What happened to Helimatic Australia?

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What happened to Helimatic Australia?

Postby torque effect » Thu Feb 13 2020, 11:04

Are these guys still around? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IZq0dwLqXE
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Re: What happened to Helimatic Australia?

Postby Jabberwocky » Thu Feb 13 2020, 11:31

As far as I’m aware the unions stopped it as they saw (pardon the pun) mass job losses. Similar situation happened to HAWCS with their human external cargo thing. Unions complained. One operator is having some luck doing the HEC thing in a single now.
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Re: What happened to Helimatic Australia?

Postby Pinnacle » Fri Feb 14 2020, 01:53

I would be interested to see how production is with this saw system with the Aussie hardwood.
As pine , spruce the northern timber you can cut with a bread knife.
Just not sure if it would last a full day without sharpening
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Re: What happened to Helimatic Australia?

Postby Gonsky » Fri Feb 14 2020, 05:54

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aL1VF9zlfM

They sold the rights to Bond........................James Bond

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Re: What happened to Helimatic Australia?

Postby Twistgrip » Sat Feb 15 2020, 12:36

A few of us here worked alongside Ian back in the “frosty boys “ days between 97-00 in Tumut, some of the best times ever we’re had in that hut at Tumut river orchard!.

He is a great guy and was always a pleasure to work with and share many memorable times. Was nice to see the videos of Ian thanks for sharing.
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