Solutions for thinnings

Growing a productive forest requires hard work and commitment. Correctly timed thinning improves the forest’s growth conditions and makes trees

Protecting forestry equipment, operators & the environment from fire

If you are buying a new Tigercat machine from AfrEquip, there is a good chance that yourequipment will come with

Husqvarna's new battery power tools for arborists

Husqvarna is set to give the forestry, garden and park management industry an exciting new choice in chainsaws with the

Ponsse on steep slopes

Ponsse’s cut-to-length forest machines have proved to be excellent harvesting solutions on steep slopes. Environmentally friendly and safe harvesting solutions

Extreme duty steep slope shovel logger

The LSX870D is designed for extreme duty steep slope logging and is based on the popular LX870D series track carrier

Taking sustainability beyond the balance sheet

Husqvarna SA Managing Director Pieter Smuts explains how their approach to sustainability goes way beyond the core business of supplying

STIHL bounces back

It’s a month since the unrest that saw the STIHL SA head office and its warehouse in Pietermaritzburg being totally

Elk harvesting in Lapland

The 17 000th PONSSE forest machine has rolled off the production line at the company’s manufacturing facility at Vieremä in

Bell on the move with JCB, haulage tractors

Bell Equipment has updated their haulage tractors, withdrawn from the John Deere dealership and acquired the JCB dealership. After four

AfrEquip moves to new premises

South African-based forestry equipment supplier AfrEquip has relocated their head office to a bigger, new facility in Pietermaritzburg. “Over the

STIHL pledges support for subsidiary in South Africa

Safety of staff is the company’s top priority as STIHL pledges to rebuild buildings damaged by looters during the recent

Logset forestry equipment makes its South African debut

The Logset TH75 Eucalyptus Head made its South African debut in the KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg recently. The head, developed in South

Mining engineer makes a go of timber contracting

How does a qualified mining engineer who rose to the level of a general manager change tack and get into

Beast of a mulcher made in RSA

A call from sunny Pretoria – the land of the Blue Bulls and Mamelodi Sundowns – sent the SA Forestry

Ponsse launches toughened up eucalyptus head

Ponsse has launched its latest debarking head – the H7 HD Euca – which follows the release of the Ponsse H8 HD Euca. This new powerful harvester head joins an impressive line-up of harvester heads manufactured by Ponsse of Finland.

Bell launches pre-owned equipment website

Bell pre-owned equipment can now be shopped online thanks to the launch of a dedicated global website, pre-owned.bellequipment.com, which is

John Deere unveils powerful, new bogie skidder

John Deere has expanded its skidder lineup with the release of the new 768L-II Bogie Skidder, a purpose-built machine designed

Timber contractor gears up with Bell

ES Forestry acquires new timber forwarders and a wheeled excavator loader for long term timber extraction contract … Needing to

Bundle trailers extract 150 tons per shift

This is an extract from an article written by Roger Grafton, that appeared in the first issue of SA Forestry

Pioneering aerial drone spraying in forestry

An innovative silviculture contractor in Mpumalanga, South Africa is pushing the technology envelope, utilising drones to do pre-planting sprays. This

Mulching operations bring benefits for growers

Enviro-Mulch is a mechanized silviculture contractor that provides safe and organised mulching services in South Africa. The company currently has

Meet the STIHL MS 462 … tested to the limit

The STIHL MS 462 is a 70cc professional-grade chainsaw that has been tested in the wilderness of Alaska and the

Silviculture webinar coming up

‘Towards Modernised Silviculture’ is the focus of a free webinar presented by the Forestry Department of Nelson Mandela University on

New grapple saw with Total Tree Control

GMT Equipment, which is distributed and supported in South Africa by AfrEquip, has introduced a new, versatile grapple saw with

With the onset of what promises to be a cold winter, this photo provides a timely reminder of what happens to wattle trees when it snows. No! It’s not a good idea to plant wattle if snow is a possibility. The only thing you could use these broken trees for is firewood. The photo was taken near Weza a few years ago. Find out more about trees and snow... saforestryonline.co.za Link in bio. #trees #wood #forestry #timber #logging #forestryafrica #wattle #snow ...

Mulching of harvest residues is rapidly gaining ground in South African forestry, and is proving to be a game changer. Link in bio. Image courtesy of Savithi Mulching.

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