December/January 2010

On the Cover:

A John Deere 2554 loader moves timber--including beetle killed wood--in B.C.'s Southern Interior. Logging and Sawmilling Journal moves a bit further down the production chain with this month's Tech Update, with a look at what's new on the rubber-tired loader front in the mill yard, beginning on page 28. (Cover photo by Paul MacDonald)

Good fit with beetle-killed timber

Ponsse's Ergo harvester looks to be a good fit with the small, medium and beetle-killed trees in B.C.'s Central Interior.

Making the switch to band saws

Ontario sawmiller Little John Enterprises has invested $3 million in some significant changes, including making the switch from a circular saw system to band saws.

New LogMax head measures up

Carroll Enterprises of New Brunswick--no stranger to LogMax heads--is working with the first 7000 Extreme head to be sold in North America, a unit that has met all their performance and production expectations.

Successful sort

Volvo wheel and tracked loaders are proving to be an important part of
Clayoquot Forest Management
successfully managing a massive log sort operation on Vancouver Island.

New modular wood pellet mill in B.C.

A B.C. company, SBC Firemaster
International, has started marketing a new modular wood pellet mill that can be delivered--and producing pellets--within a six month time frame.

Canfor mill hits a double

The new energy plant at Canfor's Fort St. John, B.C., sawmill is a double win, helping to produce higher valued lumber and cut energy costs.

The Last Word

Jim Stirling on how forest companies in the British Columbia Interior are re-starting shuttered sawmills in preparation for a brighter tomorrow.

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