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New gen harvester head from Waratah

Waratah Forestry Equipment has introduced a new generation of its HTH616C harvester head – the new HTH616C Series-III. The new head features many new service and accessibility upgrades and is highlighted by a new main control valve designed to increase performance, responsiveness, and
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New Scorpion takes to the forests in Sweden and Finland

Ponsse has launched a completely modernised range of its Scorpion harvesters. The new Scorpion takes harvest productivity and ergonomics to the next level and according to Ponsse sets a new standard for the operator’s working environment. Source: Timberbiz The Scorpion harvester was f
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Rottne H8D an updated classic for stand-operating thinning

Rottne H8D is a small and versatile harvester with unique characteristics including exact tracking, swing arms on the wheels, variable transmission and automatic anti-spin. This makes it very easy-to-operate with minimum space requirements, providing the conditions for smooth and flue
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PRO Driver lifts workflow for drivers and fleet managers

Webfleet Solutions, one of the world’s leading telematics providers and part of Bridgestone, is introducing its upgraded PRO Driver Terminal: the PRO 8475. Equipped with advanced technologies, including LTE connectivity and Google Services, the versatile premium tablet supports driver
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Precision forestry initiative designed to increase productivity

John Deere has announced its Precision Forestry initiative, a focused approach to its job site technology solutions. Through Precision Forestry, John Deere is reorganizing its technology portfolio and doubling down on its efforts in delivering solutions designed to increase efficiency
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ABB to deliver innovative winder safety system to Oji Fibre NZ

Oji Fibre Solutions, a producer of market pulp, paperboard and fibre-based packaging, has appointed ABB to supply a specially designed winder safety system, the first of its kind in New Zealand, as well as a winder drive control system and DCS880 drives. Source: Timberbiz With the mil
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Harvesting window extended with new JD bogie skidder

John Deere has launched a new six-wheel 768L-II Bogie Skidder designed to conquer wet conditions and steep slope terrain. Incorporating the features found on the John Deere L-II Skidder line-up, the new 768L-II maximizes productivity, performance, and comfort when carrying hefty loads
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CM Labs partners Tigercat for simulator development

CM Labs Simulations, developer of Vortex training simulators, has entered into a partnership agreement with Tigercat Industries to develop and supply state-of-the-art simulators that replicate the functionality and behaviour of the 20-tonne Tigercat 1075C log forwarder and the Tigerca
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Conventional mulcher for medium-heavy applications

  Prinoth has been producing versions of its mulchers for 30 years. Its M650m mulcher for medium-heavy forestry service is a familiar, well-established machine and its latest iteration includes fluid coupling. Source: Timberbiz The newly developed M650m Turbo now offers even grea
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Scania’s new tandem bogie axle with disengage function

Scania has introduced its new RB662 tandem bogie axle with an optional lift-and-disengage function. The new option, when engaged, can save up to 6% on fuel, depending on operation, and reduces the turning radius. Lifting takes less than 25 seconds and, with normal chassis height and t
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