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Biomass Harvesting for Energy Courses
16 October, 2017
Following on from the very successful courses presented in Mpumalanga during 2016, CMO will be presenting four "Biomass Harvesting for Energy" short courses in KZN, the E Cape and the S Cape during November. Two international experts in biomass harvesting will be co-presenting the two courses. read more
Caterpillar in biggest-ever equity equivalent deal
13 October, 2017
US - based Caterpillar, the earthmoving equipment and power systems multinational company, has agreed to an equity equivalent investment programme with the Trade and Industry Department that will result in the cumulative localisation of components... read more
Extended service interval for ProAct 2.0 machines
28 September, 2017
ProAct 2.0 is a service concept that simplifies machine ownership while increasing peace of mind and profitability. The owner gets a reliable machine and has full control over the machine's condition and economy - all for a fixed low cost based on engine hours. read more
Diesel testing now part of TFA
28 September, 2017
The Tigercat Fluid Analysis (TFA) program now makes it easier than ever to ensure that what is going into the machine's fuel tank meets Tigercat's standards.The latest generation high-pressure, common rail (HPCR) fuel injection systems used with Tigercat FPT... read more
J & B Timbers expands its mechanisation with Matriarch Skogger
27 September, 2017
Bell Equipment
A firm belief in the value of long-term relationships is proving its worth for a Swaziland-based timber harvesting contractor. What makes the story intriguing is the fact that even though the contractor believes in job creation by using manual labour, selective use of innovative mechanisation... read more
Winnie's Logging Services mechanises with Matriarch machines
14 September, 2017
Some of the earliest gold discoveries in South Africa were made in the hills surrounding Barberton in Mpumalanga. This brought about an industrial revolution of its own in the mild climate of the Lowveld. Now Barberton's gold has all but been depleted. read more
Boost your profitability with SpeedShift
22 August, 2017
Komatsu Forest is introducing a new forwarder option, SpeedShift, a smart solution that enables operators to use the machine's full speed range without having to stop to change gear. SpeedShift automatically shifts the machine up a gear as the operator increases speed. read more
Tigercat celebrates silver anniversary
21 August, 2017
Established as a Canadian corporation January 20th 1992, 2017 marks the silver anniversary of Tigercat. Starting out as a small company with a single prototype and no distribution, Tigercat has come a long way in just 25 years. read more
Nashville factory to become the first solar powered facility for Husqvarna Group
14 August, 2017

Husqvarna Group is building its first solar power generating facility at its current injection molding site in Nashville, Arkansas, USA. The new facility is expected to reduce the CO2  footprint by approximately 1,000 tons in the first year of operation and approximately 25,000 tons...

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New harvester head
7 August, 2017
P Maskiner has developed a completely new harvester head, the SP 661 LF. The head has the optimum characteristics for final felling with the focus on the productivity, utilisation rate and timber values. The SP 661 LF is a flexible, strong and efficient head with a design... read more

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