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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...

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...

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...

Zac Goldsmith welcomes ‘unprecedented’ deal at Cop26 to save the world’s forests

More than 100 leaders pledge to stop and reverse deforestation and land degradation by 2030, The Guardian reports Preserving the world's forests will be one of the cornerstone achievements of the Cop26 climate summit, with some of the biggest forest nations and consumers of forest products signing an "unprecedented" deal to save forests, according to UK Environment Secretary Zac Goldsmith. On Tuesday, more than 100 world leaders will pledge to...

The Swedish Forestry Show has been postponed until 2023

Just a few days ago there was hope that 2022 would be the year when the forestry shows would return for real, starting with the Swedish Forestry Expo in April. On Friday October 8th the Swedish Forest Expo, SFE, announced that they will not postpone the show (again) until June 1-3, 2023. The Swedish Forestry Expo has been postponed. This came as a big surprise. It seemed like a great opportunity for forestry to start the show season in 2022,...