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December 12, 2018

Five tips for properly maintaining a log loader undercarriage

If the undercarriage is not routinely inspected and maintained, it can easily cost valuable time, money and potentially decrease the track’s lifespan. By following these five tips, you can get better performance and life out of your log loader’s steel track undercarriage.

Coastal View: B.C. loggers have nothing left to give

"Contractors own and operate businesses with the intent to earn a return; they are not in business to subsidize the financial returns of their customers. When it comes to cost savings in the supply chain, loggers in B.C. have nothing left to give," writes David Elstone, executive director of the Truck Loggers Association.

Target zero incidents or accidents – is it achievable?

What does it take to have a good safety program? There is no secret ingredient or formula – or, as one of my colleagues would say, “There is no silver bullet.” But the ingredients and the way you mix them together are crucial to success.
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Acier JP

Rotary Debarker - Electric

Portable Rotary Debarker is available either diesel or electric powered, up to 30' long module with a capacity of debarking any log species. Log length up to 12ft and up to 30: diameter. In ideal condition it can produce up to 50 GCMT/HR with less the 1% bark content. » Learn more...
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Contractor Survey

2018 Contractor Survey: Regional View - Atlantic Canada

In 2016, CFI’s Contractor Survey found that Atlantic Canada’s contractors are smaller and older than the rest of Canada, but their profits were more stable. Our 2018 survey finds similar results, but the profit picture is worsening. That may explain why more of those contractors are looking to leave the industry in 10 years or less. » Read more...
Mike Jenks

Bridging east and west: RGM Holdings’ new reload yard connects the Kootenays

The new safety rules that govern how long a logging truck driver can operate on a continuous basis presented a real problem in getting logs from the East Kootenays, which has limited milling facilities, to the markets in the West Kootenays without incurring extra costs. Rather than operate at a loss, Mike Jenks came up with a plan to build a reloading facility in Yahk, B.C. » Read more...

Woodrise 2019 announces its preliminary program

The theme of the 2019 edition of this Congress is "Building cities for humans and future generations." Participants will have the opportunity to hear two introductory presentations and take part in three plenary sessions on issues related to wood construction worldwide. » Read more...

Federal government invests over $1.43M in forestry initiative in Yukon

The forestry initiative aims to increase Indigenous participation in forestry, enhance the competitiveness of the forest economy, reduce diesel use for heating and energy in northern, remote communities and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. » Read more...

TLA Convention & Trade Show

January 16 – 18, 2019
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
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B.C. Natural Resources Forum

January 22 – 24, 2019
Location: Prince George, B.C.
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Western Forestry Contractors’ Association Conference & Trade Show

January 30 – February 1, 2019
Location: Victoria, B.C.
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PaperWeek 2019

February 4 – 7, 2019
Location: Montreal
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OFIA 76th Annual Meeting & Convention

February 27, 2019
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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