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HarvestTECH 2020

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Changes to HarvestTECH 2020

Changes to HarvestTECH 2020

HarvestTECH 2020 was scheduled to run in Melbourne, Australia on 16-17 September 2020 and then again in Rotorua, New Zealand for local harvesting & wood transport operations, on 22-23 September 2020. Because of current restrictions around COVID-19 in both countries and the uncertainty in the weeks and months ahead, it has been decided that the technology series has to be postponed.  The programmes had largely been completed ...
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Positive messages for contractors during lock down

Positive messages for contractors during lock down

The Log Transport Safety Council, Forest Industry Contractors Association and Forest Industry Safety Council have been working together to get positive messages out to New Zealand forestry contractors in these ...
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Stay home, stay well, stay sane social media campaign

Stay home, stay well, stay sane social media campaign

Safetree, FISC and FICA plan to support forestry contractors while New Zealand goes on its ‘stay home’ journey. So, over the next few weeks, they’ll be posting interesting and entertaining ...
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Plus.ai's Autonomous Truck Crosses US in 3 Days

Plus.ai’s Autonomous Truck Crosses US in 3 Days

Plus.ai (www.plus.ai), a leading provider of self-driving trucking technology, today announced that it has completed the first coast-to-coast commercial freight run with an autonomous truck on behalf of Land O’Lakes, ...
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New Cable Harvest Planning Software Released

New Cable Harvest Planning Software Released

Softree Technical Systems Inc., a world leader in forest road and engineering software, announced the release of RoadEng Version 9. This updated version offers a variety of new features for ...
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How Fonterra stopped workplace fatigue

How Fonterra stopped workplace fatigue

When driver Malcolm Burkes first started at Fonterra it was all about getting out there, getting the job done and getting back as quickly as you could. “Now I don’t ...
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The benefits of drones in logistics

The benefits of drones in logistics

Danish logistics and international shipping giant, DFDS, has been combining drones and AI to streamline terminal operations. DFDS provides transportation services, supply chain solutions and warehouse management, handling millions of ...
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AUSTimber2020 rescheduled to November

AUSTimber2020 rescheduled to November

Another casualty of the recent bush fires in Australia is the four-yearly forestry show, AusTimber 2020 that was scheduled for early April. It’s now being postponed to later in the ...
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Douglas fir felled early for wilding effect

Douglas fir felled early for wilding effect

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) announced a contract for the harvest of Coronet Forest has been awarded to Mike Hurring Logging Ltd last week beginning immediately. Established over several years ...
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Cat dealer launches new brand

Cat dealer launches new brand

New Zealand’s Cat® dealer marked a new era at a special event in Auckland last week where Chief Executive Grant Whitelaw revealed a new company name, Terra Industrial New Zealand ...
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Pilot to increase woodlot owner’s awareness

Pilot to increase woodlot owner’s awareness

WorkSafe New Zealand is working with industry to ensure woodlot owners are aware of their obligation to notify them when undertaking felling or logging operations on their properties. Sadly, the ...
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Treemetrics launch innovative forestry App

Treemetrics launch innovative forestry App

Treemetrics, the pioneering forestry software company, has announced the official opening of its new Global HQ on the South Mall in Cork city. An Tánaiste, Mr Simon Coveney, TD, Minster ...
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HarvestTECH News Issue 4

HarvestTECH News Issue 4

Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. This will be the final issue for 2019. Whilst just set up following this year’s HarvestTECH 2019 event, HarvestTECH News has already grown to ...
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Trifecta for Women in Forestry in awards

Trifecta for Women in Forestry in awards

They say its woman’s intuition and having that natural ability to relate to tree fallers in the forest that has been a real skill that Kere Elliot from Elliot Logging ...
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Ponsse celebrate 15k machines built

Ponsse celebrate 15k machines built

The 15,000th Ponsse machine was completed at Ponsse’s factory in Vieremä and delivered to Lespromindustria from Russia. The machine delivery also represented a step towards Ponsse’s 50th anniversary to be ...
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Hazard alert: Slip could have been far worse

Hazard alert: Slip could have been far worse

A reminder to all drivers to take extra care when unchaining log loads at log yards - There has been an incident where a log has slipped off a truck ...
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Two key acquisitions for RDO Equipment

Two key acquisitions for RDO Equipment

RDO Equipment is excited to announce the consolidation of its business interests in Australia and the appointment of Julie Whitcombe as CEO of the newly formed RDO Australia Group - ...
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John Deere: New steep slope felling model

John Deere: New steep slope felling model

A direct result of the continued growth of the steep slope logging market, the new John Deere 959ML Shovel Logger is designed for felling and log handling in difficult terrain ...
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Hyundai puts platooning self-driving trucks to the test

Hyundai puts platooning self-driving trucks to the test

Autonomous driving technologies could significantly shape the future of trucking over the coming decade, and as we're continuing to see through various trials around the world, platooning may play a ...
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Commitment to training and people top priority

Commitment to training and people top priority

Rosewarne Cable Loggers (RCL) was one of the big winners at the recent 2019 Northland Forestry Awards taking out the UDC Training Company/Contractor of the Year crown. Company health and ...
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Tigercat introduce power clam grapple

Tigercat introduce power clam grapple

The new Tigercat power clam grapple series is here. Designed for use on the 875 and 880D loggers, the three models – PC08, PC10 and PC12 – are sized for ...
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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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Pedersen brings in Sennebogen 830 material handler

Pedersen brings in Sennebogen 830 material handler

The Pedersen Group has improved its efficiency and fuel consumption by bringing into Australia a first-of-its kind material handler from the Group’s long-standing German manufacturing partner, Sennebogen.  The Pedersen Group ...
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Rewarding times for forestry ‘family’

Rewarding times for forestry ‘family’

A major focus for Lloyd Logging since it started in 2017 has been to invest in staff and training. It’s no surprise then that company staff member Channing Green took ...
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