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Interesting Information - Tips for using harvesters and processors more efficiently – part 1

Here are some simple techniques to increase productivity, reduce fuel consumption and minimise wear and tear on the carrier and processing equipment.

Interesting Information - Tips for using harvesters and processors more efficiently – part 2

This follows on from the January issue, where simple techniques to increase productivity, reduce fuel consumption and minimise wear and tear on the carrier and processing equipment are highlighted.

Research - Steep slope harvesting in New Zealand

Improved productivity, no worker on the slope and no hand on the chainsaw? What is this all about?

Cable skidder vs clambunk vs grapple vs forwarder?

We compare a few parameters for these extraction machines?

Research – Guidance on site selection for brash removal

This publication by the Forestry Commission focuses on slash removal after harvesting.

Safety in forestry harvesting and haulage

This WorkSafe Victoria publication provides practical information on safety risk management.

Valmet becomes Komatsu

Red machines will still be working in the forest, but the Valmet brand will no longer be used.

Conference paper – Improvements to equipment for harvesting biomass

What equipment is available and what changes could be made to improve its effectiveness?

New publication – Onboard computer guide for logging machines

CRC for Forestry in Australia have produced a guide that will assist the foresters and contractors with onboard computer selection.

Interesting information – Safety technical notes and risk assessments

These very useful free for download guides, cover the entire spectrum of forestry activities.

Logging videos – This could be your office!

Considering a career in logging? This is Logging-on’s favourite career video.

Onboard computers – Next generation FPDat computers available in September

With prototype trials having been completed, the commercial version of FPDat is now available.

New research results – Protecting our machine operators from thrown objects

Researchers from the USDA Forest Service have investigated the protective mechanisms used to protect operators from thrown objects during tree cutting and processing.

Logging videos – Safety videos for falling and bucking

WorkeSafeBC has produced a series of 6 videos that help mitigate the safety risks associated with felling and bucking.

Updated FPInnovations guidebook – Keeping an eye on machine fuel consumption

Fuel prices increasingly dominate machine costs. FPInnovations provides tips to control fuel costs.

Logging equipment – New forwarders from Komatsu Forest

The Komatsu 855 and 865 are two brand new mid-range forwarders with new engines, transmissions and cabs.

A new clear grease gun to prevent the incorrect grease being applied

60 to 80% of bearing failures are due to cross-contamination of grease. Now, one can visually ensure the correct grease is being applying without opening the grease gun.

Cranab presents the largest forwarder crane ever

The Cranab FC16 crane has been developed for the markets largest and most powerful forwarders.

Improving the profitability of steep slope harvesting in New Zealand

Future Forests Research (FFR) provides an overview of how logging cost reductions on steep terrain can be achieved.

Using tethered equipment for steep-slope operations

FPInnovations has produced a publication which reviews tethered logging equipment used across the world.

Komatsu to acquire LogMax

Komatsu believes that the LogMax range will complement its existing range with regard to different types of harvesting and tree sizes.

Cable yarding and loading handbook

The Oregon OSHA Cable Yarding and Loading Handbook focuses on skyline yarding on steep slopes.

Guidelines for difficult terrain harvesting

FESA have produced guidelines for using ground based harvesting systems on difficult terrain.

Using winches for hang-ups and vehicle debogging

This technical guide allows hung-up trees to be brought down safely using winches.

Guidelines for forest road engineering in mountainous terrain

Logging-on examines an FAO publication that provides useful information for roads on difficult terrain.

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