Features

Below you will find a selection of features and trials from Forest Machine Magazine. We hope that you enjoy reading them. Forest Machine Magazine is written, owned and edited by a forest professional with over 40 years hands on experience. That’s what makes the magazine one of the leading publications in the industry.

We cover all aspects of forestry, from ground preparation through to the end product. Visiting harvesting sites, contractors, hauliers, and timber processing plants keeps us abreast of all the latest news and technology. Our team of professional operators carry out product testing of the latest accessories and equipment to improve workers safety and offer honest and unbiased reviews.

Features

Schlitter Logging: Logging In Iowa

Cory Schlitter, the founder and owner of Schlitter Logging, was born and raised in Dubuque Iowa and logs throughout the

Sisu Auto – 90 years of the Finnish Automotive Industry

“Sisu is a Finnish concept described as stoic determination, tenacity of purpose, grit, bravery, resilience, and hardiness and is held

Have Your Say

In each issue of Forest Machine Magazine we speak anonymously to people within the industry for their gripes on current

Log Transport Optimized: Four New Material Handlers at Rettenmeier Wilburgstetten

A greenfield project to be proud of: Rettenmeier, one of the largest manufacturers of DIY wood products, started construction of

Forestry Fuels reduction in California

FAE Tracked Carriers & FAE Attachments in Use for Forestry Fuels Reduction Forestry fuels reduction in California is an evolving

Logging in The Swiss Alps by Matthias Wüthrich

Matthias Wüthrich is from Switzerland and is part of the technical stuff of a scientific experiment concerning forest and climate

Tigercat 635H Skidder First Impressions

Forestiers R.B.E. Lasalle is a logging company owned by Richard Lasalle and his sons Eric and Benoit. Based out of

Wood-Mizer Contract Sawmilling in Germany

Bad Berka is a small health resort in the German region of Thuringia. Here we meet Sandra Eule, one of

Low Impact Harvesting Equipment

Low impact harvesting equipment is important for the welfare of forests and many manufacturers are developing compact and light harvesting

Forwarder Roundup-Logset 6F

Logset 6F Wendy Smith, Mid Somerset Forestry Machine age 3 months/500 hours Fuel Consumption 10 Litres P/H Wendy’s love of

Forwarder Roundup-John Deere 1510G

Forwarder-John Deere 1510 G Gavin Robertson, Walton logging LTD Machine age 5 months-Hours 1000-Litres P/H 11.5 Gavin has been around

Neuson 264 HVT: Setting New Standards for tracked harvesters

Neuson Forest have just released their largest purpose built tracked levelling harvester to date, the Neuson 264 HVT. The Neuson

Kenny Ferguson Komatsu 875

Kenny Ferguson – Company A G Ferguson Machine age, Two years/3500 hours – Fuel Consumption Litres P/H 13.5 Litres P/H

A Roundup of mid sized Forwarders

Forwarders- we take a look at some of the mid-sized Forwarders that are used in timber harvesting. These machines are

Bogged-You just can’t help that sinking feeling

Bogged, It doesn’t matter how good an operator you are we all fuck up at one time or another and
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Trials

Below you will find some of the products we have tested. Our testers are all independent and work within the industry and offer honest and unbiased feedback.

ValFast & ValFix Spindle Wedges

Josef Strobl, a professional timber faller from Bavaria in Southern Germany, has developed several products to improve the productivity and

Logset 12H GTE Hybrid on trial

RJ Fukes Forestry Services are the UK and Irish distributors for the full range of Logset equipment and have recently

Product testers wanted

Product testers for new 3/4″ Harvester Guide Bar’s and Chains Wanted We are looking for testers in the UK to

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

Measuring wheel trial continues.

Peter Williamson Jnr has been trialling the Z30 SC measuring wheel from Balmec Forestfor the last four months with positive

TR30 AQ FELLING WEDGE

The German made TR30AQ felling wedge is a felling wedge driven by a threaded spindle. It is made of aluminium

Treemans Jack Trial

There has been a great deal of progress made with felling aids in recent years. Forest Machine Magazine (FMM) has

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

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