Maximising Benefits of Mechanical Processing

5:30 PM
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7:30 PM

Room O3, Toi Ohomai Forestry School Building, Rotorua

We would like to extend a warm welcome to the next NZIF Central North Island local section evening. Hancocks Forest Management NZ’s Woodflow and Distribution Schedular, Thornton Campbell will present on “Maximising Benefits of Mechanical Processing.”

Date: Thursday 26th November 2020

Time: 5:30 - 7:30pm

Venue: Room O3, Toi Ohomai Forestry School Building, Rotorua


There will be drinks and nibbles from 5:30pm and the speaker will start at approximately 6pm.


We would like to extend a warm welcome to the next NZIF Central North Island local section evening. Hancocks Forest Management NZ’s Woodflow and Distribution Schedular, Thornton Campbell will present on “Maximising Benefits of Mechanical Processing.”  


For multiple reasons mechanised log processing has been increasingly popular over the last two decades. However these systems are not without issues and difficulties, resulting in maximising value being an ongoing process.


The study focused on identifying and reducing the number of out of spec logs produced direct from the processor, with the aim of increasing the value available from mechanised systems. It was conducted by Hancock Forest Management NZ in 2019-2020 and captured three rounds of 27 individual crews, encompassing over 120,000 logs.


The study was a success, with three key failure areas and causes identified. The identification of these issues, and appropriate training resulted in failure rates decreasing from 7.4% to 4.6% to a last assessment level of 3.3%. This has had health and safety, production and value recovery benefits, and the continuation of this program aims to further maximise the value available from mechanical processing.


Please RSVP to Hazel Swanson [email protected] 


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