This first edition of August includes research on environmentally sensitive logging using band tracks and slash to reduce rutting and compaction. John Deere has introduced an Autoshift function to improve the operation of its skidders. We look at the LoadOptimizer scale from Ponsse that enables optimal forwarder payloads. Small growers and contractors have a very useful range of harvesting equipment available to them from NovaJack.
Austroads has completed a research report in truck braking on long and steep roads, and FAE has produced a multipurpose attachment towed behind an agricultural tractor that has many different forestry applications.
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