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MAINTAIN COMPLIANCE WITH OREGON FORESTRY LAWS TO AVOID PENALTIES

To ensure a sustainable continuance of Oregon's private forests, there are state laws that govern forest resource protection and land use. Over the last 70 years, the regulations surrounding the growth and harvest of trees associated with sustainable forestry have moved into the limelight. The state of Oregon has strict laws, several of which have been around since 1941 and have been consistently developed and updated by scientists, state agencies, landowners, and other key groups.

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What to Look for in Construction Equipment in 2017

New John Deere construction equipment will be released in early 2017. We know change can be difficult to swallow, but we think you’ll like these ones.

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Automation Is Changing The Timber Industry

With a constant focus on ways to improve productivity, efficiency, and harvest safety, the future of the timber industry points towards technology and automation. 

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Understanding the Ins and Outs of Logging Equipment Financing

Are you looking to expand your logging equipment fleet in an affordable and viable way? Although not the best solution for everyone, logging equipment financing can be a great option for certain logging businesses.

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3 Big Advantages of Using Digital Technology on the Jobsite

There are a number of advantages to utilizing construction technology tools on the jobsite. Whether you’re looking to gain increased visibility, accuracy, or flexibility, leading construction technology, like John Deere’s JDLink™ and Worksight™, can give you all three.

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John Deere Backhoe In-Cab Controls - Mechanical vs. Pilot

Up until recently, pilot controls have not been offered in backhoe loaders. Throughout the years, mechanical controls have been the norm. Manufacturers like John Deere, however, have begun offering backhoe pilot control options in order to meet the shifting needs of operators and companies alike.

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Logging Equipment Fire Prevention - An Operator’s Guide

The risk of fire when working with forestry equipment is very real and can be very costly. There are steps you can take to protect your investment and limit the risk of equipment fires. We've put together a list of fire prevention tips that will keep you and your machinery safe.

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4 WAYS TO MAXIMIZE FELLER BUNCHER PRODUCTIVITY

The competitive nature of the logging industry demands feller buncher operators do everything they can to maximize productivity. Our machinery experts at Papé Machinery, Construction and Forestry have put together a few of the most important pieces of information to remember on your next job.

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OFF-SEASON REVENUE IDEAS FOR YOUR COMPACT MACHINERY

With a little over 75 years of experience, Papé Machinery Construction & Forestry has plenty to offer in the way of off-season revenue ideas for your business.

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3 Big Mistakes To Avoid In Construction Bids

At Papé Machinery Construction & Forestry we want to see you and your construction business succeed, so we’ve outlined three of the major errors on bids. By avoiding these three big mistakes, you’ll see the profit you deserve by getting the bids you want and maintaining your bottom line.

 

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Safety Checklist: Tips to Prevent Road Construction Work Zone Accidents

More often than not, construction sites are on or near active roadways. Because of the high risk environment, it’s critical to have a plan for work zone safety. 

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Safety Checklist: How to Carefully Operate Wood Chippers

Wood chipper... wood chipper… Even the name is intimidating – but using one shouldn’t be. It’s one of the most important pieces of equipment for those with wooded property, and they can also be among the most dangerous. Respect the machine. Understand the machine. Know how to use the machine. Following some simple guidelines will help make the use of a wood chipper safer.

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How to Train Your Construction Team on Electrical Safety

Electrical safety is among the most important issues facing any construction team. Every worksite is inundated with electricity, and disasters can happen when the team doesn’t understand the hazards or the safety precautions necessary.

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12 Surprising Construction Injury Stats and How to Prevent Them

Worksite injuries on construction jobs are all too common. Take a look at these surprising stats about the construction industry and keep them in mind the next time you head out to the jobsite. 

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6 Easy Steps to Prevent Falls from Heavy Equipment

According to OSHA, falls occur more than any other injury in the timber harvesting and construction industries. Here are a few simple steps you can take to prevent falls on the job site:

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5 Simple Ways to Improve Logging Safety

If you know timber harvesting as well as we do, it'll come as no surprise that this industry is consistently listed among the most dangerous professions in the United States. Many of the most common logging hazards and harvesting accidents can be avoided by following simple safety training procedures. Take a look at our thoughts on the matter below… After all, your safety is paramount.

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Monitor Your Entire Fleet with John Deere PowerSight

We're all guilty of nostalgia—especially in this industry—but it's important to look ahead to new technology and how it can help us improve. John Deere PowerSight is the perfect example of how evolving fleet management software can help users capitalize on new technology, saving time and money in the process.

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Final Tier 4 Engines: Reducing Emissions, Not Performance

Big machines mean big engines, and traditionally, this has meant big emissions. With the introduction of the Final Tier 4 (FT4) engine, however, this is no longer the case. Built to reduce emissions instead of reducing performance, it’s quickly becoming the industry standard for all heavy equipment.

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Ready to Rent? Your Guide to Renting Construction Equipment

Heavy duty equipment rental is on the rise, and for good reason. Business owners and worksite managers know that machinery rental offers distinct advantages over buying new (and even used) equipment both in the field and on the bottom line. Read on for some helpful guidelines to help you decide whether equipment rental in Washington, Oregon, or California is the right choice for your business, and for an easy step-by-step to completing the rental process.

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Designing for the Environment: Sustainable Equipment from John Deere

In the rough and ready world of construction and forestry equipment, the idea of creating products with more power and a smaller environmental footprint used to be something of a fantasy — but not anymore. We live in a world where these two goals are coming together like never before, and John Deere is leading the way.

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Warning Signs: A Checklist for Buying Used Equipment

Whether you’re in the market for an articulated dump truck, skid steer, or excavator, buying used is a smart investment. In fact, the popularity of buying pre-owned has soared as business owners and worksite managers have realized they can get excellent equipment at significant savings, all while avoiding the nearly 40 percent depreciation in value that new equipment has in its first year of ownership. This is a huge advantage for the bottom line, and is especially beneficial when a business is just starting out and needs to build its fleet.

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Digging Deep into Buying an Excavator

Excavators have been the machine of choice in the construction, mining, and forestry industries for decades, and their popularity has only increased over the past ten years as manufacturers have made significant improvements in power, abilities, and comfort. Purchasing an excavator in Portland, whether new or used, is an exciting prospect, but there are several things to consider before you buy. Read on for some helpful guidelines when choosing your new workhorse.

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Breaking Ground: Preparing Your Site for Construction

Site preparation is always the first phase of any major construction or forestry project. This process involves clearing the land of trees and debris, leveling the ground for building, and moving materials to and from the site. The process of site preparation is unique to each project, and as such, the necessary steps and equipment will vary. However, most of these projects make use of a few key pieces of equipment common to the worksite; read on for more details about these important workhorses, including excavators and skid steers.

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Dump Trucks: The Unsung Heroes of Your Fleet

Dump trucks may not be the most exciting members of the fleet, and they certainly don’t get as much attention as excavators and skid steers, but they are highly important and form the backbone of construction and forestry projects. In fact, since their invention 100 years ago, dump trucks have advanced greatly and new types have been brought to market. Read on for helpful information about the various categories available and their best applications.

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5 Things to Look for in an Excavator

Excavators have long been worksite staples in the construction, mining, and forestry industries, and for good reasons. These machines are popular choices due to their power, maneuverability, and versatility. Whether you’re looking to add one new John Deere excavator to your ensemble, or to upgrade your entire fleet for enhanced performance, we have some helpful guidelines for choosing the excavator that will best fit your needs for years to come.

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Get Your Fleet Onboard With the Data Revolution

The Data Revolution has expanded its reach, this time making its way to construction and forestry equipment through the use of fleet tracking and management. This new brand of technology is a good thing for fleet owners and operators, as it allows both camps to monitor equipment and track important details that impact productivity, efficiency, cost, and maintenance.

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A Complete Guide to Winterizing Your Forestry Equipment

Properly winterizing your machine at the start of the season and perform routine upkeep, can prevent winter conditions from becoming bleak and frustrating for you and your crew. Winter upkeep focuses on keeping your workhorse healthy in fluctuating weather conditions, 

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John Deere Skid Steers: Versatile Workhorses for Any Terrain

John Deere skid loaders (or skid-steer loaders) are some of the best in the business, and for good reason. These mainstays of the construction field offer incredible power in a small body, which in turn allows for greater maneuverability in tight spaces. The small size of the vehicle itself means smaller trucks and trailers are necessary for transport (reduced fuel and operating costs!) and a lower overall cost of the skid steer at time of purchase and during maintenance than larger front loaders.

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Big Results in Small Packages: Is Compact Construction Equipment the Right Choice For You?

Bigger isn’t better especially when it comes to choosing the right construction equipment. Compact construction machinery is gaining popularity in the logging, forestry, and construction industries, and for good reason. These powerful machines can perform the same tasks as their larger cousins but are more nimble, easier to maneuver on the job, and provide a lower cost of ownership over the life of the equipment. Here are some tips for deciding whether mini excavators and the like are the right tools for you:

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Cross Laminated Timber: Reinventing Sustainable Construction in Oregon

Oregon is known for its rich history in forestry. Portland earned the nickname “Stumptown” in the mid-19th century due to abundant logging. In fact, Oregon’s vast forests – nearly 50 percent of the state – have greatly contributed to the popularity and productivity of the forestry and logging industries.

 

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