ByForest Machine Magazine

3rd August 2022
Various Harvesting Methods


Harvesting is a general term for cutting, processing, and extracting timber from stump to roadside ready for transporting to wood processing plants. Managed harvesting systems do not in any way resemble the devastation caused by illegal or unmanaged logging systems. Logging practices vary from large-scale commercial timber plantations to individuals harvesting fuelwood.

“As long as there are human beings on this planet, there will be a demand for wood, pulp, and other forest resources, and there will be businesses that endeavour to meet that demand. The only realistic way to conserve our forests is to apply sustainable forest management practices.” Rainforest Alliance

Alliance Tyres compatible with Olofsors Tracks

Alliance 643 Forestar 111 are now compatible for customers who use Olofsors tracks Alliance Tyres. Working in the forestry industry

A82 forest operations

The A82 project is removing non-native conifers along the Loch Ness to mitigate against future hill slips and protect this

AI Smart tools for optimizing harvesting

As part of Business Finland’s Veturi funding for forest machine manufacturer Ponsse, Sitowise is working with Ponsse to explore the

Tigercat 573 – New Triangulated Harvesting Head

Tigercat adds fifth model to harvesting head line-up with the new three-wheel drive 573. In late September 2023, visitors to

Cover Photo Winner – Bedwyr Jones: County 1004 Super Six

For the second time in succession, our winner is from North Wales. Bedwyr Jones graces this issues front cover with

The Precision solution grows with smart benefits

Komatsu’s digital solution Precision opens up new opportunities to work in a smarter and more efficient way. Thanks to technological

Stora Enso and SEB offer a new financing model to attract new entrepreneurs to the forest industry

Stora Enso launched its Harvesting Partner concept in November 2022 to encourage more skillful operators and new entrepreneurs to join

Upgrade for Komatsu S172

With the model year upgrade, the Komatsu S172 has an upgraded length-measuring function as well as improvements that will increase

Harvester Laser Scanning to assess timber quality

It is now being tested whether harvester laser scanning can be used to assess the crookedness of the trees during

Ponsse could cut up to 140 jobs

The planned measures by Ponsse could result in the reduction of approximately 120-140 jobs globally, additionally new roles could be generated.

Harvesting detours on West Highland Way

Harvesting detours on West Highland Way until end of March Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) is urging walkers on the

Tarras Valley Nature Reserve and Tilhill harvest timber for major restoration project

Tarras Valley Nature Reserve, together with Tilhill, a member of BSW Group and UK leaders in sustainable forestry, woodland management and timber

The New Vimek 470 Harvester

Vimek presents a brand-new harvester model, the Vimek 470. This new harvester is stronger, bigger, and more efficient than ever

Cover Photo Winner Gwyn Alun Ellis Williams: Ponsse Ergo

This month’s front cover photo features Gwyn Alun Ellis Williams on a PONSSE Ergo. Gwyn operates the Ergo C5 H8

Tigercat 30,000th Machine

In just over 30 years in business, the Tigercat 30,000th machine has been shipped Tigercat Industries is pleased to announce
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