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The Making Of Clark Tracks

When I first started in forestry with the Forestry Commission there was a maintenance squad in each forest district and part of their duties was to keep all the drains within the forest coupes free of debris to

Leading The Way in Forestry & Vegetation Management

I have been trying to catch up with Justin from Kingwell Holdings, for a while in order to discover a bit more about the mulching/bio-mass recovery/ground preparation side of the industry. Although I got the opportunity to catch

Spreading The Load

In 2006, Ian Howie, who had previously been an agricultural contractor, saw an opportunity to become involved in the transportation of timber from harvesting sites within the forest to stacking areas near the public highway, using LGP (low

RJ Fukes Demo Days

RJ Fukes Forestry Services hosted a demonstration, early November, of the Doherty Group’s Logset 6HP GTE/TH65 harvester near Port Laoise in Southern Ireland. The Doherty Group was formed in 2004 and has been expanding annually. The company operates

Kieron Owen Haulage

We arrived at Newtown in Mid Wales on Sunday afternoon, and met Paul Williams, who had arranged for us to meet Kieron of Kieron M Owen, Timber Haulage. Sunday was a good photo opportunity, as most of his

Pointing In The Right Direction

Clifford Jones Timber are a fourth generation family-run business created by Clifford Jones in 1948. They are the largest fencing post manufacturer in the UK, supplying all of the British Isles from their two fencing mills in Ruthin,

Graythwaite Saw Mill

On the 23rd and 24th of June, Graythwaite  Sawmill, near Hawkshead in the Lake District, was hosting demonstration days for Wood Mizer and Jas P Wilson. Wood Mizer were demonstrating the LT20, LX450 and the Titan WB200, and

Coille Haulage

When you are driving around Scotland, it is very unusual not to come across the distinctive, easily recognisable yellow-and-red livery of a Coille Haulage timber truck. The family-run business (‘coille’ is the Gaelic word for timber) was established 25

NEWFUEL

On the 18th of July, we arranged to visit Hamish Oliphant at his premises near Turiff in Aberdeenshire. Hamish founded and owns NEWFuel Ltd, which supplies high quality, seasoned woodchips for biomass heating systems and provides a mobile

The Day We Caught A Bigfoot

Hohenloher Spezial-Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG, have been producing forestry machines since 1967, at their headquarters in Neu-Kupfer, after moving from their original factory in Waldenburg in 1995. In 2005 they opened their second factory in Wolfegg, where

Alucar is leading the truck industry into modern times

Alucar timber truck designers consider the solutions and component locations well before the truck chassis is manufactured, which allows them to offer the best timber trucks in the world ALUCAR IS the world’s leading manufacturer of superstructures for

Eco Log and Gremo become one

Eco Log and Gremo are now planning for a common future as a strong and comprehensive operator in the forest machine business. A first step has been taken as an Intent of Merger has been signed to move

Logset 12H GTE Hybrid Trials

In the June issue of Forest Machine Magazine read about the first UK trials that we carried out with the Logset 12H GTE Hybrid/TH75 supplied by RJ Fukes Forestry Services. Our harvester tester, Peter Williamson, parked up his

MaxiFleet keeping supply lines open during lockdown

In UK there is a lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic and only essential business can be up and running. Forestry is accounted for as an essential business. Still, Komatsu Forest Ltd have taken precautions and let most of

New CEO of Komatsu Forest

Jens Bengtsson will be the first Swedish CEO since Komatsu Ltd took over in 2004. On April 1, 2020 Jens Bengtsson will take up the position as CEO of Komatsu Forest AB, one of the world’s leading manufacturers

Victorian RFAs extensions welcome, but Andrews’ plan to close the native timber industry still casts shadow over its future

The peak associations representing Victoria’s sustainable native timber industries have cautiously welcomed today’s announcement of the Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs) extension, but considerable uncertainty still surrounds the Andrews Government’s plan to close down the industry by 2030. The

Norbord staff praised for emergency response

Workers at the Norbord wood processing plants in Inverness and Stirling have been praised for their vital role in providing much needed materials during the COVID-19 response.  The plants at Dalcross and Cowie have provided wood-based construction materials

$100 million to redeploy workers

The New Zealand Government has allocated $100 million to help redeploy workers affected by the economic impact of COVID-19, with the hard-hit region of Gisborne-Tairāwhiti to be the first helped, Economic Development Minister Phil Twyford, Forestry and Regional

Reducing spring wildfires and protecting municipalities

Alberta Wildfire is hiring 200 additional firefighters, invoking a fire ban, implementing off-highway vehicle (OHV) restrictions, increasing fine violations and funding $20 million more in community FireSmart initiatives, all to prepare for the upcoming wildfire season during COVID-19.

Emergency Crews responding to explosion at paper mill in Maine

Androscoggin Mill in Jay pictured in 2018. Photo Courtesy of Verso Corp. On Wednesday a large explosion severely damaged the Androscoggin Mill in Jay, Maine. It is not yet known what caused the explosion but it occurred at

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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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