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Tigercat Releases 850 Processor

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Tigercat introduces the highly anticipated 850 roadside processor. The Tigercat 850 processor is a purpose–built roadside processor delivering outstanding performance and impressive fuel economy. Designed for high volume roadside processing, the Tigercat 850 offers many advantages over excavator conversions including better service access, higher cooling capacity and processor head optimized hydraulics. The Tigercat FPT N67 engine delivers 159 kW (213 …

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

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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, Inc. Spanning 2,800 miles, Plus.ai’s L4 autonomous truck completed the hub-to-hub trip from Tulare, CA to Quakertown, PA in less than three days. This is the first L4 U.S. cross-country …

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New Cable Harvest Planning Software Released

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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 planning cable harvesting operations. Cable harvest planning and analysis using RoadEng 9 can help determine landing locations and road infrastructure.  Working off of a high-resolution digital terrain model (such as …

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How Fonterra stopped workplace fatigue

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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 hesitate to call Fonterra up and tell them I’m going to stop and have a sleep. Fonterra’s whole attitude towards making me feel alright about managing my fatigue makes me …

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The benefits of drones in logistics

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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 trailers every year. The company has been exploring the potential for drones to be used to improve freight inspections at their harbour terminals. Locating individual trailers has long been a …

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AUSTimber2020 rescheduled to November

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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 year. The response and recovery efforts to the bushfire crisis are significant and many people and businesses from our timber industry have been directly affected or are working tirelessly to …

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Douglas fir felled early for wilding effect

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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 between 1984 and 1996, Coronet Forest consists of 172.5 ha of Douglas fir and is a significant seed source contributing to the wilding pine problem on neighbouring indigenous tussock grassland. …

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Cat dealer launches new brand

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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 Ltd, and outlined a vision for a revitalised future based on new ownership, customer passion for Cat® products and expanded customer solutions. “We are building on a magnificent legacy of …

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Pilot to increase woodlot owner’s awareness

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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 reality is that too many people are being killed or seriously hurt harvesting forests. The pilot focuses on small operators who are likely to have woodlots on their farm properties …

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Treemetrics launch innovative forestry App

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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 for Foreign Affairs and Trade, marked the occasion, as guest of honour, by unveiling a commemorative plaque and also by launching Treemetrics latest mobile product innovation. The HarvestSync App enables …