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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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John Deere Forestry swings into production of 5000th machine

John Deere commemorated the production of its 5000 Forestry Swing Machine, a 2656G Log Loader, with a special ceremony at the John Deere-Hitachi Specialty Products (DHSP) factory. Held at the end of January, John Deere invited the customer who purchased the milestone unit, Bighorn Log
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Construction starts on Hyne GLT plant

Construction of Hyne Timber’s new Glue Laminated Timber (GLT) production plant is underway in Maryborough with Badge Construction. The building’s structure will be made up of the company’s own GLT, demonstrating their capability, backed by more than 40 years of GLT manufacturing exper
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Treevia designs a SmartForest for Brazil

A remote monitoring system rolled out in Brazil is taking over the exhausting and risky task of keeping an eye on commercial forests. The system allows researchers and technicians to track forest growth rates in real time, in order to estimate if they are developing properly and detec
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Smart Thumper app to test wood strength

Determining the stiffest piece of lumber is now easier with a new smartphone app created by scientists in Mississippi State University’s Forest and Wildlife Research Center. Called “Smart Thumper,” the app uses soundwaves or vibrations to determine stiffness, a quality that relates to
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Merrett Logging trials a shock, but in a good way

South Australian logging transportation company, Merrett Logging runs a total of 30 company owned B-Double configurations in their fleet and another 10 sub-contractor owned configurations. Over the past four years the company has trialled new shock absorbers for their logging fleet. S
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Logset’s new test track for forest machinery

At the end of 2018, Logset built a 500-meter test drive track next to the company’s forest machine factory in Koivulahti, Finland. The conditions on the track simulate the forest conditions. Every forest machine leaving the factory is evaluated on the new track. Source: Timberbiz The
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Enriva completes Biohouse on the Murray

Enriva, in conjunction with Smart Heating, has delivered a state-of-the-art biomass project which provides a temperature-controlled environment (inside greenhouses) to a horticultural business on the Victorian side of the Murray River. This will allow them to grow higher quality crops
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