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HarvestTECH 2021  |  13-14 April 2021, Rotorua, New Zealand + Virtual On-Line

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HarvestTECH News Issue 17

HarvestTECH News Issue 17

Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. Another packed issue this month. Excitement is building for HarvestTECH 2021, which is running in Rotorua on 13-14 April 2021. We can confirm that the exhibition spaces have now been booked out – both inside and outside the venue. Space for delegates also is expected to sell out before the event runs. Already, around ...
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Forest Engineering student put forward for major award

Forest Engineering student put forward for major award

PhD student in forest engineering, Campbell Harvey, is this year’s New Zealand nomination for the International Council of Forest and Paper Associations Blue Sky Award. Campbell has been using drones ...
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Further investment in Robotics Plus technology

Further investment in Robotics Plus technology

ACC’s Impact Investment Fund has taken a share in one of the world’s top 50 innovative robotics companies in a partnership to improve the wellbeing of those working in some ...
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Euro $2m to develop autonomous planting machine

Euro $2m to develop autonomous planting machine

Vinnova, Sweden’s Innovation Agency, together with the forest industry and researchers, invests 20 million SEK (approx. 2 million EURO) on development of an autonomous planting system, the Autoplant. The project ...
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New John Deere bogie skidder packs performance

New John Deere bogie skidder packs performance

John Deere introduces the new six-wheel 768L-II Bogie Skidder, a true woodland warrior designed to conquer wet conditions and steep slope terrain. Incorporating the proven, durable features found on the ...
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Autonomous logging trucks for Ontario

Autonomous logging trucks for Ontario

Robot trucks are coming to Northwestern Ontario in 2021 Nawiinginokiima Forest Management Corporation says it plans to use a pair autonomous logging trucks, led by an experienced driver in a ...
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Ponsse´s new full simulator

Ponsse´s new full simulator

Ponsse has announced that it’s responding to the need for the development of training by modernising its simulator product range. The new PONSSE Full Simulator is a full-range training system ...
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Full house of exhibitors for HarvestTECH 2021

Full house of exhibitors for HarvestTECH 2021

With a couple of exhibition spaces becoming available, two new exhibitors have just been added to the record turnout that’s expected in Rotorua in a few months as part of ...
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Forestry company's $3m bill wiped

Forestry company’s $3m bill wiped

A forestry company has had a NZ$2.89 million debt set aside by the NZ High Court after failing to harvest on deadline for a contract written on bad advice from ...
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HarvestTECH News Issue 16

HarvestTECH News Issue 16

Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. As the first issue of the year goes out, we’re reminded that COVID-19 still has a big part to play in 2021. At ...
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Enhancing safety innovation in New Zealand

Enhancing safety innovation in New Zealand

In line with the eagerly awaited Forest Safety event that is running in New Zealand, Forest Safety & Technology 2021, on Tuesday 13 April, attached is an article that recently ...
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From log to LOGR, tracking logs in real-time

From log to LOGR, tracking logs in real-time

The evolution of forestry practices has greatly evolved over the last decade. One of the leaders in innovation is SFM Environmental Solutions, a leading provider of independent plantation management across ...
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Contract awarded for harvesting fire affected logs

Contract awarded for harvesting fire affected logs

Australian forestry services company Harvestco has been awarded the contract to harvest, store and stockpile the first 200,000 tonnes of pine in the Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers estate. Harvestco started ...
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Additional workshop added to HarvestTECH 2021

Additional workshop added to HarvestTECH 2021

For all harvesting contractors and harvest planners who'll will be in Rotorua, New Zealand for the major HarvestTECH2021 event that will be running in mid-April, an extra workshop (no charge ...
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NZ student excels in forest engineering

NZ student excels in forest engineering

Jacob Allum, who completed his degree in Forest Engineering last year, has just been co-awarded the Civil Contractors New Zealand Prize in Pavement Engineering for 2020. “The University of Canterbury ...
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Trimble Forestry integrates LIMS and CFX

Trimble Forestry integrates LIMS and CFX

Trimble Forestry has announced that its widely used Log Information Management System (LIMS) now integrates seamlessly with the Connected Forest™ Xchange (CFX). The integration allows load ticket information from LIMS ...
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Calling young harvesting students and operators

Calling young harvesting students and operators

Very rarely do you get anything for free. Here is one offer though. The offer was eagerly picked up by students for the ForestTECH 2020 event that ran in Rotorua, ...
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New cradle containers revolutionise log transport

New cradle containers revolutionise log transport

A leading shipping container supplier Royal Wolf and New Zealand’s KiwiRail have jointly developed a bespoke logging container that significantly improves efficiencies and capacity when transporting logs to the Port ...
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Harvesting & log transport companies planning for 2021

Harvesting & log transport companies planning for 2021

If you’re involved in wood harvesting, you’ll remember well the major logging event, HarvestTECH 2019 that ran a couple of years ago. It ran in Rotorua, New Zealand and the ...
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HarvestTECH News Issue 15

HarvestTECH News Issue 15

Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. December is finally here and what a year it’s been. COVID-19, the biggest pandemic in 100 years, has seen countries shutdown, borders closed ...
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Preview of new Tigercat logger

Preview of new Tigercat logger

A purpose-built logger, the Tigercat 865 will offer many advantages over excavator conversions, including better service access, stronger swing torque and superior operator visibility. The Tigercat FPT N67 engine delivers ...
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Southland woman inducted to Road Transport Hall of Fame

Southland woman inducted to Road Transport Hall of Fame

Anita Dynes is the first woman to be inducted in the NZ Road Transport Hall of Fame for 2020. Dynes, originally from Balclutha, is credited as being crucial to the ...
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