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Australia’s housing crisis to continue but there are prefab options

Australia’s housing crisis is predicted to continue towards 2030, and prefabricated housing may hold the key. However, this presents another question: How best to handle such unusual loads across the supply chain? Source: Timberbiz Australia’s National Housing Supply and Affordability
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Feeling the cold – not with JCB

JCB has developed a fully glazed, heated ROPS/FOPS cab alternative for the 403E electric compact wheeled loader. Source: Timberbiz The cab comes complete with heated front and rear screens, a heated seat, and an efficient three-speed heater with boost feature. It is also possible to p
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Ponsse’s solutions to improve productivity and profitability

Ponsse is presenting new features to support forest machine operators’ daily work and to assist forestry entrepreneurs to follow up on the fleet’s profitability and productivity: the PONSSE Scale crane system, which manages load data during all working stages, and the PONSSE High-Prec
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Smart digital services for safety, productivity and sustainability

Komatsu’s Smart Forestry gives you access to a collection of digital services that help make the workplace safe, smart, productive and sustainable, whether you have one or a hundred forest machines. You can keep track of your machines, collaborate with colleagues, and make wise decisi
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Tigercat’s new 6040 carbonizer

Tigercat Industries has released the 6040 carbonizer. This long-awaited product replaces the 6050 carbonator that Tigercat marketed for a brief time after acquiring the product through the purchase of ROI in 2019. The mobile onsite wood conversion system is once again available in the
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Auto Quick Coupler demo at Loggabull

A field demonstration of the Auto Hydraulic Quick Coupler was held recently at Loggabull’s harvesting operation in Kinleith Forest on New Zealand’s north island, showing how one machine and operator can carry out multiple tasks. Source: Timberbiz This project and field demonstration o
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Forico’s new gen logstackers commissioned in Tasmania

Forico has purchased two New Generation Wagner L90 Logstackers for its mills in northern Tasmania, the first of the new generation machines to be commissioned in Australia. Source: Timberbiz The two new ‘Wagners’ arrived at Long Reach Mill in the East Tamar and Surrey Hills Mill in Ha
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Five new skid steer and track loaders from John Deere

John Deere has five new P-Tier Skid Steer Loader (SSL) and Compact Track Loader (CTL) models. Entering the market, the 330 and 334 P-Tier SSLs and the 331, 333 and 335 P-Tier CTLs boast a brand-new one-piece cab design with premium options, enhanced technology features, and an overall
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TimberPro president steps down

After 13 years as president of TimberPro, Lee Crawford has announced his retirement. This draws to a close Crawford’s nearly 40 years in the forestry machinery business, during which he consistently exemplified entrepreneurial spirit and a caring attitude. Source; Timberbiz Pat Crawfo
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Tigercat telematics firmware update

There is a Tigercat telematics firmware upgrade now available for added functionality, improved user interface, and to take advantage of the latest advanced engine diagnostics capabilities. Source: Timberbiz The update offers enhanced features for a more comprehensive telematics exper
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