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ICFR’s Spatial Technology Platform
29 October, 2021
For those in the forestry sector, terms like GIS (geographic information systems) and remote sensing are now as familiar as silviculture terminology. As spatial technologies like these and geographic positioning systems have, over the past two decades... read more
Kesla introduces the third generation of the RH harvester head range
14 October, 2021
The Kesla 26RH-III belongs in the highest volume size class of the market. Equipped with four moving delimbing knives, the 26RH-III can handle even large trees with ease, and the delimbing quality is good on even the most branchy trees. read more
Ponsse solutions for thinning sites
8 October, 2021
Growing a productive forest requires hard work and commitment. Correctly timed thinning improves the forest's growth conditions and makes trees grow sturdier more quickly. Thinning supports forest biodiversity when part of the forest is always in the growth phase. read more
Cat unveils new 568 Forest Machine
28 September, 2021
The new Cat 568 Forest Machine features several design upgrades that are sure to lift the production of loggers and those with less time in the woods. "The 568 has earned its reputation for moving the biggest timber with terrific power read more
Automating forestry: FPInnovations works towards an autonomous log loader
23 September, 2021
The idea of a machine being able to autonomously harvest and move logs in the forest may seem like a far-fetched idea that is decades away. But, autonomous forestry machinery may be closer than we think. FPInnovations has been developing an autonomous log loader. read more
Husqvarna's new battery range of chainsaws
22 September, 2021
Husqvarna is set to give the forestry, garden and park management industry an exciting new choice in chainsaws with the release of two battery-powered options - the Husqvarna T540i XP® top-handle and Husqvarna 540i XP® rear-handle. read more
Taking sustainability beyond profitability by Husqvarna South Africa’s managing director, Pieter Smuts
21 September, 2021
As one of the world's leading producers of forest, park and garden products, Husqvarna sees sustainability as both a tool in its own arsenal and an end in itself. When I returned to the forestry and garden division of Husqvarna three years ago read more
Ponsse Studio Presents: thinning solutions webinar
20 September, 2021
Growing a productive forest requires work and commitment. Correctly timed thinning operations improve the forest's growth conditions and make trees grow sturdier more quickly.  Register now to the online PONSSE Studio event to hear more about our solutions for thinning sites.   read more
John Deere machinery touches African soil for the first time
13 September, 2021
John Deere
Since our announcement in March 2021 on the expansion of our construction equipment into Sub-Saharan Africa, we have added an additional 9 machines to our line-up of already existing 17 machines we offer to the market. read more
Ponsse´s innovative solutions for working on slopes
24 August, 2021
Ponsse's cut-to-length forest machines have proved to be excellent harvesting solutions, also on steep slopes. Environmentally friendly and safe harvesting solutions for slopes are in high demand, especially when harvesting takes place in areas with varying terrain and steepness. read more