Caterpillar Partners with Demlone to Create High-Lift Log Handler
- 31 May 2012
- Company & Industry News
Caterpillar and Demlone have partnered to create a high-lift log handler based on the Cat® 980 wheel loader and a log grapple and front designed and built by Demlone. The new log handler complements the extensive line of Cat Forestry machines and enables Cat dealers to offer a total solution for material handling needs around the wood yard. The Demlone DLH100k Log Handler will be commercially available in September this year.
Demlone has extensive design experience in engineering steel fabrications and hydraulic systems. As a result, Demlone, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Vensys Group, has partnered with Caterpillar since 2010 in the design and development of ultra high demolition machines based on Cat excavators. For the new log handler, Caterpillar will produce the carrier, based on the proven 980 wheel loader platform, and Demlone will provide the lift structures, work tool and lift controls for this purpose-built machine.
Both Caterpillar and Demlone warranties cover the DLH100k Log Handler. The carrier is covered by a Caterpillar warranty with the same terms as a standard Cat machine. The front parts of the machine are covered by a Demlone warranty offering similar terms. The Demlone DLH100k is fully supported by Cat dealers.
For more information about the DLH100k Log Handler, customers should contact the local Cat dealer.