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Forest Machine Magazine - August 2019 Front Cover - Salo Machinery

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Forest Machine Magazine is owned, written and edited by Rab Easton, a forest professional with over 40 years experience. 

FMM is the definitive bi-monthly logging magazine for all who work in the forest industry: delivering you all the latest equipment, forestry news, forestry jobs, and used forestry equipment for sale, straight from the forest floor direct to your door.  Great features from the people who work at the heart of the industry with honest and unbiased equipment reviews from the people who really use them.

Start Searching Forest Machine Magazine now - the free international marketplace for buying and selling used forestry equipment and machinery.

If you are looking for the latest forestry jobs or have a vacancy to fill, then advertise on here for free.

August 2019 Issue 18

Available from the 28th July

Packed full of great features including:

  • The new and exclusive Gremo 1058 H5 harvester launch. 
  • Mark Beach forestry engineer.
  • Marshall Agricultural Engineering with their roadside clearance demo featuring a range of Westtech Woodcracker Treeshears. 
  • SB Forestry Ltd demo day with a range of Gremo and Pfanzelt low impact thinning machines.

Forest Machine Magazine - August 2019 Front Cover - Salo Machinery

This months cover features Salo Machinery - the UK agents for the complete range of Echlböck chippers.

  • Wendy Farrand - This months column - Trust Is Key.
  • A strong start for Wilson Rallying and much much more...


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Hi Folks

It was another whirlwind of a week here at Forest Machine Magazine with the arrival of the eagerly anticipated Forestry Expo. It turned out to be a decent event despite the very changeable weather, which on the build up, wasn't kind. It made for some challenging conditions getting the larger equipment onto the static area.

There was a good representation of the forest industry there and 6,000m³ was harvested over the two days, with over £40 million worth of harvesting equipment on the demo site alone. I’m sure there were a few nervous insurance brokers having trouble sleeping last week.

It was great to see so many of you at the Expo, and thank you to all that took the time to call in and say hello. It’s always a pleasure catching up and hearing what’s going on and we would like to welcome all the new subscribers too that signed up.

For those who missed the Expo, there will be a full round up of the show in our next issue available at the end of September.

Coming Up

Having just about got over the Expo, next week sees us setting off to the CONFOR Woodland Show - this time we will be spectators, well that’s not exactly true as we will be covering the show for both our magazine and the Forestry and Timber News. The FTN is a also a very good magazine (my second favourite after my own!) put together by people who have passion and desire to help and improve our industry.

The whirlwind shows no sign of slowing yet as we are on the final countdown to getting the next issue ready for publishing. The results of our Iggesund harvester guide bar trials and the Treejack we have been testing feature in the latest issue. If you haven't already done so, subscribe to now to guarantee your copy. We have more new equipment arriving for trialling; I will keep you up to date with that as it arrives.

It will soon be entering competition time here at FMM HQ, once the magazine is away to the printers and passed the point of no return, a scoreboard goes up in the Kitchen. It’s called “who has made the most mistakes in this issue competition” and I have to admit to getting pretty bored of constantly winning it!

We would also like to welcome Peter Williamson Jnr to the team of underpaid and overworked employees here at FMM. Peter is a full time harvester operator with Timber Tech Harvesting Ltd and has agreed to be our harvester test pilot and product tester for harvesting products.

Watch this space for the latest from FMM HQ.

Our Team

Focused on the forest industry

Rab Easton

Owner, Editor and Writer

I have been professionally involved in forestry since 1976. I started out as a timber faller for the Forestry Commission before starting on my own as a forestry contractor.

This was a great era to have been in forestry as I have evolved along with the harvesting equipment. Starting with a Fordson Major 2 WD tractor, with a three point linkage winches, progressing to the hi-tech, efficient, labour saving harvesting machines we are using today. 

Wendy Easton

Everything Else

I started out as a tree surgeon before diversifying into horticulture.

Most of our friends work in forestry and on many evenings I believe there has been more wood cut in my living room than in any forest.

I am responsible for the design and layout of the magazine. I also take many of the photos and look after the administration side of the business.

It’s a good partnership - Rab gets all the credit and I get all the work!

Wendy Farrand

North American Representative

I am an industry columnist and speaker whose mission is to strengthen the people side of timber harvesting. For the past 10 years I have worked solely for the logging community taking my unique combination of skills and experiences to logging contractors around the US and Canada.

I bring my unique perspective right back to the loggers helping them to improve safety and production on the job.

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