Mountain Logging (Cat 330D Forest Machine)
In shovel logging swing torque is king, according to Andrew Mahnken of Traralgon's Mountain Logging.
"Cat's standard 330D has got 75,000lb swing torque and that's not enough so when we were looking at the spec and saw you could get one with HST (High Swing Torque) it pumps it up to 110,000lb and that's where we need to be."
"It's also got a very high cabin which is excellent for visibility - it makes for safer operation," he said. "The other brands also had other manufacturer's parts, like the boom and grapple, whereas this is Cat from tip to toe - and that makes it easier on the service side."