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Tigercat shovel logger for extreme slopes

Tigercat has launched its LSX870D shovel logger which is based on the LX870D series track carrier platform. The machine is designed for extreme duty steep slope logging. Source: Timberbiz With a choice of attachments including the new Tigercat BG13 grapple with a live heel boom or the
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Bandit introduces a tracked horizontal grinder

Bandit Industries’ new Model 1425 track is a highly productive and compact horizontal grinder. It is equipped with many of the same features as the tow-behind version and by adding tracks it substantially increases the capabilities of this unit. Source: Timberbiz “Since introducing th
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Two new Cat mulchers

Two new Cat mulchers for tracked and wheeled excavators and forest machines have arrived to deliver reliable operation in tough forestry applications. Source: Timberbiz With their easy-to-maintain design, these mulchers incorporate a number of safety features to protect both workers a
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JCB wants 500 more shop floor employees as demand surges

JCB has started a new recruitment drive to gain an extra 500 new shop floor employees as demand for its machinery continues to soar. Source: Timberbiz The company wants the additional agency employees for its 11 plants in Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Wrexham in the UK – on top of the
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Waratah loader-processor for increased productivity in tight spots

Waratah Forestry Equipment’s new HTH624C 4×4 LP is a loader-processor built for increasing productivity to quickly clear tight landing areas and load trucks. The multi-use head has the attributes of a standard processing head with extra capability for manipulating multiple logs,
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Eco Log branches out into harvester head production

Eco Log has broaden its range by introducing its own series of harvester heads, consisting of four models. This makes Eco Log a complete forest machine manufacturer, offering machines and solutions for profitable and high-productive forestry all over the globe. Source: Timberbiz The n
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Forestry equipment market high growth after COVID impact

Global Market Insights has recently added a new report on the forestry equipment market that estimates the market valuation for forestry equipment will cross US$ 13 billion by 2027. The forestry equipment market is witnessing high growth owing to the rising demand for products made fr
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Eulogy for Paul Rosin by Brett Jones Managing Director Komatsu Forest

Tumut-based Rosin Developments’ Paul Rosin passed away on May 24, aged 55. A service celebrating Paul’s life was held at the Tumut Lawn Cemetery on 5 June. The following is a eulogy for Paul prepared by Komatsu Forest Managing Director Brett Jones. It was a great honour to know
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Forestry mulcher to clear the way

In 1980, the first forestry rotor was developed. Medium and high-power forestry mulchers are a fundamental tool in forestry and environmental care. They grind stumps and roots, clear the forest of fallen trees and decaying wood, as well as trees damaged by bad weather such as storms,
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New lightweight chainsaw bars

Husqvarna has launched the new Husqvarna X-TOUGH LIGHT lightweight bars through its partnership with Sugihara/Diatop Co LTD, a recognized manufacturer of chainsaw bars. Source: Timberbiz Made for professional forestry and tree care work, the new Husqvarna X-TOUGH LIGHT bars offer a co
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