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Forest Machine Magazine Digital Magazine – The free publication for the forest industry.

January 2024 – Issue 44

In issue 44, we see Kingwell Holding’s 400hp stump auger in Sutherland, we learn about timber harvesting in Tenerife with Komatsu Forest. We take a subjective overview of forestry in Romania, Gwyn Alun Ellis Williams talks to us of life in the forest and of his front cover photo, and we catch up with Duncan Gillies Jnr as he embarks on his journey to become a fitness coach with a focus on forestry. Plus all the latest news, puzzles for the young loggers and much more…

November 2023 – Issue 43

In issue 43, we visit two very different techniques for step ground logging – a Menzi Muck and a Timbermax traction aid winch. We catch up with Mark Beach as he gets back in the driving seat. Rory Sutherland, our cover photo winner, tells us of his life, Tigercat Skidder  and love of forestry, since emigrating to New Zealand. We bring you all the latest from the Confor Woodland Show, and we spend time with Kenny Ferguson as he and his son start out on their new venture. Plus all the latest news, puzzles for the young loggers and much more…

September 2023 Issue 42

In Issue 42 we visit Glasfryn Sawmill in Wales where they live and breathe timber, we take a look at the world’s first battery operated portable log splitter from Ryobi, Kieran Anders navigates us through hand cutting and extracting timber using a skidder and tractor-trailer forwarder in the Lakes and we catch up with the latest technology from the Swedish Forestry Expo. Plus all the latest news, puzzles for the young loggers and much more…

July 2023 Issue 41

In issue 41 we visit Palfinger UK to see the latest generation timber harvesting cranes and to find out how Chris Wadby is filling the big void left by James V Stroanach’s retirement. We follow the timber from the forest at Argyll to the Ridings Sawmill at Cardross. We talk to David Wilmer on the challenges the company faces with clearfell and traffic management. Euan Mellis guides us through his sensitive and low impact solution for forestry thinnings. Plus all the latest news, puzzles for the young loggers and much more.

May 2023 Issue 40

In this issue we visit Chris Boyd of Boyd Plant Hire as he undertakes a huge contract to build new forest roads and Forest Machine Services Ltd’s open day. We catch up with Harold Taylor and Bobby Melvin and their OMEF Tree Shear, as they continue to clean up the forests following Storm Arwen. We talk to Johna Dixon about his new Scania R590 and Richard Newton, CRJ Services, about how chipper maintenance affects efficiency. Plus competitions, young loggers puzzles, classifieds and all the latest news.

March 2023 Issue 39

In this issue, we catch up with Tanel Tuulmee and his swamp monster. Wallis Weir trials STIHL’s Rapid Hexa saw chain. We road test a Komatsu 875 with 11,000 hours and we talk to Nikolai Simonsen about the interesting chipping concept from Green Chip A/S. Plus competitions, young loggers puzzles, classifieds and all the latest news.

Forest Machine Magazine is written and edited by a forest professional with over 40 years hands on experience. We are dedicated to keeping you informed with all the latest news, views and reviews from our industry.

At Forest Machine Magazine we covering 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. 

We carry out product testing of the latest accessories and equipment to improve workers safety and we offer honest and unbiased reviews from professionals working in the industry. Our team of professional operators have tried out the latest harvesting equipment for leading forestry manufacturers. 

Subscribe to Forest Machine Magazine’s bi-monthly magazine to follow the latest news and stories from the people and companies working at the heart of the forest industry and have it delivered direct to your door from only £15 per year. We also offer a young loggers page to engage and encourage the next generation of forestry workers. 

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The digital magazine is fully interactive and contains videos and links to manufacturers and company websites. The website, magazine and digital magazine features a large free classified section where forest professionals and companies can list used and surplus equipment for sale or wanted. We list all the latest forestry jobs from around the world.