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

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HarvestTECH News Issue 19

HarvestTECH News Issue 19

Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. Last month was a big month for the local HarvestTECH community, with well over 350 attending the HarvestTECH 2021 and Forest Safety 2021 events. This was also the first time that HarvestTECH was streamed live to attendees outside of New Zealand. This enabled all our Australian and International readers the chance to take in ...
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HarvestTECH 2021 Summary

HarvestTECH 2021 Summary

They came, they learnt, and certainly, there was plenty of networking going on at HarvestTECH 2021. Held in Rotorua on the 13-14 April 2021, it was once again, one of ...
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NZ company on target for ambitious safety goal

NZ company on target for ambitious safety goal

For the past decade, Nelson businessman Dale Ewers’ goal has been to get workers in the logging industry out of harm’s way. In 2010 Ewers, the chief executive of Moutere ...
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Leading logging and haulage firm celebrates 60 years

Leading logging and haulage firm celebrates 60 years

Oberon-based Mangan Logging & Haulage has reached a major milestone with the Australian-owned business marking 60 years of operation and welcoming its fourth generation into the family-run business. Established in ...
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WorkSafe's reminder about truck safety

WorkSafe’s reminder about truck safety

In line with the focus this week on log transport as part of the just completed HarvestTECH 2021 event, below is a new trucking induction video developed by New Zealand’s ...
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Powering data exchange & wireless weighbridge integration

Powering data exchange & wireless weighbridge integration

Since its release in 2018, LOGR eDockets have seen a meteoric uptake in the forestry industry. Now Enabled the innovation firm behind this platform, is again creating industry buzz with ...
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China and Finland to find alternative wood supplies

China and Finland to find alternative wood supplies

Russia has been one of the largest roundwood traders globally for many years by exporting roughly 15-20 million m3 per year between 2010-2020. The main importers of the Russian roundwood ...
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Digital transformation in the fibre volume measurement

Digital transformation in the fibre volume measurement

The current pandemic made clear, once again, that digital transformation is one of the most relevant matters in the industry, and the forestry industry is not free of this challenge ...
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Forestry contractors reducing downtime on hydraulic assets

Forestry contractors reducing downtime on hydraulic assets

Forestry contractors across New Zealand are reducing their downtime and hydraulic hose bills with trailblazing tools and technology from BOA Hydraulics. BOA Hydraulics’ ‘integrated solution’ combines world-class hydraulic hose facilities ...
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Smooth Boom Control for Tracked Feller Bunchers and Harvesters

Smooth Boom Control for Tracked Feller Bunchers and Harvesters

Further enhancing the machine operation in demanding forestry applications, John Deere adds its Smooth Boom Control (SBC) technology to its M-Series Tracked Feller Bunchers and MH-Series Tracked Harvesters. Developed in ...
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HarvestTECH News Issue 18

HarvestTECH News Issue 18

Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. By the time this newsletter hits your inbox, there will be less than a week before the HarvestTECH 2021 and Forest Safety & Technology ...
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WorkSafe: Trucking Induction Video

WorkSafe: Trucking Induction Video

We have put together this video to help educate PCBUs and operators within the trucking industry about some common risks and how they can ensure people go home healthy and ...
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Let The Water Flow: Why These Bridges Are Designed To Be Swamped

Let The Water Flow: Why These Bridges Are Designed To Be Swamped

Bridges traditionally sit above the water at all times, providing continuous access even in severe weather. But the potential for flash flooding in two streams in the Kopua Forest in ...
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Human drivers still key to haul logs

Human drivers still key to haul logs

A pilot project that we reported on recently aiming to address a severe shortage of logging truck drivers through telemetric wizardry may lead to new jobs being created, not their ...
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ForestFit training program pilot launches

ForestFit training program pilot launches

Leaders of New South Wales (NSW) forest contracting businesses came together last week for the launch sessions of the ForestFit training program pilot (training pilot) in Tumut (16 March) and ...
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Tigercat goes big with new 875E logger

Tigercat goes big with new 875E logger

The no-compromise 875E logger introduces several new features, including an updated operator station, two undercarriage options, and various grapple configurations to tailor the machine to your specific needs.The 875E logger ...
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Sprinklers start at log water storage

Sprinklers start at log water storage

Sprinklers have been activated at the dam on its Macgill property where KIPT plans to store more than 100,000 tonnes of pine. The pine logs, harvested from the fire-damaged Gosse ...
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Ford Ranger goes fully-autonomous

Ford Ranger goes fully-autonomous

An Australian mining group has advanced the future of mobility (in mining at least) with the deployment of a fleet of fully-autonomous Ford Rangers at one of its mines. Fortescue ...
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John Deere realigning its forestry technology

John Deere realigning its forestry technology

The advancement of forestry equipment has typically focused on generating more powerful machines. Now, John Deere has launched a new tech-driven initiative that will marry strength with intelligence. Through the ...
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Logistics companies merge to create $1.2b business

Logistics companies merge to create $1.2b business

Asia Pacific freight giants VISA Global Logistics and Mondiale Freight Services have announced they will be merging to form a significant international transport and logistics entity. The merged company will ...
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Real deal for hydraulic servicing of forestry machinery

Real deal for hydraulic servicing of forestry machinery

Anyone who knows machinery understands the value of proper hydraulic servicing – especially now. It is a fast moving and demanding field of expertise, currently evolving ever faster and in ...
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HarvestTECH News Issue 17

HarvestTECH News Issue 17

Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. Another packed issue this month. Excitement is building for HarvestTECH 2021, which is running in Rotorua on 13-14 April 2021. We can confirm that ...
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