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Next gen automated panel repair station

Raute has launched a new and unique panel repair station and next-generation panel repairing line. Automatic panel repairing increases the cost efficiency of plywood production, ensures that the final quality of the panels is more uniform and makes it easier to control the various pan
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Waratah adds mapping tech to TimberRite

Waratah Forestry Equipment announced the addition of a mapping technology option to its TimberRite H-16 control system. The all-new mapping feature provides customers with a new job site perspective to increase operational productivity and precision. Source: Timberbiz “The new mapping
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Tigercat new RemoteLog portal

Tigercat has released a new RemoteLog portal with several enhancements such as a new diagnostics dashboard, a new machine summary report, new production metrics and enhanced machine management. Source: Timberbiz Mobile users may now easily review machine fault codes grouped in cards a
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Coolest wood hog in Michigan

After the first round with thousands of votes cast, Morbark has advanced to the final round of the 2020 “Coolest Thing Made in Michigan” hosted by the Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA). Source: Timberbiz One of the top ten vote-getters, Morbark’s 6400XT Wood Hog Horizontal Grin
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A peek at Tigercat’s prototype logger

Tigercat has offered a sneak peek at its prototype 865 logger. This is a purpose-built logger, that will offer many advantages over excavator conversions, including better service access, stronger swing torque and superior operator visibility. Source: Timberbiz The 865 logger can be c
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Ponsse has firefighting equipment for forwarders

Ponsse is introducing firefighting equipment that can be installed in the load spaces of forwarders for extinguishing wildfires. Source: Timberbiz “Forest machine is the most natural and effective way to access a forest fire area. Operations in difficult terrain come as second nature
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Trimble updates Land Resource Manager software

As part of a commitment to ‘Deliver the Connected Forest’, Trimble Forestry has reworked its popular Land Resource Manager (LRM) software to make it accessible any place, on any device, with upgraded tools to access data and maps, query, edit, print, and export reports for both staff
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Tree-Mek – remote control tree removal

A new technology approach to pruning or removing roadside trees that is much safer and more efficient than traditional methods is being put to use in Northland, New Zealand. Source: Timberbiz It’s a remote-controlled tree removal system called Tree-Mek, which combines a knuckle boom c
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Elevating Jarrah and Karri to premium products

When Queensland’s Parkside Timber purchased the Auswest and Nannup mills in Western Australia, part of their strategy was to elevate Jarrah and Karri to premium products. Source: Timberbiz While both timbers are world-class, they have commonly been used for products such as roof baton
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Waratah harvester head for tight spaces

Waratah Forestry Equipment has released a new model configuration of the HTH623C harvester head. The new HTH623C loader processor (LP) features a wide delimb opening for increased productivity while its short tilt frame improves reach for higher deck piles, making it more manoeuvrable
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