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  1. 13 August 2014
    John Deere skidders feature best-in-class axles that deliver exceptional reliability if properly maintained. Following these helpful tips will help ensure you get maximum uptime out of your axles and machine.
  2. 13 August 2014
    At a time when an aging workforce and declining number of young loggers entering the workforce has become a major concern, it is crucial for logging professionals to advocate for the industry and get the message out that a career in forestry is a thriving, dynamic and rewarding opportunity. In doing so, we must also practice what we preach. For loggers in business management positions, this advocacy can take shape in your leadership skills, which in turn will make your company a better, and more desirable place to work.
  3. 11 August 2014
    The Autoshift option on John Deere skidders automatically selects the gear based on the load. By taking over the shifting, it allows the operator to focus on the job at hand. This helps reduce fatigue while burning less fuel. Autoshift is easy to use. And following these common-sense tips will also help you get even more productivity and fuel efficiency out of your skidder.
  4. 29 July 2014

    Social media and digital marketing can be a powerful way to reach your customers and spread the word about your business. Below are some beginner's tips to keep in mind when marketing to your audience through social media. 

  5. 29 July 2014

    Batteries for forestry equipment have become increasingly expensive in recent years, and many machines require more than one. Following these helpful tips will help you get the most for your hard-earned money.

  6. 29 July 2014
    When Talmidge Priest, owner of Tal-Baby Enterprises a logging and trucking company in Centreville, Mississippi, purchased a logging company from his father, he took on more than a new business. With his new position came new responsibilities, including the most important one – providing his eight employees with quality equipment.
  7. 08 July 2014

    Highlights of John Deere's environmental stewardship efforts are included in the recently published 2014 Business Roundtable Sustainability Report. In the report, Deere & Company Chairman and CEO Sam Allen explains how the company remains committed to the environment while working to support economic growth and meet the needs of a growing population.

  8. 19 June 2014
    Logging was one of New Zealand's earliest industries during the European settlement in the 19th century. The hardwood from native kauri was long and straight, making it perfect for ship masts. The native forests were slow growing, however, and began to be exhausted. Beginning in the 19th century the government started planting exotic forests to address timber shortages.
  9. 14 June 2014
    Trees and forest ecosystems are essential for a sustainable future. We should be planting more trees and using more renewable wood, not less, as many leaders in today's environmental movement content. Wood is our most important renewable-energy resource, and is key to reducing our reliance on nonrenewable fuels and materials.
  10. 15 May 2014

    The future of the forestry industry is dependent not only on current logging business owners, but also the individuals who will take over their operation in the future. With the aging workforce becoming a major concern, it is now more important than ever for forest industry professionals to have a succession plan in place to ensure that the continuity of their business is preserved from one generation to the next.

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