MechLog invests $3m in new machines, demonstrating confidence in the Tasmanian forestry sector.

Mechanised Logging Pty Ltd (MechLog), a prominent player in the Australian forestry industry, has announced a significant investment in the Tasmanian forestry sector with the introduction of new cutting-edge machinery. The recent acquisition of two John Deere Harvesters and one John Deere Log Forwarder, affectionately dubbed “new green for the MechLog team,” reflects the company’s unwavering belief in the industry’s growth potential.

MechLog’s Managing Director, Anthony Brown said with a total investment of over $3 million, the new John Deere state-of-the-art machines will significantly augment the company’s capabilities in harvesting softwood and eucalypt clear-fell while continuing to address the escalating demand for timber products. The harvested timber will be supplied to the Timberlink Mill in Bell Bay, Norske Skog New Norfolk and the Forico mills at Hampshire and Bell Bay, contributing to a robust supply chain, and augmenting the local economy.

“The highly acclaimed John Deere 1910E forwarder, celebrated for its durability, resilience, outstanding performance, and operator comfort with its rotating and levelling cab ensures a smooth ride even in the harshest terrains. Its spacious cab design provides unparalleled 360-degree visibility, allowing operators to work productively throughout the day,” Mr Brown said.

“The 1910E forwarder integrates advanced operator-friendly technology. The optional TimberMatic F-09 machine control system and TimberLink delivers complete machine control, enabling operators to optimise settings, monitor performance, and manage operating costs. This cutting-edge software ensures maximum efficiency and productivity throughout our operations.

“Supported by the formidable John Deere PowerTech Plus 9.0-liter engine and boasting a 19-metric-ton load capacity, the 1910E forwarder sets an unrivalled standard for heavy-duty applications and challenging conditions. MechLog firmly believes that investing in top-of-the-line equipment not only enhances operational capabilities but also underscores our commitment to sustainable forest.

“MechLog has recently taken delivery of a John Deere 959 harvester, fitted with a Waratah 624 harvesting head as well as a new John Deere 2154 fitted with a Waratah 622 harvesting head. This will be the sixth 2154 Swing Machine MechLog has purchased. We are very happy with the performance of this model, as are the crew who use them every day. The JD link and timber manager software is a useful addition, which facilitates remote monitoring of production, operator performance, and communication between John Deere machines.

“We are delighted to have commissioned these valuable additions to our machinery fleet. This investment exemplifies our unwavering confidence in the Tasmanian forestry sector and its potential for growth. The new John Deere Harvesters and Forwarder will significantly enhance our operational efficiency, enabling us to meet the rising market demands while ensuring a sustainable supply of high-quality timber. We take great pride in our contribution to the local economy and our commitment to responsible forestry practices,” Mr Brown added.

MechLog eagerly anticipates showcasing the new machinery and sharing the positive impact it will have on the Tasmanian forestry sector. We invite you to mark this milestone by visiting our website and sharing this announcement on Facebook.

MEDIA NOTES: Mechanised Logging Pty Limited (MechLog) is an Australian forestry services company that commenced operations in 1994. Since that time, the company has established its brand and its ‘Forestry with Care’ approach to industry practices as a respected services provider to the sector. Over the years, MechLog has kept pace with the latest technology and forestry practices. By embracing the changes within the industry, adopting new technologies, and maintaining a fleet of modern equipment, MechLog has built a successful sustainable business, and created greater efficiencies and productivity to meet the requirements of their clients and the demands of the end-users.

Media contact: Mark Wells +61 414 015 966

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