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

SP591 LX G3 lands in SA

The first of the new generation SP591 LX eucalyptus harvesting heads has landed in South Africa, and has been put

York opts for Ponsse harvesting system

York Timbers has embarked upon a process of mechanising cut-to-length thinnings and clearfell operations at its Jessievale plantation in the

A glimpse into future possibilities for steep slope logging …

Adapted from an article by Paul Iarocci, Between the Branches Eric Krume is the owner of Krume Logging & Excavation

It’s not a logger or a skidder – it’s a Skogger

Local manufacturer Matriarch Equipment is making serious inroads into the forestry equipment market with the release of three new products

Felling & logging Redwoods in 1940!

Check out how the foresters of the 1940s felled and logged giant Californian Redwoods using little more than sharp axes,

New purpose-built forestry excavators land in SA

Loggers working the high-yield plantations of Mpumalanga are getting their first glimpse of the ultra-efficient logging capabilities of the new

More power, more durability, more productivity

John Deere’s new generation skidders bring more power, more operator comfort, more durability and lower cost per tonne productivity to

Innovation in steep slope harvesting

Steep slope harvesting innovations on show. Harvesting operations in steeper terrain have seen exponential growth in the last few years.

Loggers, loaders and skidders do the hard work for Rance Timbers

A unique company mantra of “hard on standards, soft on people” has seen a privately owned Eastern Cape-based forestry and

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.

#SavithiMulching #forestry #timber #wood #tigercat
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