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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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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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From log to LOGR, tracking logs in real-time

From log to LOGR, tracking logs in real-time

The evolution of forestry practices has greatly evolved over the last decade. One of the leaders in innovation is SFM Environmental Solutions, a leading provider of independent plantation management across ...
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Contract awarded for harvesting fire affected logs

Contract awarded for harvesting fire affected logs

Australian forestry services company Harvestco has been awarded the contract to harvest, store and stockpile the first 200,000 tonnes of pine in the Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers estate. Harvestco started ...
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Additional workshop added to HarvestTECH 2021

Additional workshop added to HarvestTECH 2021

For all harvesting contractors and harvest planners who'll will be in Rotorua, New Zealand for the major HarvestTECH2021 event that will be running in mid-April, an extra workshop (no charge ...
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NZ student excels in forest engineering

NZ student excels in forest engineering

Jacob Allum, who completed his degree in Forest Engineering last year, has just been co-awarded the Civil Contractors New Zealand Prize in Pavement Engineering for 2020. “The University of Canterbury ...
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Trimble Forestry integrates LIMS and CFX

Trimble Forestry integrates LIMS and CFX

Trimble Forestry has announced that its widely used Log Information Management System (LIMS) now integrates seamlessly with the Connected Forest™ Xchange (CFX). The integration allows load ticket information from LIMS ...
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Calling young harvesting students and operators

Calling young harvesting students and operators

Very rarely do you get anything for free. Here is one offer though. The offer was eagerly picked up by students for the ForestTECH 2020 event that ran in Rotorua, ...
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New cradle containers revolutionise log transport

New cradle containers revolutionise log transport

A leading shipping container supplier Royal Wolf and New Zealand’s KiwiRail have jointly developed a bespoke logging container that significantly improves efficiencies and capacity when transporting logs to the Port ...
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Harvesting & log transport companies planning for 2021

Harvesting & log transport companies planning for 2021

If you’re involved in wood harvesting, you’ll remember well the major logging event, HarvestTECH 2019 that ran a couple of years ago. It ran in Rotorua, New Zealand and the ...
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HarvestTECH News Issue 15

HarvestTECH News Issue 15

Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. December is finally here and what a year it’s been. COVID-19, the biggest pandemic in 100 years, has seen countries shutdown, borders closed ...
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Preview of new Tigercat logger

Preview of new Tigercat logger

A purpose-built logger, the Tigercat 865 will offer many advantages over excavator conversions, including better service access, stronger swing torque and superior operator visibility. The Tigercat FPT N67 engine delivers ...
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Southland woman inducted to Road Transport Hall of Fame

Southland woman inducted to Road Transport Hall of Fame

Anita Dynes is the first woman to be inducted in the NZ Road Transport Hall of Fame for 2020. Dynes, originally from Balclutha, is credited as being crucial to the ...
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FMG selects Trimble Forestry’s solutions

FMG selects Trimble Forestry’s solutions

Forest Management Group, which includes Forest Management (FML), Tasman Forest Management (TFM), and Forest Management North Island (FMNI), has selected Trimble Forestry’s Log Inventory & Management System (LIMS) to manage ...
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TasPorts welcomes China Express to Bell Bay

TasPorts welcomes China Express to Bell Bay

TasPorts has welcomed one of the world’s largest dedicated woodchip bulkers, China Express, to the Port of Bell Bay. Launched in early 2020, the 215 metre vessel is the first ...
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Russia plans to ban log exports

Russia plans to ban log exports

Softwood log exports from Russia have been in steady decline for the past 15 years and could reach zero in 2022 if President Putin’s new log export ban is implemented ...
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First ELD certification body named in Canada

First ELD certification body named in Canada

FPInnovations will be the first body to certify Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) as Canada prepares to mandate the technology. Federally regulated carriers will need to equip trucks with certified ELDs ...
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John Deere: Technology extended to Waratah

John Deere: Technology extended to Waratah

John Deere expands job site visualisation to include Waratah H-16 production data John Deere will now offer TimberMatic™ Maps and TimberManager™ as a standard offering for tracked harvesters or forestry ...
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HarvestTECH News Issue 14

HarvestTECH News Issue 14

Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. We are pleased to announce that the HarvestTECH 2021 programme and registrations are now live on the website. The response has been amazing and ...
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HarvestTECH 2021 attracting record interest

HarvestTECH 2021 attracting record interest

If you’re involved in wood harvesting, you’ll remember well the major harvesting event, HarvestTECH 2019. It ran in Rotorua, New Zealand last year and the event SOLD OUT well in ...
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Training course attracting women to forestry

Training course attracting women to forestry

In New Zealand, an Eastland Wood Council forestry training programme aimed at keeping pace with the demand for forestry workers has had an unexpected boon — boosting diversity in a ...
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H&S pilot extended for forestry workers

H&S pilot extended for forestry workers

New Zealand’s forestry health, safety and wellbeing pilot, Toroawhi, has been given a six-month extension following COVID-19 restrictions. The joint pilot between WorkSafe and the Forest Industry Safety Council saw ...
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