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Muck-truck – your motorised wheel barrow!

If you need a small vehicle to do some work around your road construction site, look no further!

Which bandtrack should I be using?

ECO-TRACKS provide a brief overview of the application of their different bandtracks.

Valmet becomes Komatsu

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

Road Publications – COFORD Forest Road Manual

Guidelines for the design, construction and management of forest roads.

New products – Cat CT660 vocational truck

Cat enters the vocational truck market with a few road construction options.

New publication – New Zealand Forest Road Engineering Manual

The legendary LIRA (Logging Industry Research Association) roading manual released in 1999 has been fully revised.

Recommendations for storing wood pellets

COFORD has produced a new document providing guidelines for the storage of wood pellets.

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.

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.

New D37-23 and D39 crawler dozers from Komatsu

The dozers have been designed for a variety of work such as forestry, grading, land clearing and site work.

New running skyline cable yarder from Owren

Norwegian cable yarder manufacturer, Owren, have released the new Owren 350.

Hin-Tech release their new excavator-based cable yarder

The Urus III 300 UNI 3T is a new guy-less cable yarder on the market, and uses a modified construction excavator as a carrier.

Guidelines for forest road engineering in mountainous terrain

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

Safety training standard for felling trees with chainsaw

The British Columbia Forest Safety Council brings us part two of their felling standard.

Guidelines for forest engineering practices

FESA have undertaken a major revision of their logging practices guidelines.

Seppi release their latest stone crusher and soil tiller

The Starsoil 2Speed gear can be used for tilling of stony and fallow soil, consolidation of forest roads, and soil stabilisation at construction sites.

Maximizing the life of your excavator undercarriage

Cat provides operating tips for excavators used in logging applications.

Improving the maintenance of your hydraulic systems

Case provides advice on best management practices for hydraulic system maintenance.

MAN’s HydroDrive is well suited for timber hauling applications

The engageable front-axle drive gives more traction but not at the price of excessive additional weight.

Nokian Tyres releases a full range of new forestry skidder tyres

The new Nokian Logger King LS-2 is purpose-designed for full-tree logging operations.

Ponsse to expand their Vieremä factory

The new expansion is expected to be completed in autumn 2017.

Doppstadt produces a new mobile precision chipper

Going to where the work is – the DH 812 LD can access narrow and windy forest roads.

Tigercat provides for logging machine track longevity

Advice is provided on the maintenance of tracks and good operating practices.

Tigercat produces a new loader forwarder

The 2160 loader forwarder has a 27-ton payload and will interest users due to its multiple applications

Strong earthquake disrupts forest products industry in Chile

On 27 February at 3:34 am, an earthquake measuring 8.8 on the Richter scale struck the central-south area of Chile. Following the earthquake a tsunami hit the coastline in the area. Chile has a very significant forest industry and the objective of this article is to give some insight on how forestry was impacted, and how they are recovering after the devastating event.

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Andrew McEwan & Michal Brink



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