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March 15, 2019

From horse logging to horsepower: the evolution of Mattey Bros.

Daniel Mattey’s family business started with a fleet of horses, not a fleet of machines. So, 62 years later, he couldn’t quite believe what he was seeing: his son, Danny Mattey, and grandson, Dan Mattey, firing up a John Deere 690 with an HTH20T Waratah processing head.

Investing in success: Quebec contractor seizes new business opportunity

In the Rouge-Matawin wildlife preserve, a crew of young foresters is busy at work. An operator in a new six-wheeled Tigercat 635G skidder hauls a heavy load of tree-length wood through swampy and steep terrain.

Equipment spotlight: Processing and harvesting heads

Canadian Forest Industries takes a look at the newest attachments working in Canada's forests.

Small and mighty: NB loggers adapt to be lean and efficient

For the Plourde brothers in New Brunswick, small is the best model for them to efficiently run their contracting businesses.

Fecon introduces FRS15 rotating shear attachment

Made of Hardox Steel, this shear attachment provides a 360° rotation, which gives operators more reach and access to the trees and reduces repositioning of machines.
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Equipment spotlight: Focus on grapples

Canadian Forest Industries shares the latest grapples for the forestry industry. » Read more...
Passing the torch

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

“With the AFM 35 stroke harvester head, you can efficiently fell 40-foot trees as well as handle small stems. It’s the best of both worlds,” Gabriel Leblond says. CFI got a first-hand look at Les Entreprises Forestières Gabchri’s operations. » Read more...

The three musketeers of logging: meet the LeBeau Brothers

When it comes to their attachment fleet, the LeBeau Brothers logging operations use a mix of Waratah, IMAC and Weldco-Beales. » Read more...

John Deere adds Waratah control system on harvesters and swing machines

Previously only available for the 200- and 400-Series Waratah heads, this productive and efficient system has been expanded for use with the 600-Series heads, providing loggers with a solution that enhances connectivity for data and information sharing. » Read more...

How one First Nations band councillor also runs a successful forestry business

To handle the slopes and the species range, the fleet includes a Tigercat 630D skidder, and for attachments, Matthew is partial to Southstar processing heads. » Read more...

Montreal Wood Convention

March 19-22, 2019
Location: Montreal
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International Mass Timber Conference

March 19-22, 2019
Location: Portland, Ore.
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National Heavy Equipment Show

March 28-30, 2019
Location: Toronto
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Carrefour Forêts

April 2-5, 2019
Location: Quebec City
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