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Black Bruin Showcased at Swedish Expo

BLACK BRUIN HYDRAULIC MOTORS AND ROTATORS SHOWCASED AT THE SWEDISH FORESTRY EXPO During its over 60-year-long history, the Finnish company Black Bruin has delivered innumerable hydraulic drive solutions to manufacturers of forestry equipment and their end users, loggers

Shear Brilliance

As our forests mature and trees increase in height and girth, they become susceptible to damage from extreme windstorms. Storm Arwen arrived on the 25th of November in 2021 and caused devastation throughout the UK, Ireland and France

Westtech Woodcracker for Difficult Tree Removals

Westtech Woodcracker tree shears used for difficult tree removal require reliable partners – like the company “Ihr Baumprofi” Westtech Woodcraker Tree care – tree removal – garden and landscaping – storm damage cleanup – all of this is

New LEGO® Land Rover Defender 90

The LEGO® Group and Defender are celebrating 75 years of Land Rover with a build-your-own-adventure: the new LEGO® Icons Classic Land Rover Defender 90. The 2,336-piece set is complete with all the accessories for an off-road expedition. The

May Cover Photo Winners

Our cover photo for this issue is of a Logset 12H GTE Hybrid harvester and 6F Forwarder which was submitted by Darren and Wendy Smith. Darren and Wendy Smith are a husband-and-wife forestry contracting team who work in

Boyd Plant Hire

Talking about forest roads to anyone involved in timber harvesting or timber haulage, gets a similar reaction to someone waving a red rag to a bull. “The roads are in a shocking state with deep ruts and potholes

BSW Timber partners with Spresto

BSW Timber has partnered with Italian food manufacturer Spresto Italia to aid in the production of a new range of commercial condiment products. Spruce tips from BSW Group’s Scottish forests will be used for the first time in

Tigercat 612 Series: New Niche Skidder

Introducing the Tigercat 612 dual winch skidder. It is specially designed to operate in selective harvesting applications, extracting high value timber in steep or sensitive terrain conditions. The Tigercat 612 series skidder platform was created to manage the

How Chipper Maintenance Affects Efficiency

Richard Newton, forestry lead for CRJ Services, explains how chipper maintenance is essential to producing wood chips that meet customer requirements. However, it also reduces fuel consumption, makes the most of operators’ time and ensures a long life

Hydrogen-Powered Volvo Truck Trials

Volvo Trucks tests Hydrogen-Powered electric trucks on public roads Emitting only water vapor, Hydrogen-Powered fuel cell trucks will be an important part of Volvo Trucks’ zero exhaust emission product portfolio. Now, the vehicles have passed an important milestone

UK Construction Industry in Decline

The Construction Industry output is forecast to fall from a record-high level and contract by 6.4% in 2023 according to the CPA’s Spring Forecasts.  This is a downgrade from a fall of 4.7% expected in the Winter, driven

Husqvarna Group Launches New Professional 40cc Chainsaw Lineup and Arborist Climbing Gear

The New Top-Handle T540 XP® Mark III is Built for Maximum Performance and Precision Husqvarna announces the next level of tree care tools with the launch of the T540 XP® Mark III and new line of arborist gear. These innovations

Kesla increases nave drive options

Kesla brings nave drive to the smallest tractor forest trailers Kesla Oyj is a Finnish manufacturer of truck cranes, logging equipment as well as tractor-based forest technology and material handling equipment with long and traditional roots, especially as


THE NEW CONTROL SYSTEM COMFORT DRIVE LATERAL TOPSEAT FROM PALFINGER IS NOW AVAILABLE The new COMFORT DRIVE lateral top seat focuses on the operator and addresses their specific needs and requirements to handle a tough working day. The

Electric timber trucks

Electric timber trucks to be trialled in Scotland Scottish Forestry has awarded £452,000 towards a three year trial which will test the use of state-of-the-art Electric timber trucks to transport timber. As part of the project, which is

John Deere’s New IHC

John Deere’s Intelligent Harvester Head Control John Deere’s new Intelligent Harvester Head Control (IHC) facilitates harvesting and improves delimbing quality. The force control of the delimbing knives maintains proper compression of the harvester head and excellent measuring accuracy


This weeks classified listings include a Doosan 225 harvadig with Ponsse H73 head, Tajfun LIV 120, Dipperfox 850, Farmi CH/SH260 chipper, CAT bucket, and mulcher heads from Ahwi, Seppi and Osma. Farmi CH/SH260 chipper (2004). Comes with many

Estate Woodman for Mulgrave Estate

Two exciting opportunities have arisen to work in the forestry department at the Mulgrave Estate, a large and diverse rural Estate located on the North Yorkshire Coast, in the North York Moors National Park. The Estate extends to


With effect from the 1st April 2023 Palfinger UK has acquired Truck Hydraulic Services Ltd in Bardon. Palfinger UK is the official UK distributor for Palfinger lorry cranes and Epsilon construction, recycling and forestry cranes. With over 30

New Dual Winch Skidder

Introducing the 612 dual winch skidder. It is specially designed to operate in selective harvesting applications, extracting high value timber in steep or sensitive terrain conditions. The Tigercat 612 series skidder platform was created to manage the extraction
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About Forest Machine Magazine

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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