Aerial reforestation is a farming technique where trees and other crops are planted by being dropped from an aeroplane. The
With 300 employees, (including hand-fellers, peelers and stackers) and eight sets of tractor-trailer short-haul transport systems, Grant Rankin has been
The first of the new generation SP591 LX eucalyptus harvesting heads has landed in South Africa, and has been put
York Timbers has embarked upon a process of mechanising cut-to-length thinnings and clearfell operations at its Jessievale plantation in the
Adapted from an article by Paul Iarocci, Between the Branches Eric Krume is the owner of Krume Logging & Excavation
Forestry in the Zululand region came under the spotlight at a recent ICFR field day held at the Town Hall
Local manufacturer Matriarch Equipment is making serious inroads into the forestry equipment market with the release of three new products
A dispute between a harvesting contractor and plantation owner over timber volumes ended up in a costly court case that
Check out how the foresters of the 1940s felled and logged giant Californian Redwoods using little more than sharp axes,
Loggers working the high-yield plantations of Mpumalanga are getting their first glimpse of the ultra-efficient logging capabilities of the new
John Deere’s new generation skidders bring more power, more operator comfort, more durability and lower cost per tonne productivity to
Steep slope harvesting innovations on show. Harvesting operations in steeper terrain have seen exponential growth in the last few years.
New machines transforming forestry operations in South Africa
With the traditional spacing for pine sawlog production, trees situated next to the roads are usually thicker (have more volume)
Chain shot typically originates near the drive end of the cutting system, but can also originate from the guide bar tip area. In either case, it poses the same risk of serious injury or death to the machine operator, ground personnel and bystanders.
Cable and grapple skidder travel speeds, wander rations and productivity estimates in South African Softwood sawtimber extraction operations
Fibre losses from harvesting are a mystery no longer for South African softwood clearfell systems. A study published by Ackerman and Pulkki (2012) has examined the issue with startling results
Harvesting and silviculture synergy to improve the South African forest industry value chain
AfrEquip (Pty) Ltd is rapidly becoming a pace-setter in forestry mechanisation solutions in southern Africa with the addition of another
SP has signed its largest single order ever – for 30 units of the SP 591 LX G2 harvester heads.
The Log Max E6 harvesting head is proving to be a rugged and reliable piece of equipment that is more
Mechanisation of silviculture operations is the next major development phase in the forestry industry. Factors driving this development include safety
Bosbok Ontginning has developed a highly successful mechanised harvesting operation in the Mpumalanga highveld with an innovative and disciplined approach
Three timber species from different parts of Africa show that the response of species to tree harvesting and the sites of their active regeneration often provide the guidance to effective silvicultural management...