Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News.
This will be the final issue for 2019. Whilst just set up following this year’s HarvestTECH 2019 event, HarvestTECH News has already grown to over 6,000 direct subscribers and more than 18,000 regular readers. As a reader, we appreciate your support. We aim to continue to bring you updates on breaking news, research results, reports, articles, videos and useful web links for wood harvesting and transport operations throughout 2020. Our next issue of HarvestTECH News will be released in February.
The 5 most-read stories in 2019, which includes all stories posted on the HarvestTECH website, are:
- First production trial of helicopter slash grapple
- Gough family sells caterpillar dealership
- NZ’s first all-female forestry crew
- Bigger T-Winch coming with NZ in mind
- Hi-tech shirt for forestry workers
This month we have a range of articles for you. Ponsse celebrates its 15,000th Ponsse machine, RDO Equipment has announced the consolidation of its business in Australia, John Deere has developed a new steep slope logger and the future with self-driving trucks continues to be just around the corner.
Congratulations go out to the Rosewarne Cable Loggers for winning big at this year’s 2019 Northland Forestry Awards and to Kere Elliot from Elliot Logging, who has just won the Skilled Forestry Professional of the Year at last week’s 2019 Hawkes Bay Forestry Awards.
Finally, we wish everyone a Merry Christmas and look forward to seeing you again in 2020.
Check out all the articles below and enjoy this month’s issue.
Stories this issue:
- Trifecta for Women in Forestry in awards
- Ponsse celebrate 15k machines built
- Hazard alert: Slip could have been far worse
- Two key acquisitions for RDO Equipment
- John Deere: New steep slope felling model
- Hyundai puts platooning self-driving trucks to the test
- Commitment to training and people top priority
- Tigercat introduce power clam grapple
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