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www.columbusequipment.com In the steep hills around Louisville the land clearing division of the Bob Ray Company services small-scale land-clearing projects to major right-of-way mainte- nance and widening projects that can stretch for tens of miles and take years to complete. Getting equipment that can handle the work and the terrain is always a major concern for project manager Jamie Draper but Columbus Equipment Companys Environmental Division is able to provide customized packages of forestry equipment that are up to the challenge. Every machine and every package exceeds expectations Draper said. The terrain in the Louisville area is always a signif- icant challenge Draper explained. Theres a good deal of steep hilly terrain in this region. When operat- ing on steep hills losing traction or getting into an area you cant get out of is always a concern. Bob Rays fleet includes a Morbark 4600XL Tracked Wood Hog a Morbark 5048 Drum Chipper and a Komatsu XT445L-3 feller buncher. Bob Ray Company also rents equipment as needed. A recent project saw the company add a Morbark 4036 NCL track drum chipper a Valmet 430 FXL feller buncher a Komatsu PC290LC-10 excavator equipped with a Rotobec fixed grapplesaw package and two CMI mulchersa C400L and a C450C. Before delivery Columbus Equipment makes any necessary modifications to the equipment for the steep slopes to ensure they maintain oil pressure wont run out of fuel and will otherwise perform well said Ron Duperow Environmental Division sales representative. When Draper prices out these larger projects he sends a list of required equipment to several suppliers. Columbus Equipment is typically the only one that gives us a customized turnkey package for all the Columbus Equipment is typically the only one that gives us a customized turnkey package for all the equipment needed. Jamie Draper Project Manager Bob Ray Company The CMI 400 and 450 handle the slopes extremely well. They stay on the kind of production we anticipate and in some areas even exceed it. Jamie Draper Project Manager Bob Ray Company Bob Ray Company PIONEERING ON THEOhios Dependable Dealer