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Wooden tyres with renewable tread

Wooden tyres don’t have the best ring to them, but Michelin firmly believes they’ll be a reality in 2020. The French tyre maker told Motoring of its plans to introduce wood into tyres, and it’s all about moving away from oil. Cyrille Roget, Michelin’s worldwide
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Automated platoon trucking will help to drive forestry into the future

Truck platooning research has taken a quantum leap forward and in the process earned a spot in history by successfully road testing the emerging technology in the deep forests of Quebec in the first trial of its kind in Canada. The day-long trial (by FPInnovations and partners) took p
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Gough Cat NZ to distribute Weiler products

Gough Cat New Zealand has announced an agreement with United States company Weiler to distribute its forestry product line in New Zealand. The products complement the Caterpillar forest machines that the company will continue to offer according to Gough Cat Executive General Manager C
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Rayco new stump cutters and trailer

Rayco Manufacturing has released two stump cutter models the RG55 and RG80 as well as a new TRG stump cutter trailer. These are the first new product introductions for Rayco since the company was acquired by Morbark in November 2017. Source: Timberbiz RG55 Stump Cutter This is an upda
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Nokian Tyres new portfolio for on and offroad use

Nokian Tyres has been broadening its product portfolio of tyres for trucks with the latest addition the Nokian R-Truck product range for demanding on and off-road use such as earthmoving and forestry applications. Source: Timberbiz “On and off-road use puts special, even conflicting d
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Onetrak new facility in Rocklea

Onetrak has opened a sales, service and rental facility in Rocklea, Queensland. The new premises will be officially opened on 18 October and will cater for construction, forestry, materials handling, and quarry and mining equipment. Source: Timberbiz The new premises is located at 28
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Koppers MicroPro receives global GreenTag

MicroPro Wood Treatment Technology has received a Global GreenTag GreenRate Level A award under Version 4.0 of the Global GreenTag International Product Certification Standard. Source: Timberbiz It is the highest-level achievement for a product under Global GreenTag’s GreenRate produc
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John Deere’s new midsized harvesters

John Deere has released two new midsized G-Series wheeled harvester models, the 1170G and 1070G. The availability of the Intelligent Boom Control (IBC) technology on the 1170G further increases operator efficiency, regardless of the application. Source: Timberbiz The midsize G-series
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Precision Husky adds Industrial Cutting Tools

Precision Husky Corporation has added Industrial Cutting Tools to its dealer network.  ICT will be promoting the Precision, Husky and Progrind complete line of equipment. Source: Timberbiz Industrial Cutting Tools, a division of The Langdale Company specializes in the design, manufact
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Trelleborg Twins on Ponsse Elephant

The latest addition to Swedish logging company WNK Skogsgallring’s collection of forest machinery is a brand new Ponsse Elephant forwarder, equipped with eight Twin Forestry T480 tyres. Source: Timberbiz When fully loaded with timber, the vehicle weighs 45 tonnes. With such a heavy ma
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