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Canadians create a hybrid truck for logging

An interesting story has been emerging about two Merritt, Canada residents who have created a hybrid (diesel/electric) logging truck prototype that displays innovations and dedication to sustainability. It has taken them two years and over a million dollars (of crowd-source funds most
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Bedford installs state-of-the-art timber equipment

Bedford has officially unveiled new state-of-the-art equipment at its timber manufacturing facility in Mount Gambier, as part of a $7m investment in the region.  Source: SE Voice The upgrade is set to double production capacity, drive greater efficiencies and broaden timber processing
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Bigger, stronger new Vimek harvester

Vimek has launched a brand-new harvester model, the Vimek 470. This new harvester is stronger, bigger, and more efficient than ever. Source: Timberbiz The Vimek 470 is built on the same NextGen platform as the Vimek 870 Forwarder and therefore has many common technical features. Vimek
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Testing the world’s first unmanned forestry machine

A study published in the Journal of Field Robotics has assessed the world’s first unmanned machine designed for autonomous forestry operations. Source: Timberbiz Investigators demonstrated that using computer vision, autonomous navigation, and manipulator control algorithms, the
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Ponsse next gen digital service platform

PONSSE Manager 2.0 is a next-generation digital service platform and forest machine management system that provides customers valuable data of machines’ location, productivity figures and fuel consumption, among others. The PONSSE Manager monitors the progress of stands, plans, and ma
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Nokian Noktop’s new features

For decades, Nokian Tyres Noktop 21’s traction, self-cleaning properties and versatility on challenging surfaces has made it a trusted go-to tread for commercial use. From the beginning of 2024, the classic tread gets new features while keeping its first-class properties. Source
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New hammermill grinder from the Bandit

The Bandit team has launched the HM6420 hammermill grinder to market. This highly productive 40” capacity grinder is designed and manufactured to be an alternative solution for those grinding applications that may contain contaminants. Source: Timberbiz A Caterpillar C32, 1,200 horsep
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John Deere joins the SpaceX program

John Deere has announced it has entered into an agreement with SpaceX to provide cutting-edge satellite communications (SATCOM) service to farmers. Utilizing the industry-leading Starlink network, this solution will allow farmers facing rural connectivity challenges to fully leverage
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Tigercat celebrates milestones including it 30,000th machine

Tigercat Industries has built and shipped its 30,000th machine, just over 30 years into its existence. From humble beginnings in 1992 when Tigercat had a single product, very little dealer representation, and produced just a handful of machines, the company has grown steadily, expandi
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New Tigercat mulching head for fire mitigation

Tigercat has a new mulching head for swing carriers in response to fire mitigation equipment requirements in western North America. Source: Timberbiz Wildfire is proving to be one of the greatest challenges facing foresters, landowners, governments and environmental organizations in t
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