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New equipment technology needs smarter financing

As with any industry, investment in new technologies often does not come cheap. Whether it is a new logging truck, better communication tools, or that brand new 3d measurement technology, equipment financing will likely play a big part in these decisions – and ongoing return on investment. When it comes to financing, it always pays to do your research. The …

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Log measurement technologies forefront of June series

A key focus for this year’s WoodFlow 2018 event running in June is log measurement, scaling and tracking. It’s being a major issue for the forestry industry for a number of years. Technologies being trialed over the years though for a number of reasons haven’t quite lived up to the hype. Wood represents on average about a third of delivered …

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3D laser log load measurement first for Australasia

A key focus for this year’s WoodFlow 2018 event running in June is log measurement, scaling and tracking. Tasmania’s largest private forestry management company, Forico, has for a couple of years now been evaluating log measurement systems best suited to their operations. As well as managing 100,000 ha of timber plantations the company also operates two woodchip mills in NE …