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Interesting Products – Awassos MD 60C cable mini-skidder

The Awassos MD 60C articulated mini-skidder is ideal for low impact forestry and selective cutting (thinning) operations.

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”.

Good practice guide - Production of wood fuel from forest landings

This guide covers the recovery of logging residues from landings.

New publication – Onboard computer guide for logging machines

CRC for Forestry in Australia have produced a guide that will assist the foresters and contractors with onboard computer selection.

Interesting information – Safety technical notes and risk assessments

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

Operator management – Checking on the health and performance of your operator

Make use of this operator health and performance tool to improve your logging productivity.

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.

New publication – New Zealand Forest Road Engineering Manual

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

Social networking to keep loggers relevant

Logging-on has introduced a Facebook page, YouTube channel and LinkedIn networking group for loggers.

New Zealanders team up to improve forestry worker wellness and safety

The global logging community is watching with interest as the New Zealand forestry industry pulls together to improve their safety record.

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.

International forest engineering summer school

Forest engineering experts will be presenting a first ever three week course for managing mechanised logging operations.

Valtra and Kesla start a new cooperation

The two manufacturers will work closely together in their global markets.

Prinoth develops a strategic partnership with Ponsse

The partnership aims at developing a forwarder with rubber tracks.

Interesting Information - Horse logging?!

Is horse logging a thing of the past, or even animal logging in general? Certainly not, it is still widely used in many areas of the world. But where do you find information on this?

New Products – Tigercat 1135 wheeled harvester

Tigercat looks to be rounding off its product line-up with this wheeled harvester for use in thinnings.

Which forestry tyres for which application – part 2

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

New products – Integrated flail delimber/debarker and disc chipper from CBI

CBI has entered the full-tree processing market with a new, high production machine.

Forest roads – Tool for estimating road costs

Virginia Tech has produced a tool to calculate the costs of road construction, maintenance, and closure of forest roads and skid trails.

A guide for owner-drivers of trucking businesses

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

Mecanil introduces their new energywood felling head

The XG220 head can fell small and larger material due to two different cutting units.

Trelleborg launches a new technology for increased traction of agricultural tyres

ProgressiveTraction provides over 10% higher traction capacities due to the use of a double lug.

Cost effectively improving the foundations of culverts

FPInnovations provides practical advice on installing culverts.

Using GPS vests to monitor logging worker fatigue

A New Zealand businessman is trialling GPS units similar to those used in professional sport.

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