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Dec 2020 Forest Talk: Government fund launched to reduce carbon emissions

Government fund launched to reduce carbon emissions

Posted on 30-Nov-2020

THE LABOUR GOVERNMENT HAS launched a $70 million fund to help business to switch from fossil fuels like coal and gas to clean energy for process heat while accelerating the economic recovery from COVID.

This will allow business and industries to access financial support to switch away from boilers run on coal and gas, to cleaner electricity and biomass options.

“Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from process heat is win-win for our climate and..... more

Dec 2020 Forest Talk: Punched-up productivity

Punched-up productivity

Posted on 30-Nov-2020

WARATAH FORESTRY EQUIPMENT HAS INTRODUCED TWO new models to its 200 Series line: the H219 and H219X harvester heads. Primarily built for late thinning or final felling, the new models have a variety of features for added uptime in harvesting, processing and debarking applications.

“The robust Waratah H219 and H219X heads define high capacity two-roller productivity,” says Brent Fisher, Product Marketing Manager for Waratah. “Whether you’re in final felling..... more

Dec 2020 Grapple carriage on a 100-foot tower

Grapple carriage on a 100-foot tower no leap of faith

Posted on 30-Nov-2020

SOME PEOPLE THOUGHT GARETH WHITE WAS NUTS FOR wanting to put a grapple carriage onto his recently purchased Skagit 739 100-foot tower hauler.

It would be more trouble than it was worth, they told the Rotoruabased forestry contractor.

But Gareth wanted to protect his vulnerable workers, saying: “Getting people off the ground is most definitely a major reason for introducing the grapple carriage.

“When you’ve got breaker-outs down the hill, at..... more

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