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 Forest Talk

ForestTECH 2020 has set aside a full day to cover new technologies around forest establishment, mechanised planting and silviculture, in addition to its usual data collection focus.

ForestTECH 2020 has set aside a full day to cover new technologies around forest establishment...

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Sometimes it does pay to be late into the game

when developing contracting equipment because you can learn from everyone else’s successes and mistakes, then use the latest technologies and manufacturing techniques to try and do better.

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Silviculture: Mechanised

planting

When Timberlands first considered trialling mechanised planting in Kaingaroa Forest, it was with some trepidation. What about the costs, the continuity of work, the product support, the risks? .

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Worker wellness: Jogging for logging

Going from swinging a  chainsaw to sitting in a cab all day had an impact on me physically. The guy in the machine was always the fat guy of the group and you’d always say, ‘I would never look like that if it was me’.

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New Iron

They don’t come much bigger than this Cat 988K Millyard wheel loader which is a new arrival at Pedersen Group for its operation at the Kinleith Mill in Tokoroa. The big Cat has been put to work as a front line machine in the export yard, unloading, stockpiling and loading log rail wagons and is impressing with its productivity.....

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Top Spot

This issue we bring you the first  round of results for thinning-to-waste. We are pretty pleased with the response the thin-to-waste participants have made to the challenges put in front of them. We are ecstatic about the results at the top end of this competition. The top six are so close, we could not separate them.

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