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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 Results Reducing sediment loss from unpaved roads

This study looks at five different techniques to reduce sediment pollution from unpaved roads.

Research Results Low-investment fully mechanised thinning

This research investigated a potential cost effective system for small sized pine thinning.

Alternative in-forest vehicles

JST Services has come up with a few innovative ways of collecting logs from difficult areas.

Research results - Roadside bundling of logging residue

Research has been carried out on a prototype truck mounted logging residue bundler.

Road Publications COFORD Forest Road Manual

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

Interesting information Safety technical notes and risk assessments

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

Biomass harvesting Calculate your costs for biomass harvesting

This cost calculation tool allows accurate predictions of the costs for harvesting logging residue with different systems.

Timber transport Tyre pressure control of log trucks

This informative publication provides background on tyre pressure control systems and the results of various trials carried out.

Forest roads FPInnovations releases bridge inspection field guide

This free-for-download guide is intended for the forester responsible for bridge maintenance.

New Products Peterson 4800F chain flail debarker

The popular Peterson 4800F chain flail debarker contains a host of new features that will appeal to customers.

Logging tools Computer cost tools for logging planning and analysis

The US Forest Service provides Excel and web-based tools for various forest engineering operations.

New publication Road Haulage of Round Timber: Code of Practice

The Timber Transport Forum of the UK has released the 4th edition of their log transport best practice document.

New publication New Zealand Forest Road Engineering Manual

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

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.

Four new CRC logging publications released

The bulletins investigate harvester value recovery, volume recovery, harvester measurement accuracy, and comparisons of harvesting systems in gum plantations.

Cable yarding and loading handbook

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

Guidelines for forest road engineering in mountainous terrain

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

Using lower road impact vehicles for log haulage

The Timber Transport Forum of the UK provides guidance in a new report.

Volvo trucks launch a unique gearbox for heavy vehicles

It is suited to roads with lots of gear changes such as hilly routes or having lots of curves and bends.

Techniques for reducing sediment when closing temporary stream crossings

The Virginia Cooperative Extension has produced a technical note summarising the best options.

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.

Tigercat skidders achieve optimal torque and speed with their EHS transmission system

The impressive benefits of the Efficient High Speed system are fully explained to us.

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