Mondi Forest’s MD talks business

SA Forestry editor Chris Chapman chats to Mondi Forests Managing Director, Themba Vilane about modernisation, cost pressures, talent management and

Lizard pitting trials in KZN

The Lizard, the all-terrain, multi-purpose utility machine designed and developed by China’s Engineering in Greytown, has recently completed informal pitting

Clearing the ground for mechanised planting operation

Valtra tractor with FAE mulching head performs vital function for Idube Forestry contractors in southern KZN. Forestry is tough work.

Tigercat’s latest leveling harvester lands in SA

A leading harvesting contractor operating in the Weza area has purchased the first Tigercat LH822D harvester in South Africa. The

From axe to chainsaw and everything in between

The earliest harvesting foresters on record were cave men. We know that because they left the coals and ashes of

Modernisation of silviculture is imminent and unstoppable

The forestry value chain runs through logistics (transport), engineering (harvesting), protection and silviculture. This is the chain from the top

Forestry Plant & Equipment: growing and diversifying

Phillip Hall, often referred to as ‘Mr Mechanisation’ in forestry circles, is one of the most experienced people in South

Forest equipment innovations at Elmia Wood

Elmia Wood, the world’s largest forestry fair, was bigger than ever this year both in terms of area and number

Automated edgers boost sawmill productivity

Wood-Mizer Titan’s range of automated edgers matches affordability to high processing speeds, maximum output and recovery that give maximum returns

Technology pushing productivity envelopes

The objective of every machine manufacturer is to produce a machine that can lower the operating costs for clients who

Log Max E6 – more productive, more reliable, more support

The Eucalyptus industry in South Africa is constantly expanding and evolving. The trees are constantly improving through careful breeding and

Umvoti field day: Lizard makes its mark

A South African designed and built all-terrain loader, known as the Lizard, made its debut at a field day in

Cutting edge technologies improving safety and ergonomics

One of the most interesting new technologies being developed in forest engineering is monitoring the fatigue and concentration of machine

Innovative local solutions for forestry in Southern Africa

Focus on Forestry 2017 The keenly anticipated Focus on Forestry conference held at Cedara in the KZN midlands in April

New technology focuses on operator safety and comfort

By Andrew McEwan andrew@cmo.co.za The use of technology in harvesting is a given. Technology is what enables us to harvest

Iron men, bakkie window inspections and fire tips

By Gilbert Plant gilbertplant@gmail.com The first frame of a cartoon from some years back depicts a thin little fellow, dressed

The Lizard: a multi-purpose utility loader

The Lizard is South Africa's all new multi-purpose utility loader. The dynamic machine can be used as a logger, a

The new Tigercat 610E grapple skidder has landed in SA

The first Tigercat 610C grapple skidder was introduced into the South African forestry industry some 10 years ago. It was

Timber extraction winch crosses the first hurdle

A unique collaboration between forestry stakeholders and the Agricultural Engineering department at the University of KwaZulu-Natal is set to result

Land clearing and mulching solutions

Bucketmouth has been involved in the site preparation and land conversion business for over a decade and has been involved

KISS planting system keeps it simple and productive

“Simple, reliable, easy to maintain … effective!”  This is how silviculture contractor Jabulani Shange describes the tractor-driven boom planter developed

STIHL’s new MS 382 chainsaw unveiled

STIHL’s brand new MS 382 chainsaw has arrived. The MS 382, the enhanced version of the legendary MS 381, which

New Waratah head handles trees with kid gloves for quality poles

An exciting development for forestry mechanisation in Southern Africa is the introduction by Bell Equipment of the Waratah H290 Harvester

Tigercat 610C the lynchpin of steep slope harvesting

With 300 employees, (including hand-fellers, peelers and stackers) and eight sets of tractor-trailer short-haul transport systems, Grant Rankin has been

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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