FOREST TALK The first of Tigercat’s new heavyweight 4-wheel skidders is due to arrive in New Zealand this month. Three of the new Tigercat 632E grapple skidder models have already been sold to local contractors and more orders are in the pipeline, according to... ...Read more
SHAW’S IRON TEST Russell Jensen has been around long enough to know it’s the simple things that work best. Life’s complicated enough without putting any more pressure on yourself or your crew/s, so employing the Less Is More philosophy not only makes life... ...Read more

2017: What’s coming this year?

TOP SPOT With the start of a new year the Top Spot team trusts that you have returned to work refreshed and invigorated for 2017 after a relaxing summer break. Many crews around the country kicked off the year with Safe Start Breakfasts, where the... ...Read more
FICA Our forest industry has enjoyed steady log demand over the past 12-18 months, both locally and for exports. Current market projections are for that to continue. In spite of events like Brexit and the US election outcome inviting media-induced... ...Read more


Cat for Jag – Canterbury-based Jag Logging has taken delivery of its first new Cat 525D skidder, pictured here with owner John Bartle and his wife. The Bartle’s decided on the smallest model in the Cat wheel skidder range because it would provide...

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The Sedimentation Debate

Water quality is a pressing issue for communities around New Zealand. One of the contributing factors to diminished water quality is fine sediment.

Sedimentation is a natural process in which sand, silt and clay, transported in the water, comes to...

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New wheels

The Mitsubishi Triton range has grown from 11 to 14 models for the 2017 model year, with more automatic and high-specification options. Single cab models are now automatic, while new club cab chassis automatic and manual club cab wellside...

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