Harvesting

Oct. 18, 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.
Oct. 18, 2018 – Despite worrisome rates and profits margins reported in CFI’s 2018 Contractor Survey, a strong majority of Canadian loggers are still planning to replace at least one machine in their fleet within the next two years. Half of them will be shopping for three or more.
Oct. 11, 2018 – TimberWest recently announced that it is committed to pursuing carbon neutrality over the next 10 years and has taken the first significant step in the process by measuring a total carbon footprint going beyond just its operations to incorporate supply chain energy use, forest carbon and its distribution network.
Oct. 10, 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.
Oct. 10, 2018 – We know bigger is not always better, and profit can be at the expense of expansion. This may help explain a jump in the number of contractors across Canada who own just one to three machines.
Oct. 3, 2018 - With the lumber industry in an upswing and many mills demanding more inventory, it’s understandable that contractors are running their operations longer to increase their volume.
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.
Sept. 28, 2018 - Starting in November, Ontario will hold roundtables and gather online feedback to help the province lay out a strategy for promoting economic growth within the forestry sector.             
Sept. 26, 2018 - FPInnovations is pleased to announce the renewal of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Forest Growers Research (FGR) of New Zealand to widen the scope of their information exchange in the area of steep slope harvesting, and to facilitate the international exchange of their combined research. FPInnovations and FGR are mutually interested in forest technology and will share expertise in cooperative research, development, and application activities for specific projects agreed upon by both groups. “We are very pleased to have renewed this agreement with FGR in New Zealand," said Alan Potter, vice-president, science and innovation, FPInnovations. "During the previous MOU, the conversations and information shared between the FPInnovations and New Zealand teams were extremely valuable to accelerate dissemination of research findings and the introduction of new technologies such as winch-assist systems for steep slopes in B.C.”The MOU will also allow both parties to share in the transfer of information and technology through cooperative demonstration projects and symposia, encourage the exchange of research personnel, and prepare joint reports where possible.”The collaboration with FPInnovations in Canada has added value to the Steepland Harvesting PGP program in terms of visits from Canadian harvesting researchers, presentations at conferences, and shared research reports over the last few years," said Russell Dale, chief executive, Forest Growers Research Ltd. "We look forward to building on this collaboration when we commence our new program on forestry automation and robotics.” Common research areas for information exchange between FPInnovations and FGR include the environmental sustainability of harvesting operations, steep slope machine stability, steep slope road and landing construction, and soil disturbance in steep slope harvesting. Other joint topics of interest are the further development of line tension and cable integrity work, remote control and teleoperation of forest machinery, and reducing energy intensity and the carbon footprint of forest operations. The new MOU is in effect through to June, 2022.
Sept. 25, 2018 - The release of a federal government competitiveness report is an important call to action requiring a commitment from Ottawa that it is prepared to improve Canada’s global competitiveness by delivering more agile regulations, improved infrastructure, and continuing to develop a workforce for the future while accelerating innovation, say leaders from Canada’s forest products sector.
Sept. 25, 2018 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer in Bedford, N.S.
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. 6, 2017 - Chevy recently partnered with John Deere at its world headquarters to show off its newest version of the HD Silverado pickup. The reason? A work-related backdrop is vital to understanding the needs of the HD truck owner and frankly what looks better than some spanking new construction equipment towed by shiny 2018 Chevy pickups?
Nov. 14, 2017 - Global demand for forestry equipment is forecast to reach $9.2 billion on gains of 4.5 per cent per year, more than four times faster than in the 2011-2016 period. Gains will be driven by the transition from manual to mechanical logging solutions in the developing economies of the Africa/Mideast and Asia/Pacific regions and Latin America, as well as the rise of logging methods, such as cut-to-length, that require more sophisticated (and expensive) forestry equipment in industrialized nations like Canada and Finland. Global Forestry Equipment, 2nd Edition, a new study from The Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based industry research firm, offers in-depth analysis of these and other trends.Western Europe, the world's largest exporter of forestry equipment, will see its trade surplus increase by $200 million to $1.0 billion in 2021. Factors driving these gains include the reputation of West European forestry equipment suppliers, whose hefty R&D budgets deliver cutting edge products, and the massive scale of their global distribution networks. The Asia/Pacific region, the only other global market with a trade surplus in this industry, will see an increase of $70 million as local producers and foreign multinationals invest heavily in new production capacity and upgrading existing facilities.Felling machinery will see the fastest gains of all product segments through 2021. Demand for felling machinery is projected to rise nearly 5 per cent per year through 2021 as market conditions improve in the US and other mature markets, and logging sector mechanization rates in developing nations increase. Sales of separately sold parts and attachments will rise 4 per cent annually as the global stock of forestry equipment grows and more advanced attachments are developed. In dollar terms, chippers and grinders will experience the fastest growth in the forecast period as global demand for wood pellets as a power plant feedstock rises and the use of on-site processing equipment in developing nations increases.Related studies include: #3539 Global Construction Machinery, 6th Edition (August 2017) #3519 Global Power Tools Market, 9th Edition (May 2017)
Oct. 16, 2018 – Industry professionals from around the world gathered in Newton, New Hampshire on the week of Oct. 1 for the 2018 CBI and Ecotec Factory Forum. CBI’s expanded on-site demo arena included live demos of twelve machines from the CBI and Ecotec product lines, including the all-new 6800CT Horizontal Grinder and Phoenix 1600 Trommel Screen.  
Oct. 5, 2018 – Is it time to look at upgrading your grinder? WSM can help you determine the best solution to optimize your operation! WSM offers the most rugged and reliable horizontal and vertical grinders/hogs available.
Oct. 3, 2018 – John Deere continues to provide industry-leading job site solutions with the addition of an exclusive on-board grade indication option. Available as a factory or field kit option on the large-frame G-Series skid steers (330G and 332G) and the large-frame G-Series compact track loaders (331G and 333G), this new feature is ideal for job sites that involve levelling and slope work.
Oct. 2, 2018 - The development of TRC's 880 Crown & Chassis Extreme began with a need. Canadians needed a grease that offered all the great qualities of our 880 Crown & Chassis plus functionality in the cold of winter and heat of the summer.
Sept. 28, 2018 - Canadian Forest Industries brings you the newest skidder technology for Canadian terrains.
Sept. 27, 2018 - While preventative maintenance may seem elementary, it is an important part of ensuring the health of machines. To retain performance and help machines power through stubborn conditions, loggers are encouraged to work closely with their dealers, implement internal processes to streamline machine maintenance and utilize available technology solutions to maximize machine productivity.

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