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Some more NZ log trucks.
« on: June 24, 2020, 06:14:12 AM »
Thought this might interest some. These trucks are operated around Kaingaroa forest. The oversize ones aren't road legal (length and weight) and only operate on the private roads around the forest.

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Re: Some more NZ log trucks.
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2020, 09:28:54 AM »
Big loads and all on the wrong side of the road. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Some more NZ log trucks.
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2020, 11:01:22 AM »
That is interesting. Tree length loads are common here but certainly not on the highway with the length and weight of some of those. The truck with a long load and a pup is certainly intriguing.
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Re: Some more NZ log trucks.
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2020, 12:01:30 PM »
The cab-over at 24:00 min+/- is a dandy,
Not too many CO trucks left here in NY

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Re: Some more NZ log trucks.
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2020, 12:45:41 PM »
That certainly is a busy place. Lots of wood moving.

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« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2020, 03:32:37 PM »
That is interesting. Tree length loads are common here but certainly not on the highway with the length and weight of some of those. The truck with a long load and a pup is certainly intriguing.
The trucks tagged Oversize aren't road legal, they are used on private owned roads only, although many of the roads are open to the public as well. The H tagged trucks are road legal but have to come up to higher standards, with ABS brakes etc. I think 55 tons all up for them. 
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« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2020, 03:37:59 PM »
That certainly is a busy place. Lots of wood moving.
The forest around Murupara is about 1500000 acres of pine, growing on a 25-30 year rotation. So its continuous harvesting, and lots of wood moving.
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« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2020, 07:35:21 PM »
I was amazed on how they harvested the trees along the hill sides in NZ when I was there last year to visit my daughter. Trees , trees and more trees.

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« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2020, 12:17:47 AM »
To be honest, I'm always amazed what us kiwis can get away with harvesting. Number - 8 mentality at work. 
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« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2020, 06:03:37 PM »
The Central North Island, NZ where the truck video was filmed has been the primary area for large scale radiata pine forestry. The carbon credit/ forestry investors have been moving into other areas of New Zealand over the last 30plus years.

Sizeable areas of the Central North Island pine forest estate were converted to farming in the past 25 years. Some of 'carbon credit' areas are not so well suited to large scale pine forestry as the Central North Island. 

Typical NZ tv media item. No interviews with loggers.  
James Shaw will consider biodiversity credits for farmers planting trees on their land | Newshub

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« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2020, 10:52:28 PM »
ooopps.. one is named the General Lee... would offend someone in the states....
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« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2020, 01:15:26 AM »
The truck might have been named in honor of this General Lee
Robert Merrill Lee - Wikipedia

There are a few Halsey Streets in NZ named after the US Navy WW2 Admiral.

William Halsey Jr. - Wikipedia.

The world has officially gone crazy......for this one below.

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/entertainment/2020/06/the-dixie-chicks-drop-dixie-from-name-thank-nz-band-the-chicks-for-letting-them-share-name.html

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« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2020, 05:43:44 AM »
What does the Pacific North West do to reduce the issue of lost logs and logging debris in the waterways etc?

NZ beach covered in old logs again, after a winter rain event.

Used heavy equipment to get the timber above the waterline to dry out and then the piles were burnt.
Lack of a pulp market in close proximity to that area has not helped.

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/its-pretty-tough-tolaga-bay-locals-frustrated-more-timber-debris-washes-up


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« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2020, 10:56:10 AM »
That is a real problem. The majority of logs are trucked to the mills but due to the sheer size of our forests much is still  brought by barge instead of booms. Many mills still have a 'wet sort' to store them but storms create havoc resulting in lost logs, debris which are navigational and environmental hazards. Another major problem is on reservoirs, it is a challenge keeping the penstocks free of debris. Imagine what that would do to turbines.
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