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Precision forestry initiative designed to increase productivity

John Deere has announced its Precision Forestry initiative, a focused approach to its job site technology solutions. Through Precision Forestry, John Deere is reorganizing its technology portfolio and doubling down on its efforts in delivering solutions designed to increase efficiency
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ABB to deliver innovative winder safety system to Oji Fibre NZ

Oji Fibre Solutions, a producer of market pulp, paperboard and fibre-based packaging, has appointed ABB to supply a specially designed winder safety system, the first of its kind in New Zealand, as well as a winder drive control system and DCS880 drives. Source: Timberbiz With the mil
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Harvesting window extended with new JD bogie skidder

John Deere has launched a new six-wheel 768L-II Bogie Skidder designed to conquer wet conditions and steep slope terrain. Incorporating the features found on the John Deere L-II Skidder line-up, the new 768L-II maximizes productivity, performance, and comfort when carrying hefty loads
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CM Labs partners Tigercat for simulator development

CM Labs Simulations, developer of Vortex training simulators, has entered into a partnership agreement with Tigercat Industries to develop and supply state-of-the-art simulators that replicate the functionality and behaviour of the 20-tonne Tigercat 1075C log forwarder and the Tigerca
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Conventional mulcher for medium-heavy applications

  Prinoth has been producing versions of its mulchers for 30 years. Its M650m mulcher for medium-heavy forestry service is a familiar, well-established machine and its latest iteration includes fluid coupling. Source: Timberbiz The newly developed M650m Turbo now offers even grea
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Scania’s new tandem bogie axle with disengage function

Scania has introduced its new RB662 tandem bogie axle with an optional lift-and-disengage function. The new option, when engaged, can save up to 6% on fuel, depending on operation, and reduces the turning radius. Lifting takes less than 25 seconds and, with normal chassis height and t
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Sweden develops autonomous planting machine

Vinnova, Sweden’s Innovation Agency, together with the forest industry and researchers, will invest 20 million SEK (approx. 2 million EURO) on development of an autonomous planting system, the Autoplant. The project aims to improve forest planting with regard to precision, environment
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Hundegger to supply machinery for Timberlink’s new Tarpeena plant

Hundegger will supply the key CNC machining equipment for Timberlink’s new Cross Laminated Timber and Glue Laminated Timber plant being built in Tarpeena, South Australia. Source: Timberbiz The decision to commission Hundegger Australasia Pty Ltd comes following an extensive internati
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Real-time logging with LOGR

The evolution of forestry practices has greatly evolved over the last decade. Innovation has exploded across Tasmania’s forestry sector. The state’s forestry suppliers and companies are employing the most innovative systems and processes for efficiency. One of these leaders in innovat
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KiwiRail replaces old log wagons with specialty units

KiwiRail’s old log wagons have been replaced by specially constructed cradle cassette containers built by Royal Wolf’s Intermodal Business Unit. The 484 new 20-foot cassette containers can be loaded and secured onto different types of railway wagons to increase compatibility and capac
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