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A touch more intelligence for Ponsse machinery

The new Ponsse Opti 8 is a state-of-the-art touchscreen computer designed for use in its forest machines. User-friendliness, a large high-resolution display, high ergonomics in the cabin and responsiveness form the basis of the technical and visual design of the Opti 8 computer: all f
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Komatsu – thin on the ground

Komatsu Forest has developed a new thinning concept, Thinning Experts (TX), which includes the Komatsu 835TX and the all-new Komatsu 825TX. The new TX machines have new features that enable them to easily navigate dense stands while maintaining high production, making them particularl
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Vermeer brush chipper to meet EU emission standards

According to Vermeer its new BC200 brush chipper delivers performance, quality and safety in a package that will enable operators to achieve new levels of productivity and flexibility. Source: Timberbiz The BC200 that will be available in September 2020 complies with European Union (E
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Miniforst mulcher from Seppi

Seppi’s new Miniforst cl incorporating a new cut control rotor has been engineered to meet the demands of mulching contractors where a sharpenable blade is needed. Source: Timberbiz The goal was to manufacture a rotor using the existing mini blade and proven tool holder but with the a
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Komatsu offers fixed price servicing in Australia

Komatsu Australia has just released Fixed Price Servicing agreements which allow customers to lock in their PM Service pricing for 12 months. These new agreements can be quoted on the spot by your local Komatsu representative with the simple input of your machine details into a user-f
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Deere mulcher conversion kit for wheeled feller bunchers

To maximize the versatility of its machines, John Deere has released its Mulcher Hydraulics Conversion Kit for the 843L and 843L-II Wheeled Feller Bunchers. Installed by the dealer, the kit allows customers to equip their machines for mulching applications, expanding the capabilities
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Blackhawk down – to work

Fecon has released its new Blackhawk knife-tool mulching head, which quickly and efficiently shreds standing vegetation and processes material on the ground.  Designed specifically as a knife tool mulcher, every aspect of the including rotor diameter and size, ratio of knifes to rotor
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Tigercat skidders with improved operator stations

Tigercat’s skidders just got a whole lot better with a completely redesigned operator station and numerous advancements to boost productivity and minimize downtime. Tigercat H-series skidders introduce a new, larger cab, while improving serviceability, reliability, and efficiency. Sou
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Komatsu upgrades its family of tracked feller bunchers

Komatsu is upgrading its XT-5 family of tracked feller bunchers, adding performance and operator improvements, as well as covering the machines with a special 2-Year/5,000-Hour warranty program. The XT430-5, XT445L-5 and XT465L-5 models were introduced in 2018, and these advancements
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North and South Islands have new JD forestry dealers

Two well-known and respected John Deere dealerships have hit the ground running as the new homes of John Deere Construction and Forestry Equipment in New Zealand. Construction and forestry customers now have access to sales and service from AGrowQuip (AGQ) in the North Island and Drum
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