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Trimble Acquires 3LOG Systems to Expand its Forestry Solutions

Trimble Acquires 3LOG Systems to Expand its Forestry Solutions

Trimble (TRMB) announced, on 4 September 2019, that it has acquired 3LOG Systems, Inc., a leading supplier of timber management software solutions. The acquisition complements Trimble's forestry business software portfolio ...
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Taranaki forestry course attracts trainees

Taranaki forestry course attracts trainees

Digging in Pinus radiata seedlings on a steep, slippery slope as an icy wind whips off Mt Taranaki is helping provide future work skills in New Zealand’s forestry industry for ...
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First production trial of helicopter slash grapple

First production trial of helicopter slash grapple

Erosion and debris flow from forestry operations is currently a live topic. Severe weather events in the Nelson and Gisborne regions of New Zealand last year caused localised debris flows ...
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Gough family sells Caterpillar dealership

Gough family sells Caterpillar dealership

Gough family to sell Caterpillar dealership after nearly a century - The wealthy Gough family has sold Gough Group for $211 million to a Malaysian company after a 90-year history ...
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Tree seedling deliveries by drone tested

Tree seedling deliveries by drone tested

David Herries from Interpine was able to open the minds of many of the harvesting contractors and forest managers who attended the New Zealand  HarvestTECH 2019 event that ran in ...
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Hi-tech shirt for forestry workers

Hi-tech shirt for forestry workers

A shirt with built-in sensors could help reduce fatalities in New Zealand's forestry industry. Researchers at the University of Waikato are developing a hi-tech way to keep forestry workers safe ...
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Trucking start-up wins race to run driverless

Trucking start-up wins race to run driverless

Starsky Robotics is now testing autonomous trucks that have no driver inside, the San Francisco Bay Area start-up announced. As of June 16, Starsky began operating truly driverless semi-trucks on ...
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A contractor’s guide to electronic logging devices [Part One]

A contractor’s guide to electronic logging devices [Part One]

This article recently appeared in a North American industry magazine, Canadian Forest Industries. It will we think be of interest to harvesting and haulage companies in this part of the ...
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Forest supply chain survey

Forest supply chain survey

Scion is planning a research project to better understand and assess New Zealand forest supply chain capabilities including visibility, agility, and flexibility. This project aims to identify some key supply ...
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Gym in a truck concept unveiled

Gym in a truck concept unveiled

At a global launch of its S-Way range truck cabins, IVECO has unveiled the Fit Cab concept designed to incorporate exercise and gym equipment under a healthier push to help ...
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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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Falling log prices impact on woodlot harvesting

Falling log prices impact on woodlot harvesting

In-market prices for logs in China - New Zealand's largest export market - have fallen in recent weeks and ANZ Bank warns the drop will make the harvest of some ...
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Contractors encouraged to access support

Contractors encouraged to access support

The Forest Industry Contractors Association (FICA) and Forest Owners Association (FOA) are encouraging New Zealand contractors to access support early during the logging downturn. The price drop has been felt ...
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Fatigue management guidelines released

Fatigue management guidelines released

The Logging Investigation and Training Association (LITA) has released guidelines for developing and implementing a fatigue management policy for the forestry industry. The material aims to assist forestry industry participants ...
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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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