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

HarvestTECH Events provides annual world class technology events and exhibitions to wood harvesting contractors, harvest planners, forest managers and wood transport operators.

HarvestTECH 2020


HarvestTECH News provides the latest updates on breaking news, research results, reports, articles, videos and useful web links for wood harvesting and transport operations throughout Australasia.

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HarvestTECH News Issue 3

HarvestTECH News Issue 3

Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. In this month’s issue, we cover the NZ-based harvesting company, Stubbs Contractors, who successfully overhauled their traditional business model and moved to 'Lean manufacturing', ...
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Family spirit at heart of logging firm

Family spirit at heart of logging firm

Love, care and a true family spirit are at the heart of Subritzky Clark Logging’s successful Northland operation, New Zealand. Winning last year’s Forestry Family of the Year at the ...
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Making it ‘Lean’ pays dividends

Making it ‘Lean’ pays dividends

Implementing a series of management principles made famous by the Toyota Motor Company has helped turn a NZ East Coast business into a “lean logging machine”. Since Stubbs Contractors overhauled ...
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Logger Rhythms Video

Logger Rhythms Video

When Kaingaroa was the biggest - In the early 20th century forests of fast-growing exotic pines were established in the North Island, making one of the world’s largest timber plantations ...
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New harvester from Tigercat

New harvester from Tigercat

Tigercat introduces the highly anticipated smaller wheel harvester – The 1165 is a mid- sized harvester well suited for thinning, selective cut and final fell applications. With strong swing and ...
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HarvestTECH News Issue 2

HarvestTECH News Issue 2

Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. I hope you all enjoyed our first monthly issue of HarvestTECH.News sent out last month. Thanks to all of the positive comments sent ...
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RealWear for forestry or wood products?

RealWear for forestry or wood products?

Company-X has become the first and only Australasian reseller for head-mounted tablets from established global innovation leader, RealWear. The agreement, covering Australia and New Zealand, adds additional capability to Company-X, ...
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NZ's first all-female forestry crew

NZ’s first all-female forestry crew

It's a girl group of a very different kind - meet New Zealand's first all-female forestry team. Source: NZ Herald ...
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A contractor’s guide to electronic logging devices [Part Two]

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

This is the second of a two-part series by Kamloops, B.C., log hauler and logging contractor Greg Munden, sharing his company’s experience implementing electronic logging devices (ELDs). Part one was ...
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Videos added for local harvesting operations

Videos added for local harvesting operations

HarvestTECH 2019, run in Rotorua, New Zealand on 26-27 June 2019, was sold out. Details on the event can be found on the event website. As well as an outstanding array ...
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World's largest electric vehicle - the eDumper

World’s largest electric vehicle – the eDumper

This story is probably timely considering recent announcements on encouraging more electric vehicles onto our roads. While a single computer used to take up a whole room, now they comfortably ...
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Bigger T-WINCH coming….with NZ in mind

Bigger T-WINCH coming….with NZ in mind

The T-WINCH traction assist machine was unveiled to local logging contractors at the HarvestTECH 2019 event in New Zealand few weeks ago. With the first cab-free T-WINCH machine already working ...
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Improving the health of NZ forestry workers

Improving the health of NZ forestry workers

Improve the health and wellbeing of NZ workers and you also improve safety and productivity. That’s the thinking behind the pilot of a health programme for forestry workers being run ...
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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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John Deere expands technology solutions

John Deere expands technology solutions

Building upon the positive momentum of the original launch of TimberMatic™ Maps and TimberManager™, John Deere announces the expansion of the technology offerings to full-tree equipment, including feller bunchers and skidders. These streamlined ...
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Plans for a Toroawhi H&S forestry pilot

Plans for a Toroawhi H&S forestry pilot

The Forest Industry Safety Council is looking for someone to be a health and safety forestry champion for a pilot project aimed at ensuring a strong workers’ voice in New ...
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HarvestTECH News Issue 1

HarvestTECH News Issue 1

Together with industry, the Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) will be communicating much more regularly with harvesting contractors, harvest planners, wood transport operators, forestry managers, forest owners and equipment and ...
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New service for harvesting & wood transport operators

New service for harvesting & wood transport operators

Together with industry, the Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) will be communicating much more regularly with harvesting contractors, harvest planners, wood transport operators, forestry managers, forest owners and equipment and ...
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EWC programme opens forestry pathway

EWC programme opens forestry pathway

The shake-up of vocational training in New Zealand has been welcomed by the forestry industry here, just as its own apprenticeship programme takes off. Eastland Wood Council’s Generation Programme last ...
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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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