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Foley Equipment Hosts Invasive Tree Demonstrations

ROSALIA, KS — Foley Equipment recently hosted several invasive tree demonstrations to give Kansas and Missouri customers an opportunity to try out Cat machines and various attachments.

Attendees observed techniques for clearing pasture and brush, as well as cutting and mulching. Afterward, customers operated machines to get a feel for them.

Featured equipment included new D3 series Cat Skid Steer Loaders, Compact Track and Wheel Loaders, as well as next-gen Mini Excavators like the Cat 309 CR. Land management attachments also were showcased, including tree shears and pullers, rotating tree saws, brush cutters, grapple rakes, and drum and disc mulchers.

“These events let customers see for themselves how equipment is designed around operators who do the work day in and out,” said Foley Retail Sales Manager Jake Johnson. For example, having sealed, pressurized cabs significantly reduces noise.

Attendees also observed how machines like the 299D3 XE — a compact track loader with a 4000 PSI hydraulic pressure system — are purpose-built for efficiency and safety. The land management package featured with the 299D3 XE empower operators to quickly cut down and mulch trees. Plus, extra guarding and sealing help protect both the operator and machine.

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In addition to Cat attachments, other work tool brands featured included Advanced Forestry Equipment, Dymax, Loftness, Virnig, and Vail.

The events were held in Rosalia and Manhattan, Kansas, as well as Windsor, Missouri. Demonstrations included about 150 attendees, including representatives from Foley, Caterpillar, and other manufacturers who were on hand to answer questions.

Invasive trees like the Western Red Cedar and hedge trees can infiltrate existing ecosystems. These pests compete with native species for moisture, sunlight, and nutrients. They also displace other plants by growing and spreading aggressively. This can reduce valuable pasture and other designated-use land space.

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