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Enride all electric autonomous logging truck

At the UK’s Goodwood Festival of Speed – an event for historic racing cars, Swedish tech start-up Einride revealed its latest product: The T-log, an autonomous, all-electric logging truck. Source: Timberbiz More powerful than the T-pod – the all-electric, autonomous truck Einride reve
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Waratah Forestry Equipment and Hultdins in distribution partnership

Waratah Forestry Equipment and Hultdins have formed a distribution partnership to offer an extended product line of grapples and grapple saws to Waratah customers in Australia and New Zealand. Source: Timberbiz The Waratah-branded grapples and grapple saws are a result of customer dem
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Ponsse launches new Stage V emission engines on EU markets

Ponsse’s new Mercedes-Benz/MTU Stage V emission engines feature the latest engine technology, and according to the company they are an excellent solution for forest machines that require productivity, reliability and fuel economy while being environmentally friendly. Source: Timberbiz
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Forest Centre auto-tensioners for forestry

Forest Centre is the supplier of Swedish made ExTe load binding products such as the TU Tensioner and has been since 1992. The company has amassed a great deal of local load expertise during that time. Source: Timberbiz Logging and timber haulage customers have been using the ExTe aut
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DNA markers: their immediate use in tree breeding

The forestry industry has been hearing a lot lately about recent breakthroughs in Marker Assisted Selection using targeted DNA sequencing to identify specific tree traits, such as disease resistance, density, pulp yield and growth. Source: Timberbiz DTN spoke with the Gondwana Genomic
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Tigercat 1185 Harvester to make Oz debut

Tigercat’s latest harvester, the eight-wheeled 1185, is scheduled to be demonstrated in Tumut/Tumbarumba on May 23. Source: Timberbiz The 1185 made its debut at Elmia in June and now it’s ready for its Oz debut. Anyone can register their interest to attend the demo by cont
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New loaders for Elephants

Ponsse has released a new loader for Elephant and ElephantKing forwarders. The new PONSSE K121 loader offers a new level of efficiency and speed for load handling in tough conditions. The new loader combines high slewing torque and lifting power, increased reach, and a new type of loa
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Deere turnover for forestry machinery is down

In the 2015/16 financial year (31 October), US-American Deere & Company generated turnover of US$4.900bn with its construction and forestry machinery. Source: Euwid The associated decline of 18% therefore matches the last turnover forecast quoted after the third quarter. Prior to
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Tigercat 1185 Harvester to make Oz debut

Tigercat’s latest harvester, the eight-wheeled 1185, is scheduled to be demonstrated in Tumut/Tumbarumba on May 16. The 1185 made its debut at Elmia in June and now it’s ready for its Oz debut. Source: Timberbiz Anyone can register their interest to attend the demo by cont
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