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A tenth of logging and half of plywood exports: Russian timber industry goes into the red

The pulp and paper industry, rebuilt after the Soviet Union by foreign investors, has already suffered greatly from the sanctions. In this direction in developed markets, Russia is now "successfully replacing China." Sanctions could deprive Russia of almost a tenth of its timber harvesting and half of its plywood exports, reports The Bell. The disruption of traditional distribution channels has had a significant impact on export-oriented...

A forestry mulcher for a mini-excavator

Offered by Service AMS, the BROY30 excavator mulcher, manufactured by BeaverTech, will allow you to maintain your land effortlessly. Its ultra-robust design and its lightness make it, according to the manufacturer, the shredder par excellence for excavators from 2.7 t to 12 t. It is offered in autonomous version, with gasoline engine, and in hydraulic version. Equipped with a 20 HP Honda petrol engine, the tool provides power equivalent to the...

“They are organized robberies, there is criminal intelligence”: They denounce an increase in theft of wood in the South Macrozone

What happened? A millionaire robbery has been taking place in the South Macrozone and that is the theft of wood. A gang of criminals would be behind this, a crime that has increased due to the violence in the area. Carabineros has carried out different operations for the prompt arrest of "criminal companies" dedicated to this type of work and that, according to the police institution, would have to do with organizations dedicated to crime in...

The first electric logging truck has just been delivered to Sweden and can carry up to 80 tonnes of wood

The transportation industry continues to electrify, gradually covering all distances and all types of cargo. The latest? Scania, with a first timber transport truck. A subsidiary of the Traton Group, which itself belongs to the Volkswagen group, Scania AB may have more than 110 years of experience in the field of commercial vehicles, but it only started to embark on the electrified path very recently with the presentation of a first regional...

Government launches funding program: 900 million euros for forests

The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture will invest 900 million euros in climate-adapted forest management over the next five years. The Budget Committee of the German Bundestag has now approved the corresponding funds. With the new program, forest managers are rewarded for additional climate and biodiversity protection, as stated in a statement from the ministry. The Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, Cem Özdemir, explains: “Our...

Tigercat releases harvester heads for wheel harvesters

The 534 is a durable high-performance harvester head well adapted to the Tigercat 1165 As part of Tigercat's overall strategy to provide complete logging systems for short timber, the company has released the new harvester head 534. With a base weight of 1,380 kg, the 534 is matched with Tigercat's harvester 1165 and sized for optimal productivity at a trunk diameter of 150-500 mm. The 534 is a three-wheel drive unit with a triangular wheel...

Farma LF 8 – new 8-ton forwarder hits the market

From time to time new forwarders appear on the market. But mostly by companies that are already known as forwarder manufacturers. So when a company that has never had a forwarder in stock introduces a new forwarder, it's big - even if the forwarder, in this case, is small… Fors LF 8. Fors MW founder Leif Fors had a dream. It was to create a forwarder, something like the Mini Bruunett, which was his role model. He had had great success...

The result after an extended period of testing on the Stihl MS 500i

The new Stihl 80 cc chainsaw with fuel injection system has created a real sensation in the chainsaw industry. That's a buzz for sure! It's been a long time since the chainsaw industry has seen a big technological leap, and when new products come out, it will be of interest to all concerned. For those of you who missed our first Stihl MS 500i test, you can read it in our article on the initial MS 500i test . To be honest, it wasn't easy to...

Eco Log develops its own line of harvester heads

Eco Log is now a complete forestry machine manufacturer, following the introduction of its own line of harvester heads. The four-model lineup is based on SP Maskiner, a technique that has now been adjusted and optimized to make a perfect match for Eco Log harvesters. All models are designed according to the low-friction concept, where the combination of five different innovations result in harvester heads with impressive productivity, high...

Tigercat expands forestry lineup with back-to-back equipment releases

Less than a month after the release of its LSX870D, Tigercat adds the 880E logger to its lineup With headquarters in Brantford, Ontario, and operating out of eleven southern Ontario locations, Tigercat has well established itself as a leader in Canada’s forestry equipment sector. Outside of Canada, it has facilities for design, production, steel fabrication, administration, customer service and parts distribution in the US. Also, Hede, Sweden...