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HarvestTECH Events provides annual world class technology events and exhibitions to wood harvesting contractors, harvest planners, forest managers and wood transport operators. Major events are run annually alternating each year between wood harvesting and wood transport operations.

HarvestTECH 2019

HarvestTECH News provides the latest updates on breaking news, research results, reports, articles, videos and useful web links for wood harvesting and transport operations throughout Australasia.

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Wood derivative improves unsealed roads

Wood derivative improves unsealed roads

Rugged, remote and astonishingly beautiful, Te Urewera is the largest wilderness region in the North Island, a primeval forest prized for its ecological systems, biodiversity and cultural heritage. The kaitiaki ...
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Truck platooning: New trials on the way!

Truck platooning: New trials on the way!

Encouraged by what they learned during last year’s test campaign, FPInnovations and its partners plan to continue evaluating cooperative truck platooning technology in the coming months. This year’s goals are ...
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World-first robotic logging truck scalers

World-first robotic logging truck scalers

The world's first two automated logging truck scalers, commissioned by Mount Maunganui-based ISO Limited, are now scanning logs at Port of Tauranga, New Zealand. The Robotic Scaling Machines (RSM) give ...
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Paige picking up top forestry award

Paige picking up top forestry award

Paige Harland was born to be in the bush. Miss Harland (21) comes from a Southland family who have sap in their blood over three generations. Named apprentice of the ...
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HarvestTECH 2019 Sold Out

HarvestTECH 2019 Sold Out

HarvestTECH 2019 has officially sold out. This two-yearly harvesting event also sold out in both the 2015 and 2017 events. Close to 450 logging contractors, forestry managers, forest owners, harvest ...
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Connected C-me vest enhances driver safety

Connected C-me vest enhances driver safety

Truck driver safety takes big steps forward with the introduction of the technology laden safety vest. The Scania C-me vest is a connected safety vest that features automatic lighting when ...
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Featured Sponsor: Onsite Hydraulic Hose Repair & Maintenance

Featured Sponsor: Onsite Hydraulic Hose Repair & Maintenance

Do you ever ask yourself “Where does the time go?” How can I create more time to achieve tasks or spend more time with friends & family? At BOA we ...
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Featured Sponsor: Applied Teleoperation

Featured Sponsor: Applied Teleoperation

Applied Teleoperation Limited (ATL) was established with the goal to apply teleoperation and vision systems to improve safety and productivity in the forestry industry. ATL is dedicated to delivering practical ...
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Featured Sponsor: McFall Fuel

Featured Sponsor: McFall Fuel

McFall Fuel is a committed & dedicated family fuel & lubricant distribution business. McFall Fuel has developed great relationships with people at all levels of the forestry industry. We are ...
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Caterpillar selling purpose-built forestry business

Caterpillar selling purpose-built forestry business

In August 2018 Caterpillar Inc. announced plans to sell its forestry business to Weiler Forestry Inc. Caterpillar and Weiler have now entered into a definitive agreement to sell Cat’s purpose-built ...
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Meeting the workforce needs of American loggers

Meeting the workforce needs of American loggers

American Loggers Council welcomes launch of Future Logging Careers Act, saying allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to work in mechanized logging operations under parental supervision will help meet future workforce needs ...
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Results from latest Forest Contractors Business Review

Results from latest Forest Contractors Business Review

The Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology has recently completed another update of their New Zealand Forestry Contractors Business Review. The results are summarised below and a copy of their latest ...
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Minimising stem breakage on steeper slopes

Minimising stem breakage on steeper slopes

There’s nothing more frustrating than watching an impressive 35-m tall Radiata pine topple to the ground and then shatter into two or more pieces. That stem has now not only ...
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Competenz calls for forestry industry feedback

Competenz calls for forestry industry feedback

The New Zealand government’s proposal to reform vocational education could undermine the success of training and apprenticeships at a time of critical skills shortages in forestry, says industry training organisation ...
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CNI company establishes all-female forestry crew

CNI company establishes all-female forestry crew

A group of New Zealand women have found employment together in an unlikely industry as new figures show job advertisements in the Bay of Plenty are soaring. CNI Logging has ...
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Support key to success forestry training programme

Support key to success forestry training programme

Nearly a year after its official launch, New Zealand’s Eastland Wood Council-driven Generation Programme is proving its worth in multiple ways. Launched in April last year the programme had its ...
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Tigercat unveils largest machine in forestry line-up

Tigercat unveils largest machine in forestry line-up

Tigercat continues to set the bar high with the introduction of the new 890 logger – the largest machine in the Tigercat forestry equipment line-up – a heavy duty, purpose-built ...
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Distractions slow your reactions campaign underway

Distractions slow your reactions campaign underway

Forestry Corporation of NSW kicked off 2019 with a series of safety campaigns and workshops to put safety first after the holiday break. The Safe Start campaign was targeted at ...
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Komatsu buys forestry machine manufacturer

Komatsu buys forestry machine manufacturer

Komatsu America Corp. a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire TimberPro, Inc. The acquisition is expected to close on April ...
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Report out on new excavator-based yarder

Report out on new excavator-based yarder

Smaller scale forest owners in New Zealand (those owning less than 1000 hectares) made up 30% of the national plantation forest estate in 2017 (MPI, 2017). Recent forecasts indicate that ...
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Health and fitness pay off for forestry truckers

Health and fitness pay off for forestry truckers

A healthy and safe crew is a happy crew. Warwick Wilshier knows that all too well through the extra measures he has put in place to benefit drivers at his ...
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