Image

HarvestTECH News Summary – May 2024

This month’s edition is packed with industry updates! With increased mechanisation, forestry needs to develop new training methods to support workforce adaptation. If you are a loader operator in NZ, Scion needs your help to create structured video for their new performance framework.

Wildfire risks demand quick responses – solutions like the Multibox foam extinguisher system for harvesters offer hope. The hydrogen transport debate heats up, and NZ Forest Managers shares a powerful video on cyclone recovery. Of course, our FIEA Wood Transport & Logistics 2024 is just two weeks away. There are seats still available with special rates still applying for members of the Log Transport Safety Council and FICA.

So grab a coffee and dive into this month’s stories.

Image

Calling all NZ loader operators – be part of this study

Driven by mechanisation, traditional career pathways in forestry crews are evolving. As part of the Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programme, ‘Te Mahi Ngahere i te Ao Hurihuri – Forestry Work in the Modern Age’, the Scion Human Factors research group ...
Read more
Image

Every second counts

During hot and dry periods, there is a serious risk of wildfires. Moreover, a single spark can be enough to start one, in which case every second counts. Having fire extinguishing equipment close at hand can make all the difference ...
Read more
Image

NZ forestry H&S statistics updated – March 2024

Safetree NZ has released their H&S stats dashboard for March 2024. WorkSafe provides statistics on forestry fatalities and workplace incidents. These investigations help inform us of any key issues or trends as they come to light. Overall, there is a downward trend ...
Read more
Image

Transport: Hydrogen still has advantage over batteries

It’s April 2024 and some of Australia’s fossil fuel majors are still touting hydrogen powered vehicles as a solution for decarbonising transport.In a recent article, the ABC quoted Dr Steven Percy, a senior research fellow at the Victorian Hydrogen Hub, ...
Read more
Image

PF Olsen NZ log market report – April 2024

Market Summary At Wharf Gate (AWG) log prices across New Zealand dropped an average of 17% in April. April AWG log prices are about 15% below the two-year average. CFR prices for A grade logs in China have bottomed in ...
Read more
Image

China launches world’s largest electric container ship

State-owned China Ocean Shipping Group (COSCO) has launched the world’s largest electric container ship, which will begin a regular service between Shanghai and Nanjing and save 3,900kg of fuel for every 100 nautical miles sailed. The Greenwater 01 arrived at ...
Read more
Image

Successful trials of remote-controlled wood chip scraper

Nippon Paper, trucking company Iwakuni Sangyo Unyu successfully trial remote-controlled robot that scrapes wood chips in hold of wood-chip carrier at Iwakuni mill; scraping robot aims to address safety, workforce shortage in wood-chip scraping operations Through the development of the ...
Read more
Image

When it all falls down

This video tells the story of how New Zealand Forest Managers (NZFM) in Turangi, New Zealand dealt with a 3.4million + ton wind blow event in the central north island. In the video everything from before the cyclone in Feb ...
Read more

HarvestTECH Partners

FIEA Partners

Sponsor Logo - USNRSponsor Logo - NZ LoggerSponsor Logo - FWPASponsor Logo - Eagle TechnologySponsor Logo - Atlas | IntegralSponsor Logo - RemsoftSponsor Logo - Rotorua Economic DevelopmentSponsor Logo - C3Sponsor Logo - Key Knife | Braford IndustriesSponsor Logo - ArxadaSponsor Logo - HoltecSponsor Logo - ScionSponsor Logo - Trimble Forestry

Media Partner

Sponsor Logo - ForestTECH NewsSponsor Logo - WoodTECH NewsSponsor Logo - HarvestTECH NewsSponsor Logo - Friday OffcutsSponsor Logo - NZ Logger

Proudly brought to you by FIEA

Sponsor Logo - FIEA