Product Profiles – June 2001

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Product Profiles

Amerisafe Tailors Insurance Services to Logging Industry Amerisafe, a leading provider of workers compensation insurance to the logging industry, tailors its service to fit unique needs of logging contractors.

For example, Amerisafe offers a monthly reporting plan that allows the insured to pay monthly based on actual payroll or production. Their pro-active loss control and claims service involves the logger and crew in accident education and prevention, including supplying information for monthly safety or ‘tailgate’ meetings.

The Amerisafe staff includes employees with experience in logging or forestry, which give them valuable insight into the logging industry.

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Amerisafe is rated ‘A-’ excellent by A.M. Best and is licensed in 45 states.

For more information about Amerisafe, contact the company at (800) 897-9719.

Fecon Bull Hog Attachments Now Available for Excavators Fecon has introduced five new Bull Hog® mulching attachment models for excavators. They are available for operation with 55 to 500 hydraulic horsepower to process both large and small diameter material.

Attachment models range from the BH40EXC, made for small excavators or larger, long-reaching machines working in remote areas, to the BH350EXC, the most powerful and productive model. All models are factory-equipped with hydraulic motors.

The durable, versatile Bull Hog enables excavators to mulch standing or fallen trees, brush, shrubs and stumps up to 24 inches in diameter. It quickly grinds wood and vegetation. Applications include land clearing, right-of-way construction and maintenance, storm water drainage area maintenance, forestry, and reducing wildfire risk near urban areas.

The Bull Hog uses individual, fixed-position, carbide-tipped cutting tools that have a tool life of 300 to 500 hours. The tool design reduces service time and operating costs.

Fecon engineering support is available at no charge to pre-approve compatibility of a Bull Hog for the full range of excavator models and sizes.

For more information, contact Fecon at (800) 528-3113, fax (513) 956-5701, e-mail or Web site at

Tigercat Launches Publication Tigercat Industries, makers of forestry equipment, has begun issuing a publication that focuses on innovative, worldwide applications of its products. Between the Branches, to be published tri-annually, also will include information on new Tigercat services and other value-added programs, provide helpful service tips, and give sneak previews of new Tigercat machines.

Subscriptions are free and may be obtained by accessing the Tigercat Web site at or calling (519) 442-1529, ext. 373. Tigercat customers have been automatically placed on the mailing list.