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Early interest: HarvestTECH 2020 – Wood transport

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Early expressions of interest to present at this year’s HarvestTECH 2020 event are now, for the first time, being sought. The HarvestTECH conference and exhibition that ran last year SOLD OUT well in advance of the event being run. It was the largest gathering of its type ever seen in New Zealand. Close to 500 harvesting contractors, harvest planners, forestry …

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Australian trucking industry driving diversity change

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The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) and Teletrac Navman are driving diversity change, announcing a ground-breaking initiative that will celebrate industry diversity, develop diversity champions, and improve industry image. “With the support of Teletrac Navman, the program will showcase diversity champions to the trucking industry and wider community, promoting positive perception of industry and encouraging new entrants into the workforce,’ ATA …

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MOU to advance logging automation

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Canada’s FPInnovations and the Forestry Research Institute of Sweden (Skogforsk) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) at the Sweden-Canada Innovation Days symposium held in Montreal late last year. The signing creates an opportunity for the international exchange of research on automated harvesting and advances their respective interests in forestry innovation. The MOU also allows the organizations to combine their …

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Tigercat: Harvesting head product line expands

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Tigercat continues to expand its range of harvesting heads with the new 568, a robust, productive four-wheel drive harvesting head for roadside processing. The new Tigercat 568 harvesting head offers excellent productivity and reliability. Optimized harvester head hydraulics maximize performance and efficiency, while robust, high quality components provide long term reliability. Large diameter hoses and large capacity valves provide ample …

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Harvest residue assessment using Remotely Piloted Aircrafts

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Post-harvest forest residue surveys are crucial for assessing harvest efficiency; accounting for merchantable waste, marketable fiber for secondary use, or available bioenergy biomass; compliance of ecological objectives such as coarse woody debris or understanding carbon budgets. Conventional ground methods are intensive and could be considered demanding in terms of resources and cost. Democratization of new disruptive technologies such as remotely …

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New app for hydraulics industry

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BOA Hydraulics is giving forestry and civil workers more say and control in their daily work through an innovative new app.  For the past five years, BOA Hydraulics, owned by brothers Simon and Greg Boakes, has provided contractors with everything they need to repair and maintain their own hydraulic hoses on-site in a container setup or workshop. They then took …

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Getting to know our Toroawhi

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Safetree’s Toroawhi, Richard Stringfellow and Wade Brunt, have started their new jobs working to get New Zealand forestry workers more involved in health and safety decision-making. Richard is based in Taupo covering the Central North Island, while Wade is based in Gisborne covering the Gisborne/Tairāwhiti region. Richard and Wade will be offering practical advice based on their considerable experience and will …

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Timbeter to expand internationally

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Estonian forestry startup Timbeter collects $1 million to expand in Southeast Asia and Latin America – Timbeter, an Estonion startup working in precision forestry, has raised $1 million toward its goals of optimising forestry, securing legal trade and fighting illegal logging. The seed round was led by TMT Investments and Change Ventures, with EigenKapital, Contriber Ventures and Wiser participating as …