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A Well-trained Operator is a Productive Operator

For today's logger, the training process varies, and can often be informal or passed down from generation to generation. The workforce is also highly variable in terms of age and experience, which proposes the challenge of how to design a training program that meets the needs of both populations. Despite these challenges, one constant is true – a well-trained equipment operator is a productive operator.

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    Safety First: Simple Tips for Optimal Machine Performance

    Without a doubt, safety inspections should be an essential part of every logging operation's upkeep routine. Not only are they necessary for the well being of your crew, they are also a crucial step to keep your machines operating efficiently and issue-free throughout a product's lifecycle. Whether you are a new logging professional just starting out, or an established logging operation with years of experience, safety is good for your business.

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      The Forestry Equipment Review

        The Forestry Equipment Review 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 Spring 2014 edition:

      Cover Story

      Jack McFarland is a man of many talents, from running a successful logging business, to organizing a course for young loggers, to helping John Deere design new forestry machines — and more.


      Handling Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel, exponential growth of the wood-pellet-export industry, and a preview of the 2014 Annual COFE Meeting.


      Tech Tips

      New larger grapples and heavy-duty axle upgrades for our 648H and 748H Skidders help deliver more productivity.


      Logging in Argentina

      Logging in Argentina Argentina's forestry industry began moving toward mechanization in the '90s. By the mid-2000s contractors began mechanizing most forestry-related tasks, leading to an influx of John Deere forestry machines.


      Down Time

      When he's not out felling trees, Oz Thorndike is in the ring taking down other heavyweight boxers.


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      Jack of All Trades

      Jack McFarland runs his logging business, teaches young loggers and more.

      See how John Deere technologies, including ForestSight, help him manage it
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      Bayou Born

      Learn how Patrick Brister carries on a tradition dating back to the "flatheads" and how Doggett Machinery Services, Pat's John Deere dealer, provides equipment service and product support for Pat Brister Timber Incorporated.

      See how John Deere can help build growth with your business