Shaw's Iron Test

Latest Issue Highlights

 Forest Talk

A New Zealand-inspired heavy-duty forestry harvester has been developed by Volvo for worldwide markets and the first one to come off the production line has now arrived.


The Volvo EC380 is the latest swing machine designed specifically...


ForestTECH 2017

New Zealand’s largest forest grower now has eyes in

the sky to assist in measuring and managing its vast estate in the central North Island.


Timberlands is among the first to adopt the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, better known as drones, as a key tool in its operations...


 Shaw's Iron Test

It made perfect sense that while the NZ Logger

team was in Northland visiting one of the Rosewarne crews to see the new John Deere 3156G and SouthStar QS630 in action, as tested in last month’s issue, we should also look at their ROB winch-assist system.

After all, we’ve Iron Tested the other major competitors in this uniquely home-grown steep slope harvesting segment


NZ Timber

Saw manufacturer and supplier, Thode Knife & Saw, has officially opened its new headquarters building in Rotorua, where it is better placed to service and support customers in the sawmilling and wood processing sector.


Being closer to major sawmilling customers was a strong consideration for moving the head office from Auckland...



In mid-November, silviculture contractors across the country came together to attend a public meeting that also included frontline managers from forest companies.


The reason for the meeting was to highlight concerns that are now seriously challenging the viability...


 Top Spot

The competition is really starting to heat up as we bring you the Top Spot Period 3 results.


One of the highlights in bringing these results is the congestion that is starting to build at the top of each section...


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