Shaws Wire ropes Iron Test - Quick Cat upgrade

Shaws Wire ropes Iron Test - Quick Cat upgrade

 December 2021    Story & photos: John Ellegard

It seems like only yesterday that we were testing the all-new Cat 538 tracked forestry machine after it had just been introduced and yet, just four years later we’re in the bush eyeing up its successor – the Next Gen 538.

Back in 2017 we got to grips with one of the first early generation 538’s to go to work in New Zealand with Goodman Logging in the Kinleith Forest, performing loading duties on the skid and also shovelling out in the cut-over. Even though it wasn’t designed for that letter role it still proved to be a maj...

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NZ Logger Feature Sections December 2021

 

Special Feature - Forest fire fighting challenges

Articles/Special Feature

Special Feature - Forest fire fighting challenges

New Zealand is not shielded from periods of extreme wildfires generally associated with Australia or North America. The annual average direct financial impact of unwan...

Forest Talk

 
  • Building climate-resilient landscapes

    Building climate-resilient landscapes

    Nelson has the opportunity to pivot to a 21st Century approach to forestry says carbon management company Ekos’ CEO Dr Sean Weaver, speaking at the public fo...

  • Capital boost for Kaituna Sawmill

    Capital boost for Kaituna Sawmill

    OneFortyOne has committed to invest $11 million dollars in its Kaituna Sawmill over the next three years.General Manager of Kaituna Sawmill Tracy Goss says t...

  • DEUTZ engines for Penske New Zealand

    DEUTZ engines for Penske New Zealand

    Penske New Zealand has added another string to its bow, welcoming DEUTZ engines to its product portfolio.Representing the complete DEUTZ product range, Pensk...

  • Land management practices key in fire prevention

    Land management practices key in fire prevention

    Commercial forests and climate change are regularly cited as contributors to an increase in unwanted rural fires in New Zealand. However, evidence suggests o...

  • Roadmap to grow New Zealand’s robotics industry

    Roadmap to grow New Zealand’s robotics industry

    With robotics and automation set to replace 465 of day jobs by 2040, a new national strategy has been launched to grow the New Zealand sector that currently ...

  • Rocky road ahead for forestry

    Rocky road ahead for forestry

    Log prices were at near record levels early in 2021, but late last year sunk to lows not seen since 2015.As a result the amount of logs heading to ports slow...

  • Scion to work with Maori Carbon Collective

    Scion to work with Maori Carbon Collective

    Māori whenua (land) opportunities will engage with science to welcome an innovative future with the signing of a Collaboration Agreement between Scion&n...

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