TAT ‘2019

The Pinnacle of productivity

Midrand, MiTek Industries South Africa (Pty) Ltd., is a division of the worldwide MiTek Group, and a recognised leader in the manufacturing of structural roof components used in the assembly of timber trusses, as well as manufacturing a variety of finished builders’ products, including rolling its own roll-form (light gauge steel) profiles and trusses.

With its manufacturing facility in Gauteng and regional offices in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban, MiTek is well-placed to supply the widest range of timber connectors and light gauge steel products to roof truss manufacturers and hardware stores. The company provides connector plates, ultra-span consects, software, eco-products, machinery and engineering services to the roofing industry.

In This Issue

Skidding onto the scene…

Hinteregger Technologies – HIN-TECH,  the pioneers of cable yarding have been the leaders in the cable yarding market for over 30 years. Through design and engineering evolution, Hintech has become the leader in shovel yarders, catering to both the African and international market using CAT, Hitachi, Hyundai, Komatsu, Doosan, Kobelco and other excavator platforms.



Merc for timber

Mercedes-Benz Trucks has launched the eagerly anticipated new Arocs for distribution and the new Arocs for construction in South Africa, with the option of adapting this robust beast into a logging truck for the timber sector.

Road to recovering

Located in Vryheid, third-generation sawmilling concern, RF Gevers (Pty) Ltd., has just upgraded its operation to run more smoothly and more efficiently, with greater recovery volumes anticipated when the mill is under full production...


Beating the budgeting blues (Part2)

This article is extracted from www.talkingtrucks.co.za and forms two parts, published in two consecutive issues. The articles address budgeting with a view to assisting road transport operators to better understand this very contentious subject from descriptive alternatives presented by various academic approaches, to basic, but critical budgeting techniques.

Forestry workhorses

Meeting timber production quotas, while bearing safety in mind, LVT has combined New Holland tractors with Igland winches to produce a hybrid workhorse for use deep in the forest – but that’s not all…

Johan Sutherlarnd, salesman of longstanding for Laeveld Trekkers (LVT), is effusive about the machines that the company produces – and rightly so, as they supply sturdy workhorses to the forestry section.


Lost art of chairmaking

Mike Dunbar discusses the evolution of the Windsor Chair and its influence on chair manufacturing.

A type of chair developed in England shortly after 1700, by 1740, Windsors were introduced to Philadelphia. There, these chairs underwent a transformation; their designs and construction became thoroughly Americanised and, in a matter of decades, became the dominant seating form in the new Republic.

The benefits of a professional body

As a professional body for the engineered timber construction industry, the ITC-SA’s vision is to create and maintain the highest standards in the engineered timber construction industry by monitoring its membership, continuously improving standards, promoting and marketing engineered timber structures, and overseeing the training and development of its members.

How to prepare for tree felling

Although many of our readers are experienced in the field, Husqvarna has put this handy reference together for your felling team, as one can never know too much on any subject and these pointers serve as a good reminder.

The world best automatic clamps

The new clamps automatically adjust to match the thickness of your material, no matter the thickness. Simply set the clamping pressure you want and let Automaxx technology handle the rest. The new Kreg Automaxx clamps are available in Face, Bench and Bar Clamp models with several size options.