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New Tigercat harvesting head

Tigercat continues to expand its range of harvesting heads with the new 568, a robust, productive four-wheel drive harvesting head for roadside processing. Optimized harvester head hydraulics maximize performance and efficiency, while robust, high quality components provide long term
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AUSTimber2020 moves to November

This week’s decision to postpone AUSTimber2020 until November because of the devastating bushfires in East Gippsland has been met with wide-spread industry and community support. The decision to reschedule AUSTimber2020 from April required careful consideration of the impact on commit
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John Deere at Las Vegas exhibition

John Deere will be exhibiting at CONEXPO-CON/AGG in March 2020. Encompassing 70,000 square feet, the John Deere Enterprise booth area will include locations for the Construction & Forestry Division and the Wirtgen Group. Source: Timberbiz The exhibit will have 250 product experts
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myKomatsu improves parts offered online

Komatsu has greatly expanded the range of parts that can be ordered through myKomatsu (my.komatsu.com.au), its online customer portal, to now include parts that are readily available but may not be in stock in its local distribution centre facilities. Source: Timberbiz Previously, par
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New steep slope shovel logger from Deere

As a direct result of the continued growth of the steep slope logging market, a new John Deere 959ML Shovel Logger designed for felling and log handling in difficult terrain has been released. Source: Timberbiz Available in one of two configurations – shovel logger or directiona
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New RDO Australia Group acquires Vanderfield and Vermeer

RDO Equipment has announced the consolidation of its business interests in Australia and the appointment of Julie Whitcombe as CEO of the newly formed RDO Australia Group, as the business acquires 100% ownership of Queensland-based machinery dealer Vanderfield and Vermeer Equipment Ho
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New Tigercat power clam grapple

The new Tigercat power clam grapple series has been introduced and it is designed for use on the 875 and 880D loggers, the three models – PC08, PC10 and PC12 – are sized for load capacities of 0,8 m², 0,9 m² and 1,1 m². Source:  Timberbiz Using fatigue resistant welded construction, T
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Tigercat’s new mid-sized 1165 wheel harvester

The 1165 is a mid-sized harvester is for thinning, selective cut and final fell applications and incorporates strong swing and leveling capabilities, and is well suited for steep slopes. The machine is available in both six-wheel and eight-wheel drive configurations. Source: Timberbiz
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JD rolls out more for its forestry swing machines

John Deere is rolling out increased options on its G-Series forestry swing machines which help lower daily operating costs, boost productivity, and increase uptime. According to John Deere the updates, including improvements to the machine design and the addition of more standard feat
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Next gen forestry tyres from Nokian

A new generation of tyres from Nokian will offer advanced features for 6-wheel forestry machines. The latest addition to the product line is the Nokian Forest King TRS 2+, an advanced tyre that brings next gen features such as soil-friendly grip, durability and excellent support for c
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