Still swamped

WH-FT-Still Swamped 1The cameras might be gone, but Bobby Goodson and the Swamp Loggers crew are still famous, still extreme, and with the help of a Bandit Model 2590, busier than ever.
by Christopher Smith
JACKSONVILLE, NC — At first glance, this logging road in rural Southeast North Carolina seems like any other. But a closer look reveals a sign informing people that a work zone is ahead where safety gear is required, and visitors are not allowed. That is unusual because normal logging operations aren’t typically sought after destinations for travelers, but Goodson’s All Terrain Logging crew from Jacksonville, North Carolina isn’t exactly normal. Aside from wielding the special equipment needed to traverse and successfully harvest timber in swampy terrain, the entire operation was the focus of the popular reality TV show Swamp Loggers. The show first aired in 2009. It was cancelled in early 2012 after 36 episodes. The fame it brought to Bobby Goodson and his crew however, continues. [Read more…]

Diamond Z and Construction & Industrial Equipment Corp. team up to lower production costs

by Jon M. Casey
When H&H General Contracting was looking for an economical replacement grinder, they called upon Brian Hartensveld of Construction & Industrial Equipment Corp. of Lodi, NJ, to meet their increasing production needs. With an eye on environmental concerns and the quiet and cost saving benefits that an electric powered grinder could offer H&H, the team went to work and the result was the installation of a new Diamond Z electric powered horizontal grinder from Rule Steel.
H&H General Excavating purchased the electric grinder after careful analysis of the capital and operating costs inherent in their landscape mulch and compost business. Charlie Hartman and son Mike have been a longtime/multiple Diamond Z wood grinder customer.  Their staff teamed with the Diamond Z design team to create a cost effective solution to their business requirements.   [Read more…]