Mean machines gobble up jobs and trees

There’s ever bigger, tougher, meaner machinery that can wipe out half the planet in a tenth the time with less overheads and smooth handling. One lot operating in East Gippsland and the Central Highlands boast one-machine-does-it-all (feller buncher) that has a saw bar 55 inches long and can cut over one metre wide trees. We’re still waiting for Michael O’Connor to get up there and roar about loss of jobs as a result.

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