Shaw's Iron Test

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 Shaw's Iron Test

All equipment manufacturers promise to deliver more performance and productivity with each new model introduction, but how many of them manage to do that as a result of switching to a smaller AND less powerful engine?

 

Hitachi appears to have achieved this feat with its latest ZW220-5 wheel loader...

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 Forest Talk

Harvesting operations in the Gisborne region have come under greater scrutiny since the winter floods brought down masses of slash behind Tolaga Bay, which has led to 17 abatement notices being issued by the District Council.

 

In a newsletter published by the council, it says it has issued 17 abatement notices under the...

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Breaking Out

Interpine General Manager, David Herries, realised just how important drones, or UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), were becoming as a work tool when he used one to take aerial footage of the devastating fire that swept the Port Hills, overlooking Christchurch, in February of 2017.

 

As a member of the Rural Fire Service national incident response team David was helping gather information about the huge fire that went on to claim the life of a helicopter pilot fighting the blaze...

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New Iron

Not only is this the first John Deere for Whanganui-based Hickford Logging, it’s also the first 2656G purpose-built forestry excavator in New Zealand and features a rear-entry cab for extra safety and convenience. Owner, Dave, is impressed with his machine’s lifting power, quiet cab and visibility from the driver’s seat...

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 Top Spot

It didn’t seem that long ago that we were starting the competition for 2018, now we are on the homeward run to the end of the year.

 

Daylight saving gives us longer daylight hours, later into the evening. The days are warmer and its noticeable the positivity and smiles crank back into life after winter...

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