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Issue 38 – Forest Machine Magazine
In issue 38, We get the low down from visitors and exhibitors on the recent APF. Wallace Weir trials the STIHL MSA 300 cordless chainsaw. A sneak peak at the new Munro all electric 4×4 by Scotland’s only volume production car company. Volvo deliver first electric trucks with fossil free steel, Komatsu’s new XT-5 tracked harvesters and Global Recycling – new name and new location but the same world class service and dedication. Plus all the latest news, puzzles for the young loggers and much more…
The platform provides intelligent planning, routing, and live vehicle insights for transport networks, as well as specific recommendations on how to improve sustainability and cost-effectiveness through electrification. After beta testing with select customers since the start of the
Stora Enso and Cordenka have signed a joint development agreement to develop precursors for bio-based carbon fiber. The co-development is driven by the need for high performance carbon fiber in transportation, construction and power generation. Stora Enso has
New version of PONSSE Manager improves reporting of machine chain productivity PONSSE Manager 1.7 released\n\nPONSSE Manager 1.7 presents forwarder production reporting, a function highly requested by customers, alongside the system’s other top features. As a new feature, PONSSE
New Volvo Trucks finance program helps haulage firms to ‘Keep Moving’ through the Coronavirus crisis. Volvo Trucks and Volvo Financial Services have launched a finance program to help hauliers and own-account operators in need of liquidity support during
An innovative prototype system for automating tree seed planting and propagation has been hailed as a saviour for Scotland’s tree planting programme impacted by COVID-19. The new system emerged as a response to an open competition – run
THE NEW TOYOTA HILUX: MORE CAPABLE, MORE STYLISH Striking new design with stronger road presenceNew 2.8-litre powertrain with improved performance on and off-roadImproved instrumentation and multimedia technologyTop-of-the-range Hilux Invincible X aimed at customers who need a vehicle for
Whenever I hear the word Skyline I still break out in a cold sweat. I have not had a great deal of experience working with them but remember the setting up as backbreaking work. My first experience was
Following the cancellation of the APF show in September, FUELWOOD will be hosting a demonstration week at their newly refurbished site in Warwick, from Monday 21st to Saturday 26th September 2020. FUELWOOD SCOTLAND will also be hosting Demonstration
An international team of scientists have identified candidate resistance genes that could protect ash trees from the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a deadly pest that is expected to kill billions of trees worldwide. In the new study, published
Stora Enso is investing EUR 40 Million to reduce the environmental impact of Oulu mill The conversion of Stora Enso’s Oulu paper mill into a containerboard mill has received an environmental permit from the Regional State Administrative Agency
Only launched last year, the Alliance 644 Forestar III has already received impressive feedback and earned an excellent reputation. Alliance Forestar have three new sizes available/ Extensive testing against a premium forestry competitor / Large footprint, low ground
Projects to help improve Scotland’s timber transport network have been awarded £7 million from the Scottish Government. Forestry is included under Phase 1 of the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 Route Map, which allows outdoor work such as forestry to
Derrick Penner, Vancouver Sun The B.C. lumber firm San Group on Friday rolled the first log through a brand new sawmill it has built at Port Alberni, a bright spot on a forest-sector landscape that has been otherwise dim.
Q&A: Tilhill welcomes Jack Aldred, Harvesting Contracts Manager to the southern England team. Why did you choose to pursue a career in the forest industry? I’ve always worked outside. I started working on a farm when I was younger and I
The two 3-axle semi-trailers of type S3E-TS18 and S3E-S18 are two very special new additions: BC-Trans GmbH & Co.KG thus completes the vehicle fleet of its towed units to 100 units conventional semi-trailers in heavy and special transport
Cat® Pin Grabber Couplers Boost Productivity, Reliability, and Keep Safety a Priority Cat® pin grabber couplers bring a new level of productivity allowing the operator to change tools in a matter of seconds rather than minutes. Excavators of
Lister Wilder grows its forestry machinery offering and becomes exclusive dealer of highly acclaimed Kesla franchise in the South Lister Wilder is delighted to announce that it will bring Kesla into the fold from1st of June 2020 and
Kenya’s Mau Ogiek Remain excluded from ancestral forest three years after landmark land rights win Three years after Kenya’s indigenous Ogiek people received legal recognition of their rights over their ancestral land, the ruling remains unimplemented, and the
Indigenous burning practices to be adopted in WA-first The traditional burning practices of Australia’s First Peoples will become part of Western Australia’s efforts at reducing bushfire risks following the creation of a Traditional Fire Programs Coordinator role. The
Sumitomo develops new fireproof wooden beam Sumitomo Forestry has developed a wooden beam which has received certification after passing the Japanese performance evaluation test as a two hour fireproof structural member. Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd. (President and Representative
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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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