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HarvestTECH 2020  |  16-17 Sept 2020, Australia  |  22-23 Sept 2020, New Zealand

HarvestTECH Events provides annual world class technology events and exhibitions to wood harvesting contractors, harvest planners, forest managers and wood transport operators.

HarvestTECH 2020


HarvestTECH News provides the latest updates on breaking news, research results, reports, articles, videos and useful web links for wood harvesting and transport operations throughout Australasia.

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HarvestTECH News | Issue 34

HarvestTECH News | Issue 34

Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. As part of the record turnout of forestry and wood harvesting companies at the recent Residues2Revenues 2022 event in New Zealand, the very latest equipment and systems being used to harvest, process, segregate and transport forest slash and bin-wood were able to be showcased. As a follow-up to the biofuels event, this month ...
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Ponsse launches an electric forest machine

Ponsse launches an electric forest machine

Ponsse and Epec are introducing the PONSSE EV1, an electric forest machine technology concept. While the forest machine will be commercially available later, Epec's technology can already be used in ...
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OneFortyOne to export sawmill woodchips

OneFortyOne to export sawmill woodchips

OneFortyOne’s New Zealand’s Kaituna Sawmill and Marusumi Whangarei Co. Ltd, have signed an agreement to export wood chip to Japan with the first vessel expected to depart from Port Marlborough ...
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NZ's first hybrid harvester operating

NZ’s first hybrid harvester operating

Mike Hurring Logging & Contracting in Balclutha, has begun operating New Zealand’s first diesel-electric harvesting machine. Not only is the machine cheaper to run and better for the environment, it ...
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Leadership change at Tigercat

Leadership change at Tigercat

Tigercat founder Ken MacDonald takes on the role of president, Tigercat Industries. On August 2, 2022, Grant Somerville stepped away from his role as president of Tigercat Industries. The timing ...
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Pedersen Group unveils log debarking facility

Pedersen Group unveils log debarking facility

A reliable, environmentally friendly, and sustainable alternative to methyl bromide.August 2021 saw the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announce revised regulations regarding the use of methyl bromide. Fumigation of logs and ...
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Introducing the Tigercat 6900 Grinder

Introducing the Tigercat 6900 Grinder

Tigercat officially has introduced the 6900 grinder, the first regular production offering in Tigercat’s material processing category. The 6900 is the first production grinder designed and built by Tigercat. The ...
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New zero-emissions truck showcased

New zero-emissions truck showcased

Imagine a truck that only emits water vapor, produces its own electricity onboard and has a range of up to 1 000 km. It’s possible with fuel cells powered by ...
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Worksafe: Close scrutiny or radical over-reach?

Worksafe: Close scrutiny or radical over-reach?

New Zealand workers are still being maimed and killed in huge numbers, but WorkSafe’s boss is ambitious to deliver change. Phil Parkes was trained as a regulator in the ways ...
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HarvestTECH News | Issue 33

HarvestTECH News | Issue 33

Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. First up, thanks to all of you who attended the Residues2Revenues 2022 event last week in Rotorua, New Zealand. An outstanding turnout (considering ...
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Maersk to launch NZ coastal shipping service

Maersk to launch NZ coastal shipping service

Shipping giant Maersk is launching a dedicated New Zealand coastal service to help strengthen the supply chain and improve vessel schedule reliability. It’s the first time the company has offered ...
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Forest360 NZ log export market update

Forest360 NZ log export market update

June is never a fun month in this game. We’re generally kidding ourselves that it’s going to be a dry winter or that we’ve had enough rain already and there ...
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World’s first electric log truck rolled out

World’s first electric log truck rolled out

SCA has, together with Scania, has developed the world's first electric timber truck with a capacity of 80 tonnes. The world's first electric timber truck with a capacity of 80 ...
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Fiona's final forest safety blog

Fiona’s final forest safety blog

After seven great years this is my last Safetree blog. What an experience it’s been overseeing Safetree/FISC’s growth from a recommendation in the 2014 Independent Forestry Safety Review to an ...
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Heavy transport fleet de-carbonising with hydrogen

Heavy transport fleet de-carbonising with hydrogen

A new partnership is helping one of New Zealand’s largest heavy transport fleets decarbonise with hydrogen technology. New Zealand transport company H.W. Richardson (HWR) is partnering with Christchurch-based zero emissions ...
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Self-driving robotrucks rolling onto US freeways

Self-driving robotrucks rolling onto US freeways

After lumbering through a gravel parking lot like a big blue bull, one of Aurora Innovation Inc.'s self-driving truck prototypes took a wide right turn onto a frontage road near ...
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Before chainsaws – hand felling monster trees

Before chainsaws – hand felling monster trees

Before chainsaws were invented, the logging industry in the United States & Canada was a seriously challenging occupation and we are only talking about 125 years ago. In the Pacific ...
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Launch of two firsts for the NZ transport sector

Launch of two firsts for the NZ transport sector

New Zealand’s Energy and Resources Minister Dr Megan Woods celebrated the launch of two firsts for energy decarbonisation in the transport sector in New Zealand; an electric milk tanker and ...
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HarvestTECH News | Issue 32

HarvestTECH News | Issue 32

Welcome to the latest issues of HarvestTECH.News. First up this month is the release of a new online guide, The Ultimate Guide to Motorised Grapple Carriages for Mechanised Forestry Harvesting ...
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Ponsse impacted by Ukraine conflict

Ponsse impacted by Ukraine conflict

Ponsse Plc is inviting its personnel to cooperation negotiations pursuant to the Act on Co-operation within Undertakings. The negotiations concern adaptations to the current situation. The needs for adaptations are ...
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Making full use of a Grapple Carriage

Making full use of a Grapple Carriage

Motorised Grapple Carriages seem to have been around for ages and have revolutionised the way many steep forests are harvested around the world…….and yet, there is still some reluctance to ...
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Einride E-Trailer concept unveiled

Einride E-Trailer concept unveiled

Autonomous EV freight company Einride introduced their new E-Trailer concept along with new software and hardware products at its first Einride Mesh technology conference. This includes updates to its Saga ...
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