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Stihl will be Platinum Sponsor of PLANET Student Career Days

Stihl Inc. announced that it will again be the sole, platinum level sponsor at the 33rd annual Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) Student Career Days. The three-day competitive event will take place March 26-29 at Cal Poly Pomona in Pomona, Calif. In addition to the main sponsorship, Stihl produces one of the team competitions and sponsors eight different competitive events. This is Stihl’s ninth year as the event’s top level sponsor.

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Trimble Introduces Blue Ox Integrated Transportation Management System for Forestry

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Part of Trimble’s Blue Ox™ forestry automation system, a Recon® rugged handheld computer is installed on every loader at the harvest site. Equipped with cellular communications, GPS positioning and 802.11g wireless, the Recon receives instructions from the Blue Ox system, telling the operator what loads go onto what truck. It also updates the system with a timestamp when loading is complete and displays the destination mill for the loaded truck (shown).

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