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New harvester head for eucalyptus trees

Ponsse has launched a new debarking Ponsse H7 HD Euca harvester head for harvesting eucalyptus trees, it sits alongside the previously released H8 HD Euca. Source: Timberbiz “This new harvester head has been developed together with our customers, based on their feedback. We wanted to
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Going green with forestry equipment

With the COP26 climate change summit scheduled in November 2021, political pressure is building to improve sustainability of manufactured products. Consequently, companies are increasingly calling on their suppliers to help them quantify their environmental performance. Source: Engine
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Logset overcomes a challenging year and elects new board

For Logset 2020 was challenging in many ways. After a relatively strong start, the market collapsed temporarily due to the global pandemic and the uncertainty it caused. Source: Timberbiz The company said it reacted quickly to respond to the new market situation and thanks to good pla
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Tigercat upgrades features on RemoteLog and LogOn

Tigercat has introduced new features on its powerful RemoteLog and LogOn telematics system. Using the same satellite connection as RemoteLog, machine operators or technicians may now send and receive simple text messages when no cellular mobile network is available.  Source: Timberbiz
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PaperWall fibre-based paper interior surface

Melbourne based Elton Group has added an innovative new wood wall surface to its line-up of interior architectural products. PaperWall is a wood fibre-based paper surface which is Group One fire rated. Source: Timberbiz PaperWall replicates the patterning, grain and texture of timber
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Smooth system adds to JD machine response

John Deere has added its Smooth Boom Control (SBC) technology to its M-Series Tracked Feller Bunchers and MH-Series Tracked Harvesters. Source: Timberbiz Developed in global collaboration between the John Deere Wheeled Cut-to-Length and Full-Tree Forestry teams, the SBC system instant
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Sennebogen materials handler equipped for timber work

Sennebogen’s 830 E series materials handler supports timber professionals in log transport and sawing operations as it is mobile with practical trailer application stands, a robust design and is delivered with 14m equipment as standard, depending on the weight to be loaded and trailer
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Scorpion wins Best of the Best in Red Dot awards

The new Future Cabin included in the Ponsse Scorpion launched in February has won a product design award in the internationally acclaimed Red Dot design competition. Source: Timberbiz The award in question was the Best of the Best award in the Product Design category, granted for the
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Komatsu chases 20% of global forestry equipment market

Japanese equipment maker Komatsu hopes to generate 140 billion yen (US$1.27 billion) in revenue from forest machinery after four years, which would mark a 40% increase, due to robust housing and material demand. Source: Nikkei Asia Komatsu intends to fulfill its goal by offering a str
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Morbark option reduces damage to wood hog horizontal grinders

Morbark recently introduced a new patent-pending Vtection system option for their 3000, 3400, and 6400 series Wood Hog Horizontal Grinders. The Vtection system monitors rotor vibration to reduce damage from contact with un-shreddable objects or other causes of damaging vibration like
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