NZ Logger Magazine | April 2024
April 2024 Shaws Iron Test

Shaws Iron Test; Everything you need... nothing you don’t

     Story & photos: Tim Benseman

It was a pleasant surprise to hear that Russell Jensen himself was going to host us for this John Deere 803MH harvester Iron Test at Hamurana just north of Lake Rotorua. It turns out this is Russell’s ‘Pet Crew’ operating in a forest managed by Todd Cheeseman from Waipa Forest Management.

Russell does the earthworks on a JD700 dozer most of the time in here, pushing in tracks and skids for loading out the thinned logs. Most of these are going to Kawerau pulp mill and there is a small amount of K grade going ...

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April 2024; Tall Timber Part 2

Tall Timber Part 2; A wild ride

Robert Stubbs stood down as Chairman of the Forest Industry Contractors Association just six months into his tenure, after his business collapsed. The industry’s boom ...

April 2024: Forest Engineering

Forest Engineering; Addressing fatigue connection failures

With the increasing use of tethered machines to replace fallers on slopes, on occasion well beyond the original limits of ‘traction assist’, there is high wear and fa...

Forest Talk

 
  • Addressing fatigue failures in forestry machinery

    Addressing fatigue failures in forestry machinery

    With the increasing use of tethered machines to replace fallers on slopes, on occasion well beyond the original limits of ‘traction assist’, there is high we...

  • Draft transport plans promising

    Draft transport plans promising

    EMA Head of Advocacy, Alan McDonald, says a well-maintained, efficient roading network is essential to help drive our economic recovery and the EMA welcomes ...

  • Enhancement for GPS accuracy

    Enhancement for GPS accuracy

    The Southern Positioning Augmentation Network (SouthPAN) will improve the accuracy of GPS from the current 5-10 metres down to as little as 10 centimetres, s...

  • ETS fee review crucial

    ETS fee review crucial

    The review of the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) fees is a relief for foresters facing excessive costs and loss of climate change action, says The New Zealan...

  • Everything you need

    Everything you need

    It was a pleasant surprise to hear that Russell Jensen himself was going to host us for this John Deere 803MH harvester Iron Test at Hamurana just north of L...

  • Number One-selling heavy excavator brand in Australia

    Number One-selling heavy excavator brand in Australia

    As a leading supplier of excavators in Australia and New Zealand, Kobelco Construction Machinery Australia has recently been recognised as the top supplier o...

  • Showcasing Māori low-carbon land-use

    Showcasing Māori low-carbon land-use

    In order to showcase low carbon land use options and help ignite the Māori economy,  ‘discovery tours’ will be organised for joint Māori landowners in t...

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