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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.

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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’s been a mixed week here at FMM with a couple of trips out along with some computer work. The weather has also been a mixed bag, with some decent days but quite a bit of rain the rest of the time.


Tuesday afternoon I set off for Dumfries to catch up with Peter Williamson Jnr. He has been conducting trials for the last six months, on behalf of FMM, on the Iggesund Blue Harvester Guide Bars. The trip involved an overnight stay as I met with Iain Lawrence from Iggesund, Peter and Mark McNight of Timber Tech Ltd, the contractor Peter operates a harvester for, for a meal.

It was an excellent evening with great banter, although we probably overstayed our welcome as the barman was dressed in his pyjamas and slippers when we left.

The following morning we visited Peter on his wet and windy site just outside Dumfries to see how the bars had performed. See the complete trails in the next issue of the magazine.

The driving conditions on the way home were horrific with driving rain and a lot of surface water on the motorway. Sometimes it beggars belief at the high speeds people drive at in those conditions; no journey is worth “dying to get there.”

More Trials

Thursday saw us heading to Dunoon in Argyll. I decided it would be quicker to take the ferry from Gourock. Arriving at the port I went to purchase a ticket and enquire as to when the next ferry was. The Cal Mac lady was not very helpful and said she didn’t know as the last ferry sailed in 2011. Luckily she pointed me to Western Ferries two miles further up the coast who were now operating this route. The ferry only takes about 15 minutes and has three sailings every hour so there is literally no waiting time.

Willie Gordon, a very experienced chainsaw operator contracting to Jim Wilmer and Sons Timber Harvesting was awaiting our arrival at the other end. Willie had been trialling the Treeman’s felling jack for the magazine and was felling some big Sitka spruce trees that were too big and hairy for the harvester. We spent a good proportion of the day with Willie, leaving after 2pm for the ferry home.

Next week is already jam packed, so check in next weekend for all the latest gossip.


See us at the ForestryExpo 

Thursday 22 August (9am – 5pm) and Friday 23 August (9am – 4pm).

Little Clyde,  Elvanfoot, South Lanarkshire, ML12 6GS

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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