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HarvestTECH 2020  |  16-17 Sept 2020, Australia  |  22-23 Sept 2020, New Zealand

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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.

HarvestTECH 2020

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Early interest: HarvestTECH 2020 – Wood transport

Early interest: HarvestTECH 2020 – Wood transport

Early expressions of interest to present at this year’s HarvestTECH 2020 event are now, for the first time, being sought. The HarvestTECH conference and exhibition that ran last year SOLD OUT well in advance of the event being run. It was the largest gathering of its type ever seen in New Zealand. Close to 500 harvesting contractors, harvest planners, forestry ...
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Australian trucking industry driving diversity change

Australian trucking industry driving diversity change

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) and Teletrac Navman are driving diversity change, announcing a ground-breaking initiative that will celebrate industry diversity, develop diversity champions, and improve industry image. “With the ...
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MOU to advance logging automation

MOU to advance logging automation

Canada’s FPInnovations and the Forestry Research Institute of Sweden (Skogforsk) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) at the Sweden-Canada Innovation Days symposium held in Montreal late last year. The ...
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Tigercat: Harvesting head product line expands

Tigercat: Harvesting head product line expands

Tigercat continues to expand its range of harvesting heads with the new 568, a robust, productive four-wheel drive harvesting head for roadside processing. The new Tigercat 568 harvesting head offers ...
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Harvest residue assessment using Remotely Piloted Aircrafts

Harvest residue assessment using Remotely Piloted Aircrafts

Post-harvest forest residue surveys are crucial for assessing harvest efficiency; accounting for merchantable waste, marketable fiber for secondary use, or available bioenergy biomass; compliance of ecological objectives such as coarse ...
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New app for hydraulics industry

New app for hydraulics industry

BOA Hydraulics is giving forestry and civil workers more say and control in their daily work through an innovative new app. For the past five years, BOA Hydraulics, owned by ...
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Getting to know our Toroawhi

Getting to know our Toroawhi

Safetree’s Toroawhi, Richard Stringfellow and Wade Brunt, have started their new jobs working to get New Zealand forestry workers more involved in health and safety decision-making. Richard is based in ...
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Timbeter to expand internationally

Timbeter to expand internationally

Estonian forestry startup Timbeter collects $1 million to expand in Southeast Asia and Latin America - Timbeter, an Estonion startup working in precision forestry, has raised $1 million toward its ...
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HarvestTECH News Issue 5

HarvestTECH News Issue 5

Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. This is our first issue for 2020. To start the year, a heads up on two major technology events being planned this year ...
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Tigercat Releases 850 Processor

Tigercat Releases 850 Processor

Tigercat introduces the highly anticipated 850 roadside processor. The Tigercat 850 processor is a purpose–built roadside processor delivering outstanding performance and impressive fuel economy. Designed for high volume roadside processing, ...
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Plus.ai's Autonomous Truck Crosses US in 3 Days

Plus.ai’s Autonomous Truck Crosses US in 3 Days

Plus.ai (www.plus.ai), a leading provider of self-driving trucking technology, today announced that it has completed the first coast-to-coast commercial freight run with an autonomous truck on behalf of Land O’Lakes, ...
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New Cable Harvest Planning Software Released

New Cable Harvest Planning Software Released

Softree Technical Systems Inc., a world leader in forest road and engineering software, announced the release of RoadEng Version 9. This updated version offers a variety of new features for ...
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How Fonterra stopped workplace fatigue

How Fonterra stopped workplace fatigue

When driver Malcolm Burkes first started at Fonterra it was all about getting out there, getting the job done and getting back as quickly as you could. “Now I don’t ...
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The benefits of drones in logistics

The benefits of drones in logistics

Danish logistics and international shipping giant, DFDS, has been combining drones and AI to streamline terminal operations. DFDS provides transportation services, supply chain solutions and warehouse management, handling millions of ...
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AUSTimber2020 rescheduled to November

AUSTimber2020 rescheduled to November

Another casualty of the recent bush fires in Australia is the four-yearly forestry show, AusTimber 2020 that was scheduled for early April. It’s now being postponed to later in the ...
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Douglas fir felled early for wilding effect

Douglas fir felled early for wilding effect

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) announced a contract for the harvest of Coronet Forest has been awarded to Mike Hurring Logging Ltd last week beginning immediately. Established over several years ...
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Cat dealer launches new brand

Cat dealer launches new brand

New Zealand’s Cat® dealer marked a new era at a special event in Auckland last week where Chief Executive Grant Whitelaw revealed a new company name, Terra Industrial New Zealand ...
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Pilot to increase woodlot owner’s awareness

Pilot to increase woodlot owner’s awareness

WorkSafe New Zealand is working with industry to ensure woodlot owners are aware of their obligation to notify them when undertaking felling or logging operations on their properties. Sadly, the ...
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Treemetrics launch innovative forestry App

Treemetrics launch innovative forestry App

Treemetrics, the pioneering forestry software company, has announced the official opening of its new Global HQ on the South Mall in Cork city. An Tánaiste, Mr Simon Coveney, TD, Minster ...
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HarvestTECH News Issue 4

HarvestTECH News Issue 4

Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. This will be the final issue for 2019. Whilst just set up following this year’s HarvestTECH 2019 event, HarvestTECH News has already grown to ...
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Trifecta for Women in Forestry in awards

Trifecta for Women in Forestry in awards

They say its woman’s intuition and having that natural ability to relate to tree fallers in the forest that has been a real skill that Kere Elliot from Elliot Logging ...
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Ponsse celebrate 15k machines built

Ponsse celebrate 15k machines built

The 15,000th Ponsse machine was completed at Ponsse’s factory in Vieremä and delivered to Lespromindustria from Russia. The machine delivery also represented a step towards Ponsse’s 50th anniversary to be ...
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