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

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HarvestTECH 2021

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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 Rotorua, New Zealand on 13-14 April 2021, has been overwhelming. Thanks for to all of you that have been in touch with us. The programme right now is currently being ...
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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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Relocatable bridges a winning solution for Juken NZ

Relocatable bridges a winning solution for Juken NZ

A bridge designed to carry heavy forestry loads is a substantial capital investment – but what if you could relocate that bridge and use it across multiple harvests? That’s exactly ...
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Silvicultural work highlighted in new videos

Silvicultural work highlighted in new videos

Silviculture workers are crucial to the success of New Zealand’s forestry industry. However sometimes the important work they do can be over-shadowed by the harvesting end of the business. But ...
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Concerns raised on softwood log exports

Concerns raised on softwood log exports

A South Australian regional timber processor has warned thousands of tonnes of softwood resource are bypassing mills and heading to China, despite long-term shortages facing some businesses. Softwood export volumes ...
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Volvo Autonomous Hauler Wins Red Dot Award

Volvo Autonomous Hauler Wins Red Dot Award

The TA15 – part of the TARA autonomous transport solution from Volvo Autonomous Solutions – has won a coveted Red Dot Award for product design – the most globally-recognized mark ...
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HVP Selects Trimble Forestry to Implement Paperless Ticketing Solution

HVP Selects Trimble Forestry to Implement Paperless Ticketing Solution

HVP, Australia’s largest private timber plantation company, with 240,000 ha in production, has partnered with Trimble Forestry to implement a paperless ticketing solution to help address safety concerns presented by ...
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Risk posed by powerlines must be considered

Risk posed by powerlines must be considered

Any business conducting work near live powerlines must consider the risk they pose as part of its safety planning, says WorkSafe. Logging company Mike Harris Earthmoving Limited was fined $100,000 ...
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Komatsu 845 in a new outfit for 2021

Komatsu 845 in a new outfit for 2021

The Komatsu 845 12-tonne forwarder is a versatile machine that performs well in thinning, but also in lighter final felling.The 2021 model has been updated with new components, including a ...
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Deere plans expansion in Australia & New Zealand

Deere plans expansion in Australia & New Zealand

Tractor giant Deere & Co. plans to expand in Australia and New Zealand, with its one-time chief economist leading the charge. Luke Chandler, who has become managing director for the ...
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HarvestTECH News Issue 12

HarvestTECH News Issue 12

Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. A lot can change in a month. At the time of our last issue, New Zealand celebrated being 100 days COVID-19 free and, ...
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EOI to present – HarvestTECH 2021

EOI to present – HarvestTECH 2021

Early expressions of interest are being called for to present at next year’s major wood harvesting and log transport event, HarvestTECH 2021. Early details on the planned event can be ...
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Automated log tagging project underway

Automated log tagging project underway

An exciting new log tracking project for New Zealand's Forest Growers Research is getting underway within the Automation and Robotics programme, led by Dr Glen Murphy. The project, which is ...
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Log truck shutdown of Bunnings

Log truck shutdown of Bunnings

There is widespread timber worker, contractor, and community support across the country for the COVID-19-Safe action that took place on Wednesday morning at Bunnings Traralgon in defence of forestry jobs ...
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Automated robotic forest harvesting being explored

Automated robotic forest harvesting being explored

FPInnovations, Canada, is moving full speed ahead with its automated-harvesting project to usher in a new era of forestry machinery with an eye to one day operating fully autonomous machines ...
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HVP selects Trimble Forestry for paperless ticketing

HVP selects Trimble Forestry for paperless ticketing

HVP, Australia’s largest private timber plantation company, with 240,000 ha in production, has partnered with Trimble Forestry to implement a paperless ticketing solution to help address safety concerns presented by ...
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SME pilot underway with Remsoft Operations

SME pilot underway with Remsoft Operations

The Northern Hardwoods Research Institute (NHRI) and Remsoft have partnered to support best practice implementation of the Remsoft Operations Cloud within small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the forestry sector ...
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Timbeter and Cind enter into new partnership

Timbeter and Cind enter into new partnership

Timbeter, an Estonian company providing an AI-based digital workflow management solution for the timber industry, and the Swedish image processing technology provider Cind (a spin-off from SAAB AB) have signed ...
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European logs flood into China

European logs flood into China

Europe's flow of damaged wood to China: Plus 534% in 2019 - In the 2019 calendar year, Europe was shipping enormous volumes of damaged wood to China. In the first ...
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Two different harvesting systems compared

Two different harvesting systems compared

Damage to trees and logs during harvest and transportation can result in significant losses of wood volume and value. To prevent this, researchers are investigating productivity losses, costs and the ...
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HarvestTECH News Issue 11

HarvestTECH News Issue 11

Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. This month, in addition to updates on new equipment and changes in senior personnel with well-known companies to local wood harvesting and transport ...
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New John Deere Construction & Forestry Dealers hit the ground running

New John Deere Construction & Forestry Dealers hit the ground running

Two well-known and respected John Deere dealerships have hit the ground running as the new homes of John Deere Construction and Forestry Equipment in New Zealand. Construction and forestry customers ...
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