ABOUT KMC KOOTRAC

Who we are

KMC-Kootrac , located in southeast British Columbia, Canada has been in business as a family owned enterprise since 1954. Wayne Farenholtz, the owner and general manager, has always been passionate about the forestry industry since working for his father who founded the company. In 1974 Kootenay Manufacturing Company began their association with FMC Woodlands Division and became a dealer of the High Speed Steel Tracked Log Skidder. Seeing the productivity and environmental benefits of such equipment Wayne purchased the FMC skidder business in 1988 moving operations to Nelson BC.

Over the last 30 years KMC has been manufacturing, remanufacturing and redesigning the High Speed Steel Tracked vehicle to become one of the most efficient and environmentally friendly off-road machines in a variety of industrial applications such as timber harvesting, fire suppression, vegetation management and agriculture, oil gas and mining, utilities and more.

ABOUT THE MACHINE

As a small business we specialize in remanufacturing existing KMC machines and are in the process of developing a newly designed “Kootrac 3000 Series” machine. Our specific emphasis has predominantly been focused on timber harvesting as we remanufacture a variety of log skidders to improve safety as well as increase productivity and profitability by building machines that can extend the contractors operational season in all weather conditions when other conventional machines cannot operate.

The KMC machine has the ability to:

  • Operate all year round in all weather conditions thus extending the harvesting season.
  • Maneuver easily in thinning operations by being small and lightweight.
  • Skid timber on adverse grades over 40% and favourable slopes to 60% with site specific risk assessment
  • Skid areas with environmental concerns such as soil compaction, scarification, and residual stand protection due to our machine having low ground pressure and a more evenly distributed weight.
  • Skid large volumes of timber, long distances with few skid trails.
  • Be easily maintained, in the field.
  • Be fitted with a wide variety of attachments and accessories, allowing it to rise to any occasion.

SERVICING AT HOME AND ABROAD

We are committed to providing high quality support and troubleshooting for our customers. Our service teams are strategically located to help even our customers in Europe, South America, and the United States. Call or email us today if you have any questions or need support.

Canada Head Office

PARTS & SERVICE

1-800-562-5303

SALES & OPERATIONS

250-359-5033

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