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Robots replacing human workers at an alarming rate
25 April, 2017
Friday Offcuts
We all know, or at least suspect, that robots are taking people's jobs, but new research shows the dramatic degree to which industrial robots are replacing human workers and forcing down wages. Each additional robot in the US economy reduces employment by 5.6 workers... read more
Bridging the two worlds of carbon forestry
11 April, 2017
Eco Business
Drones and satellites swirl overhead to monitor our forests. Computers churn out calculations of forest growth, while carbon markets ring up transactions. This is the backdrop to carbon credits that are financing forest conservation. But how do local people fit into this... read more
Company expands woodworks series
11 April, 2017
engineering news
Power tools company Hitachi announced the launch of its 254 mm portable jobsite table saw C10RJ model. It features a 15 A motor with soft start and electric break that produces 4 500 rpm to rip through tough hardwoods. With its large table size and extended... read more
Komatsu Traction Aid Winch facilitates logging in steep terrain
6 April, 2017
Komatsu
Komatsu Forest introduces the Komatsu Traction Aid Winch, a high-quality capstan winch based on more than ten years' experience of working with winches in the alpine regions of Europe. In 2017 Komatsu Forest will begin delivering the Komatsu Traction Aid Winch for the Komatsu... read more
Kone-Ketonen launch a new, large processor head
6 April, 2017
Logging on
The Keto 873 processor is designed for processing larger trees in demanding conditions. One of the focus area of the head will be North America and other challenging forestry areas. The Keto 873 is the newest model in the Keto product line-up. The 3,360 kg (7,400 lb) head can be installed... read more
First forestry crane with Hiab HiVision
3 April, 2017
cranes
Hiab has delivered its first Loglift forestry crane controlled using the camera-based HiVision remote control system. The operator can work from inside the truck cab where the view of operations is provided by wearing virtual reality goggles displaying a feed from four cameras. read more
Forestry in focus at Feilding conference
3 April, 2017
The country
The use of drones in forest harvesting and the control of some "spectacular" erosion will be subjects in the 2017 New Zealand Farm Forestry Association conference in Feilding next month. The annual conference is hosted by the Middle Districts Farm Forestry Association and runs from... read more
Sawmilling sector’s resource shortages need urgent attention
22 March, 2017
Engineering news
South Africa needs to urgently respond to the resource shortages within the sawmilling sector to unlock the benefits of job creation and growth. The shrinking of resources in forestry was one major challenge that needed to be dealt with by both government and the private sector... read more
John Deere partners up to bring drones to forestry
8 March, 2017
John Deere
Heavy equipment makers Deere & Co., better known as John Deere, have forged a strategic alliance with drone-tech startup Kespry, the companies announced Tuesday in Las Vegas at CONEXPO, an international trade show for the construction industry. The deal could prove... read more
Focus on Forestry 2017 - Post Conference Tour
6 March, 2017
CMO
Due to many requests in the past, the organisers of Focus on Forestry have organised a two day post-conference industry tour that will take place on the Monday and Tuesday (24 and 25 April) following the Focus on Forestry 2017 event. The tour will be examining operations... read more

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