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

Komatsu’s new XT-5 tracked harvesters provide maneuverability and power in demanding conditions

Designed to significantly increase lift capacity and lower fuel consumption To harvest trees in tight, dense and rugged-terrain forests, operators

HL20-1 6WD Highlander

The HL20-1 6WD Highlander from Konrad Forsttechnik is a versatile machine that excels on steep ground. It is basically a


Long-time Logset man, Pascal Rety, returns to Logset as sales and marketing director. A total of 13 years of history

80,000 Hours

Above: “The new seat that was installed in1999 is far from comfortable today”, Erkki Rinne says. He still manages to

The Updates that takes the Eco Log 500 series harvester to a new level

New updates increase the productivity and performance of the 500 series harvester as well as ease of use, safety and

PONSSE EV1: A Technological breakthrough

Upon publishing the company’s latest press release about the new fully electric powered PONSSE 15 tonne capacity EV1 forwarder, I

John Deere Introduces New FR27 Disc Saw Felling Head

The new FR27 Disc Saw Felling Head offers increased cut and accumulation capacity compared to previous models.The FR27 is now

Healthy Forests: ‘It’s Never About Cutting an Individual Tree’

Singer-songwriter Carole King’s opinion piece in The New York Times, “It Costs Nothing to Leave Our Trees as They Are” elevated a

Next Generation Harvesting Head Control

The Tigercat D7 control system combines a solid and field proven hardware and bucking control system with a Tigercat developed

TimberPro is expanding its forestry manufacturing operation

Adding 48,765 square feet will help increase production capacity To further contribute to the economy of northern Wisconsin,TimberPro, a manufacturer

GB Lubricants & Sami Bowler at APF 2022

GB Lubricants is delighted to announce the appointment of transport industry trailblazer and racing driver Sami Bowler as its first

Soaring Energy Costs Crippling Forestry

Soaring energy costs are crippling the companies involved in wood processing. This is having a major knock-on effect for the


STIHL will be showcasing an array of new forestry products at this year’s APF Exhibition, the UK’s largest dedicated forestry

Ponsse to demonstrate new solutions at FinnMetko 2022

The 19th FinnMETKO exhibition will be held in Jämsä, Finland on 1–3 September 2022. Finland’s largest professional and sales exhibition

KASIGLAS® A Safer Outlook

Anyone operating a harvester will testify to how frightening it is when the front windscreen is suddenly struck by a
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Forest Machine Magazine is written, owned and edited by a forest professional with over 40 years hands on experience. That’s what makes our magazine one of the leading publications in the industry.

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