NZ Logger Magazine | August 2022
August 2022 Shaws Iron Test

“Real man’ s logging“”

     Story and photos: Tim Benseman

There are times when you just shouldn’t interrupt a forwarder operator as you can tell that things could turn to sh*t real quick if they are distracted. That is the case in the first two minutes down the “suicide track” on Kent McKerras’ log site on River Ridge, a forest managed by Forest 360 about 25 minutes north of Whanganui.

The NZ Logger Iron Test team arrive at the top load-out skid to test drive a Tatra 8x8 forwarder but I also want to talk to Kent down at the bottom skid and felling face.

We could take our Ni...

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