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Job opportunity at Komatsu Forest Ltd UK

At Komatsu Forest, our customers come first, and due to expansion we’re looking for an ambitious, experienced Aftermarket Retail Sales person to help us grow our Aftermarket team full-time from our brand-new facility near Carlisle Airport, Cumbria. Are

Metsä Group insect damage application awarded as the best innovation in Finland

An artificial intelligence application developed by Metsä Group and CollectiveCrunch for detecting insect damage in forests has won the Quality Innovation Award in a competition organised by the Finnish Quality Association, Excellence Finland Metsä Group’s Future Sawmill concept

New Husqvarna  562 XP® Mark II

Husqvarna launches an innovative redesign of the 562 XP®, the Mark II  Husqvarna, a name synonymous with professional excellence, announces the advancement of their legendary product lineup with the launch of the 562 XP® Mark II. This unveiling

A Northumbrian spruce among 150 million set for Westminster

A very special Northumbrian spruce Christmas tree is about to set off on a 330-mile trip as it becomes one of the most iconic symbols of the festive season. A striking Northumbrian spruce, standing at a height of

Forests fit for the future – government funding announced for new forest research

Healthy and resilient woodlands supported through new £16 million government funding UK research into climate and pest resilient woodlands is set to boosted today with the announcement of £16 million government funding for our world-leading forest scientists. Our

K D Ferguson Ltd: Keeping it in the family

K D Ferguson Ltd: Keeping it in the family After 32 years of contracting in timber harvesting, Alistair Ferguson, AG Ferguson, decided enough was enough, and it was finally time to call it a day. One of his

The North Tyne Truck Run

This year The North Tyne Truck Run will be raising money for the Great North Air Ambulance and Santa’s Little Helpers. Santa’s little Helpers North Tyne helps local families that are struggling this Christmas with food and gifts

Action to support Scotland’s rainforest

Action to support Scotland’s rainforest The Scottish Government has made £1 million of Forestry Grant Scheme funding available this year to support projects that help restore and expand Scotland’s rainforest area. The rainforest area in Scotland is found

Euroforest- Senior Harvesting Manager Required

Senior Harvesting Manager required for the Scottish Borders and Northumberland district Euroforest is the UK’s largest independent timber harvesting & marketing company. We harvest and market in excess of 2.7 million m³ of sustainable timber per annum. We

Hitachi Construction Machinery Launch New Forestry Excavator

Hitachi Construction Machinery Launch New Forestry Excavator Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV (HCME) is launching the new ZX135USL-7 forestry excavator. Designed for a variety of applications such as logging, log felling, loading and digging, it perfectly meets the

Forestry leaders must collaborate to improve public perception about the sector

Forestry leaders must band together to change public attitudes to spruce trees and commercial forestry, conference delegates heard at the launch of an industry report yesterday (22Nov).  The call came as experts from Tilhill – the UK’s leading forestry services

Driving Change: Electric sideloaders loading electric timber trucks

Two of the key issues facing the timber industry, decarbonisation and challenging market conditions, coalesce when considering logistics practices and machinery. Environmental factors have undoubtedly driven the electrification of equipment, spurred on by the sector’s championing of sustainable

West Pluscarden Estate For Sale

An attractive block of bare land and woodland in a beautiful setting with a variety of future uses including forestry, natural capital projects, conservation and bio-diversity enhancement, farming or the creation of a compact amenity or sporting estate

Volvo FH Electric wins “Truck of the Year 2024” award

Volvo Trucks has scooped the prestigious industry award for its Volvo FH Electric. It’s the first time ever that an electric truck wins the award. Volvo’s heavy electric truck, the Volvo FH Electric, has been selected as International

National Tree Cover Expansion Survey Seeks Land Manager Views

National Tree Cover Expansion Survey Seeks Land Manager Views A national survey has been launched to understand the views of land managers on different approaches to tree cover expansion choices. The survey, being conducted by Reheat, builds on

First wooden satellite in space

NASA and Japan to launch world’s 1st wooden satellite as soon as 2024 The magnolia wood LignoSat is an attempt to make space junk biodegradable. NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) are planning to launch the

Ancient Europe was not densely forested

For decades, we believed that Ancient Europe was mostly covered by dense forest before the arrival of modern humans. A new study shows that there was far more open and semi-open vegetation than conventionally expected. A new research

Best Utility Tractor for 2024

Best Utility Tractor award 2024 at Agrotechnica goes to the McCORMICK X5 After voting, the jury awarded the prize to the Italian tractor manufacturer McCORMICK X5.120 P3-DRIVE It is powered by an F36 engine manufactured by FPT Industrial,

Utilising forest waste for Sustainable Aviation Fuel

UK Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) industry goes from forest waste to new heights with £53 million boost Advanced Fuel Fund winning projects will help create up to 10,000 green jobs by 2035 and enhance the economy by around

New Volvo Trucks Apprentice Training Centre opens its doors

Volvo Trucks UK & Ireland has officially opened its new Apprentice Training Centre. The manufacturer is investing more than £300,000 in the facility, located within Remit Training’s Automotive Academy, in Derby. The move underlines Volvo Trucks’ commitment to
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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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