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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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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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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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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 HarvestTECH 2019 event a couple of weeks ago ...
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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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Featured Sponsor: McFall Fuel

Featured Sponsor: McFall Fuel

McFall Fuel is a committed & dedicated family fuel & lubricant distribution business. McFall Fuel has developed great relationships with people at all levels of the forestry industry. We are ...
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Caterpillar selling purpose-built forestry business

Caterpillar selling purpose-built forestry business

In August 2018 Caterpillar Inc. announced plans to sell its forestry business to Weiler Forestry Inc. Caterpillar and Weiler have now entered into a definitive agreement to sell Cat’s purpose-built ...
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Meeting the workforce needs of American loggers

Meeting the workforce needs of American loggers

American Loggers Council welcomes launch of Future Logging Careers Act, saying allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to work in mechanized logging operations under parental supervision will help meet future workforce needs ...
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Results from latest Forest Contractors Business Review

Results from latest Forest Contractors Business Review

The Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology has recently completed another update of their New Zealand Forestry Contractors Business Review. The results are summarised below and a copy of their latest ...
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Minimising stem breakage on steeper slopes

Minimising stem breakage on steeper slopes

There’s nothing more frustrating than watching an impressive 35-m tall Radiata pine topple to the ground and then shatter into two or more pieces. That stem has now not only ...
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Competenz calls for forestry industry feedback

Competenz calls for forestry industry feedback

The New Zealand government’s proposal to reform vocational education could undermine the success of training and apprenticeships at a time of critical skills shortages in forestry, says industry training organisation ...
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CNI company establishes all-female forestry crew

CNI company establishes all-female forestry crew

A group of New Zealand women have found employment together in an unlikely industry as new figures show job advertisements in the Bay of Plenty are soaring. CNI Logging has ...
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