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

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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 event SOLD OUT well in advance of it actually running. It was by far the largest ever gathering of its type seen in New Zealand with close to 500 logging ...
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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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FMG selects Trimble Forestry’s solutions

FMG selects Trimble Forestry’s solutions

Forest Management Group, which includes Forest Management (FML), Tasman Forest Management (TFM), and Forest Management North Island (FMNI), has selected Trimble Forestry’s Log Inventory & Management System (LIMS) to manage ...
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TasPorts welcomes China Express to Bell Bay

TasPorts welcomes China Express to Bell Bay

TasPorts has welcomed one of the world’s largest dedicated woodchip bulkers, China Express, to the Port of Bell Bay. Launched in early 2020, the 215 metre vessel is the first ...
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Russia plans to ban log exports

Russia plans to ban log exports

Softwood log exports from Russia have been in steady decline for the past 15 years and could reach zero in 2022 if President Putin’s new log export ban is implemented ...
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First ELD certification body named in Canada

First ELD certification body named in Canada

FPInnovations will be the first body to certify Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) as Canada prepares to mandate the technology. Federally regulated carriers will need to equip trucks with certified ELDs ...
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John Deere: Technology extended to Waratah

John Deere: Technology extended to Waratah

John Deere expands job site visualisation to include Waratah H-16 production data John Deere will now offer TimberMatic™ Maps and TimberManager™ as a standard offering for tracked harvesters or forestry ...
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HarvestTECH News Issue 14

HarvestTECH News Issue 14

Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. We are pleased to announce that the HarvestTECH 2021 programme and registrations are now live on the website. The response has been amazing and ...
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HarvestTECH 2021 attracting record interest

HarvestTECH 2021 attracting record interest

If you’re involved in wood harvesting, you’ll remember well the major harvesting event, HarvestTECH 2019. It ran in Rotorua, New Zealand last year and the event SOLD OUT well in ...
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Training course attracting women to forestry

Training course attracting women to forestry

In New Zealand, an Eastland Wood Council forestry training programme aimed at keeping pace with the demand for forestry workers has had an unexpected boon — boosting diversity in a ...
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H&S pilot extended for forestry workers

H&S pilot extended for forestry workers

New Zealand’s forestry health, safety and wellbeing pilot, Toroawhi, has been given a six-month extension following COVID-19 restrictions. The joint pilot between WorkSafe and the Forest Industry Safety Council saw ...
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Autonomous forest machine ready for testing

Autonomous forest machine ready for testing

In Sweden, researchers at Luleå University of Technology (LUT) have designed and built an autonomous forest machine that they say is now ready for in the woods field testing. "We ...
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Forest company fined and council labelled 'disgraceful'

Forest company fined and council labelled ‘disgraceful’

The forestry company has paid nearly NZ$400,000 towards the clean-up and a judge has labelled the local council’s lack of monitoring as “disgraceful”. But the Māori Incorporation that owns Paroa ...
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Two million tonnes of fire salvaged timber sold

Two million tonnes of fire salvaged timber sold

Forestry Corporation of NSW has reached an important recovery milestone – two million tonnes of fire-affected timber has been harvested, hauled and sold from the organisation’s bushfire-affected Tumut and Bombala ...
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Tasmania launches updated Forest Practices Code

Tasmania launches updated Forest Practices Code

The Forest Practices Authority (FPA) released a new issue of the Forest Practices Code on 6 October 2020. The Forest Practices Code 2020 is the fifth version of the Code ...
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Komatsu adds new head for eucalyptus

Komatsu adds new head for eucalyptus

Komatsu Forest presents a brand-new harvester head specially adapted for the harvesting of eucalyptus. The new model head is a Komatsu S162E, (E for eucalyptus). 20 years ago, the company ...
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RDO celebrates with Austimber Harvesting

RDO celebrates with Austimber Harvesting

RDO Equipment delivers its 50th forestry machine since launching in Australia.RDO Equipment celebrated a big milestone in September, delivering its 50th John Deere forestry machine to loyal customer Austimber in ...
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Customising bridge design for Aratu Forests

Customising bridge design for Aratu Forests

Time sensitive harvest operations and restricted road access were key factors in the decision of Aratu Forests to engage Bridge It NZ to deliver a customised bridging solution for their ...
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HarvestTECH News Issue 13

HarvestTECH News Issue 13

Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. The response to those wanting to present at the region’s major log transport and wood harvesting event, HarvestTECH 2021 which will run in ...
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Forest company fined for RMA breach

Forest company fined for RMA breach

Forest management company PF Olsen has been fined NZ$198,000 for poor harvesting practices that contributed to the devastation caused by forestry waste at Tolaga Bay in June, 2018. The company ...
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