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Forest Machine Magazine 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 and 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.

Welcome to the world of Westtech!

We do more than develop and manufacture robust forestry and landscaping equipment.

Individual customer service is our primary factor of success. Every product range is developed by the experienced Westtech team of engineers, always in close collaboration with you – our customers. It is our goal to continuously optimise the product range according to customer requirements and the application areas.

Made in Austria
Austrian quality products by Westtech. Development and production from one source guarantee the highest quality standards and the associated long service life of the products.

Become familiar with the reliability of Woodcracker, Mowblower and Mulcher! Westtech products set themselves apart through innovative technology. For us, NEXT TECH means, to be a step ahead.

With our Woodcracker product range and our know-how, we provide support to you throughout the entire biomass logistics chain.

Harvest > Storage > Transport > Chipping > Recycling

Marshall Agricultural Engineering will be demonstrating the comprehensive range of Westtech Woodcracker products on the 4,5 and 6th of June at Marden Chichester PO18 9JU.

Please email [email protected] for full details


Meet The FMM Team

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. 


I started out as a tree surgeon 

before diversifying into horticulture.

Marrying Rab took my whole life in a new direction. Nowhere in the marriage vows did it state I would have to learn to operate a forwarder to save him jumping in and out when tightening band tracks.

Most of our friends work in forestry and on many evenings I believe there has been more wood cut in my lounge 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!

Friday 17th May

SB Forestry Ltd invite you to their demonstration of Gremo Forest Machines. 

Featuring Pfanzelt Maschinenbau and Viking Harvester Heads.

Higher demand anticipated for Gabon wood and forestry exports

Construction projects in West and Central Africa to push for higher timber demand

Gabon WoodShow in support of Gabon’s vision for economic prosperity through sustainable forestry management

The demand for timber products from Gabon is expected to rise with the positive construction business outlook in Central and West Africa. This report was released by Africa Construction Trends 2018 and was received with enthusiasm by the exhibitors and organizers of Gabon WoodShow, the leading platform from wood, woodworking machinery and forestry sector in Central and West Africa and which will be held on 24-26 June 2019 in Libreville, Gabon.

According to the report, Central Africa construction sector has started to pick up pace last year and posted 26 construction projects with a value of USD26.9 billion. This accounted for 5.7% of continental projects for last year. In the same year, West Africa rebounded with an increase in construction projects to 105. This had pushed West Africa’s GDP with construction project amounting to USD82.8 billion. The recovering construction sector in both Central and West Africa can be attributed to the booming real estate sector.

The need for competitively-priced and top-quality timber is now more imperative to sustain the construction sector. It is against this backdrop that exhibitors are maximizing the opportunity to reach and expand their market, especially in Central and West Africa, with their participation at Gabon WoodShow to feature their latest products and innovations.

Walid Farghal, Director General of the Organizing Committee, said, “The three-day exhibition will focus on featuring wood, woodworking and forestry products to thousands of specialized visitors who are keen to find the best deals and new sources of supply for their business. This year, we expect more exhibitors as Gabon is an ideal source of top-quality timber, especially okoume of which 90% of the world’s exports come from Gabon. Gabon WoodShow is also in support of the government’s initiative to promote sustainable forestry management while reaping the economic benefits of the local forestry industry.”

Over 40 countries are participating at Gabon WoodShow including exhibitors who are into manufacturing and supply of woodworking machinery and tools, trucks and other timber transport vehicles, cropping and harvesting machines, saw millers, hardwood and softwood, flooring, plywood and veneer, MDF, laminates and boards, finishing and fittings, furniture, paints, adhesives and glues, and software.

Gabon WoodShow is organized in partnership with the Gabonese government under the patronage of H.E. President Ali Bongo Ondimba and the Gabon Special Economic Zone.

For interest to exhibit, register online at www.gabonwoodshow.com

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would like to feature in the magazine or you are interested in writing features for the magazine then please get contact us.

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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.

As a former corporate training consultant turned procurement manager, I bring my unique perspective right back to the loggers helping them to improve safety and production on the job.

I write a regular column in Forest Machine Magazine.