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Barko Adds Equipment Linc as Alabama Dealer

Barko Hydraulics announces the addition of Equipment Linc, Inc. as its new dealer for logging and land clearing equipment in Alabama.

“We are excited to welcome Equipment Linc to the Barko dealer network,” said Alecia McKay-Jones, dealer development manager for Barko. “The people behind Equipment Linc have a long personal and professional history with Barko, making them a great fit for our team.”

Located in Maplesville, Alabama, Equipment Linc will handle sales and service of Barko knuckleboom loaders, industrial wheeled tractors, harvesters and feller bunchers. The dealership boasts a new maintenance facility and personnel with decades of forestry industry experience, both in equipment sales and as timber producers.

“We are thrilled about this tremendous opportunity to promote the Barko brand,” said Tommy Moore, president of Equipment Linc. “They’re a great company with a great product line that continues to grow, and we look forward to a fruitful partnership going forward.”

Barko Launches Purpose-Built 270B Logging Processor

The Barko 270B processor is purpose-built for its application, providing several performance advantages over equipment commonly used for processing jobs. Offering exceptional horsepower, swing torque and tractive effort, the 270B features a dangle head boom configuration for picking, delimbing, cut-to-length harvesting, and stacking.

Powered by a 225-horsepower Cummins Tier 4 Final diesel engine with SCR aftertreatment, the 270B offers excellent fuel economy and features large fuel and DEF tanks for longer job cycles between refills. A 36-inch-diameter auto reversing fan with automatic blade pitch control further optimizes engine efficiency.

The hydraulic system on the 270B is designed to keep power constantly available, allowing operators to instantaneously shift from function to function without any of the delayed reactions common with the hydraulics on other machines. Responsive IQAN controls are customized to provide programmable settings for individual operators, along with machine diagnostics and troubleshooting.

The processor features load sensing hydraulics to automatically adjust performance according to the load. High pressure and high flow contribute to delivering more hydraulic horsepower to the attachment, while a dedicated attachment pump runs the attachment without robbing power from the machine for other functions. Dual swing drives provide continuous rotation and high swing torque of 58,384 ft-lbf. Bare pin maximum lift capacity is 31,150 pounds.

The 270B provides firm, stable footing thanks to long tracks measuring 15 feet, 2 inches, along with a D7 undercarriage that offers ground clearance of 29.5 inches, an overall width of 11 feet, 5.5 inches, and max travel speed of 2.9 mph. The unit delivers exceptional drawbar pull of 66,700 foot-pounds to handle hills and rough terrain with ease.

Barko Strong-Arm Grapples Optimize Barko Loader Performance

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Barko’s new Strong-Arm Grapples provide a highly productive solution for log handling and delimbing applications. Designed to optimize the performance of Barko B- Series loaders – including all trailer/truck mount, tracked, rough terrain carrier and stationary loader models – the grapples deliver superior rotator torque, clamping force and arm speed.

The Strong-Arm Grapple lineup consists of three models. The 4250, 4850 and 5250 grapples have maximum openings of 42.0, 48.1 and 52.1 inches, respectively, with each rated for up to 50,000 pounds of lift capacity.

Engineered for seamless integration with Barko loaders, the grapples offer powerful rotation torque and clamping force. A compact rotator allows for hoses to be contained in a single bundle between the boom and grapple, providing better hose protection. Other features include 360- degree continuous rotation and a fully supported rotator drive pinion gear.

The hydraulic motor is designed to maximize hydraulic flow, making each grapple exceptionally fast and productive. By minimizing flow restriction, horsepower efficiency is enhanced, allowing operators to accomplish more while maintaining excellent fuel economy. The robust motor design features internal components that were tested and sized specifically to tolerate tougher conditions. An internal relief cartridge is completely integrated with the motor to avoid damage and oil leaks.

The grapples are constructed of high tensile, wear-resistant steel and include hard face welding on the arm tips to extend working life. Oversized, induction-hardened pins help reduce wear to pins and bushings. Cushioned cylinders help eliminate jarring effects at maximum open and close, while thick cylinder walls provide further durability. Additionally, load holding valves in the cylinders are guarded to prevent damage and enhance safety.

A service friendly design includes four convenient inspection plates for the grapple collector and hoses, along with 12 easily accessible grease points. Thoroughly tested for quality, the grapples offer an industry-leading 18-month warranty with unlimited hours.

Barko announces Crosby Equipment Company as new dealer

SUPERIOR, Wisc. — Barko Hydraulics, LLC is proud to announce Crosby Equipment Company as its new dealer for logging and land clearing equipment in Georgia.

“Crosby Equipment Company is a great addition to our dealer network,” said Alecia McKay- Jones, dealer development manager for Barko. “They have strong knowledge of the forest products industry and are well positioned to serve loggers in Georgia.”

With locations in Douglas, Ga., Swainsboro, Ga., and Macon, Ga., Crosby Equipment Company will handle sales and service of Barko loaders, industrial wheeled tractors, harvesters and feller bunchers. The dealership was established in 2012 with a compact equipment focus and then expanded into construction and forestry.

“We’re happy to have an opportunity to bring Barko equipment to the forestry community in Georgia,” said Jerome Crosby, owner of Crosby Equipment Company. “Barko has a name with history and a good product. Our sales team also has many years of experience in the industry and plans to bring the best support to the product line.”

Barko announces TraxPlus as new dealer

SUPERIOR, Wisc. — Barko Hydraulics, LLC is proud to announce TraxPlus as its new dealer for logging and land clearing equipment in Mississippi. “TraxPlus is a wonderful addition to our dealer network,” said Alecia McKay-Jones, dealer development manager for Barko. “They have a strong background in forestry equipment and a reputation of striving for excellent customer service.”

Based in Hickory, Mississippi, TraxPlus will handle sales and service of Barko loaders, industrial wheeled tractors, harvesters and feller bunchers. The dealership was established in 2013 after several years of part-time equipment sales and a family history of logging came together.

“We’re excited to represent the Barko brand,” said Micah Harmon, vice president of TraxPlus. “Anyone that knows forestry knows Barko. It’s a name we’re proud to put our name behind with the company’s history, reputation, and tradition.”