Interesting Information - Tips For Using Harvesters And Processors More Efficiently - Part 2
This follows on from the January issue, where simple techniques to increase productivity, reduce fuel consumption and minimise wear and tear on the carrier and processing equipment are highlighted.
Industry Information - Crc For Forestry
CRC for Forestry is an Australian national research consortium with its headquarters in Hobart, Tasmania. It has a strong Forest Engineering component through one of its research programmes.
New Products - John Deere Timberlink Harvester Performance And Condition Monitoring System
TimberLink is a software application designed for monitoring the performance and conditions of John Deere’s harvesters. It is aimed at contractors, machine operators and maintenance staff to improve harvester productivity, fuel consumption and availability.
Interesting Information - Reduced Impact Logging Manuals
The International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO) in collaboration with the Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF) has produced a very useful series of technical manuals for reduced impact logging.
New Products - Prentice Sh-50 Bunching Saw
Caterpillar has announced a few enhancements to its SH-50 bunching saw, which was introduced two years ago.
Featured Conference - Precision Forestry Symposium, South Africa
The Precision Forestry Symposium is taking place from one to three March in Stellenbosch, South Africa. It has an excellent line of more than 40 presenters from Africa, North America, Eastern and Western Europe, Scandinavia and Australasia.
Research Results - Using Acoustics On Harvesters/processors To Measure Wood Stiffness
Harvesters and processors commonly use diameter and length measurements to optimise trees into logs. However, in the future, harvesting and processor heads will be able to do much more than this.
New Products - Valmet 840tx Forwarder
Valmet’s 840TX eight wheel drive forwarder is specifically designed for thinning operations. The focus has been placed on manoeuvrability and increased payload.
Industry Information - Wood Pellets And Pellet Plants
Wood Resource Quarterly reports that even though there is a global slowdown, there is still an increasing demand for wood pellets, and new pellet production plants are being built.
Learn More About - Stihl
This is not marketing blurb, it is information to learn a bit more about the history of some of our prominent Forest Engineering companies. In this issue we take a look at Stihl.