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Nordic sawmillers reduce production in response to reduced UK demand

Several key Nordic softwood sawmillers have implemented production cutbacks in response to reduced UK demand for sawn timber. Bergs Timber and Södra were two large Nordic sawmillers to make announcements after UK and European government restrictions aimed at

Keeping Timber Hauliers Safe

The stereotypical logging truck driver is a super tough guy, he can of course handle the big rig, the rough roads, long hours, work in all weathers and still jump out the cab wearing only a faded V8

Deere Begins Production Of Protective Face Shields for Health-Care Workers

Deere, in collaboration with the UAW, the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association has joined a number of organizations and companies across the country to produce protective face shields for health-care workers in response

Logset 8 H GTE Hybrid for Sedu Ähtäri Tuomarniemi

The new Logset 8 H GTE Hybrid Harvester has been delivered to Sedu Ähtäri Tuomarniemi forest machine school. At the same time, Sedu Ähtäri also acquired a Logset simulator to support the forest machine driver teaching. With these

Fuelwood Become New Agents For Mecanil Grapple Saws And Felling Heads

Mecanil is the manufacturer of high-quality, safe and easy-to-use grapple saws and felling heads for the tree care and forest industry. We have our own patented products such as energy heads, grapple saws, grapple saw units and wood

TIMBER TRADE SLOW BUT RESILIENT DURING COVID-19 CRISIS

The timber trade is facing a significant decrease in demand for products according to a TTF survey of members, with more than 60% of respondents now accessing the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). This reflects construction sites closing

James Jones (Pallets and Packaging) has been working harder than ever to service critical supply chains

Government has recognised the essential role of wooden pallets in keeping supplies of food and medicine flowing during this challenging period. James Jones (Pallets & Packaging) has been working harder than ever – sawing timber to make new

New framework will help decide which trees are best in the fight against air pollution

A study from the University of Surrey has provided a comprehensive guide on which tree species are best for combatting air pollution that originates from our roads – along with suggestions for how to plant these green barriers

Environmental groups condemn Estonia’s rejection of ‘climate and biodiversity centered’ forestry impact assessment

The Global Forest Coalition, a coalition of more than 100 NGOs and Indigenous Peoples’ organizations from 65 different countries, along with 27 additional groups, are calling on the Estonian Ministry of the Environment to reverse its decision to

Wildfire Danger Assessment for Wednesday 7th April – Friday 10th April 2020 for Scotland.

Locations & assessment: North, north-west, north-east and east Scotland EXTREME Tuesday 7th AprilEast and north-east Scotland VERY HIGH Thursday 8th – Friday 9th AprilNorth-east Scotland VERY HIGH Friday 10th AprilOther areas MODERATE 7th April, this area expanding 8th

DEMO INTERNATIONAL® TO BE POSTPONED TO 2021

Over the last 50 years, Demo International has become North America’s largest and most recognized ‘live, in-woods’ forestry equipment show; this years’ event scheduled for September 24-26, 2020 in Venosta, Quebec in the Gatineau Valley Region was shaping

Metsä Group’s investment projects in Finland progress – the world’s most modern sawmill will be built in Rauma

Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, has made the decision to build the world’s most modern sawmill in Rauma. The value of the investment is approximately EUR 200 million. Construction will begin in the spring of 2020. Production

Tilhill Guidance Summary Page: Government and Confor Information

Tilhill is constantly monitoring the information coming from Government through their daily updates and gathering as much relevent information as possible on this page. This is in order to provide everyone with an up to date one-stop-shop summary

Bayernlift relies on the Woodcracker® CS smart grapple saw for storm damage

The Bayernlift company from Georgensmünd in Middle Franconia (DE) recently decided on a Woodcracker® CS580 smart for attachment to a telescopic loader. The company owns a Merlo telescopic loader, which it now wants to use for forestry operations. Bayernlift originally focused on

World Crane Championship 2020 is cancelled

Regretfully, we need to cancel The World Crane Championship (WCC) 2020 including local qualification rounds. It is not a decision we have taken lightly, but in the interest of containing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the

Rototilt’s fully automatic quick coupler system attracts major attention at CONEXPO

Tiltrotators were a big hit at the CONEXPO construction trade show in Las Vegas. Rototilt was well represented among the machine manufacturers, as well as its own live demonstration. The greatest splash by far was made by the

Temporary furloughs at Södra Wood

Södra Wood is implementing temporary partial furloughs at its production facilities in Mönsterås and Orrefors due to a reduction in demand in the UK and the Republic of Ireland during the ongoing pandemic. Södra Wood Ltd in the

Komatsu’s new 901XC 8WD harvester is a thinning powerhouse for challenging steep, rough or soft terrain

Chattanooga, Tenn., April 2, 2020 — Komatsu’s new 901XC (eXtreme Conditions) 8WD harvester excels in challenging steep, rough or soft harvesting environments.  The 901XC has all of the market-leading features found in Komatsu’s proven 901-6WD harvester platform, including

Personal Protection Screen For The Pfanzelt Moritz

Pfanzelt Maschinenbau GmbH had a large display and demonstration area at Austrofoma and were demonstrating the manoeuvrable and versatile four-wheel drive special Felix forwarder, PM Trac, Logline and S-Line trailers, and the Moritz FR50. When Pfanzelt first launched

MFT 240 6×6 Fire Combi Machine

An item which caught my attention while exploring the demo circuit at Austroforma was the MFT 240 6×6 Fire Combi Machine manufactured by the company Bijol. My initial thought was that it resembled a six-wheel drive forwarder, but

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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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