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UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT: Komatsu 875 with 11,000 hours

Timber harvesting has to be one of the most challenging professions out there! Cut-throat contract prices, slow payments, staff shortages, equipment failure, theft, vandalism, difficult foresters and irate members of the public are just some of the problems

Forestry funds open to boost biodiversity and futureproof forests against pests, diseases and climate change 

£4m funding will enable innovative projects to enhance tree planting stocks and woodland resilience to help meet Government net zero by 2050 ambitions Applications for the Forestry Commission delivered Woods into Management Forestry Innovation Funds and the Tree

Forestry Chargehand – Groundsperson – Level 3

Forestry Chargehand – Groundsperson – Level 3 Job Title: Forestry Chargehand – Groundsperson – Level 3Salary: £23153 per year including contractual overtimeContract: PermanentHours: Full-time – 37 hours + 2 hours contractual overtimeBase: Willerby, East Riding of Yorkshire A

Forestry Commission takes action to manage oak tree pest

Photo: Henry Kuppen – Oak Processionary Moth (OPM). The Forestry Commission yesterday (8 March) is updating the operational zones and boundaries to manage the spread of Oak Processionary Moth (OPM). OPM caterpillars and their nests contain hairs which


Logset is delighted to announce the new official colours for the machines. Last Year, Logset celebrated their 30th anniversary. For this occasion, the company manufactured their forwarders and harvesters with a special full black edition with gold decals.

To meet sustainability goals Komatsu will showcase electric machines and battery technology at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023

For the sustainability of businesses and the planet, at CONEXPO/CON-AGG 2023, Komatsu will be showcasing machines and technology engineered to help customers reduce their carbon footprint and plan for implementing sustainable solutions, including electrification. Coming soon to North

GB Lubricants strikes Gold with its drive for sustainability

Gateshead-based GB Lubricants is striving to be an industry leader when it comes to sustainability and commitment to minimising its impact on the environment. The company, which has been manufacturing and supplying high quality oils, lubricants and greases

Boost for HGV drivers recruitment with proposed reforms to training rules

Proposed changes to training and a cheaper, shorter periodic test could help HGV drivers to remain in or return to the sector. Numbers of HGV drivers could be boosted through proposed reforms to driver training rules, further supporting the UK’s

Harvester Operator & Trainee Harvester Operator Wanted

Qualified Harvester Operator and Trainee Harvester Operator in East of England. Forestry England are looking for a Qualified and Trainee Harvester Operator. This is an exciting opportunity to join the Forestry and Land Management (FLM) team in the

Eco Log´s forwarders in the small segment

Last week Eco Log announced that it’s range of small forwarders will be discontinued in its present execution (Eco Log 750F, Eco Log 1050F and Eco Log 1250F). There has been a lot of response and Eco Log

John Deere Introduces New Mid-Size Model to Its Line-Up of Crawler Log Loaders

The new 2956G offers optimal horsepower and hydraulic capability. Designed for logging contractors of all sizes, John Deere is excited to introduce the new 2956G. The 2956G crawler log loader is an ideal solution for customers looking for

Eco Log ceases production of their small “Gremo” forwarder range

The Gremo name officially came to an end on the 17th of April 2020 when the company was acquired by Eco Log and production was moved from Atran in southern Sweden almost 700km north to the Eco Log

Ponsse’s 19,000th forest machine completed at Vieremä factory

On 17 February, the 19,000th PONSSE forest machine was handed over to Scottish long-term customer Elliot Henderson Ltd, with the Royal Burgh of Annan Pipe Band playing in the background. The PONSSE Scorpion Giant harvester with H8 harvester

Labour shortages for Canada

Photo Credit: Todd Gelletly Canada’s forest industry is struggling due to an ageing workforce Labour shortages caused in part by a large portion of the workforce retiring without the ability to replace them is being felt by industries

Free practical forestry training courses made available

Courses will help grow our skilled domestic forestry sector, which is worth over £2 billion to UK economy, and deliver Government tree planting and net zero ambitions. Courses funded by government teaching skills like chainsaw maintenance, coppicing, woodland

Scottish Woodlands are Hiring

Scottish Woodlands are currently inviting applications for the following full-time positions: Surveyors, Arborists, Forest Operatives, Harvester and Forwarder Operatives For more information visit FIND US ON Forest Machine Magazine is written and edited by a forest professional with

Ground-breaking apprenticeship programme for the forestry sector reopens

The Development Woodland Officer programme offers an exciting career pathway into the forestry sector for people from all backgrounds and abilities Building upon a successful intake of apprentices this year, the Forestry Commission has announced it will reopen

Waratah Forestry Equipment marks 50th anniversary

Waratah Forestry thanks its loyal customers  Waratah Forestry Equipment is celebrating 50 years of innovation within the forestry industry and thanking its customers for decades of trust and loyalty to the brand. “We’re proud to celebrate our 50th anniversary this

Productive tree species have invaluable role in biodiversity

Productive tree species have invaluable role in improving UK’s woodland biodiversity urges Confederation of Forest Industries Productive tree species have an invaluable role to play in increasing and protecting the UK’s biodiversity Need to move away from “broadleaf


STIHL has launched a new innovative full chisel saw chain offering up to 20% higher cutting performance.    Compatible with any STIHL professional chainsaw with a power output of 1.6 kW – 2.0 kW, the new PS3 Pro chain
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We cover all aspects of the forest industry from ground preparation, road building, planting, harvesting, extraction, haulage, saw-milling, health and safety, through to the end product. We visit harvesting sites, contractors, hauliers, and timber processing plants to keep abreast of all the latest news and technology. 

Spending most of my life in forestry has afforded me the opportunity to build up a network of highly experienced operators that I am able to call upon for trialing forestry equipment and accessories. Having this unique network of operators gives us the advantage of carrying out honest and unbiased trials in optimum conditions.

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