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Ponsse H8 A Head in the Highlands

Although the Ponsse H8 harvesting head is often seen on Ergo and Bear harvester bases, the head is fast becoming a force to be reckoned with on track based harvesters in the 20-30 tonne class. Depending on the

MalisGarten Hotel made entirely from wood

MalisGarten, is the Worlds first multi-story Hotel located in the Zillertal valley, Austria.made entirely from Wood. MalisGarten is the world’s first 5-storey hotel made entirely of solid wood. PEFC-certified glue laminated timber (binderholz glulam) and cross laminated timber

Fuelwood, Warwick. Open Days 21-26 September

Following the cancellation of the 2020 APF show in September, we, at Fuelwood, will be hosting a demonstration week at our newly refurbished site in Warwick from Monday 21st to Saturday 26th September 2020. A large selection of

Timber rail trial on track

Photo: Matthew Thompson of Munro Harvesting (left) discusses the Timber by Rail project with Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing at the Inverness Yard. A six-week Timber by rail project in the north of Scotland aims to demonstrate that moving

Komatsu 845 in a new outfit

The Komatsu 845 12-tonne forwarder is a versatile machine that performs well in thinning, but also in lighter final felling. The 2021 model has been updated with new components, including a new chassis, a new engine and a

A Day With W&V Laing Timber Contractors

A Cut AboveLooking back, one of the favourite parts of my forestry career was felling big trees. This will probably piss off the tree huggers and snowflakes big time, but, hey ho, who cares about their uneducated opinions.

New UK EcoLog Dealer-SB Forestry Ltd

Today we are happy to announce SB Forestry Ltd as our new Dealer in the UK.  As a result of the merger with Gremo, Eco Log has now got a comprehensive Machine Line up and Mr Scott Burton,

Elmia Wood postponed until June 2022

Elmia Wood is one of the most prominent forestry venues in the world. Due to the impact on travel and public gatherings following the Corona pandemic, Elmia AB has decided to move Elmia Wood to 2-4 June 2022.

Nokian Tyres The next big milestone

The next big milestone on a digital journey – Nokian Tyres INTUITU™ smart tires are now available, starting from Finland . Nokian Tyres introduced the Intuitu smart tires in Agritechnica 2019 fair in Hannover last November. Now Intuitu

New Version Komatsu S132

The 2021 version of the Komatsu S132 introduces a number of functions and improvements that make an already well-adapted harvester head even more versatile and suited to demanding logging assignments. The reliable and service-friendly design has been updated

GMT Total Tree Control with a grapple saw

The Dutch company GMT Equipment is about to introduce a new product: the GMT TTC grapple saw. TTC stands for Total Tree Control. The products will enter the market as GMT035 TTC and GMT050 TTC. With the existing

New Keto Thinning Head

KetoForst W Eco Harvesting HeadThis is a tried and tested specialised head for first thinning operations. This little head has big properties which offers outstanding performance. It has a felling diameter of 40 cm/ 16 inch and can

Fecon Blackhawk Mulcher

Fecon has released its new Blackhawk knife-tool mulching head, which quickly and efficiently shreds standing vegetation and processes material on the ground.  Designed specifically as a knife tool mulcher, every aspect of the including rotor diameter and size,

Mounding Operator

We require an experienced mounding Operator for work on Island of Mull, work then progresses to Inverness and surrounding area. Good rates of pay. and monthly bonus to over a certain amount of ground covered. Please contact Gavin

Ponsse interim financial report

PRESIDENT AND CEO of PONSSE JUHO NUMMELA: The second quarter was highly challenging for Ponsse due to the coronavirus pandemic. Challenges that started from problems in the availability of components escalated rapidly into a demand crisis as a

Vauxhall confirms price of electric Vivaro

Vauxhall has confirmed the pricing and specification for the Vivaro-e its first factory-built, fully electric van. The new electric Vauxhall Vivaro van is available in two trim levels, Dynamic and Elite, two lengths, two bodies (van and double-cab) and

Carbon Capture in forests almost doubled

Harvard study shows accelerated rates for forest carbon capture Climate change has increased the productivity of forests, according to a new study that synthesizes hundreds of thousands of carbon observations collected over the last quarter century at the

Timo Ylänen appointed Vice President

Timo Ylänen appointed Vice President, Worldwide Forestry, Deere & Company Timo Ylänen appointed Vice President, Worldwide Forestry, Deere & Company Timo Ylänen, Director, John Deere Forestry Oy, has been appointed Vice President, Worldwide Forestry, Deere & Company. In

Excavator Operator Required

Experienced excavator operator required. The right candidate must be motivated, able to work independently, using their own initiative, in remote locations across Scotland and Northern England and work to a high standard. Vehicle and fuel card provided along

Doosan DX235LCR-5 for Forestry

Doosan DX235LCR-5 Excels in Demanding Forestry Work The Bühler forestry operation, based in Schenkenzell in Germany, specializes in the harvesting of heavy timber from the most difficult of terrains. This task requires enormously powerful machines with high hydraulic

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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. 

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