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LOGGING • BIOMASS 53 42 53 INDEXATOR Indexator’s new generation of hose swivels, the K100, continues to gain ground in the forestry sector 64 HARVESTERS: Harvester manufacturers enter shoot off to see which has the definitive range of cutting edge units to tackle any stand in any place 66 60   60 LIFTING & LOADING 66 ACCESS TO THE TIMBER STAND Better combinations of equipment are becoming available for operators from the forest to the wood yard Clearing sites and providing access for harvesting operations requires both power and precision FEBRUARY / MARCH 2018 REGULAR FEATURES 6 Logging News 72 Advertising Index 64 INTERMERCATO Intermercato, has developed a new compact crane scale for material handlers, excavators, stationary log loaders and truck mounted timber cranes. 12 12 Brazil hosts the world’s largest dynamic forestry fair in 2018 More than 220 companies are confirmed exhibitors at Expoforest 2018. The fourth edition of the fair takes place in April, in a 200-hectare eucalyptus forest in the Ribeirão Preto area LUMBER PROCESSING CONTENTS COVER: HEWSAW - SL250 3.4 line LOGGING • SAW As part of a major modernization in 2013, Metsa Fibre replaced two older sawlines at its Vilppula sawmill in Finland with a HewSaw SL250 3.4 line. The highly productive HewSaw line is equipped with some of the company’s latest technology advances and can produce up to eight edged sideboards from each cant, eliminating downstream edging. Similar HewSaw lines have recently been installed in the USA, Russia, Scotland, France and Australia. HewSaw also manufactures smaller single pass machines and the Finnish company now has equipment on six continents. www.hewsaw.com SAWLINE S MILLING • EWP ’s • BIOMASS FEBRUARY / MARCH 2018 HewSaw - chan ging the way mode rn sawmillers work PLANERS Gilbert leads the way EDGERS USNR adds extra value to NZ operation BIG CUTS COMING Major harvester suppliers lock horns LET ME AT ‘EM Machines that make stand access easy FALLING DOW N New technolog for lifting & shift ies ing International Forest Industries | FEBRUARY / MARCH 2018 1