Free training courses are being offered by Waratah to help contractors and their staff work more safely around processing and harvesting heads in the forest and at workshops...
SHAW'S IRON TEST 1
Wheel loaders are great in the right forestry and
log loading environments. They run rings around an excavator-based loader when it comes to speed and their forks can grab plenty more logs than a grapple. Fuel costs are typically lower, too....
A pair of contracting companies in Eastland have “seen the light” and joined the Top Spot programme.
Kuru Contracting, a well-known East Coast company, has brought its roadline harvesting crew...
With strong forest and wood products markets demand continuing now for over a year, there is a positive feel in our industry. Last month’s business confidence survey confirmed that, as reported earlier in this magazine.....
Peter and Brad Douglas, of Douglas Logging, recently took delivery of their first purpose-built Tigercat 875 for loading and shovelling duties in a high production ground base crew based in Ngatawhiti, Northland....
The country’s safety watchdog, WorkSafe NZ, will focus more on small-scale harvesting operations in forestry during 2017, as it looks to target difficult-to-police areas of the industry. Research carried for WorkSafe identified concerns about...
SHAW'S IRON TEST 2
After our morning with the Volvo L120H, the
afternoon was reserved for its bigger brother, the Volvo 250H, which is working at the Tangiwai Saw Mill on the other side of the volcanic plateau...
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