Product News
February 2013

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Materials Handling Contract Awarded

Jeffrey Rader Corp. has been awarded a contract to supply a complete biomass fuel material handling system to Gemma Power Systems, LLC for the ETEC Woodville Renewable Power project in Woodville, Texas.

The system will be part of a 49.9 MW biomass fueled power plant, which will provide power to members of several electric cooperatives that are part of East Texas Electric Cooperative (ETEC). The material handling system is designed to unload and store just under 3,000 tons per day.

The biomass material handling system by Jeffrey Rader includes truck dumpers, processing equipment, an open stockpile for storage, underpile traveling screw reclaimers, all interconnecting belt conveyors, structures and associated equipment. Delivery of the equipment will begin in April 2013. The power plant is scheduled to begin operation in late 2014.

In mid-December Gemma Power Systems received “full notice to proceed” from East Texas Electric Cooperative.

Gemma Power Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Argan, Inc., which designs and builds energy plants through Gemma Power Systems. These energy plants include traditional gas as well as alternative energy including biodiesel, ethanol, and renewable energy sources such as biomass, wind and solar.

Cobb County Tractor To Represent Morbark

Cobb County Tractor Co. is now a dealer for Morbark, Inc., a leading manufacturer of tree care, forestry, sawmill and wood recycling equipment.

Cobb County Tractor has been in business since 1955 and has locations in Marietta and Buford, Ga. It will handle sales of Morbark’s hand-fed brush chippers and stump grinders, as well as parts and service for Morbark customers in the Georgia counties of Cobb, Paulding, Bartow, Cherokee, Fulton, DeKalb, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Hall, Jackson, Rockdale, Douglas, Clayton, Fayette, Walton, Barrow and Oconee.

Dieffenbacher Starts U.S. Service Company

The Dieffenbacher Group subsidiary, Dieffenbacher Customer Support, LLC, in Alpharetta, Ga., is the new central service company for all Dieffenbacher customers in the U.S. and Canada.

Dieffenbacher Customer Support, LLC provides a comprehensive range of services and spare parts for all components in wood-based panel plants (particleboard, MDF and OSB) and pellet plants. This includes supporting machinery from Metso, Valmet, Motala, KMW, Sunds Defibrator, Schenck, Raumatic and Teaford. The associates are ready to offer support right away and answer any questions about servicing and spare parts.

Dieffenbacher points to a continuing slight improvement in North American housing, as well as a strong wood pellet industry, which will lead to a substantial boost in the demand for service and parts in North America.

Contact Dieffenbacher Customer Support, LLC, 795 Branch Drive, Alpharetta, GA 30004; e-mail [email protected] Also contact Rolf Dieter Krey, customer service manager, 770-663-4383, e-mail [email protected]

Bandit Adds Dealers In Southern U.S.

Bandit Industries announced new dealers serving customers in the South.

Bobcat of Bowling Green (Ky.) will now offer sales and service for Bandit hand-fed chippers and stump grinders as well as Zenith chipper knives for numerous chipper makes and models. Call 888-528-3431.

Huntsville Tractor and Equipment will stock and sell Bandit hand-fed chippers and stump grinders. The parts and service department is equipped to handle any maintenance needs, including replacement Zenith knives for most chipper brands. Call 256-837-6767.

Knickerbocker Russell Company serves customers across western Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia. Bandit hand-fed chippers and stump grinders, and Zenith knives are now a part of its offerings. Call 412-494-9233.

FSE Energy Launches With New Products

Factory Sales & Engineering is now named FSE Energy. The new name and brand was chosen to more accurately represent the company’s current offerings today and in the future, and reflects FSE Energy’s position as a leader in the heat and energy equipment, services and solutions marketplace.

FSE Energy CEO James (Bo) Thibaut comments, “Our promise is that we will continue our tradition of delivering the proven technology and offering the client-customized approach on which we’ve built our reputation. Since 1935, our goal has been to make our customers more successful and enable them to both become market leaders and maintain market leadership in their respective industries.”

Coupled with the FSE Energy launch, the company has announced several new product lines including heat recovery steam generators, package boilers and thermal oil heaters.

Contact Kirby Burke, Marketing Director, at [email protected] and browse the updated company website,

Tri-Mer, Enginuity Establish Alliance

Tri-Mer Corp., a developer of advanced technologies for the control of NOx, fine particulate and industrial gases, and Enginuity Energy LLC, a renewable energy company and holder of patented Ecoremedy gasification technology, have established a research agreement for the testing of biomass fuels at Enginuity Energy’s research and development lab in Harrisburg, Pa.

The agreement gives Tri-Mer access to Enginuity Energy’s Ecoremedy gasification technology, which economically gasifies a wide range of extremely high moisture and high ash content material; Enginuity Energy LLC will have access to Tri-Mer’s patented UltraCat catalyst filter system, which removes NOx, acid gases and particulate, and also dioxins in one system. The companies will conduct extensive air emission testing on a wide range of biomass fuels.

A Tri-Mer UltraCat catalyst filter pilot unit was tested recently by Enginuity Energy in a series of three burns averaging 40 hours each. This UCF was built for 3,000 ACFM at 438°F. PM loading was 5 lb/hr. or higher.  The UCF removed all visually detectable PM, resulting in very low stack opacity. Testing is being conducted to quantify capture of PM10, PM2.5, and submicron particulate. Enginuity also monitored CO in the stack, which never exceeded 100 ppm.

Precision Husky Signs Dealer For Brazil

Tracbel, one of the largest distributors of heavy equipment, forestry and agricultural machinery in Brazil, has signed a partnership with Precision Husky, a leader in equipment for extracting and recycling waste wood, as exclusive distributor of its products in Brazil.

 The full portfolio of Precision Husky products will be marketed, but the major focus initially will be on chippers and debarking equipment. Precision Husky maintains a 165,000 sq. m. plant in Leeds, Ala.

Tracbel operates in the southeastern region and in the states of Amazonas, Amapá, Roraima, Pará, Goiás, the Federal District and Tocantins, with 26 locations in all.

Bron Offers Enhanced Mulcher Cab

RWF Bron offers a new style cab for its 2013 475 Forestry Mulcher. The cab design comes with an up-front ergonomically designed pressurized cab. To increase safety, cab now comes with 11⁄4 in. Lexan- LEXGARD on the front window. The cab seating is designed for operator comfort with height, headrest and seat tilt adjustments with air ride suspension to eliminate operator fatigue. The new designed cab utilizes space more efficiently to give the operator more space inside and comfort operating his machine. The cab is ROPS, FOPS and OPS approved.

The BRON 475 comes with C13 Cat Engine, built on a D4 undercarriage with heavy duty planetary drives.

Phone 800-263-1060; visit

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