Shaw's Iron Test

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 Forest Talk

A shortlist of prospective buyers is being drawn up as part of the sale of a portfolio of eight forests located in Northland, Waikato, Gisborne/East Coast and Canterbury.

 

The eight forests, collectively held under the Project Tapuwae Forest Estate, total around 2503 hectares of mostly Radiata Pine, all ready for harvesting or currently being harvested...

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Breaking Out

Today we take mechanisation for granted in forestry, but it wasn’t always like that.

Once New Zealand’s forests started to be exploited for their timber pioneer loggers soon came up against a problem that seemed insurmountable – how to move a log weighing several tonnes to where it could be transported to a mill for sawing into timber...

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 Shaw's Iron Test

I was finding it hard enough staying on my feet as I struggled on what must have been a 45-degree angle at one point, so how Craig Braven in the operator’s seat didn’t pitch-pole his 30-tonne machine and 22 tonnes of wood down the hill beats me...

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Forest Engineering 2018

It’s no secret that New Zealand has become a world leader in developing winch-assist technology to mechanically harvest trees on steep slopes. The extent of our leadership was showcased at the 6th International Forest Engineering Conference in Rotorua last month...

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New Iron

Putaruru-based Brolly Logging has added a new Cat 330D2L to its central North Island operation. This adds to two other recent Cat arrivals in the busy crews working around the region, which is something for the Brolly family to be proud of. Pictured is Jude Brolly...

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 Top Spot

Forestry comes in all shapes and sizes, but the skills needed have to be consistent across all operations.

And the people demonstrating these skills need to ensure they do so consistently, regardless of the crew, forest or geographic region they work in...

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