Toby Sims, owner of Ka-Jen Logging LLC in Elkton, Fla., says that sometimes when he asks other loggers what kind of fuel economy they’re getting with their wheel feller buncher, they’ll give a total weekly average for all their machines. “Really? How do they know if they are making any money?” Sims asks. “I can look right on my phone and tell you how much my buncher burns since the day I bought it.”
Sims has Cat® Product Link™ on his Cat 563C wheel feller buncher and his Cat 535C wheel skidder, both purchased in 2012. Product Link is an advanced—but user-friendly— remote monitoring technology for equipment. With Product Link, Sims knows where his equipment is, what it’s doing and how it’s performing.
Armed with this information he can maximize his efficiency and lower his operating costs.