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HarvestTECH 2020

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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 companies, we’ve built in a couple of stories to make you sit up and think. Out of China, contractors are using a fleet of unmanned road pavers and rollers to ...
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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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Low log prices hurting

Low log prices hurting

A sharp fall in log prices has raised concerns of job losses but a South Canterbury logging company director believes the industry will recover with minimum damage done. Evan MacClure, ...
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Remsoft adds GM for Asia Pacific

Remsoft adds GM for Asia Pacific

Remsoft has announced the appointment of Corinne Watson as General Manager, Asia Pacific. In her role, she will support customer success on the ground and drive growth within the Australasia ...
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Debarker enhances Port Taranaki’s log operations

Debarker enhances Port Taranaki’s log operations

The installation of a debarker machine at Port Taranaki means full log vessels can now be loaded there. In an emailed statement, Port Taranaki chief executive Guy Roper said the ...
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Drone ‘mosaic’ to help environmental management

Drone ‘mosaic’ to help environmental management

A drone "mosaic" of harvested forestry blocks is letting Marlburians see the wood for the trees, and could cut down environmental issues. In New Zealand, Marlborough company GeoInsight Limited is ...
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China builds highway with unmanned machines

China builds highway with unmanned machines

We like to bring you stories on tech advancements. Last week we covered the first large scale operational use of robotics in wood processing operations in New Zealand and Australia ...
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Logging: New Waratah harvester head

Logging: New Waratah harvester head

Waratah Forestry Equipment unveiled the new H415HD, a heavy-duty harvesting head with new features and options to suit customer feedback and rugged application needs. “The new H415HD extends durability to ...
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Partnership to introduce Heavy Fuel Cell Electric Trucks

Partnership to introduce Heavy Fuel Cell Electric Trucks

Hiringa Energy and TR Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to offer Heavy Fuel Cell Electric Trucks for the New Zealand market powered by Hiringa’s nation-wide hydrogen refuelling ...
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New President for John Deere

New President for John Deere

John Stone is the new president of John Deere Worldwide Construction and Forestry and Power Systems.  Deere & Company has announced that its board of directors has elected John Stone, 50, ...
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HarvestTECH News Issue 10

HarvestTECH News Issue 10

Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. A lot can change in a month. While the reopening of New Zealand and most of Australia has been successful, COVID-19 is still a ...
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WorkSafe releases new video for induction

WorkSafe releases new video for induction

WorkSafe has just released a new WorkSafe Induction video. The video is targeted to New Zealand businesses and has been designed for use during induction process. It provides staff with ...
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Caterpillar acquires new robotics & automation skills

Caterpillar acquires new robotics & automation skills

Caterpillar Inc. has announced they’ve acquired select assets and hired employees from San Francisco, Cal. based robot and autonomy technology solutions company Marble Robot, Inc. The acquisition is part of ...
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Klabin operates Brazil’s first folding truck

Klabin operates Brazil’s first folding truck

Innovative truck designed by the company’s forestry area starts tests this month In mid-June, the first folding truck in Brazil starts operating at Klabin’s planted forests in Paraná. This innovative ...
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C3 ramps up operations in Portland

C3 ramps up operations in Portland

C3’s Portland log marshalling operation has increased throughput by 300% since the deal was completed despite C3 purchasing equipment and commencing operations during the COVID-19 pandemic C3, one of Australia’s ...
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World-first log scaling robot earns global ranking

World-first log scaling robot earns global ranking

A world-first robotic innovation that scans and measures export logs on trucks has landed its Kiwi developers on the 2020 RBR50, Robotics Business Review's prestigious global list recognising the 50 ...
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Fumigation update: log export markets at risk

Fumigation update: log export markets at risk

In 2010 regulations were introduced to reduce methyl bromide emissions to the atmosphere as part of NZ’s commitment to international agreements we are signatory to. The users of methyl bromide ...
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Spruce bark beetle and its impact on wood markets

Spruce bark beetle and its impact on wood markets

Between 2017 and 2019, over 270 million m3 of standing timber in Central Europe was damaged by a combination of factors: primarily, changing climate conditions that featured hotter, drier summers ...
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Swire Bulk takes delivery of new bulk carrier

Swire Bulk takes delivery of new bulk carrier

Swire Bulk, the bulk division of The China Navigation Company, has taken delivery of its new, log-fitted bulk carrier into service. MV Singan is traded worldwide with a strong focus ...
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Benefits of automated in cab driver monitoring

Benefits of automated in cab driver monitoring

Guardian, the in-cab fatigue management system from Seeing Machines, recently was part of a breakthrough study into driver behaviour at Monash University, the results of which are likely going to ...
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HarvestTECH News Issue 9

HarvestTECH News Issue 9

Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. It's welcome relief that both New Zealand and Australian COVID-19 lockdowns are easing and businesses, that weren't already operating, are now opening up again ...
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Silviculture subsidy to support Kiwi locals

Silviculture subsidy to support Kiwi locals

Silviculture in New Zealand got a boost with a support subsidy package announced last week from the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) which will assist this sector to secure a ...
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