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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.

Newsflash – What’s happening in forest engineering?

BPW – Reduced weight of the Airtight II air suspension

John Deere – D Series Knuckleboom loaders

Mecanil – Wireless control for EG250 energy grapple

Oregon – Replaceable Sprocket Nose (RSN) bars for harvesters

Which bandtrack should I be using?

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

Forest machines and fuel consumption

FPInnovations have a fuel economy guide which is free for download from their website.

Using acoustics to measure wood quality when using harvesters

The CRC for Forestry has discovered that acoustics can be used to accurately measure certain wood quality parameters, with little effect on harvester productivity.

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.

Which shift schedule is the best for my mechanised logging operation?

Take note of these important recommendations to get the most out of your operators and machines.

New logging handbook adds value to harvesting operations

“Working in Harvesting Teams: Basic knowledge” is a great piece of literature that can be used by students and professionals alike.

Logset launches their new eight-wheeled harvesters

By the end of 2014, Logset will have two eight-wheeled harvester models on the market.

John Deere’s eight-wheeled harvesters expand their global presence

Initially available in Europe, the eight-wheeled 1270E is now also available in North America.

Komatsu Forest launches four new harvesters

The new harvesters are the 901, 911, 931 and 951.

John Deere introduce their M-Series tracked feller bunchers and harvesters

After three years of testing and development, the M-Series is now on the market.

Productivity of harvesters and forwarders in CTL operations

Researchers have carried out a comprehensive study on harvester and forwarder productivity.

Cat tracked feller bunchers and harvesters upgraded

All models have been upgraded with the new Cat PRO (Parallel Reach Operation) system.

Tigercat opens their new $ 12 million production facility

The new plant will produce swing machines and cut-to-length attachments.

Timberheads – the new harvester and processor heads on the market

The new head manufacturers are based in the USA and have teamed up with TimberPro.

Tigercat releases new Tier 4 Final D-series harvesters

The H855D and LH855D harvesters are available in Tigercats North American and European markets.

Logset adds two new harvesters to their 8-wheeled GTE range

The 10H GTE and 12H GTE Hybrid are the largest harvesters ever built by Logset.

Tigercat S855D and LS855D shovel loggers and H855D and LH855D harvesters offered worldwide in 2017

The machines can be configured for either Tier 2 or Tier 4f.

What lubricants should be used for different forestry machines?

This table includes all the major forestry machines used, and the oil types for their various components.

Which forestry tyres for which application – part 1

We examine the Nokian range of tyres to see what tyre should be used for specific conditions.

Interesting information – Innovative steep slope logging products from Herzog

Herzog Forsttechnik produces innovative equipment modifications to enable logging on steep slopes.

Choosing a harvesting system for energy wood from early thinning

This research aimed to determine the costs of producing chips for bioenergy from first thinning’s.

New boom structure and cooling system for John Deere harvesters and bunchers

The new technology is used on John Deere’s 900K tracked feller bunchers and 900KH tracked harvesters, and allows for extra boom reach, and manoeuvrability in confined spaces.

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