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5G-equipped drone remotely controls forest machine

5G-equipped drone remotely controls forest machine With the help of a drone equipped with its own portable mobile base station, a forest machine has, for the first time, been remotely controlled via 5G in an area with limited

JOHN DEERE IN THE SPOTLIGHT AT THE KWF EXHIBITION

John Deere launched the first H Series wheeled cut-to-length forest machine models in April 2024. Thelarge size class machine models include the 1270H and 1470H harvesters and the new 20-ton loadcapacity 2010H and the 25-ton load capacity 2510H

Ponsse offer solutions for better productivity and profitability

Ponsse is presenting new features to support forest machine operators’ daily work and to assist forestry entrepreneurs to follow up on the fleet’s profitability and productivity: the PONSSE Scale crane system, which manages load data during all working

SENNEBOGEN AT THE KWF CONFERENCE 2024

SENNEBOGEN AT THE WORLD’S LARGEST FORESTRY TECHNOLOGY EVENT: KWF CONFERENCE 2024 Visit us from 19.06 to 22.06.2024 at the 18th KWF Conference in Schwarzenborn, Hesse, the world’s largest forestry and forestry technology event in 2024. We will be

UK Construction Sector sees fastest growth for two years

The UK’s construction sector recorded its biggest rise in activity in two years last month, according to the latest PMI report. Growth gained momentum during May, with activity and new business increasing at sharper rates than in April.

DC Equipment returns Madill manufacturing to BC

DC Equipment proudly announces the opening of its new manufacturing facility in Prince George, marking the return of Madill equipment production to British Columbia. The first machines to be produced at this facility will be the Madill 3000B Log

New Volvo FH16: More power-less fuel

The new Volvo FH16 is Europe’s most powerful truck but also a very fuel efficient one – and it can run on 100% renewable fuels. On-road tests confirm that the all-new engine in the FH16 achieves 5% better

Westtech Woodcracker at the KWF Tagung

Westtech Woodcracker, experience the new machines close up and in action In a few weeks, the world’s largest forestry and logging technology event of 2024 begins! The KWF Conference takes place from June 19th to 22nd 2024 in Schwarzenborn (Germany) and WESTTECH will be

Safety glass, clear instructions to keep operators safer

Safety glass breakage on a forest machine is often caused by an accident Metsäteho participated in a joint Nordic study on the reasons for replacing safety glazing on forest machines by collecting data for the study from Finland.

Respacing using Remote Control and AI

By developing a clearing robot for respacing, Skogforsk continues its journey towards remote-controlled and automated forest work. Including money from the Troedsson Foundation, SEK 2.1 million is being invested in a new research project. Photo: Gösta Lindwall The

German timber prices remain steady

German timber prices hardly changed in May. Despite a difficult sales situation for both construction timber and exports. In any case, sales in the sawmill industry have shrunk significantly. This scenario will also determine the further development of

Benefits of zone thinning in forests

Zone thinning increases the productivity of timber harvesting, improves harvesting quality and increases forest biodiversity The zone thinning method proved to increase the productivity of harvesting compared to traditional even thinning. Based on harvesting research data collected in

Bark Beetle Battle Continues

New action to protect against impacts of bark beetle tree pest. Forestry Commission to introduce new plant health requirements following confirmation of eight-toothed spruce bark beetle findings in Suffolk and Norfolk. Rapid eradication measures taking place, alongside swift

Another good year for Scottish Woodlands Ltd

Strong year for Scottish Woodlands Ltd in vibrant forestry sector The latest results for Scottish Woodlands Ltd show another successful and profitable year, with an increasing headcount and continued focus on graduate recruitment. The company, 80%-owned by its

Fire warning as impacts of Cannich blaze still being felt one year on

One year on from when a wildfire ripped through woodland and burned for two weeks at Cannich, south of Inverness, Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) is calling on the public to be fire aware as work continues to

Highlead Winches

Highlead Winches Due to improved drive systems, band tracks and traction aid winches, the limitations of machines that work in forestry is continually increasing. However there are still circumstances where high lead winches are necessary to extract timber.My

North Faulds Woods – Lot 2

North Faulds Woods – Lot 2 North Faulds Woods is an attractive and productive mid-rotation conifer forest with good volumes of maturing timber in a highly scenic location within Caithness. DESCRIPTION Faulds Wood forms an attractive and productive

North Faulds Woods For Sale

North Faulds Woods For Sale North Faulds Woods is an attractive and productive mid-rotation conifer forest with good volumes of maturing timber in a highly scenic location within Caithness. DESCRIPTION North Faulds Woods was originally established on former

North Faulds Woods – Lot 1 For Sale

North Faulds Woods – Lot 1 For Sale North Faulds is an attractive and productive mid-rotation conifer forest with good volumes of maturing timber in a highly scenic location within Caithness. DESCRIPTION North Faulds was originally established on

Aaron Ferguson: Tigercat 822

Cover Photo Winner: Aaron Ferguson: Tigercat 822 Aaron Ferguson started out as a commis chef at the University of Stirling in Bridge of Allan. A trainee chef’s wages were not sufficient to fund a young person’s lifestyle in
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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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