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AKD rebranding promotes its Australian Made source

Over the coming months, the market will start to see AKD products being wrapped in a new plastic design. AKD has always been Australian grown and made, but the company believes it is timely to ensure this is understood and prominent in its supply chain and particularly in customers’ y
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Tigercat new 220E loader

Tigercat has released the 220E loader with notable improvements including an upgraded operator’s station and the addition of the Tigercat FPT power plant. Source: Timberbiz Conforming to Tier 2 and Tier 4 emission requirements, the quick and lightweight 220E is powered by the Tigercat
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Tigercat completes feller line-up

Tigercat engineering recently completed the drive-to-tree feller buncher line-up with the release of the 718G. One of the last Tigercat machines to receive a Tigercat FPT Tier 4 engine. Source: Timberbiz It was a challenge to package the additional after treatment componentry that was
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Water repellent plywood for construction

UPM Plywood has released a new water repellent plywood that enables construction even in changing weather and humidity conditions. The water repellent yet breathable surface of WISA-SpruceWR slows down the absorption of moisture into the panel while allowing it to evaporate. Source: T
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New agile harvesting and processing head from Waratah

Waratah Forestry’s new H212 is a lightweight, agile harvesting and processing head and is designed for 8-16 metric ton tracked carriers or 16-18 metric ton wheeled carriers, to provide enhanced productivity for early thinning operations. Source: Timberbiz The multi-purpose head can ha
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New Ponsse Manager enhances reporting functions for productivity

A new version of Ponsse Manager improves reporting of machine chain productivity – Ponsse Manager 1.7 presents forwarder production reporting, a function highly requested by customers, alongside the system’s other features. Source: Timberbiz As a new feature, Ponsse Manager displays t
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Grab a quick Cat for any excavator

Cat pin grabber couplers bring a new level of productivity allowing the operator to change tools in a matter of seconds rather than minutes. Excavators of similar sizes can share attachments. Source: Timberbiz With the addition of the VB and HB sizes of pin grabber couplers, there is
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Deere gets ahead harvesting large trees

John Deere’s H219 is a new harvester head built for large harvesters and tracked carriers for harvesting large trees. The two-wheel-drive H219 has two-gear feed motors. The feed force and speed are optimized according to the tree size. Grip of the felled trunk is tight, delimbing is e
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Eco Log Gremo announces line up and livery

The merger of Eco Log and Gremo was announced in April 2020, now planning and preparations for future production have begun with all machines to carry the Eco Log name and colours. Source: Timberbiz Even though the machines will be named and look like Eco Log, the company says it is v
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Information – your key to navigating the future

With COVID-19 front and centre of industry challenges right now and for the foreseeable future, there has never been a greater need for the latest news and information to be delivered to the forests and timber industry sectors. Ryan Media, as an independent and Australian-owned media
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