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Ponsse produces its 18,000th machine

The 18,000th Ponsse forest machine was completed at Ponsse’s factory in Vieremä, Finland. After its handover, the Ponsse Elk will be operated by VMC Bois in France. Source: Timberbiz VMC Bois owns four Ponsse machines, and it mainly operates in eastern parts of Central France. Establi
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Finland’s design awards recognise Ponsse’s Future Cabin

One of the most significant design awards in Finland was given to the Ponsse Scorpion’s Future Cabin. In addition to Ponsse, Fennia Prize recognitions were given to Posti Group Corporation, Nokian Heavy Tyres Ltd and Myssyfarmi Oy. Source: Timberbiz In the design of Future Cabin, the
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Intelligent addition to the John Deere range

John Deere’s latest operator assistance control feature, Intelligent Boom Control (IBC), for the 900 MH-Series Tracked Harvester has been released. The development of this model is a result of global collaboration between the John Deere Wheeled Cut-to-Length and Full-Tree Forest
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Calling a spade, a smart shovel

A ‘smart spade’ which identifies exactly where to plant a tree seedling is just one of the new technologies in the seven-year NZ$25.5 million Precision Silviculture development project. Source: Timberbiz The newly elected President of New Zealand’s Forest Owners Association, Gra
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Tigercat’s harvesting head for wheel carriers

As a part of Tigercat’s overall strategy to provide end-to-end CTL harvesting systems, the company has released the new 534 harvesting head. The 534 is a robust, high performance harvesting head well matched with the Tigercat 1165.Source: Timberbiz With a base weight starting fr
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$10m support package for regional newspapers facing newsprint price hikes

Regional newspapers under threat from rising printing costs have been offered a $10 million lifeline by the Coalition if it is re-elected this month. Source: Timberbiz The Coalition on Sunday announced the establishment of a new $10 million round of the Public Interest News Gathering
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Robots tap into WA construction sites

Robotic technology has been trialed on a Western Australian construction site in a world-first project at Murdoch University, in conjunction with major partners Aurecon and the University of Technology Sydney. Source: Timberbiz The robots have been uniquely designed by UTS researchers
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Tigercat Releases 635H Swing Boom Skidder

Tigercat says its new 635H Swing Boom Skidder is the ultimate skidder for extreme terrain and cable assisted logging operations. Source: Timberbiz The capabilities of the six-wheel drive 635H in steep terrain and cable assist applications have been taken to the next level with the int
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Komatsu forwarder maximises productivity

Komatsu’s 845-1 forwarder offers an excellent combination of high crane capacity, manoeuvrability and rough terrain capability to maximize productivity. Source: Timberbiz With high productivity for thinning and light clear-cutting, the 12-metric-ton class forwarder offers several fram
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Tigercat develops a dozer for forestry applications

Tigercat Industries has developed a forestry dozer. The new TCi 920 will be doing the rounds at several US forestry industry trade shows soon. Source: Timberbiz The dozer will be branded under the new TCi badge, as Tigercat Industries continues to design machines for applications beyo
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