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

Simple, versatile, effective!

The GMT035 is a Felling Grapple that can cut standing trees up to 350mm in diameter. It requires no electronics

Exciting new machine on the block

The VOLVO EC55B is the ideal carrier for seedling planting and pitting operations ... Sign of the times ... Volvo

Harvesting, forwarding and handling equipment

Well known forest engineer Frank Uzzell has established a forestry equipment supply company, Green Projects, and has wasted no time

Bell Equipment forges ahead with mechanised forestry solutions

Many foresters and Saasveld students braved cold and wet July weather to attend a demonstration of John Deere and Waratah

FESA: Current research & publication updates – by Simon Ackerman and Diana Reitz

It is an exciting year for FESA and its research partners. A brief rundown of highlighted projects for the year

Where is forest engineering in SA heading?

Forest Engineering Southern Africa (FESA) has conducted a survey to understand the perception stake­holders have of forest engineering, as well

Forest engineering under the spotlight

The world economy is flat, and the economic outlook for South Africa is being downgraded. Get used to uncertainty, and

Tracking saw timber through the supply chain

Sawtimber harvesting operations produce a set of products which may vary in value, market and end product produced. There are

Log Max E6 shows versatility in eucs and wattle

There has been a lot of interest in the new Log Max E6 harvesting head, which has already been put

Tough, uncomplicated TimberPro does the job

The Preen family, who are no strangers to mechanised timber harvesting operations, have opted for a TimberPro forwarder to extract

Fourth Forest Engineering Conference

The Fourth Forest Engineering Conference, jointly hosted by Stellenbosch University and the International Union of Forest Research Organisations (IUFRO), was

Alpine Shovel Yarders go international

Alpine Logging has been supplying innovative solutions for steep terrain harvesting to the local market for the past ten years.

Harvester solves problems for Karkloof Timbers

Last year Brendan Raw of Karkloof Timber Contractors decided to invest in a harvesting machine in a bid to revitalise

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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