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Forest Safety Conference goes international confirmed for June

In HarvestTECH, HT 008 by FIEALeave a Comment

The Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) announced today its annual forest safety conference will be going ahead in June – in digital form. The new program is online now at https://forestsafety.events/#Program “While lockdown conditions have forced enormous restrictions on all of us, we have a large loyal following of safety leaders in forest management and their contractors. We think they’ll …

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New harvester head launched by Ponsse

In HarvestTECH, HT 008 by FIEALeave a Comment

A new harvester head has been designed for the Ponsse Bear harvester, but it is ideal for track-based machines. The H8HD Euca is an effective tool in forests where the diameter of eucalypt stems can be up to 50 cm (19.7 in). The new H8HD Euca is able to efficiently carry out the task of debarking. The geometry of the …

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Truck giants join forces on hydrogen tech

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Large scale production and commercialisation of hydrogen fuel cells has been given a boost by a joint venture between two of the world’s biggest commercial vehicle manufacturers. Daimler Truck AG and Volvo Group have announced they have signed a preliminary non-binding agreement to establish the new joint venture. The intention is to develop, produce and commercialize fuel cell systems for …

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Southern Apprentice of the Year awarded

In HarvestTECH, HT 008 by FIEALeave a Comment

Wood Council’s across New Zealand this year have had to cancel their annual awards programmes. Measures to tackle the COVID-19 virus and the enforced lockdown of forestry and wood products operations has meant that unfortunately, annual regional celebrations to recognise business and training success have had to be put forward to 2021. It’s been a huge disappointment to all, particularly …

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Ponsse celebrates 50 years

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From a small village workshop in Vieremä, Finland, Einari Vidgrén’s dream of building forestry machines has grown into an international business with reach around the globe. Vidgrén’s dream would materialize as Ponsse, which has become one of the world’s largest manufacturers of forestry machines based on the environmentally friendly cut-to- length method. This year, Ponsse is celebrating 50 years since …

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Electronic logging devices next year for Canada

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FPInnovations, Canada, announced that a new federal mandate is expected to come into effect next year making electronic logging devices (ELDs) mandatory for federally-regulated motor carriers and their drivers. With few exceptions, anyone who currently uses paper logs to keep track of their hours behind the wheel will need to use ELDs beginning in June 2021. Transport Canada included the …

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New CEO for Komatsu Forest

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Jens Bengtsson will take up the position as CEO of Komatsu Forest AB. Jens has worked in the company for 11 years and has recently held both the role of CFO and COO. Former CEO Mitsuru Ueno is now taking on a new role as Senior Fellow for the Forest Division of the parent company Komatsu Ltd. During his time …

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John Deere appoint NZ dealers

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John Deere forestry equipment has a new home at two of New Zealand’s most respected machinery dealers to bring a greater range of sought-after machinery and cutting- edge technology to operators and contractors across the country. From 1 July, the full line of premium forestry equipment will be available at AGrowQuip (AGQ) in the North Island and Drummond & Etheridge …