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Australian first state-of-art stacker reclaimer is creating a more sustainable softwood forestry industry

The first of its kind in Australia, RST360-24 Stacker Reclaimer is a complete system which stores and reclaims wood chips. First, the stacker builds a round storage pile, moving in a clockwise direction. Then the reclaimer follows behind the stacker, collecting material from the first-built portion of the pile. The reclaiming system consists of the reclaimer and an equalizing hopper into which the chips are transferred.

The state-of-the-art equipment means we can store and reclaim an additional 87,000 tonnes of woodchip. By increasing storage capacity from 6 to 22 days, we're better able to manage the quality of our woodchips, optimise freight movements, and ensure supply during times of flux, leading to a more sustainable softwood forestry industry.

It also increases our paper quality and efficiency by providing a more uniform wood pulping and pulp quality to the paper machines.

Wood chips falling from stacker reclaimer

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