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November 23, 2018

John Deere unveils new midsize G-Series harvesters

“The introduction of the 1070G and 1170G wheeled harvesters provides our customers with even more powerful and innovative solutions,” said Sakari Suuriniemi, product marketing manager for John Deere.

Eco Log launches the 550 T-Pro harvester

“In this new model, we have kept all of the benefits from the 550 model and added to it with, among other things, more wheels to optimize it especially for thinning work,” said Anders Gustafson, CEO of Eco Log Sweden AB.

Winch-assist harvester best practice manual from FPInnovations

Steep slope harvesting with winch-assisted machines has been steadily increasing in Western Canada. Although this technique is still new here, winch systems with harvesters and forwarders have been used in Europe for more than 20 years

Equipment spotlight: Processing and harvesting heads

Canadian Forest Industries shares some of the newest attachments working in Canada's forests that can help you do your job more efficiently and effectively.
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Log Max Harvesting and Processing Heads

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Featured News 

Feller bunchers: Newest feller bunchers on the Canadian market

Canadian Forest Industries has compiled the newest feller bunchers on the Canadian market. » Read more...

Lighter logging: New eight-wheel harvester lowers fuel consumption

When 27-year-old Francis Brulotte sits in the cab of his brand new eight-wheel Komatsu 931XC harvester, his eyes light up. It’s the first 931XC model sold in Canada and “it’s a machine that really meets today’s market needs,” says Francis. » Read more...

Passing the torch: Logger invests in new tech for the next generation

Christian Leblond, the owner of Les Entreprises Forestières Gabchri, says it’s his son who makes him proud. Since his son joined the family business, Christian has literally rediscovered his trade. “I started logging with a horse and chainsaw. After five years, I finally bought a Massey-Harris 22 tractor and then a Valtra in 2006,” he say. » Read more...

Komatsu previews its new feller bunchers for forestry market

“This new XT-5 Series represents the culmination of translating that entire input into feller bunchers which truly meet the needs of today’s demanding loggers,” said Mitsuhiro Utsumi, vice-president, forestry product marketing, Komatsu America. » Read more...

Optimized for aspen: JHL harvests pulpwood in northern Alberta

For a group of 20 or so loggers who make up JHL Forestry in northeastern Alberta, the job has several unique challenges, not the least of which is their diet: 90 per cent aspen. » Read more...

Island tethering: The benefits of embracing winch assist

For years Richard Coyne contemplated purchasing a winch assist system for his small logging operation on Vancouver Island. A trip to New Zealand sealed the deal for him. “I’ve made a living out of steep slopes,” Coyne says. “Tethering was a natural progression for us.” » Read more...

OptiSaw Mill Optimization & Automation Forum

November 28, 2018
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Prairie Wood Solutions Conference 2018

December 11, 2018
Location: Calgary, Alta.
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TLA Convention & Trade Show

January 16 – 18, 2019
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
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OFIA 76th Annual Meeting & Convention

February 27, 2019
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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