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Timber production slowed by felling and logging problems

08.02.2018 − 

The weather-related problems that have been plaguing timber harvesting, logging, and transportation in many parts of Europe for quite some time have meanwhile led to restrictions in the output of the sawmilling industry in southern and central Sweden as well. Quite a number of sawmilling facilities have therefore been unable to obtain adequate supplies of logs in the past few weeks, preventing them from maintaining the hitherto high level of cutting and leaving them with no option but to throttle back their output.

Owing to the absence of or insufficient frost, the permissible gross laden weight for log-transport vehicles on forest tracks has been reduced to 12 t in some regions; transport vehicles with a gross weight of up to 64 t are normally permitted on forest roads in Sweden.

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