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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 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 2021 events officially launch in Rotorua, New Zealand. To date, over 350 harvesting contractors, harvest planners, log transport operators, foresters, H&S Managers and equipment and technology suppliers into the log ...
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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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Forest Engineering student put forward for major award

Forest Engineering student put forward for major award

PhD student in forest engineering, Campbell Harvey, is this year’s New Zealand nomination for the International Council of Forest and Paper Associations Blue Sky Award. Campbell has been using drones ...
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Further investment in Robotics Plus technology

Further investment in Robotics Plus technology

ACC’s Impact Investment Fund has taken a share in one of the world’s top 50 innovative robotics companies in a partnership to improve the wellbeing of those working in some ...
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Euro $2m to develop autonomous planting machine

Euro $2m to develop autonomous planting machine

Vinnova, Sweden’s Innovation Agency, together with the forest industry and researchers, invests 20 million SEK (approx. 2 million EURO) on development of an autonomous planting system, the Autoplant. The project ...
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New John Deere bogie skidder packs performance

New John Deere bogie skidder packs performance

John Deere introduces the new six-wheel 768L-II Bogie Skidder, a true woodland warrior designed to conquer wet conditions and steep slope terrain. Incorporating the proven, durable features found on the ...
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Autonomous logging trucks for Ontario

Autonomous logging trucks for Ontario

Robot trucks are coming to Northwestern Ontario in 2021 Nawiinginokiima Forest Management Corporation says it plans to use a pair autonomous logging trucks, led by an experienced driver in a ...
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Ponsse´s new full simulator

Ponsse´s new full simulator

Ponsse has announced that it’s responding to the need for the development of training by modernising its simulator product range. The new PONSSE Full Simulator is a full-range training system ...
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Full house of exhibitors for HarvestTECH 2021

Full house of exhibitors for HarvestTECH 2021

With a couple of exhibition spaces becoming available, two new exhibitors have just been added to the record turnout that’s expected in Rotorua in a few months as part of ...
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Forestry company's $3m bill wiped

Forestry company’s $3m bill wiped

A forestry company has had a NZ$2.89 million debt set aside by the NZ High Court after failing to harvest on deadline for a contract written on bad advice from ...
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HarvestTECH News Issue 16

HarvestTECH News Issue 16

Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. As the first issue of the year goes out, we’re reminded that COVID-19 still has a big part to play in 2021. At ...
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Enhancing safety innovation in New Zealand

Enhancing safety innovation in New Zealand

In line with the eagerly awaited Forest Safety event that is running in New Zealand, Forest Safety & Technology 2021, on Tuesday 13 April, attached is an article that recently ...
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