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Komatsu chases 20% of global forestry equipment market

Japanese equipment maker Komatsu hopes to generate 140 billion yen (US$1.27 billion) in revenue from forest machinery after four years, which would mark a 40% increase, due to robust housing and material demand. Source: Nikkei Asia Komatsu intends to fulfill its goal by offering a str
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Morbark option reduces damage to wood hog horizontal grinders

Morbark recently introduced a new patent-pending Vtection system option for their 3000, 3400, and 6400 series Wood Hog Horizontal Grinders. The Vtection system monitors rotor vibration to reduce damage from contact with un-shreddable objects or other causes of damaging vibration like
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The past 12 months have proved that good communication is vital. Staying in touch has never been more important. The timber industry has proved its resilience in the face of fires, floods, export issues and a pandemic. The processing industry has responded with energy, and the announc
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Strong market confidence carries new home sales into 2021

New Home Sales increased in February to be 1.7 per cent higher than February last year, prior to the impact of COVID restrictions on new home sales. Source: Timberbiz The HIA New Home Sales report – a monthly survey of the largest volume home builders in the five largest states – is a
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New features on Tigercat logger for work and comfort

The no-compromise Tigercat 875E logger introduces several new features, including an updated operator station, two undercarriage options, and various grapple configurations to tailor the machine to your specific needs. Source: Timberbiz The 875E logger is a multi-purpose carrier with
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JD six-wheel bogie skidder a woodland warrior

John Deere has a new six–wheel 768L–II Bogie Skidder, a woodland warrior designed to conquer wet conditions and steep slope terrain. Incorporating the proven, durable features found on the John Deere L–II Skidder line up, the new 768L–II maximizes productivity, performance, and comfor
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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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