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Ridings Sawmill-From the Hill to the Mill

An insight into Ridings sawmill at Cardross and the contra The site that Ridings sawmill stands on has been home to sawmilling for over one hundred years. Lindsay McKechnie and Amanda Bradley are the current custodians of the

New Toyota Land Cruiser

Toyota Land Cruiser: legendary DNA meets new tech More than 70 years after the launch of the original Land Cruiser, Toyota is proud to reveal the all-new 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser. This next-generation model is destined to continue the icon’s

Skills Shortage Continues

Skills shortage in forestry continues as jobs go begging-there is not enough done to promote forestry Young people with a passion for the environment are being urged to train as foresters and told they are pretty much “guaranteed

Jim Wilmer & Sons Timber Harvesting

Jim Wilmer & Sons. It’s not an easy road ahead, timber harvesting and traffic management While driving to a meeting in Dumfries and Galloway, I got held up by road works on the Carsphairn to Castle Douglas road.

Launching Komatsu 951XC

The Komatsu 951XC is a new harvester for final logging in steep terrain and on soft ground. The eight-wheel design, combined with the stable Komatsu concept, ensures a machine with great stability, excellent manoeuvrability, and low ground pressure.

Mellis Forestry Contractor: Thinnings done right

Euan Mellis of Mellis Forestry Contractor offers his customers a sensitive and low impact solution for the harvesting of thinnings. The company is based in Elgin in the northeast of Scotland and works throughout Moray and Aberdeenshire. Euan’s

Tigercat Silviculture Carrier

The 630H Tigercat silviculture carrier replaces modified ag tractors with a purpose built carrier to pull mounding and plow implements in preparation for replanting operations.Tigercat, a company that has contributed significantly to increased efficiencies in timber harvesting operations,

Cover Photo Winner

Dwayne Lloyd, a timber haulier from Sundre AB in Canada was the winner of our July front cover photo competition. Dwayne sent in a photo of the 2020 Western Star 4900sb Tri-drive tractor and B-train trailer complete with

Canada Wildfires, the worst season in history

Canada is experiencing its most destructive wildfire season on record, as hundreds of blazes burning from coast to coast continue to send tremendous plumes of smoke into the atmosphere and over the US.  A map updated daily by the Canadian

Komatsu Forest production – now carbon neutral

June 26th is a historic date for Komatsu Forest since this is when the company’s production at Klockarbäcken in Umeå will become completely carbon neutral. Komatsu Group has a vision of being carbon neutral by 2050. This applies

Komatsu Forest is Electrifying

Komatsu Forest said it is building a new development department focused on the electrification of forest machines. Komatsu Forest said it will invest in the future with a new development department that will focus on the on electrification

Icy tests: MAN eTruck copes with polar winter

From December to March, MAN integrated the upcoming large-series e-truck into its annual winter testing in northern Sweden. There, the MAN eTruck, which is suitable for daily ranges of between 600 and 800 kilometres, proved that it also

Jonah’s New Lorry

Jonah Dixon drives for S & D Smith, a timber haulage company from Longtown, who run a fleet of ten lorries throughout Northern England and Scotland. He hauls timber for Euroforest, working out of their Stirling office in

British rainforests under threat

Luscious temperate British rainforests once covered vast areas of the British Isles, but now only fragments remain in the west. These areas of British rainforests are also known as Atlantic woodland or Celtic rainforest. Most people are familiar

New Log Max 5000V

New Log Max 5000V is a versatile Harvesting Head. It is suitable for a wide selection of base machines and capable of many felling applications. This is a head for those who want the ultimate balance between flexibility,

John Deere Improves Logging Technology

John Deere is further improving logging productivity and easy operating with new technological solutions for forwarders, including the new Intelligent Boom Control innovations as well as the new single extension jib boom. We will also showcase the Intelligent

Wildfires in Canada destroy 1% of their forests

Wildfires are having a devastating effect on their forests with a lot of the old growth trees in imminent danger Canada has lost more than 1% of its forested land to wildfires over the past few weeks. That’s

FARMA LF8 A Tribute to a Forest Pioneer

FARMA LF8-first photos of their new eight-tonne, eight wheel drive forwarder which is a tribute to Leif Fors Leif Fors was the founder of Fors MW and father of FARMA. Back in 2011 he started the development work

SSAB fossil-free steel for Ponsse

Ponsse to become first forest machine manufacturer to use SSAB fossil-free steel SSAB and Ponsse Plc, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of cut-to-length forest machines, have joined forces in a partnership in which SSAB is to deliver

Rottne E-Cabin – an Innovative Masterpiece

The new Rottne E-Cabin is a testament to innovative engineering, where an outstanding cabin has become even better! At first glance, everything may seem unchanged, but the E-Cabin has undergone extensive improvements. The result is groundbreaking, with a

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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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