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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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Tigercat to demo latest mulcher in Victoria

Tigercat’s latest machine, the 480B mulcher, is due to be demonstrated by Tigercat and Onetrak in Victoria in May. The new model is the largest machine in Tigercat’s mulcher line-up and joins the rubber tyred M718E & M726E and the smaller tracked 470 mulcher.  Source: Timberbiz Th
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RDO Equipment has job opportunities open in Australia

RDO Equipment, one of the largest John Deere dealers in the world, is upskilling employees and recruiting new team members ahead of launching as John Deere’s Construction and Forestry dealer in all Australian states apart from Western Australia on 1 May 2019. Source: Timberbiz RDO was
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Linking with Deere is now a little less dear

John Deere Construction and Forestry in the US is decreasing its annual JDLink Ultimate subscription and the division is consolidating JDLink Ultimate Forestry with the larger JDLink offering. Source: Timberbiz “Machine connectivity is key for our customers, who rely on this technolog
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Largest Tigercat for forestry

Tigercat has introduced its new 890 logger – the largest machine in the Tigercat forestry equipment line-up – a heavy duty, purpose-built forestry carrier that can be configured for loading, shovel logging or processing. Weighing 47, 900 kg, it is the largest, highest capacity machine
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Asia Pacific flooring show in March

DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR, the largest flooring tradeshow in the Asia Pacific and co-organised by VNU Exhibitions Asia, is welcoming visitors to register for the 2019 show taking place from March 26-28 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. Source: Timberbiz The show is expandin
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