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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

Konrad Kombi Yarder

Last year, at Euroforest, I first saw the Konrad Combi Yarder, something completely original as the skyline tower was mounted behind a 14 tonne Liebherr R914 excavator. I spoke to Franz Buchsbaum, the sales manager for Konrad Forsttechnik,

Measuring wheel trial continues.

Peter Williamson Jnr has been trialling the Z30 SC measuring wheel from Balmec Forestfor the last four months with positive feed- back. The wheel has performed exceptionally well in the twisted Larch and he has cut over 14,000m³


The German made TR30AQ felling wedge is a felling wedge driven by a threaded spindle. It is made of aluminium and tough polyamide and was built by a professional logger working in large timber in the Black Forest.

Treemans Jack Trial

There has been a great deal of progress made with felling aids in recent years. Forest Machine Magazine (FMM) has had the Treemans Felling Jack out on trial; this is better suited to big rough heavy branched edge

Promoting safety in the workplace

It is not possible to eliminate chain shot, but there are simple steps that can be taken to reduce the risk. Chain shot is the high velocity separation and ejection of a piece or pieces of cutting chain

Ponsse launches a new powerful harvester head for processing eucalyptus trees

Ponsse launches a new debarking PONSSE H8HD Euca harvester head for eucalyptus sites. The new powerful harvester head has been designed as a response to our customers’ needs, and it further strengthens Ponsse’s strategy to be the leading

Trialing the Z30 SC measuring wheel from Balmec Forest Oü

In December I had a follow up visit with Peter Williamson for an update on the progress of the Balmec Forest OÜ Z30SC measuring wheel, which he has been trialing for the magazine. With conditions continuing on the

Komatsu Forest temporarily shuts down production due to Covid-19

Due to the closure of suppliers of critical components, Komatsu Forest will temporarily shut down its production of forest machinery at its factory in Umeå. On March 26, the company agreed with IF Metall on short-term work from

Stora Enso Launches A New Concept For Constructing Office Buildings From Wood

Stora Enso is launching a new building concept that makes it easier for architects, engineers and developers to design office buildings from wood. The concept provides guidance on the use of prefabricated wooden building components. It also provides

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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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