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

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Video: Voice-operated heavy truck inspections

Video: Voice-operated heavy truck inspections

Technology is now making truck inspections far easier. Schlumberger Trucks perform assisted inspections on heavy trucks and trailers using a head mounted tablet, the RealWear HMT-1. Technicians use the voice-operated interface to log inspection results in real-time. The HMT-1 includes a 16mp camera that can visually annotate inspection steps to provide thorough documentation of the inspection process. Upon a satisfactory ...
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RDO Equipment delivers new support to Australia's largest contractor

RDO Equipment delivers new support to Australia’s largest contractor

RDO Equipment delivers new machinery and customised service support to one of Australia’s largest standalone forestry contractors RDO Equipment has delivered a fleet of brand-new John Deere forestry machinery to ...
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John Deere ends Cable Price agreement

John Deere ends Cable Price agreement

John Deere Construction & Forestry and Cable Price (NZ) Limited end distribution agreement in New Zealand. John Deere Construction & Forestry and Cable Price (NZ) Limited (CPL) agreed to end ...
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Waratah releases new app

Waratah releases new app

The new app provides more accessibility to information for owners to set up and service their Waratah 600 Series machines. Waratah Forestry Equipment has released the new WaratahPlus mobile app, ...
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Tigercat Releases 602 Grapple Skidder

Tigercat Releases 602 Grapple Skidder

Quick, compact and fuel efficient, the 602 grapple skidder is ideal for high value selective logging in tight or challenging terrain. The size and agility of the 602 grapple skidder ...
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John Deere: New felling head for steep slopes

John Deere: New felling head for steep slopes

With the continued growth of the steep slope machine felling, John Deere has announced its new large-class directional felling head, the FL100. The new model provides customers with a larger, ...
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Timbeter expanding to SE Asia and Latin America

Timbeter expanding to SE Asia and Latin America

Estonian company Timbeter, who have been involved in previous FIEA Technology events (and who have confirmed that they will be presenting in this year’s September series, HarvestTECH 2020 in Australia ...
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HarvestTECH News Issue 6

HarvestTECH News Issue 6

Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. Already, we have just started to pull together the programme for September's HarvestTECH 2020 series – this time running in both New Zealand and ...
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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 ...
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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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