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Kesla introduces third gen harvester heads

Kesla an independent manufacturer of harvester heads has introduced its new RH-III range. Source: Timberbiz The Kesla 26RH-III harvester head is suitable for both thinning and final felling due to its versatility and belongs to the highest volume size class of the market. Equipped wit
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Smarter excavators from John Deere

The 470G LC Excavator is the latest model to join the John Deere excavator line-up that includes a full range of grade management solutions. Newly enhanced with the factory-installed 3D SmartGrade system, the SmartGrade470G LC delivers increased productivity and accuracy on the job. S
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STARSOIL enterprise by Seppi

STARSOIL by Seppi M was recently completely redesigned with the transmission reinforced and now designed for tractors up to 310 HP. At the same time, brand new technology – the first of its kind in the market was introduced, the 2SPEED-POWERSHIFT transmission. Source: Timberbiz This “
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Komatsu upgrades its Comfort Ride

A forwarder operator spends many hours a day in the cab, making a pleasant and comfortable work environment is extremely important. Forest terrain is often rough, and the operator is subjected to jolts and vibrations. Source: Timberbiz These can be tiring and make maintaining a steady
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JD introduces new small and large harvester heads

John Deere has released its new, small-size H423 harvester head and the large-size H425 and H425HD. These replace the previous H413, H415 and H415HD models. Like their predecessors, these heads have 4WD feed. Source: Timberbiz The H423 harvester head works on the 1070G, 1170G and 1270
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Italian wood machinery and tools market doubles

In the January-June 2021 period, the orders of wood-furniture machinery and tools in Italy increased by 100.3% compared to the same semester of 2020, according to the analysis by the Studies Office of Acimall, the association of industry companies. Source: Lesprom The demand from inte
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Tigercat multi-purpose forestry carrier

Tigercat’s 880 series logger is a multi-purpose forestry carrier that can be configured for loading, shovel logging, or processing applications. Source: Timberbiz The 880E introduces several new features including an updated operator’s station and various grapple configurations to tai
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Industry disappointment at cancellation of AUSTimber

Australia’s forest industries have expressed their disappointment that AUSTimber 2020/21 has been cancelled. CEO of AFPA Ross Hampton and CEO of VFPA Deb Kerr said they understood how difficult the decision was for the organisers who had tried so hard to work around the COVID induced
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Ponsse’s steep slope harvesting solutions and webinar

Ponsse’s cut-to-length forest machines have proved to be excellent harvesting solutions, also on steep slopes. Environmentally friendly and safe harvesting solutions for slopes are in high demand, especially when harvesting takes place in areas with varying terrain and steepness. Sour
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John Deere and Hitachi partnership split in America

John Deere has announced it has agreed with Hitachi Construction Machinery to end the Deere-Hitachi joint venture manufacturing and marketing agreements. John Deere and Hitachi will enter into new license and supply agreements, which will enable John Deere to continue to source, manuf
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