JP Skidmore Forestry Equipment


JP Skidmore LLC is a manufacturer of parts and equipment for the forestry industry with a full service design and fabrication shop in Menominee, MI.

We manufacture three varieties of control fell harvesting heads, the CF-18 exclusive to Barko, the CF-20, and then newly introduced CF-22. These processing heads are designed to be high quality, cost effective, and reliable.

In addition to the JP Skidmore product line, we also provide replacement parts and offer a comprehensive repair and rebuild service for Fabtek heads.

CF-18

The JPSkidmore CF-18 was spec built to fit the Barko 240 20 ton class carrier. The two roller design incorporates larger roller wheels and motors increasing the feed rate and feed force. The Cf-18 also utilizes the on board valving, our patented rotary manifold allowing unlimited head rotation, IQAN computer, and Jet-Fit auto tensioner that have been proven effective on the CF-20. The result is a lighter, more productive head maintaing durability and performance.


DIMENSIONS
  • Weight                               4,900 lbs (1828 kg)
  • Height                                82” (208 cm)
  • Width (arms open)             60.5” (154 cm)
  • Width (arms closed)          52.5” (133 cm)

FEEDING
  • Feed Rollers                     2
  • Feed Roller Motors           2
  • Roller Motor Brand           Poclain MS11
  • Roller Motor Type             Piston
  • Motor Size                        1147 cc
  • Maximum Feed Force      11,792 ft-lbf (52.4 kN)
  • Maximum Feed Speed     19.9 ft/sec (6.1 m/sec)
  • Maximum Roller Open     18.5” (470 mm)

HYDRAULICS AND ELECTRICAL
  • Control System 
  • Parker IQAN
  • Valve Package
  • Parker
  • Encoder(s)
  • Joral Non Contact
  • Hydraulic Flow Requirement      
  • Min. 80 gpm (302 L pm)
  • Hydraulic Pressure Requirement 
  • Max. 4,500 PSI (310 bar)

ROTATION
  • Rotator / Leveler Torque      12,500 ft-lbf (55.6 kN)
  • Rotator / Leveler Rotation    360 deg Unlimited

DELIMB AND CUTTING
  • Delimb Pressure                Adjustable with Float
  • Top Delimb Knife               Fixed
  • Movable Delimb Arms       2
  • Maximum Knife Opening  29” (737 mm)
  • Maximum Full Coverage Delimb Diameter           20” (508 mm)
  • Minimum Full Coverage Delimb Diameter            4.5” (114 mm)
  • Main Saw – Bar Pitch         0.75” (19 mm)
  • Bar Length                          33” (838 mm)
  • Maximum Diameter Cut      24” (610 mm)
  • Maximum Chain Speed      51 ft/sec (15.5 m/sec)
  • Chain Oil Tank Capacity     4 gal (15.1L)
  • Chain Tensioner                 Automatic “Jet Fit”
  • Stump Spray                      Optional

CF-20

The JPSkidmore CF-20 was designed taking into consideration our years of experience repairing Fabtek 4 roller heads, addressing the weak points and improving the functionality. It was engineered for a carrier in the 20 ton class range. The design incorporates on board valving significantly reducing the number of hoses routed to the head, our patented rotary manifold allowing unlimited head rotation, on board IQAN computer system controlling the head functions and our Jet-Fit auto tensioner system.

DIMENSIONS
  • Weight                                 5,600 lbs (2,090 kg)
  • Height                                  87” (221 cm)
  • Width (arms open)               57” (145 cm)
  • Width (arms closed)             50” (127 cm)

FEEDING
  • Feed Rollers                        4
  • Feed Roller Motors              2
  • Roller Motor Brand               Poclain MS08
  • Roller Motor Type                 Piston
  • Motor Size                            943 cc
  • Maximum Feed Force          7,500 ft-lbf (33.4 kN)
  • Maximum Feed Speed         15 ft/sec (4.6 m/sec)
  • Maximum Roller Opening     20.5” (470 mm)

HYDRAULICS AND ELECTRICAL
  • Control System      
  • Parker IQAN
  • Valve Package
  • Parker
  • Encoder(s)  
  • Joral Non Contact
  • Hydraulic Flow Requirement    
  • Min. 80 gpm (302 L pm)
  • Hydraulic Pressure Requirement  
  • Max. 4,500 PSI (310 bar)

ROTATION
  • Rotator / Leveler Torque       12,500 ft-lbf (55.6 kN)
  • Rotator / Leveler Rotation     360 deg Unlimited

DELIMB AND CUTTING
  • Delimb Pressure                   Adjustable with Float
  • Top Delimb Knife                  Fixed
  • Movable Delimb Arms          2
  • Maximum Knife Opening      29” (737 mm)
  • Maximum Full Coverage Delimb Diameter           20” (508 mm)
  • Minimum Full Coverage Delimb Diameter           4.5” (114 mm)
  • Main Saw – Bar Pitch           0.75” (19 mm)
  • Bar Length                            33” (838 mm)
  • Maximum Diameter Cut        24” (610 mm)
  • Maximum Chain Speed        51 ft/sec (15.5 m/sec)
  • Chain Oil Tank Capacity       5 gal (18.9L)
  • Chain Tensioner                   Automatic “Jet Fit”
  • Stump Spray                        Optional

CF-22

The JPSkidmore Cf-22 was engineered to fit a 25 ton class carrier. Similar in design to the CF-18, the CF-22 includes on boar valving, our patented rotary manifold allowing unlimited head rotation, and our Jet-Fit auto tensioner system. Additional enhancments include dual knife and roll clamp cylinders, dual leveler motors, the addition of a lower knife, larger 36″ saw bar and an upgraded IQAN control system allowing the operator to select joystick functions. 

DIMENSIONS
  • Weight                                  6,350 lbs (2,370 kg)
  • Height                                  85” (216 cm)
  • Width (arms open)               66.75” (170 cm)
  • Width (arms closed)            57.3” (146 cm)

FEEDING
  • Feed Rollers 2
  • Feed Roller Motors2
  • Roller Motor BrandPoclain MS11
  • Roller Motor TypePiston
  • Motor Size1147 cc
  • Maximum Feed Force 11,792 ft-lbf (52.4kN)
  • Maximum Feed Speed19.9 ft/sec (6.1 m/sec)
  • Maximum Roller Opening22.5” (470 mm)

HYDRAULICS AND ELECTRICAL
  • Control System
  • Parker IQAN
  • Valve Package
  • Parker
  • Encoder(s)
  • Joral Non Contact
  • Hydraulic Flow Requirement
  • Min. 80 gpm (302 L pm)
  • Hydraulic Pressure Requirement
  • Max. 4,500 PSI (310 bar)

ROTATION
  • Rotator / Leveler Torque        12,500 ft-lbf (55.6 kN)
  • Rotator / Leveler Rotation      360 deg Unlimited

DELIMB AND CUTTING
  • Delimb Pressure                      Adjustable with Float
  • Top Delimb Knife                     Fixed
  • Movable Delimb Arms             2
  • Maximum Knife Opening        3.7” (856 mm)
  • Maximum Full Coverage Delimb Diameter           21” (533 mm)
  • Minimum Full Coverage Delimb Diameter                5” (127 mm)
  • Bottom Knifes                          1
  • Main Saw – Bar Pitch              0.75” (19 mm)
  • Bar Length                               36” (914 mm)
  • Maximum Diameter Cut           24” (610 mm)
  • Maximum Chain Speed           51 ft/sec (15.5 m/sec)
  • Chain Oil Tank Capacity          5 gal (18.9L)
  • Chain Tensioner                       Automatic “Jet Fit”
  • Stump Spray                            Optional

Fabtek Replacement Parts

JPSkidmore LLC / Fabtek LLC manufactures replacement parts for Fabtek 4 roller heads. Repair and complete rebuild services are available at our Menominee, MI shop. The parts lists below represent the items we typically have in stock. Most other parts can be made on demand.

We also offer replacement tower assemblies. These towers have been re-engineered and made from thicker steel at key locations where the Fabtek heads typically encounter failures.