff Industries unveiled a new engine option for its Jarraff All-Terrain Tree Trimmer. The new Jarraff will now be available with a liquid-cooled, electronically controlled, 130 hp Tier 3 Cummins engine. The increased horsepower will improve the unit’s grade-climbing abilities and current emissions rating. Customers will also benefit from an increased service network for the Cummins product. The Tier 3 engine option is available in the 4×4 wheeled configuration only. A 97 hp Tier 2 Deutz diesel engine option is still available in both wheeled and track configurations. A track Jarraff with a Cummins engine will be available later.

Pest Evaluation Tool

The U.S. Forest Service released i-TREE v4.0, a state-of-the-art software suite. It includes i-PED (Pest Evaluation and Detection), a tool that provides a portable, accessible and standardized way to observe trees for possible insect or disease problems. The i-PED tool provides a framework for systematically examining a tree for signs or symptoms of insects, fungi or diseases. The goal of i-PED is to help urban forestry professionals and volunteers detect threats to the community tree resource.