Taking fleet management to the next level

Husqvarna Fleet Services is a cloud-based service that enables land managers, landscapers and/or foresters to keep track of their power

Tigercat’s ‘tough as nails’ forwarder fit for SA conditions

It’s big, it’s tough and it has been customised and adapted to South African conditions by the AfrEquip team working

Green Projects puts Ponsse on the map in South Africa

Ponsse – one of the leading global brands in timber harvesting – is making its presence felt in the South

Technology takes forestry 
to the next level

Use technology to work smart, improve productivity, health and safety, and take the donkey work out of those repetitive, mindless

Big Tigercat wheeled harvester on the prowl

If you spot a large, unfamiliar looking wheeled machine effortlessly cutting timber in South Africa’s forests, you’re not seeing things.

Tigercat 1185 Harvester in action

Check out the new Tigercat 1185 wheeled harvester in action in Richmond, KZN. It's the first harvester of it's kind

The missing link in mechanised harvesting

The missing link in traditional steep slope harvesting systems has been the mechanized felling of trees on steep slopes. This

Bell and Matriarch join forces

The acquisition by Bell of Matriarch Equipment brings together one of the world’s leading material handling manufacturers with an innovative

High-speed grapple yarding systems

Alpine Logging first pioneered the use of shovel yarders in South Africa, and then went on to develop excavator-based ‘live

All systems go for Focus 2019

It’s all systems go for Focus on Forestry 2019, being held at the Ingwenyama Resort, near Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, from 10

Husqvarna extends its footprint in Africa

Pietermaritzburg-based Husqvarna South Africa has defied the general corporate trend of trimming its operations. Instead, it has just opened a

Ponsse voted most reputable company in Finland

Ponsse is the most reputable company in Finland in 2018, according to T-Media’s Reputation & Trust survey. Ponsse was evaluated

Bell T17s do the hard work for Can Do Timbers

Bell Equipment’s Articulated Dump Trucks have been designed and built to withstand the rigours and challenges of working in some

Matriarch takes forestry conversions to a new level

Bell Equipment has partnered with Matriarch Equipment to convert Kobelco excavators for the forestry industry. Matriarch’s Ashley Bell says that

Meeting the challenges of one pass processing

Mondi Forests has been on a mission to reduce the number of passes that harvesting heads are required to de-limb,

Forest Operations Productivity Initiative

Using good data to support your forest operations www.forestproductivity.co.za Stellenbosch University in conjunction with the South African Forest industry has

The AGFO Expo makes its mark

The third annual Agriculture and Forestry (AGFO) Expo, held at the Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre in White River recently, continued to

Third generation extraction winch gets the green light

The third generation timber extraction winch being developed by industry stakeholders in collaboration with the University of KwaZulu-Natal, was field

Growing importance of technology in forestry

By Deon van Wyk, ABSA Regional AgriBusiness Manager (email: deonvw@absa.co.za) There is on-going pressure on farmers and producers to increase

Versatile Husqvarna pruner reaches new heights

In the future, and in line with Husqvarna’s Silent Nature™ philosophy, the world will have more eco-friendly green spaces, and

Mulching gaining ground in SA

Mulching continues to gain traction in the South African forestry industry as growers around the country are realising that the

Myths and legends of Finnish forestry

Words and images by Samora Chapman Ponsse recently held an international press visit and product showcase at its headquarters in

The lightest heavyweight in its class

The MS 462 is the hot-off-the-press new chainsaw from STIHL, a global leader in chainsaw technology. This 70cc professional-grade model

Reducing fuel loads inside timber compartments

Under-canopy, inter-row mulching, is gaining momentum in South Africa, as a means of reducing fuel loads, eliminating old stumps and

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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