Newsflash - What's Happening In Forest Engineering?
Waratah builds their 1,500th 622B harvester head.
Bell Equipment founder passes on.
Tub grinder operation and safety video from Vermeer.
Interactive map to provide a global overview of biofuel development.
Cargotec to build a Euro 35 million Technology and Competence Centre in Tampere, Finland.
Precision Forestry in Advance Symposium – South Australia - 27 to 28 March 2012.
New Logging Products - Cat C Series Wheeled Feller Bunchers And New Bunching Saw
The new Cat 563C and 573C wheeled feller bunchers are joined by the new SH-56B felling head.
New Guidebook - Fpinnovations Produces A Handbook For Biomass Transport
The publication covers truck configurations and their suitability for different road conditions.
Recent Research Publications
“Intensity, extent and persistence of soil disturbance caused by timber harvesting in jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) forests on Forestcheck monitoring sites”
“Assessing the compatibility of recycled concrete aggregate”
“Characteristics of and challenges faced by logging business owners in Southern New England”
“Economics of coharvesting smallwood by chainsaw and skidder for crop tree management in Missouri”
“Wood biomass supply costs and potential for biomass energy plants in Japan”
New Publication - Coford Releases A Report Detailing Cost-effective Woodfuel Supply Chains
This comprehensive report, which can be downloaded from the web, investigated harvesting wood for energy.
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.