Logging-on's first issue of February brings news of the acquisition of Quadco and Southstar by Komatsu. This will allow them to offer their customers a full range of forestry attachments. Quadco and Southstar will continue to operate as independent companies. We examine interesting research that examined the costs and efficiency of logging contractors operating in plantations in certain South American countries. Rotochopper provides invaluable advice on how best to maintain your grinder during very cold winter conditions. UD Trucks has launched their Quester and Croner models in certain Latin American markets. Finally, Bandit has announced two major building addition projects for 2018 to improve spare parts management and increase production capacity.
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