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JCB now building ventilators not excavators

JCB received a direct appeal from Prime Minister Boris Johnson to help plug the national ventilator shortage and to help save lives of Coronavirus patients. Following the approach, JCB Chairman Lord Bamford promised to help in any way the company could and immediately mobilised a rese
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JCB halts production at UK plants

JCB has stopped production at most of its UK manufacturing plants as disruption resulting from the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic causes an unprecedented reduction in global demand. Source: Timberbiz The company has halted production for almost two weeks at most of its nine manufactur
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Komatsu Forest, Logset, Ponsse suspend operations

Due to the closure of suppliers of critical components, Komatsu Forest will temporarily shut down its production of forest machinery at its factory in Umeå. On 26 March, the company agreed with IF Metall on short-term work from 13 April through 21 June for employees in production. Sou
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Big River’s big solution to bridge repairs

Homes, buildings and infrastructure in regional areas are beginning to be rebuilt after the damage from bushfires. For many regional towns, bridges are the only ways in or out of their community. When a bridge has been damaged, the impact on the local community can be significant, par
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Morbark introduces two new horizontal grinders

Morbark has released new 2400X and 3000X Wood Hog horizontal grinders, both can be equipped with tracks, and the 3000X can be built as a 5th-wheel/dual-axle unit or pintle hitch/tri-axle. Source: Timberbiz The 2400X is ideal for niche markets like municipal solid waste, pallet recycli
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Deere simplifies its grading solutions into entry level and premium

At the 2020 CONEXPO-CON/AGG Show in Las Vegas, John Deere is showcasing an industry-leading range of OEM precision grade management solutions, including factory-integrated solutions across five product categories: motor graders, crawler dozers, excavators, skid steers and compact trac
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Nokian Tractor King tyre new size announced

Nokian’s Tractor King tyre is designed for the heaviest of machinery and the most difficult terrain in forestry, earthmoving and road maintenance. Now the Nokian Tractor King tyre family has expanded with a new tyre size. Source: Timberbiz In 2018, Nokian Tyres launched a whole new ty
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LogOn with new Tigercat system to optimize machine performance

Tigercat has launched LogOn, a powerful onboard information system to optimize machine performance and reduce downtime. Source: Timberbiz Users can easily access detailed machine data and diagnostics tools at the worksite, including mechanical parameters, fuel economy, performance met
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Ledinek makes largest planer for glulam

Ledinek engineering has built and delivered the largest planer for glulam in its history. The maximum planing width is 3.000 mm and the planing height goes up to 610 mm. Source: Timberbiz This means that both very wide and curved object beams can be planed. Block gluing for columns ca
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Tigercat’s new grapple skidder

Quick, compact and fuel efficient, the new Tigercat 602 grapple skidder is ideal for high value selective logging in tight or challenging terrain. The size and agility of the 602 grapple skidder makes it ideal for selective felling applications. Source: Timberbiz The machine can acces
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