Qual­ity Soft­wood Har­vest­ing Aus­tralia

Australian Forests and Timber - - Forwarders -

im­prove­ments to make ser­vic­ing the ma­chine even eas­ier. The new en­gine hood is elec­tri­cally pow­ered and can be used as a ser­vice plat­form in the open po­si­tion. There are 8 ser­vice hatches in the chas­sis pro­vid­ing ac­cess where it is needed most and a drain valve un­der the en­gine makes it easy to re­place the en­gine oil with­out spillages. There are eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble in­spec­tion points for oil in the en­gine, dif­fer­en­tials and gear­box.

Up­graded cab

The cab on the new Ko­matsu 895 has been up­graded as well. Im­proved op­er­a­tor pro­tec­tion is Some of the rea­son­ing be­hind the pur­chase of the new gen­er­a­tion

895 For­warder for Qual­ity Soft­wood Har­vest­ing Aus­tralia in­cluded good trac­tion in wet con­di­tions, elec­tric cab, good bon­net tilt, and one touch diff locks be­ing eas­ier to use.

The busi­ness roots go back to 1981 when James and Patricia Crozier won one of the orig­i­nal ANM con­tracts.

It’s still a fam­ily busi­ness in­volv­ing Lyn McIn­tyre (daugh­ter of J&P) Chris (Lyn’s son), Bon­nie McIn­tyre (Lyn’s daugh­ter), Se­bas­tian Berg (Lyn’s son-in-law) and long stand­ing em­ployee Brett Caunt (Har­vester op­er­a­tor in front of the new 895 [the 98th of the se­ries de­liv­ered and com­mis­sioned in Aus­tralia] and also fills in the 895). The op­er­a­tion cur­rently has seven ma­chines pro­duc­ing about 220,000 tonnes a year in var­ied stands. The new 895 works in ra­di­ata for For­est Cor­po­ra­tion NSW, cur­rently in the Cara­bost/Cop­pa­bella area south of Tum­barumba, and is op­er­ated by Bon­nie.

pro­vided by a stur­dier cab frame­work and win­dows se­cured with bolts to en­able sim­ple re­place­ment of worn win­dows. Some of the other up­graded fea­tures in­clude a start but­ton, cen­tral lock­ing with a re­mote con­trol key, and ad­di­tional work lights. The Ko­matsu 895 is equipped with the mar­ket’s most mod­ern con­trol Chris said the Ko­matsu For­est con­nec­tion goes way back to when the Jones broth­ers started out.

“Most of our con­tact now is with Nigel Howard and Jason McGuffie (Tu­mut/ Tum­barumba ser­vice tech­ni­cian). Brett Jones drops in for visit a few times a year. We have pur­chased a lot of equip­ment from KF since the start. “We have one of the first 895s which now has 6500 hours up, thanks to Jason McGuffie who went above and beyond to keep it go­ing with min­i­mal dis­tur­bance to pro­duc­tion. It would seem most is­sues have been ironed out now.

“The main rea­son for the pur­chase of the lat­est 895 is the ser­vice pro­vided by Jason McGuffie and also the dis­count for buy­ing two ma­chines,” said Chris. Bon­nie’s views on new 895: love the pre­heater; bet­ter load gate; good trac­tion in wet con­di­tions; elec­tric cab; good bon­net tilt; one touch diff locks eas­ier to use.

sys­tem, Max­iX­plorer. It will be avail­able with the fully-in­te­grated crane scale Protec Scale in the very near fu­ture, which en­ables the load to be weighed au­to­mat­i­cally for pro­duc­tion fol­low-ups and op­er­a­tional mon­i­tor­ing. The scale link is just as com­pact as a stan­dard link and pro­tects the hose rout­ing for the ro­ta­tor. Pro­duc­tion can be mon­i­tored back at the of­fice in Max­iFleet, the world’s first fleet man­age­ment sys­tem for for­est ma­chines.

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