Timber Transport Research Results - Using Carbon To Carry Carbon?
Large amounts of carbon are stored in timber products. However, transporting the timber from the forest to the mill involves the combustion of fossil fuels. How much do these emissions reduce the net carbon sequestration value of the timber?
Industry Information - Ponsse Results For 2009
Interesting Information - Hydrostatic Transmissions - Part 1
Many purpose built forestry machines make use of hydrostatic transmission (HST). But what is hydrostatic transmission and why would we use it?
New Products - Morbark Chipper, I Mean Mulcher........ No, Both!
Two machines in one! Morbark’s new Quick Switch allows you to convert your grinder into a chipper.
Research Organisations - Scion Of New Zealand
Scion is a New Zealand research institute with its head office in Rotorua. Its purpose is to build the international competitiveness of the New Zealand forestry industry and a stronger bio-based economy.
Timber Transport Research - Feric's Star Truck Project
In 1999, FERIC (a division of FP Innovations) initiated a research project to demonstrate how better log truck specifications, using existing technologies, can optimise log transport operations, reduce fuel consumption and improve the mechanical availability of their equipment.
New Products - Refinement Of Tigercat Carriers
Tigercat has carried out a number of improvements on their 855C, 860C and 870C tracked carriers. The affected products include the H855C/LH855C harvesters, LS855C shovel logger and the 860C/870C feller bunchers.
Industry Information - Husqvarna Results For 2009
Like most companies, Swedish based Husqvarna had a trying year in 2009. Market conditions were weaker than 2008, with retailers being hesitant to increase stocks.
Industry Information - 75 Million Tons Of Woody Biomass!
Wood Resource Quarterly reports that the pulp and paper manufacturers consumed 75 million tons of woody biomass during 2009.
Learn More About - Caterpillar
In the previous two issues we talked about the chainsaw manufacturers. Now we move on to the purpose built forestry equipment manufacturers. We kick off with Caterpillar.