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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 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.”

UPCOMING EVENTS

Great Lakes Logging & Heavy Equipment Expo

September 5-7, 2019

ICUEE

October 1-3, 2019