NZ Logger Magazine | February 2024
February 2024 Shaws Iron Test

Engulfed in Wood

     Story & photos: Tim Benseman

In our search for the most powerful forwarder ever made by John Deere we have somehow arrived at this eucalyptus clearfell operation near Invercargill where our first impression is that something has gone terribly wrong. Row upon row of processed logs stretch for long distances. These rows have been here so long that they are sun-bleached and foliage has started to regrow around them where they lie in the cutover. I stop and search the gearbox for reverse. I must have made a wrong turn somewhere.

But it turn...

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