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Coolest wood hog in Michigan

After the first round with thousands of votes cast, Morbark has advanced to the final round of the 2020 “Coolest Thing Made in Michigan” hosted by the Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA). Source: Timberbiz One of the top ten vote-getters, Morbark’s 6400XT Wood Hog Horizontal Grin
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A peek at Tigercat’s prototype logger

Tigercat has offered a sneak peek at its prototype 865 logger. This is a purpose-built logger, that will offer many advantages over excavator conversions, including better service access, stronger swing torque and superior operator visibility. Source: Timberbiz The 865 logger can be c
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Ponsse has firefighting equipment for forwarders

Ponsse is introducing firefighting equipment that can be installed in the load spaces of forwarders for extinguishing wildfires. Source: Timberbiz “Forest machine is the most natural and effective way to access a forest fire area. Operations in difficult terrain come as second nature
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Trimble updates Land Resource Manager software

As part of a commitment to ‘Deliver the Connected Forest’, Trimble Forestry has reworked its popular Land Resource Manager (LRM) software to make it accessible any place, on any device, with upgraded tools to access data and maps, query, edit, print, and export reports for both staff
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Tree-Mek – remote control tree removal

A new technology approach to pruning or removing roadside trees that is much safer and more efficient than traditional methods is being put to use in Northland, New Zealand. Source: Timberbiz It’s a remote-controlled tree removal system called Tree-Mek, which combines a knuckle boom c
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Elevating Jarrah and Karri to premium products

When Queensland’s Parkside Timber purchased the Auswest and Nannup mills in Western Australia, part of their strategy was to elevate Jarrah and Karri to premium products. Source: Timberbiz While both timbers are world-class, they have commonly been used for products such as roof baton
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Waratah harvester head for tight spaces

Waratah Forestry Equipment has released a new model configuration of the HTH623C harvester head. The new HTH623C loader processor (LP) features a wide delimb opening for increased productivity while its short tilt frame improves reach for higher deck piles, making it more manoeuvrable
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Stirling Machinery expands to NZ from strong Australian base

Australia’s Stirling Machinery has entered the New Zealand market to supply and install premium machines and provide a fully integrated service, from consultancy through to servicing. Source: Timberbiz A division of tooling supplier, Accurate, Stirling has enjoyed strong and steady gr
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Better job site visibility and visualization with John Deere TimberMatic

John Deere has expanded its TimberMatic Maps and TimberManager software to incorporate data from the Waratah H-16 Measuring System. With the new capability, the TimberMatic Maps system collects production data from harvesting heads equipped with the Waratah H-16 system, providing real
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50th RDO John Deere delivery goes to Austimber

RDO Equipment delivered its 50th John Deere forestry machine to Austimber in Gippsland, Victoria. After what has been an unpredictable and extraordinary year, RDO and John Deere are both celebrating the success of achieving 50 sales in just over 12 months since RDO Equipment took over
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