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  • 1971 John Deere 2520 tractor brings $64,000 at auction

     

    An extremely rare 1971 John Deere 2520 high crop diesel tractor with syncro-range transmission – one of fewer than 80 ever made – sold for $64,000 at a two-day sale of John Deere vintage tractors and related collectibles held July 8-9 by Matthews Auctions, LLC, of Nokomis, Ill., in conjunction with Girard Auction and Land Brokers, Inc. of Wakonda, S.D. It was the top lot of the auction.


    (Filed: Tue Jul 21 2009)
  • Wood Chip Import Prices to Japan Reached Record Highs in the 4Q/08, Reports the Wood Resource Quarte

     

    Wood fiber consumption by the Japanese pulp industry reached a record high in 2008. Over 72 percent of the consumed wood chips were imported, most from hardwood plantations in the Southern Hemisphere. The costs of imported wood chips have increased substantially the past three years, reaching their highest level in at least 20 years during the 4Q/08 reports the Wood Resource Quarterly.


    (Filed: Tue Jul 21 2009)
  • Wood Fiber Costs are Rising for Wood Pellets Manufacturers in Europe Because the Industry is Expandi

     

    The expanding wood pellet industry in Europe is increasingly relying on pulpwood and wood chips for its raw-material needs, as the supply of lower-cost sawdust cannot meet the fast rise in demand for wood fiber. The biomass sector is now competing with both the wood-based panel manufacturers and pulpmills for wood residues and logs, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly.


    (Filed: Thu Jun 04 2009)
  • Tennessee Wholesale Nursery (TN Nursery) Announces Redesigned Website

     

    Tennessee Wholesale Nursery (DBA TN Nursery) is annuncing the company’s newly redesigned website at www.tnnursery.net. The redesigned site features more graphical navigation to search, browse and buy wholesale trees, plants, shrubs, groundcover and wetlands plants online.


    (Filed: Fri Apr 10 2009)
  • There are several things to be noted while buying used trucks

     

    Buying a used truck can be a large undertaking; if you run a small business it may be one of your biggest purchases if not the biggest. Even if you company is large, the need to replace a truck or add to your fleet requires some thought and financial planning, according to automotivebestbuys.com the best online marketplace of used trucks.


    (Filed: Sat Nov 15 2008)
  • Canadian Pulpmills are Paying Higher Wood Costs as Supply Tightens, WRI Reports

     

    Softwood wood fiber prices are currently close to a 12-year high in British Columbia, according to the market report North American Wood Fiber Review. As chip prices in BC tend to follow pulp prices, wood costs have remained practically unchanged in 2008, but were over 30% higher in the 3Q/08 than they were two years ago.


    (Filed: Wed Oct 08 2008)
  • Russian Log Export Taxes Will Raise Unemployment In Russia Reports WRI

     

    The Russian Federal Government is trying to assist development of its forest industry by adding export taxes on logs, thereby limiting competition by foreign companies for the Russian timber, as reported by Wood Resource Quarterly. These taxes are currently 25% of the log value (minimum €15/m3) for softwood logs and are scheduled to increase to a minimum of €50/m3 (about US$78/m3) from January 2009.


    (Filed: Wed Sep 24 2008)
  • Global Timber Markets Impacted by Russian Log Export Taxes says WRI

     

    The impetus provided by the Russian government, which has implemented regulations that restrict open trade of logs, Russia is slowly transforming from being a large exporter of logs to an important producer of primary processed wood products, as reported by the Wood Resource Quarterly.


    (Filed: Sat Sep 06 2008)
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