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HarvestTECH News | Issue 34

HarvestTECH News | Issue 34

Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. As part of the record turnout of forestry and wood harvesting companies at the recent Residues2Revenues 2022 event in New Zealand, the very latest equipment and systems being used to harvest, process, segregate and transport forest slash and bin-wood were able to be showcased. As a follow-up to the biofuels event, this month ...
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Ponsse launches an electric forest machine

Ponsse launches an electric forest machine

Ponsse and Epec are introducing the PONSSE EV1, an electric forest machine technology concept. While the forest machine will be commercially available later, Epec's technology can already be used in ...
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OneFortyOne to export sawmill woodchips

OneFortyOne to export sawmill woodchips

OneFortyOne’s New Zealand’s Kaituna Sawmill and Marusumi Whangarei Co. Ltd, have signed an agreement to export wood chip to Japan with the first vessel expected to depart from Port Marlborough ...
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Remsoft partners with ForestPHD

Remsoft partners with ForestPHD

Remsoft has announced a new collaboration with Australian-based company ForestPHD, the developer of STICKS, to enable the use of forest machine data in Remsoft Forest IntelligenceTM solutions. The partnership will ...
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More details on Methyl Bromide & EDN decisions

More details on Methyl Bromide & EDN decisions

In August 2021 a decision on the Reassessment of methyl bromide for fumigation of New Zealand logs was released by the EPA. This was followed more recently by the release ...
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Stirling Logging on building a good team

Stirling Logging on building a good team

How can forestry companies look after their teams? See how Gisborne-based contractor Stirling Logging does it with things like top gear, hot food, smart targeting of bonuses and being a ...
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Forico improves harvest operations planning

Forico improves harvest operations planning

With Forico's implementation of cloud-based Remsoft Operations, planning pressures can be predicted 6-12 months in advance and the scheduling process is more efficient, taking 50% less time. Forico, Tasmania’s largest ...
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Swedish centipede forestry machine developed

Swedish centipede forestry machine developed

A new type of forest machine is currently driving around the forests of Sweden. It combines a low-impact approach, increased productivity and an improved operator environment and is the result ...
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Tigercat enters yarder market

Tigercat enters yarder market

Tigercat Enters Yarding Niche with 180 - The new Tigercat 180 swing yarder is purpose built from the ground up. It combines the speed and stability of conventional yarders with ...
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HarvestTECH News | Issue 29

HarvestTECH News | Issue 29

Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. While electric vehicles are still a way off for the sector, technology is rapidly improving and there are numerous electric heavy vehicle trials underway ...
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Bush fire-fighting efforts – from 70 years ago

Bush fire-fighting efforts – from 70 years ago

A couple of weeks ago we built in links to three extensive reports covering three major bush fires in Australia. Collectively they burnt over 120 million ha compiled and written ...
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Trial of new silviculture mentoring programme

Trial of new silviculture mentoring programme

Ten silviculture crews around New Zealand have completed a trial of a new mentoring programme developed by the Forest and Wood Processing Workforce Taskforce, with funding from the Forest Growers ...
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Volvo’s electric truck gets tick of approval

Volvo’s electric truck gets tick of approval

The first electric Volvo truck on Australian roads is getting a tick of approval from one of the most authoritative voices in the transport industry – a truck driver. It ...
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Switching from paper to digital communications

Switching from paper to digital communications

PF Olsen has recently adopted the Assura Software platform to support their Health & Safety needs in challenging environments, plus solve a number of other business issues. Check out the ...
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Pre-training prepares job seekers for forestry work

Pre-training prepares job seekers for forestry work

Nathan Fogden has 2,000 hectares of land to plant and prune in 2022 but not the staff to complete the work. “It’s a really competitive labour market these days,” says ...
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Stihl our top wood chopper

Stihl our top wood chopper

Top Axeman makes the cut for tilt at coveted 10th World Title - An emotional Jason Wynyard has cut his first step towards claiming a 10th world title by winning ...
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Challenges of switching to electric vehicles

Challenges of switching to electric vehicles

This article appeared recently and puts into perspective some of the challenges being faced in switching from fossil fuels to electric vehicles. The range of new EVs available in this ...
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Waratah to offer Moipu products in Europe and Asia-Pacific

Waratah to offer Moipu products in Europe and Asia-Pacific

Waratah and Moisio Forest Oy, a Finland-based forest machine attachment and accessory manufacturer, have signed a co-operation agreement for sales, marketing and distribution of Moipu branded products. Waratah will begin ...
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Debris flow study indicates landslide risk

Debris flow study indicates landslide risk

Marlborough District Council recently commissioned University of Canterbury researchers to map the North Marlborough area for river and stream catchments that may be susceptible to debris flows or debris floods, ...
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HarvestTECH News | Issue 28

HarvestTECH News | Issue 28

Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. Biofuel announcements on both sides of the Tasman continue to pop up – almost daily now. Better utilisation of forest residues has moved from ...
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Specialist wood fuel suggested by Genesis

Specialist wood fuel suggested by Genesis

Genesis Energy believes converting part of the Huntly power station to run on biofuel could be economic, but it will need a source of the specialist wood fuel needed to ...
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Car and truck carrier loads wood products

Car and truck carrier loads wood products

A vessel normally used to transport cars and trucks called at Northport this week to load approximately 5,000 cubic metres of triboard from the Juken Mill in Kaitaia. The m.v ...
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John Deere introduces new full-tree simulator

John Deere introduces new full-tree simulator

John Deere has announced the release of the new and innovative Forestry Full-Tree Training Simulator. This development offers cost-effective and efficient operator training in a risk-free environment, all while avoiding ...
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C3 delivers industry-first grapple log loading innovation

C3 delivers industry-first grapple log loading innovation

C3 Limited, part of the broader LINX Cargo Care Group, has officially unveiled the new C3 Log Vessel Grapple (LVG) at the Port of Tauranga, a first in Australasia.Held exclusively ...
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