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Robots tap into WA construction sites

Robotic technology has been trialed on a Western Australian construction site in a world-first project at Murdoch University, in conjunction with major partners Aurecon and the University of Technology Sydney. Source: Timberbiz The robots have been uniquely designed by UTS researchers
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Tigercat Releases 635H Swing Boom Skidder

Tigercat says its new 635H Swing Boom Skidder is the ultimate skidder for extreme terrain and cable assisted logging operations. Source: Timberbiz The capabilities of the six-wheel drive 635H in steep terrain and cable assist applications have been taken to the next level with the int
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Komatsu forwarder maximises productivity

Komatsu’s 845-1 forwarder offers an excellent combination of high crane capacity, manoeuvrability and rough terrain capability to maximize productivity. Source: Timberbiz With high productivity for thinning and light clear-cutting, the 12-metric-ton class forwarder offers several fram
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Tigercat develops a dozer for forestry applications

Tigercat Industries has developed a forestry dozer. The new TCi 920 will be doing the rounds at several US forestry industry trade shows soon. Source: Timberbiz The dozer will be branded under the new TCi badge, as Tigercat Industries continues to design machines for applications beyo
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Kesla introduces forwarder bunks for its smallest tractor forest trailers

Forwarder-type bunks are available now for the smallest KESLA 104 and 114HD tractor forest trailer models. The bunks make it easier to position and separate logs by type in the load space. Source: Timberbiz KESLA 104 and 114 trailer series have a net carrying capacity of 10 tons. With
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Tigercat feller buncher upgrade

Tigercat has released the LX830E track feller buncher with the latest features and upgrades, including a redesigned debris management system and an upgraded operator’s seat. Source: Timberbiz The LX830E is a powerful and stable leveling feller buncher with a compact tail swing and a h
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Tigercat builds its first model for cable logging operations

The new Tigercat 180 swing yarder is purpose-built from the ground up. It combines the speed and stability of conventional yarders with the mobility and simpler controls of excavator-based yarders. Source: Timberbiz The result is a powerful and versatile yarding machine for extreme te
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Sumitomo develops a container for tree transport

Japanese logging company Sumitomo Forestry Corporation (SFC) has created a container to transport trees, as the group moves from trucking to rail transport to reduce its carbon footprint. The Loadstar With the help of compatriot logistics group Nippon Express, the 9.44 metre container
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Forico employs Remsoft to improve operations

Forico, Tasmania’s largest private forestry management company, has implemented Remsoft Operations as a solution to overcome the limitations of spreadsheet-based operations planning. Source: Timberbiz Forico sustainably manages 172,000 hectares in Tasmania, Australia of which 90,000 h
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Centipede welcomed in Swedish forests

A new type of forest machine is driving around the forests of Sweden. It combines a low-impact approach, increased productivity and an improved operator environment and is the result of a major cooperative project that has been under way since 2019. Source: Timberbiz The concept machi
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