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Nokian Tyres acquires wheel company

Nokian Heavy Tyres has acquired Finnish heavy equipment wheel company Levypyora Oy. This company has two business lines, wheels and steel structures, and serves several original equipment (OE) manufacturers and aftermarket customers (AM) in forestry, agriculture and earthmoving applic
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John Deere releases IBC for 1470G Harvester

John Deere has introduced its Intelligent Boom Control (IBC) for the 1470G Harvester, which is the largest harvester model available in the John Deere line-up. The IBC technology, first introduced to the harvester category by John Deere in 2018, increases precision and accuracy during
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New forwarders from John Deere

John Deere’s new 910G and 1010G Forwarders provide loggers with ultra-comfortable cabs and a variety of boom, load space, axle and cabin options, and they can be customized for different worksites or operational needs. Source: Timberbiz “With the addition of the new 910G and 1010G For
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John Deere completes new US training facility

John Deere has completed the construction of its new facility in Coal Valley, Illinois. The 696m2 facility is part of the Construction & Forestry Training Campus and includes three classrooms that can be used separately for training purposes, or combined to hold over 250 people fo
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Komatsu Forestry launches new models at SkogsNolia

Komatsu Forestry has launched an upgraded product range at forestry expo SkogsNolia, with the majority of the machines new. The machines are equipped with a brand-new engine installation conforming to the latest emission legislation. The new, future-proof control system, MaxiXT, was a
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Editor John Hudswell retires

After 14 years as editor at Ryan Media (Australian Forests & Timber News, Australasian Timber, Daily Timber News) John Hudswell is finishing on 7 June 2019. I have worked closely with John for the past seven years while writing and producing Daily Timber News and I will be very sa
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Logset launches smaller hybrid harvester

Logset has launched a new smaller hybrid harvester: the Logset 8H GTE Hybrid. It is the company´s second hybrid harvester model after the world´s biggest wheel-based harvester, the Logset 12H GTE Hybrid, was successfully launched in 2016. Source: Timberbiz “When we launched the first
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Komatsu Forestry provides quick equipment oil analysis

Komatsu Forestry’s Komatsu Oil Wear Analysis (KOWA) is now the official forestry fluid analysis provider for North America. KOWA serves its North American customers through partnerships with oil analysis laboratories, Fluid Life and Bureau Veritas. Source: Timberbiz KOWA has been an e
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Komatsu Forest builds future proof factory in Sweden

Komatsu Forest in Umeå, Sweden is implementing one of the largest investments in industrial Sweden. It will be a future-proof factory with a focus on sustainable production. The company’s investment strengthens the region’s position as a leader in the field of forest techn
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Timbermax winch systems now available in Australia

Onetrak has been appointed as the national dealer for Timbermax – a welcome addition to Onetrak’s product range and its forestry flagship brand Tigercat. Timbermax Traction-Winch systems make timber easier to access in demanding steep-slope operations and provides better safety, incre
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