EQUIPMENT REVIEW INDUSTRY NEWS Update for digital mapping solution I

n February, John Deere an- nounced the latest updates to TimberNavi, its fully integrated digital mapping solution. Designed for use with the manu- facturer’s L-Series Skidders and Wheeled Feller Bunchers and M- Series Tracked Feller Bunchers, the upgrade includes the integration of internet-enabled wireless data transfer, remote display access capabilities and location history viewing of other JDLink-enabled machines. Developed from aggre- gated customer feedback, these advanced features create a more connected felling site, thus opti- mising productivity in the forest. • Wireless Data Transfer – man- agers save on time spent traveling and starting a new site with the ability to wirelessly transfer digital maps to a machine.

• Remote Location History Viewing – progress can now be monitored remotely, decreasing

travel time and aiding in future bidding of jobs.

• Remote Display Access – deal- ers are able to provide better, faster customer support with the ability to troubleshoot the Timber- Navi monitor remotely. Owners and managers can also remotely access the TimberNavi monitor to make adjustments for the operator and also import and export histori- cal data to and from the office. • JDLink Compatibility – op-

Wood waste shredder

The Arjes VZ 850 DK shredder with special comb is particularly suitable for wood waste recycling. During a recent test in the UK, a customer shredded 96 tons of reclaimed timber in three hours with a final material size of 80 mm or less – only five tons were found to be larger than this size. Waste material is easily fed to the shafts via two tilting hoppers (front/

back).There is also an optional hydraulically adjustable magnet to separate ferrous material. This popular model has a powerful 768 hp Volvo Penta diesel engine and central control panel with multi-display for monitoring the machine’s data when operating.

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erators have increased awareness through JDLink integration, allow- ing them to see other JDLink- enabled machines and respective tracking layers on the site. Launched in 2015, TimberNavi provides owners and operators with maximum visibility to the fell- ing site, increasing efficiency and productivity. The update will main- tain the key features of the initial launch, including custom map creation, a high-resolution touch-

screen display, visual alarms based on customisable buffer zones and, most importantly, the full support of a John Deere dealer. These features increase the operator’s spatial understanding of the terrain, harvesting areas and points of interest on a map, which in turn helps enhance productivity, increase uptime and deliver lower daily operating costs. More information from

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