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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.

Safety in forestry harvesting and haulage

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

Forest Engineering / Logging handbook – A “must read” for the forester

An updated handbook is on the market, titled “An introduction to forest operations and technology”.

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.

New logging book – “Working in Harvesting Teams”

This comprehensive publication by Per-Erik Persson should be on the bookshelf of all harvesting foresters and contractors using CTL systems.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Guidelines for forest road engineering in mountainous terrain

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

Safety guidelines for felling trees with chainsaws

WorkSafeBC provides training safety standards for chainsaw felling.

Guidelines for forest engineering practices

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

First International Forest Engineering Summer School a success

The first three week forest engineering summer school was successfully presented in South Africa.

Tigercat provides logging tyre service tips

Get high service life and maximum safety out of your tyres

Logging and road best management practices manual for protecting water quality

The Maine Department of Conservation – Forest Service has a free-for-download publication that recommends best practices for protecting water quality in forests.

International Journal of Forest Engineering back on the radar

The IJFE has obtained new energy and some exciting new developments are in the pipeline.

A guide for owner-drivers of trucking businesses

This guide provides the fundamentals for operating a successful owner-driver transport business.

Best management practices for machine operators working in riparian forests

FPInnovations provides information for sensitive terrain harvesting.

How to reduce emissions while building and maintaining forest roads

The Forestry Commission provides guidance on controlling and reducing emissions of civil engineering operations.

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