NEWS & EVENTS
Barko Hydraulics Strengthens Pacific Northwest Presence with New Dealer
Superior, Wisconsin – Barko Hydraulics (Barko) is pleased to announce the addition of Tim Eastman Mechanical, LLC. as a new forestry dealer in Washington. Owned by Tim Eastman, Tim Eastman Mechanical is the region’s premier heavy equipment repair and welding company.
“We couldn’t be happier to welcome Tim Eastman Mechanical to our dealer network,” said Joel Larsen, Barko President. “There’s nobody in the Pacific Northwest with more knowledge of heavy equipment for the forestry industry than Tim. He knows a good product when he sees one, and his customers trust him wholeheartedly. He’s a great addition to our dealer network.”
Eastman worked as a field mechanic for over 25 years before founding Tim Eastman Mechanical in 2010. His depth of knowledge in maintenance and repairs for a wide variety of heavy equipment is unmatched, and he stands behind the products, parts and services he offers. Eastman and his knowledgeable team provide expertise in heavy equipment mechanics, D.O.T. Inspections, A.C. repair, truck engine analysis, welding and more.
Barko Hydraulics Welcomes New Dealer in Quebec
Superior, Wisconsin – Barko Hydraulics (Barko) is pleased to announce the addition of Les Équipements Marquis Inc. (Marquis Equipment), a new forestry products dealer in Sherbrooke, Quebec. Since 1994, Marquis Equipment has been a trusted heavy equipment dealer serving eastern Canada.
“We are continually impressed by the Marquis Equipment team and their commitment to customer service through finding the right piece of equipment for any job,” said Joel Larsen, Barko President. “We’re proud to welcome Marquis Equipment to our dealer network, and to provide Barko products to their customers.”
Marquis Equipment was founded in 1994 to provide customers with new and used machinery, hardware, parts, industrial paint, and hydraulic and pneumatic components. In 2012, Marquis Equipment expanded their product line to include harvester heads for forestry equipment and more recently added log loaders to support eastern Canada’s thriving forestry market. The Marquis Equipment team is dedicated to customer service, providing quality, reliability, and performance. Adding Barko’s 240B and 260B Harvesters to their impressive product lineup will strengthen Marquis Equipment offering for the forestry industry.
Barko Hydraulics to Launch New Wheeled Feller Buncher at the Mid-Atlantic Logging & Biomass Expo
Superior, Wisconsin – Barko Hydraulics, LLC (Barko), leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of innovative heavy equipment solutions for the forestry, site prep and material handling industries, will be attending the 2019 Mid- Atlantic Logging & Biomass Expo, Friday-Saturday, May 3-4, 2019 in Laurinburg, North Carolina with dealer John Woodie Enterprises. Barko invites conference attendees to visit the Barko team and check out the company’s latest products at the Barko/John Woodie Enterprises booth.
“We are excited to debut our new product at the Mid-Atlantic Logging & Biomass Expo,” said Steve Talaga, Director of Marketing at Barko. “Our 830B Wheeled Feller Buncher was designed to increase productivity and reduce operator fatigue during long working hours.
Barko’s wheeled feller bunchers are engineered and purpose built using extensive input from experienced forestry professionals who know and live the job. Equipped with smooth, responsive controls, Barko wheeled feller bunchers operate with exceptional performance and feature optimized weight distribution which ensures maximum stability when handling large loads.
This impressive product is powered by 300hp Cummins QSL9 Tier 4 Final Engine, delivering the highest-rated horsepower of any wheeled feller buncher on the market today. With a dedicated attachment pump and Quadco 24CP felling head, the 830B gets the job done faster.
Every Barko product prioritizes operator safety without sacrificing performance capabilities. Simple ergonomic controls, a large touchscreen display, polycarbonate windows, A/C and a comfortable seat with ample legroom and storage space make it easy to tackle tough jobs. Rearview and skylight cameras with in-cab display come standard to enhance visibility while operating the machine.
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 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.”
Great Lakes Logging & Heavy Equipment Expo
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October 1-3, 2019