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Heavy head for hard to cut trees

When harvesting in rough forests, an operator can face several challenges for example, trees that need to be cut from two directions, root flares that are too wide for the saw bar or rough limbs that need to be processed several times. Komatsu’s C164 is designed with these conditions
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Full Simulation for high quality training

The significance of high-quality training is increasing globally. Ponsse is responding to the need for the development of training by modernising its simulator product range. The company has just introduced its new Ponsse Full Simulator. Source: Timberbiz This is a full-range training
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Good Design Award for first electric backhoe

CASE Construction Equipment has earned a 2020 Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and Metropolitan Arts Press for “Project Zeus”: the CASE 580 EV (electric vehicle) backhoe loader — the world’s first electric backhoe. The award recognizes “th
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New Nokian heavy tyres testing facility opens

Nokian Tyres has invested heavily in a new, state-of-the-art test centre for Nokian Heavy Tyres, upgrading the testing capabilities to a new level with added automation and capacity. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, many phases of the construction process were managed remotely. Source: T
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Machinery hire boom in 2021

Stock shortages are again tipped to drive a national machinery hire boom in 2021. Leading machinery platform, Machines4U.com.au, hosted more than 154,000 machinery sale listings last financial year and saw a sharp 96.2% increase in enquiries over the initial COVID-19 outbreak period.
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Tigercat adds new mulcher and mulching head

Tigercat has added to its mulcher line-up with the release of the 760B mulcher and the 4061-30 mulching head. The new 760B is a 550hp class mulcher carrier that shares major components with the field proven and similarly classed Tigercat 480B track driven mulcher as well as the  M726G
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ABB upgrades moisture meters with new features for paper mills

ABB has upgraded its L&W Felt Moisture and Felt Permeability Meters with new software, unlocking new features that improve their value for paper mill customers as a key process measurement solution to optimize press section performance. Source: Timberbiz These instruments provide
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Seppi releases new forestry tiller with operator advantages

The Seppi Supersoil 2-speed Powershift is the newest version of the company’s forestry tiller and stone crusher. It is able to crush stones up to 50cm in diameter, grind big stumps and till the soil up to 30cm deep in the ground. It is used for land preparation for agriculture, to imp
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Prototype loading ramp to convert forwarders into fire engines

Sometimes it is the simple solutions that are the ingenious ones according to Håkan Johansson, landowner in Sala, Sweden and the man behind a new idea to help firefighting efforts using existing forestry machinery. Source: Timberbiz Recently, Skogforsk, the Swedish forestry research i
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Difficulties expected obtaining machinery in 2021 due to COVID

The full impact of COVID-19 is yet to be felt in the machinery sector across Australia, with experts predicting many industries will struggle to obtain vital equipment in 2021. Source: Timberbiz While other industries ground to a halt in 2020, the capital equipment market boomed accor
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