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EU Sustainable Forest Management

Sustainable forest management and fossil substitution in key role to enable EU’s green growth EU Commission has published an extensive set of proposals on climate and energy policies, framing the pathway to carbon neutrality by 2050. These proposals

UK Construction hits 20 year high

UK Construction Industry continues to increase although still suffering material shortages The recovery in UK Construction output gained further momentum during June, according to the latest PMI data. Overall construction activity expanded at the fastest pace since June 1997, supported by

Newton Rigg Ltd launch ‘NR Training’ to rebuild land-based education in Cumbria with first new courses announced for September start

Community organisation Newton Rigg Ltd, who vowed to rebuild land-based education in Cumbria following the controversial closure of Newton Rigg College, have today launched ‘NR Training’ – a new land-based training provider set to deliver a growing range

John Deere Now Offers JDLink™ Connectivity Service at No Additional Charge

John Deere is improving the ability for customers to maximize machine performance and uptime through updates to the JDLinkä platform. Starting July 14th, 2021, customers will no longer need to renew their JDLink™ connectivity service subscription and can

Logging in The Swiss Alps by Matthias Wüthrich

Matthias Wüthrich is from Switzerland and is part of the technical stuff of a scientific experiment concerning forest and climate change. He began his career in forestry 15 years ago as an apprentice forestry worker before becoming an

ArborForest Sawmill new planning line

ArborForest are pleased to have begun production on our new sawmill planing line – thought to be the most advanced system of its kind in the UK. Last year ArborForest announced that we are investing £6 million in

Climate Change threatens European Forests

In recent years, European forests have suffered greatly from extreme climate conditions and their impacts. More than half of Europe’s forests are potentially at risk from windthrow, forest fire, insect attacks or a combination of these. This is

Tigercat 635H Skidder First Impressions

Forestiers R.B.E. Lasalle is a logging company owned by Richard Lasalle and his sons Eric and Benoit. Based out of Saint-Michel-des-Saints, Quebec, the company purchased the very first Tigercat 635H skidder in March 2020, however due to COVID-19,

Indexator Smart Rotators

Indexator continue to develop new, innovative solutions for customers need of tomorrow. Smart rotators are an important step to enable semi or full automation systems, where angle and angle velocity can be sent back to the machine control

Wood-Mizer Contract Sawmilling in Germany

Bad Berka is a small health resort in the German region of Thuringia. Here we meet Sandra Eule, one of very few Wood-Mizer ‘female’ contract sawmills in Germany. In 2004 her father started his own business as a contract

Low Impact Harvesting Equipment

Low impact harvesting equipment is important for the welfare of forests and many manufacturers are developing compact and light harvesting equipment solely for this purpose. Thinning is the most important operation that is carried out in forests that

JCB Launches Recruitment Drive

JCB has started a fresh recruitment drive for 500 new shopfloor employees as demand for its machinery continues to rise. The company is setting on the additional agency employees at its 11 plants in Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Wrexham

Cyprus Forest Fire under control

NICOSIA, Cyprus — A deadly brush fire that claimed four lives and has been described as the most destructive blaze in Cyprus’ 61-year history as an independent republic is now fully under control, Cypriot authorities said Monday. Cyprus’

Forwarder Roundup-Logset 6F

Logset 6F Wendy Smith, Mid Somerset Forestry Machine age 3 months/500 hours Fuel Consumption 10 Litres P/H Wendy’s love of the woods started when she realised it was part and parcel of being with her husband Darren, owner

Forstbetrieb Hettegger GmbH

Forwarder/Harvester Operator Required To expand our team we are looking for a forwarder / harvester driver on 40 hrs per week or on an independent basis. We offer:> Safe workplace Good working atmosphere Pay-for-performance New vehicle pool (own

Field Service Engineer Required

Jim Wilmer & Sons require a Field Service Engineer to carry out repairs and servicing to private customers and our own fleet of forestry machines and equipment. Immediate start available for the right person. Knowledge and fault-finding experience

Forwarder Roundup-John Deere 1510G

Forwarder-John Deere 1510 G Gavin Robertson, Walton logging LTD Machine age 5 months-Hours 1000-Litres P/H 11.5 Gavin has been around Forwarders from a young age spending time helping his Father, Colin who is MD of the family company

Neuson 264 HVT: Setting New Standards for tracked harvesters

Neuson Forest have just released their largest purpose built tracked levelling harvester to date, the Neuson 264 HVT. The Neuson 264 HVT is capable of harvesting mature trees up to 95cm in diameter (depending on the type of

Kenny Ferguson Komatsu 875

Kenny Ferguson – Company A G Ferguson Machine age, Two years/3500 hours – Fuel Consumption Litres P/H 13.5 Litres P/H After two years on a welding apprenticeship Kenny took a 6 month’s forestry course at Barony college where


This weeks Latest Forestry Equipment for sale includes 2016 Doosan 225 (4450 hours) with Franz Hochleitner constant pull winch, Jenz HEM 561 DL Woodchipper, Logset 6H harvester, Komatsu 855, Ponsse Buffalo, Neuson 243HVT harvester, Ponsse Elk, Ponsse Ergo, Komatsu

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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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