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New woodchip equipment for Visy NSW

Austrian international technology group Andritz AG will supply Visy a 243 000 m3 woodchip handling and storage system, including a Stacker Reclaimer RST360, for its Tumut Mill in New South Wales. Source: Timberbiz Visy operates eight paper mills on six sites across Australia with a co
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Remote controlled Cats

New Cat Command for Excavating is providing remote-control operation for select Cat excavators, removing the operator from the machine in potentially hazardous operating environments. Source: Timberbiz Command for Excavating enhances safe machine operation while reducing operator fati
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Ponsse delivers its 17,000th forestry machine

The 17,000th Ponsse forest machine has rolled off the production line in Vieremä, Finland. The milestone machine, a Ponsse Elk built in mid-August, will start its career in the hands of Kuusmoto Oy. Source: Timberbiz “It is a special privilege to hand over the 17,000th PONSSE machine
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Higher horsepower for JB feller buncher and harvester

John Deere now offers a 330-horsepower option for the 853M Tracked Feller Buncher and the 853MH Tracked Harvester, equipped with the optional Dedicated Travel System feature. The combination of the travel and horsepower options on the 853M and 853MH machines enables John Deere to deli
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Husqvarna’s new 592 XP chainsaw to land in Australia next year

Husqvarna’s 592 XP chainsaws will be coming to Australia early next year, these new Husqvarna 90cc chainsaws have been developed to meet the toughest of demands, in a user-friendly way and made for demanding tree professionals. Source: Timberbiz They are designed to meet heavy-duty ch
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ForestTECH 2021 to focus on mechanised planting tech

Last year, for the first time since the ForestTECH series began back in 2007, the annual forestry technology update run for local forestry companies and delegates from another 20 countries, covered new technologies around forest establishment, mechanised planting and silviculture. Sou
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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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