Mega Komatsu dealer formed
A three-way merger has created one of the largest Komatsu dealerships in the world right here in Canada. Coneco Equipment, Federal Equipment, and Transwest Mining Systems have come together to create SMS Equipment Inc. The new entity will supply equipment, parts and services to the construction, forestry, and mining industries. SMS says it was created to provide customers with integrated solutions and the service capabilities available to a national organization. “In re-aligning our distribution network we will provide focused support across all industries and regions we serve today,” explains SMS president Bruce Knight. “Looking toward the future needs of our customers, this re-alignment is the way to meet those needs and offer customers optimum solutions.” www.federal-equip.com.
Log Max 10000XT and 7000XT Harvesting Heads
The New XTreme Series of harvesting heads from LogMax consists of heavy duty harvesting heads specifically designed for tracked carriers. With a choice of harvester or dedicated processor configurations, the LogMax XTreme Series meets the demands of the toughest operations with a wide range of models.
The new Log Max 10000XT is geared towards larger wood. It has a heavy-duty head specifically engineered for tracked carriers weighing in at only 3,030 kgs. LogMax 10000XT is available as a harvester with top saw and as a dedicated processor. Features include: new main hydraulic manifold that delivers higher flow; larger accumulator in roller arm circuit and larger diameter hoses; top saw integrated in frame, with separate oil tank and pump; updated versions of saw 411 and 418, new saw bar cylinder and 30 cc saw motor; 900 mm max cut capacity; new stronger bottom knife; replaceable edges on delimbing knives; one piece cast roller arms; and powerful 1,404 cc feed roller motors. The smaller 7000XT is another productive and durable head for the most extreme applications and is designed to produce wood at the lowest cost per ton possible. www.logmax.ca.
ESRI Canada will sell PurVIEW worldwide
I.S.M. International Systemap Corp. has signed an agreement with ESRI Canada to distribute PurVIEW worldwide. PurVIEW is an integrated stereoscopic image display and viewing extension for ArcGIS. It allows geodatabase feature objects to be superimposed with terrain data to reveal natural changes in data and mapping errors and omissions. It helps users quickly transform the ArcGIS desktop into a precise stereo-viewing environment enabling 3-D visualization and data capture, ESRI says. “We have experienced a rapid adoption of PurVIEW in Canada, and we believe we will see a very positive response to PurVIEW internationally,” explains ESRI Canada president Alex Miller. www.esricanada.com.
Titan invests in R&D, QC and final finish
It’s fine to talk about investing in R&D, quality control and final finish quality, but Titan Trailers of Delhi, ON, are putting their money where their mouths are. The trailer manufacturer well known for its Thin Wall trailers has added a 37,000 ft2 facility to accommodate its R&D operations, QC and final finish, as well as training facilities. “First of all, we have created a state-of-the-art green facility that incorporates the latest technology and an ideal working environment for our employees,” says president and founder Mike Kloepfer. “Additionally, by combining our R&D facility with final finish, our engineering teams will be able to keep an eye on product development from inception to the delivery stage.” The facility includes 20 bays and three loading docks, with two bays dedicated to R&D. www.titantrailers.com.