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Nov  2003

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Acrowood Enters Joint Marketing Agreement
A new joint marketing arrangement between Acrowood Corporation and B. Maier Zerkleinerungstechnig GmbH (Germany) gives Acrowood exclusive marketing rights to Maier product lines in wood recycling, OSB, MDF, and particleboard throughout North America, Canada and Mexico. Maiers offerings in these markets include high shear hogs, hammerhogs, drum chippers, flakers, grinders, particle cleaners, air sifters, contaminant separators, conveyors, control systems, installation set-ups and training. In turn, Maier will exclusively represent Acrowood in similar European markets, with market coverage to also include pulp and paper and sawmilling. Acrowood offers complete product lines in disc chipping, screening, air density separation, chip slicing and chip cracking and on-line moisture measurement. Reader Service Card# 9040

New Side Chuter Hauling Trailer
Aeroswint of Utica, Kansas has developed what it says is a revolutionary trailer hauling system. The system is not only capable of hauling substantial payloads with both speed and safety, but its unique side panel doors design offers rapid trailer unloading: it is capable of unloading a 36-foot trailer in under 10 seconds. Reader Service Card# 9041

Morbark, Inc Introduces Horizontal Grinder
Manufactured with contractors in mind, the Morbark 6600 Wood Hog combines ease of portability with a high production rate. This combination is made possible by the sliding fifth wheel pin and a movable third axle, making this horizontal grinder both economical and highly productive with horsepower ratings from 760 to 1,000. Many innovative features complement this systemfrom the Iqan variable feed system (which adjusts feed rates, pressures and wheel positioning to optimize throughput) to a heavy-duty 28-inch diameter rotor. The screen sizes range from two to 10 inches. With many components of the Morbark 6600 designed to provide ease of operation and maintenance, this unit offers a number of different configurations to match any application. Reader Service Card# 9042

In-Forest Equipment Demos At AusTimber 2004
AusTimber 2004, the international conference and forest industry exhibition scheduled for March 29th through April 3rd 2004 at Albury, New South Wales, will feature 60 in-forest machinery demonstrations. With commitments from major equipment suppliers, displays will include harvesters, forwarders, excavators, skidders, debarkers, chippers, site preparation equipment, and, possibly, cable harvesting machines. The aim is to provide contractors with an overview of the latest technology and equipment available for timber harvesting. The theme for the two-day conference is Adding value to our forests and our business with a list of confirmed speakers including Eva Greger, managing director GMO Renewable Resources of Boston, USA, and Zhenlai Cao, president of the China National Pulp and Paper Research Institute. Other keynote speakers include Colin McKenzie of UBS Timber Investors (USA) and Andre Neumann from URS Forestry (New Zealand). For further information online: www.austimber2004.com  Reader Service Card# 9043

Renshaw Inc Creates Subsidiary
Renshaw Inc has created a Canadian subsidiary to support its offerings in automated part inspection, machine calibration and micron-level positioning controls. Known for its experienced and knowledgeable specialists, it has continued to offer process improvement technology since 1973 and has been a global leader in touch-trigger inspection probe systems for CNC machine tools and coordinate measuring machines. Renshaw has diversified into other market segments with scanning systems, laser calibration systems, precision encoders and Raman spectroscopy systems. Reader Service Card# 9044

Hyster Engineers S70-120XM Series Lift Trucks for Tough Jobs
Hyster Company has designed the S70-120XM lift truck series to handle loads ranging from 7,000 to 12,000 lbs, and the units feature a large radiator with unique core design to provide excellent cooling efficiency in dusty or fibrous applications, according to the company. Already known for such features as operator ergonomics and comfort while maintaining overall performance, this series offers a new operator compartment with upgrades to the styling, hydraulics and brakes. Hysters exclusive VISTA masts further enhance the visibility and productivity, while the EZXchange swing out/drop down LPG tank bracket facilitates easier removal of fuel tanks from the truck. The Hyster hydraulic system has considerable auxiliary flow/pressure rates which match the paper-roll clamp manufacturer needs without any additional hydraulic components. Reader Service Card# 9045

Work Boot With New Composite Toe
The new Dakota work boot now available from Marks Work Wearhouse is CSA international certified to provide the highest level of protection with a penetration-resistant sole plate that is 100 per cent non-metallic and metal free. This protection is provided by a proprietary composite material, a blend of resins and fibres that protects both the toe box and the sole and yet is 33 per cent lighter than the steel toe. The wearing experience results in a much lighter, warmer, and more comfortable work boot while maintaining the crucial safety features. In addition, this new boot also features a removable foot-bed with a contoured insole that provides cushioning and support. The compressive EVA moulded mid-sole is ultra lightweight and offers superior cushioning for extra comfort. It is made from Dri-tec, a breathable lining that wicks moisture away to help maintain warmer and drier feet. The boot exterior is constructed of a full-grain leather upper which is waterproof, breathable and has a high-traction rubber sole designed to resist electric shock. Reader Service Card# 9046

Weighing Terminal Instantly Connects Terminals
The Mettler Toledo Unattended Weighing Terminal (UWT) is the newest vehicle scale control solution with fast, simple connections from isolated terminals to PCs for remote data retrieval. The full-featured, entry-level solution is outfitted with the VSX inbound/outbound vehicle transaction software operating on the JAGXTREME Scale Terminal platform and allows the UWT to network with multiple unattended terminals. This system works well with lower transactional volume (less than 100 trucks per day) and features basic vehicle and commodity informational tracking requirements. It is said to be ideal for warehousing, manufacturing, utilities and any industrial application where commodity, vehicle and weight are the prime focus without the need for pricing or billing activities. A complete line of accessories is available, including proximal R/F vehicle ID tag reader, integrated kiosk style ticket printer, intercom, and thermo statically controlled heater. This platform is flexible and scalable to meet changing needs. The VSX in/out vehicle weighing software stores vehicle tare weights, commodity types, inbound weights, badge ID numbers and interfaces with loops and traffic lights. A transaction summary is provided with inbound, commodity and scale accumulator reports. Self-diagnostics are also easy with simple troubleshooting to save installation and start-up time. Reader Service Card# 9047

KONE sells Partek Forest to Komatsu
KONE Corporation announced in early November that it has signed an agreement for the sale of its forest machines operations, Partek Forest, to Komatsu Ltd. The value of the transaction is 120 million Euros, and it is subject to relevant competition authority approval. Komatsu is one of the worlds leading manufacturers of construction and mining equipment, with net sales in 2002 of US$9.2 billion. Partek Forest markets its products through Komatsus dealerships in certain markets. By acquiring Partek Forest, Komatsu is expected to broaden its range of forestry equipment. Partek Forest is a pioneer in mechanized timber harvesting and one of the worlds leading manufacturers of purpose-built forest machines and cranes. Its products are sold under the Valmet and Timbco brands. Partek Forests sales for the twelve months ended 30 September 2003 were approximately 240 million Euros, disregarding the forest cranes business, which has been transferred to KONEs load handling business area and is not included in the transaction. This past June, KONE announced its intention to concentrate on the elevator, escalator and automatic door service business, and on container and load handling, while seeking new owners for the tractor and forest machine businesses. Reader Service Card# 9048

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