Logging-on’s first issue of August brings the exciting news of Tigercat’s new H-Series skidders. With few manufactures left who manufacture high production skidders, it is great to see the high levels of financial investment, engineering detail and customer focus that have gone into this impressive line of new skidders. But do not take our word for it – have a look for yourself! Fecon have produced a new mulcher head, the Blackhawk, designed for attachment to smaller carriers. It can process both standing material and material lying on the ground. Ponsse highlights, through their first half financial year results, the challenges for machine manufactures during these challenging times. However, they also show that with good management, the effects can be mitigated, as shown through the actions they took and their order book still being relatively strong. Most countries experience the challenges of attracting and retaining competent machines operators. Logging-on investigates the relationship between Sedu forestry school and Logset to enable good machine operator training. Finally, and for something different, we look at high-speed armoured backhoe loaders! JCB has secured another contract with the US military to supply specially designed backhoe loaders!