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Trifecta for Women in Forestry in awards

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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 has and that has gone a long way to backing her win as the Skilled Forestry Professional of the Year for 2019 at the Hawkes Bay Forestry Awards. Kere has …

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Ponsse celebrate 15k machines built

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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 celebrated next year. Fifty years of logging will be celebrated by a global roadshow together with Ponsse’s customers and other forest industry professionals. The 15,000th machine is a Ponsse Buffalo …

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Hazard alert: Slip could have been far worse

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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 while the driver was walking away from it, after releasing the last chain of the bunk. In other circumstances this could have been a very serious incident indeed. As the …

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Two key acquisitions for RDO Equipment

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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 – The changes come as the business acquires 100% ownership of Queensland-based machinery dealer Vanderfield and Vermeer Equipment Holdings. It currently owns 50% of each of these businesses. RDO is a …

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John Deere: New steep slope felling model

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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. Available in one of two configurations from the factory – shovel logger or directional feller – the 959ML machine boosts productivity, even in the most challenging of applications. “We are …

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Hyundai puts platooning self-driving trucks to the test

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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 big part in this transformation. By sending a pair of self-driving trucks down a test highway in South Korea, Hyundai has now carried out a platooning trial of its own, …

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Commitment to training and people top priority

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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 safety coordinator Kerry Pellegrom says that the win demonstrates RCL’s successful and purposeful commitment to people development through industry training. “Our aim is to have a multi-skilled workforce as training …

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Tigercat introduce power clam grapple

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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 load capacities of 0.8 m², 0.9 m² and 1,1 m². Using fatigue resistant welded construction, Tigercat power clam grapples feature durable box-style tongs fabricated from high strength steel. All weld-on …