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Flexible Financing Solutions

Working with your Dealer to Develop Unique and Flexible Financing Solutions

When navigating the tricky waters of running a successful logging operation, it is important for loggers to align themselves with partners that can help them manage all aspects of their business.

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    Succession Planning

    Succession Planning: Passing Your Operation and Equipment to the Next Gener

    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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      The Landing

      Click here to read the current issue of The Landing
      The Landing is a dealer-personalized, corporately-produced, 16-page publication that goes out to thousands of John Deere Forestry customers quarterly. Content focuses around new product introductions, customer testimonials, real stories from the woods, and product support programs.
      Highlights of the Winter 2017 edition:

      Hiring and Retaining High-Quality Employees

      As a logger, you must content with constant challenges, including mill quotas or closures, rising fuel costs, and ever-increasing environmental demands. One of the toughest challenges, hiring and retaining quality employees, is made more difficult by an aging logging population and a shortage of young loggers to take their place. Creating a robust hiring program is crucial to attracting and keeping the right employees.


      Intelligent Boom Control

      Intelligent Boom Control (IBC) on John Deere Forwarders makes boom operations easier, more precise, and more productive. Joysticks are now configurable to user preference on G- and E-Series forwarders. This allows operators to run the popular IBC feature using their preferred control pattern.


      Follow the Leader

      Harve Dethlefs is president of Bighorn Logging Corp. of Banks and Vernonia, Oregon. With a staff of around 80 employees and a fleet full of John Deere forestry equipment, his crews harvest big timber from the steep slopes in and around the Tillamook State Forest.


      High Tide

      Nova Scotia is known for having the world’s highest tides and best scallops. It also boasts beautiful coastline – and some pretty daunting terrain. Nova Scotians call Newfoundland, its neighbor to the northeast, "The Rock," but the nickname would be equally fitting for their own province.


      Noble Cause

      On weekends, Grant Noble, operations manager with Noble Resources in Deere Lake, Newfoundland, trades his hardhat and safety vest for a motorcycle helmet and leather jacket.