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The future of processing – design technology and automation
20 March, 2019
The future of processing – design technology and automation
The explosion of technological advances has resulted in a fundamental shift and transformation of the human experience through new-age requirements and concept design. From forestry onwards safety, improving productivity and getting workers out of the ‘danger zone' read more
New Ellepot Technology Makes Sticking Easier and Gives Better Quality Plants - Ellepot Flex20 Air
14 March, 2019
Ellepot
Ellepot introduces state-of-the-art technology that helps growers to produce extra loose and soft pots with 10-20% higher air content. "As Ellepot South Africa we are very excited about this new technology - it provides a great solution to forestry nurseries in South Africa producing clonal plants. read more
Renewed forestry focus at manufacturer
19 February, 2019
Matriarch
Local heavy equipment manufacturer Bell Equipment's strategy to revitalise its presence in the agriculture and forestry industry has been bolstered by an announcement in January that the South African manufacturer will acquire its long-standing partner, Matriarch Equipment. read more
New lidar scanner improves data collection
7 February, 2019
New lidar scanner improves data collection
Scion, New Zealand's CRI for forestry and wood products,has a new top-of-the line lidar scanner - the Riegl MiniVUX-1 UAV Snoopy V-series manufactured by LidarUSA. The new piece of equipment has higher resolution and accuracy than Scion's current scanner, and has an increased range. read more
John Deere and Hitachi to end Australian arrangement
7 February, 2019
John Deere
From May John Deere Construction & Forestry and Hitachi Construction Machinery (Australia) Pty Ltd. (HCA) have agreed to end a successful 29-year distribution arrangement of Deere branded and manufactured construction, forestry, and compact machinery in Australia. read more
New generation 50cc chainsaws from Husqvarna set a new standard for cutting capacity
7 February, 2019
Husqvarna
Husqvarna unveils the company's next generation of 50cc chainsaws for professional loggers and arborists, the Husqvarna 550 XP® Mark II and the 545 Mark II. The chainsaws are redesigned from scratch, resulting in a new level of cutting capacity, maneuverability and endurance. read more
In a bid to meet market demands, Hintech has secured the sole agency for southern Africa for IRUM Forestry Skidders.
6 February, 2019
Hintech
Wayne LE ROUX, DIR. OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT at Hintech Manufacturing says: "Our focus is to provide the local forestry market with proven solutions that represent real value for money much like our URUS Cable Yarders and proven HT Shovel Yarders at Hintech Manufacturing. read more
Focus on Forestry 2019 Registrations
1 February, 2019
CMO
Registrations are now open for Focus on Forestry 2019, being held at the Ingwenyama Resort (situated between Nelspruit and Mbombela (White River), taking place from 10 to 12 April 2019. Focus is organised by CMO, Nelson Mandela University and Forestry South Africa. read more
Excavator sales to recover from 2018 industry slump
17 January, 2019
Excavator sales to recover from 2018 industry slump
The excavator market is estimated to improve its volume by 3.2% year-on-year in 2019 over 2018 - the result of the heavy construction equipment industry recovering from a major slump. This according to a report published by Fact.MR, which opines positive growth. read more
Commercial thinning with small harvester Terri 34C 8wd
15 January, 2019
Terri
Small, in stand operating harvesters and forwarders are rather popular in Sweden. They are mainly used for thinning operations in young stands. Terri 34C is one of those small machines used. Terris small forest machines have been around since early 70s. read more

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