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Ponsse Elephant King

The Ponsse Elephant King forwarder is the most powerful machine in the manufacturer’s forwarder range, which they claim to be the most productive forwarder on the market, offering a superior level of comfort, and is particularly economical and efficient when transport distances are long or transported trees are large…

DEMO International Postpones Another Two Years

DEMO International, one of North America’s largest outdoor forestry equipment shows, has postponed its fall 2022 show another two years. The highly anticipated in-woods show, originally scheduled for fall 2020, is now planning for a 2024 event…

Oregon Honors Top Forest Operators

During an early January ceremony, the Oregon State Board of Forestry honored recipients of its 2021 Forest Operators of the Year awards. This year’s winners are…

Oregon May Alter Forest Practices

Oregon is embarking on a major change to the Oregon Forest Practices Act following an agreement reached by preservationist and timber industry groups. According to the participants, changes to the act will deliver a variety of new protections for sensitive and endangered species and also provide more regulatory and legal certainty for…

ALC Seeks Additional PATHH Funding

The need and success of the Pandemic Assistance for Timber Harvesters and Haulers (PATHH) was demonstrated by more than 5,600 applications representing eligibility for $385 million in aid, according to American Loggers Council. Unfortunately, this figure is nearly double the $200 million appropriated for the program…

Bandit Purchases The Trelan Co.

Bandit Industries has purchased The Trelan Co. from the Schumacher family. Bandit will continue to produce Trelan chippers and related products and market them as Trelan machines produced by Bandit. Bandit will also supply parts and service to Trelan customers…

Oregon’s Wil Heath Dies At Age 93

It can be tough to be the face of logging in America, but Oregon logger Wil Heath pulled it off with class and his trademark good nature when he posed with a spotted owl on his shoulder for the January 1991 cover of Life magazine. He was quoted in an article titled ”Endangered Species: An Owl and a Logger Symbolize the Nation’s Tough Choice–Jobs or the Environment?” that showed both loggers and owls were endangered each in their own way…

Idaho Producers Supply Mass Timber Arena

Industry stakeholders of all types worked to supply materials for the recently opened ICCU Basketball Arena at the University of Idaho in Moscow. The 4,000 seat facility, which opened in October 2021, incorporates several innovative mass timber elements across some of the longest spans…

Miller Steep Slope Work Passes Muster

Profiled a year ago in Timber Harvesting, the Monarch Pass thinning and forest health project near a major Colorado ski area is making good progress and is part of a much larger forest health effort. Counting 2020 and 2021, it’s…

Oregon Proposes Sweeping Forest Practices Changes

Oregon is embarking on a major change to the Oregon Forest Practices Act after an agreement reached by preservationist and timber industry groups was announced in late October. Changes to the act will deliver a variety…

Idaho Producers Supply Mass Timber Arena

Idaho Producers Supply Mass Timber Arena

Industry stakeholders of all types worked to supply materials for the recently opened ICCU Basketball Arena at the University of Idaho in Moscow. The 4,000 seat facility, which opened in October 2021, incorporates several innovative mass timber elements across some of the longest spans…

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Miller Steep Slope Work Passes Muster

Miller Steep Slope Work Passes Muster

Profiled a year ago in Timber Harvesting, the Monarch Pass thinning and forest health project near a major Colorado ski area is making good progress and is part of a much larger forest health effort. Counting 2020 and 2021, it’s…

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Oregon Proposes Sweeping Forest Practices Changes

Oregon Proposes Sweeping Forest Practices Changes

Oregon is embarking on a major change to the Oregon Forest Practices Act after an agreement reached by preservationist and timber industry groups was announced in late October. Changes to the act will deliver a variety…

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Bandit Announces Major Expansions

Bandit Announces Major Expansions

Bandit Industries plans to build three new production facilities and expand an existing plant in 2022. That is in addition to four building expansions in 2021, one that is completed and three more that are currently under construction….

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2021 Logging Business Of The Year Award

2021 Logging Business Of The Year Award

2021 Logging Business Of The Year Award Tim Curran of Seaway Timber Harvesting, left, accepts 2021 Logging Business of the Year award from Timber Harvesting magazine Managing Editor Dan Shell during...

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New From Maxam: MS933 LOGXTRA

New From Maxam: MS933 LOGXTRA

New From Maxam: MS933 LOGXTRAAdding two new sizes to its forestry lineup, the 73x44.00-32 and 73x50.00-32, Maxam debuts the complete range of the MS933 LOGXTRA, high flotation tire. The MS933...

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Upgrade From Tigercat: 875E Logger

Upgrade From Tigercat: 875E Logger

Upgrade From Tigercat: 875E LoggerThe Tigercat 875E logger offers several new features, including an updated operator station, two undercarriage options, and various grapple configurations to tailor...

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