The 2018 CFI Contractor Survey results measured a number of factors affecting the sustainability of harvesting contractors across Canada. Snippets 2 and 3 reported the profitability of contractors. Profit is a measure of a company’s ability to generate more revenue than it spends in expenses. The survey results demonstrate reasons to be concerned about contractors’ financial health.
Dec. 12, 2018 – For six years now, Canadian Forest Industries has showcased the achievements and potential of young forestry leaders in our Top 10 Under 40. In order to individually acknowledge and highlight the contributions of each winner, CFI will feature one of 2018's winners every week for the next 10 weeks.
Dec. 10, 2018 - After months of survey fieldwork and analysis published on our website weekly as survey snippets and regional reports, we’ve released the complete 50-page 2018 CFI Contractor Survey digital report.
Dec. 5, 2018 – For six years now, Canadian Forest Industries has showcased the achievements and potential of young forestry leaders in our Top 10 Under 40. In order to individually acknowledge and highlight the contributions of each winner, CFI will feature one of 2018's winners every week for the next 10 weeks.
Dec. 5, 2018 – Creole Dufour and his younger brother Easten run their own steep slope logging operation called Essential Evergreen in the Monashee Mountains near Lumby, B.C. Their work includes many high-risk steep and conventional blocks, which is where the new Timbermax Traction-Winch enters the picture.
Dec. 4, 2018 – Now that lumber markets have receded, has borrowed time run out?
Dec. 14, 2018 – As the executive director of the Paper & Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council for the past 28 years, John Mullinder has heard his share of (mis)information about forestry and paper practices in Canada – namely, that the clearcutting used in the industry is the cause of widespread deforestation.
Dec. 13, 2018 – In September, the emerald ash borer was discovered at DeWolfe Park in Bedford, N.S.
Dec. 3, 2018 - The government of Nova Scotia today announced changes to its forest practices, following recommendations by the University of King's College president Bill Lahey.
Nov. 21, 2018 - A methodology was recently developed that uses satellite imagery to estimate availability of logging residue across Canada, and includes evaluation of imagery estimates with field data from a large number of plots.
Oct. 23, 2018 – For forest companies like TimberWest, the health of the trees and associated ecosystems are paramount. From seedling to maturity, the trees must be monitored, and any problems addressed. The way in which this monitoring happens is changing dramatically through the convergence of new sensing technologies such as LiDAR and the ability to deploy sensing technology using drones.
Oct. 15, 2018 – Charles Bloom Secondary school is being recognized by the province of British Columbia through the minister’s award for Innovation and Excellence in Woodlot Management for the south.
Dec. 7, 2018 – Every region of Canada has unique geographic features that set them apart from the rest. However, while that description also applies to Newfoundland, when you are there, there is also a vaguely perceptible other world sense about the place. I was thinking this as I drove the new 2019 GMC Sierra from St. John’s through the Avalon Peninsula on my way to Conception Bay, N.L.
Nov. 7, 2018 – FPInnovations and its partners took truck platooning research a giant step further this week and earned a spot in history by successfully road testing the emerging technology in the deep forests of Quebec in the first trial of its kind in Canada.
Aug. 4, 2018 - Attention drivers and owners! As key members of the fibre supply chain, you don't have a lot of time to spare; so with this in mind, the Canadian Woodlands Forum (CWF) is working in collaboration with Northern Pulp NS Corp., local dealers and manufacturers to bring the equipment and technology to you.
Aug. 14, 2018 - Quiet. That word describes, perfectly, the new 3.0L Power Stroke diesel just introduced by Ford. I’ve driven it, stood beside it while idling and floored it uphill while towing — it is eerily quiet. This trait, plus the power it makes, now available in the F-150, makes this introduction a true milestone in the history of the F-series. And, as of today, you can order this diesel engine in your new half-ton — a first in the 70 year life of the brand. If you do, here is what you’ll be getting.
Feb. 26, 2018 - This year’s challenge consisted of mid-size, full-size and HD entries – 10 trucks total – all vying for a win in what is now the 11th year of the Canadian Truck King Challenge. We tested 10 2018 pickup trucks covering the 2500 HD segment; two midsize and five full-size pickups completed the rest of the 2018 entries. A complete list of scores by model reveal our choice for the winner of the 2018 Canadian Truck King Challenge.
Dec. 21, 2017 - Following FPInnovations and Laval University’s industrial NSERC Chair recommendations, Alberta Transportation recently changed its Winter Weight Premium (WWP) policy allowing an estimated average of 8 days of WWP extension.
Dec. 18, 2018 – Rottne has taken a revolutionary coherent approach with the lighting on all of its harvesters and forwarders. The new LED lamps used are not just significantly better – they are also dimmable when necessary and positioned so that they appreciably facilitate work and driving in the dark.
Dec. 17, 2018 – A look at the latest attachments for clearing biomass in Canadian forests.
Dec. 11, 2018 – Sitting side by side at the John Deere demo site in Illinois, the brand-new 748L-II grapple skidder and its predecessor, the 748L, are nearly identical. Brandon O’Neal, John Deere’s product marketing manager for full tree forestry, chuckles when he says from the outside the machines are not all that different. But a closer look at the interior reveals the three years of product development that went into the L-II models.
Dec. 7, 2018 – Continuing to build on the strengths of the K-Series lineup, John Deere introduces the 655K and 755K Final Tier 4 crawler loaders. These machines serve as the latest additions to the crawler loader line and provide operators with increased productivity and uptime, along with lower daily operating costs. Designed and manufactured in Dubuque, Iowa, the 655K and 755K feature familiar designs, systems and components consistent with other product lines throughout the John Deere crawler family.
Nov. 29, 2018 – The undercarriage of tracked heavy equipment, such as log loaders, consists of many moving components that need to be maintained in order for them to function properly. If the undercarriage is not routinely inspected and maintained, it can easily cost valuable time, money and potentially decrease the track’s lifespan.
Nov. 26, 2018 – The XR range comprises compact, powerful rotators with heavy-duty bearings. They are designed for extreme applications where rotator function requirements and load capacities are especially high. Optimally designed for both rigid and dangle mounting. Slew bearings, high performance and long service life make the XR series the rotators to rely on when it really counts. Wherever you need to handle large loads, XR rotators come into their own. Indexator is now launching a smaller model, the XR 300.
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