Blackbutt takes delivery of a John Deere 1270E harvester and 1910E forwarder
Since 1992, Blackbutt Logging has been involved in the harvesting and haulage of plantation Hoop Pine around the Blackbutt, Yarraman, and Nanango area in the South Burnett region of Queensland. Led by Drew and Todd Reiser, the family owned business continues to thrive with its annual timber production increasing significantly.
Blackbutt Logging operates an impressive fleet of machines dedicated to the most challenging and demanding work conditions in the forest environment. In response to increased quotas and further expansion, the company has recently taken delivery of a John Deere 1270E harvester and a 1910E forwarder.
In addition, the existing fleet includes a Hitachi ZX240 fitted with a Waratah 622 processor, a John Deere 909JH tracked harvester with a Waratah 624 processing head attached, as well as two John Deere 450G dozers.
Drew indicated that his machines are easily performing their specific requirements. “Reliability, backup service, product support and uptime were the key factors in my machine purchases,” explained Drew.
Drew reported that operators have been positive about a number of features including “…comfort, maintenance access and ability to handle the workload easily. The uptime achieved with the John Deere machines is remarkable and the features make for a productive day!”
Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia has been supporting Blackbutt Logging’s machinery requirements for many years now. “While Hitachi continues to provide high quality products and service, we will continue to support them,” said Drew.