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Trimble Forestry integrates LIMS and CFX

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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 to sync to the cloud-based CFX portal, which can be accessed from any device, any place. With CFX’s flexibility, easy-to-view dashboards, and mobile accessibility, key operational data, such as electronic …

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NZ student excels in forest engineering

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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 has a strong Civil Engineering programme that attracts very academically talented students, so it is great to see one of our forest engineers at the top of their class”, notes …

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Additional workshop added to HarvestTECH 2021

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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 to HarvestTECH 2021 delegates) on the afternoon before the event runs on Monday 12 April has been set up. It’s titled “Developing an Intelligent Roadmap for Harvest and Wood Flow …

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Contract awarded for harvesting fire affected logs

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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 work on the Island in December 2020, clearing rows of trees alongside powerlines, as part of KIPT’s fire prevention work in conjunction with SA Power Networks. Soon the harvest proper …

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From log to LOGR, tracking logs in real-time

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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 Australia. SFM has implemented a new software platform that has elevated their chain of custody tracking giving their customers peace of mind- in real time. LOGR is a haulage and …

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Enhancing safety innovation in New Zealand

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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 appeared highlighting a workplace health risk, the impact on someone working in a manufacturing environment and the steps he’s taken to highlight the often-overlooked issue and develop a device that …

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New cradle containers revolutionise log transport

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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 of Tauranga for export. The 484 logging cradle cassette containers, built by Royal Wolf’s Intermodal Business Unit, were specially designed as a replacement for KiwiRail’s old log wagons which were …

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Calling young harvesting students and operators

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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, New Zealand in mid-November last year. We were in fact blown away by the number of applicants. This unique opportunity comes with a free conference registration for two days, refreshments …