As the world gets caught up in the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the timber industry is of course not exempt from the fallout. Logging-on’s first issue of March shows the direct effect on logging machine suppliers and their dealers and customers. Tigercat and Ponsse have given a clear indication of their response by discontinuing all exports or operations in Russia. Komatsu Forest have temporarily suspended shipments to Russia as well. We wait to hear the positions of the other global suppliers of logging and related machines into Russia and Belarus.
In this issue we also examine the new Parts and Fuids Plan from John Deere that forms part of the John Deere Protect initiative, which is focussed on customers who are not close to a John Deere dealer. Cat is getting the Global Operator Challenge off the ground again and we look at a new rotator product offering from Indexator.
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