Strong Earthquake Disrupts Forest Products Industry In Chile
On 27 February at 3:34 am, an earthquake measuring 8.8 on the Richter scale struck the central-south area of Chile. Following the earthquake a tsunami hit the coastline in the area. Chile has a very significant forest industry and the objective of this article is to give some insight on how forestry was impacted, and how they are recovering after the devastating event.
Interesting Information - Hydrostatic Transmissions - Part 2
In this issue we continue our discussion on hydrostatic transmission (HST), looking at different types of HST construction and the four different functional types.
New Products - Timbear Lightlogg C
If you go down to the woods today, there is a bear leaving a lighter paw-print than usual.
Interesting Information - International Road Maintenance Handbook
The International Road Maintenance Handbook – Practical Guidelines for Rural Road Maintenance, is free for download from the web.
Research Institutions - Skogforsk Of Sweden
Skogforsk is the Forestry Research Institute of Sweden. It carries out applied research across a wide variety of forestry fields.
Information - Top-end Skidding Versus Butt-end Skidding
What would we need to consider when deciding whether one would carry out top-end or butt-end skidding?
New Products - John Deere 1910e Forwarder
The replacement for the John Deere 1710 forwarder has arrived. It is bigger and more powerful.
Interesting Information - Comparing The Specifications Of Forest Machines
During equipment selection, we often need to compare the technical specifications of various machines. But downloading or printing masses of spec sheets of different manufactures and machines is very time consuming. Here is a website which allows us to carry out thorough comparisons.
Research Results - Using Activity-based Costing For Cut-to-length Harvesting
If your harvesting and transport activities involve producing and transporting many different assortments of timber, are you sure that you are allocating your logistics costs correctly?
Learn More About - Franklin
We are now looking at the purpose built forestry equipment manufacturers. We move onto our second manufacturer, Franklin.