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Jim Wilmer & Sons also harvest first and second year thinnings.  We carefully choose machines most suitable for working thinnings sites and have vastly experienced operators available. 
  • Harvesting Thinnings
When harvesting thinnings, the choice of machine is essential.  We mainly use our John Deere 1070D with a 10 meter reach crane and the small 754 harvesting head.  This machine is the correct width to manover through the forest and is very effective for doing first and second year thinnings.  We also use Ponsse Ergo harvesters with the HN125 / HN200 cranes for second year thinnigs.
  • Forwarding Thinnings
For forwarding thinnings we mainly use our small 810D.  It manauvors through the forrest effectively and is very quick over the ground.  We also use our 1110D forwarder in second year thinnings which carries a larger load capacity.  
  • Top quality harvesting & Forwarding
We at Jim Wilmer & Sons work very hard to ensure our harvesting sites are run as efficient as possible.  Our two site harvesting managers as well as Jim Wilmer, go round each site to ensure quality and target levels are being reached.  We pride ourselves on the presentation of our harvesting sites and always meet deadlines such as orders for boats and demand of product sizes for our customers. 
  • Minimum environmental impact
During site operations a close eye is kept on our impact on the environment.  Water courses are filtered where necessary and SEPA guidelines are followed if any unlikely fuel / oil spillages occur.  This is monitored by our operators and site harvesting manager.
  • Crop optimization
All of our harvesters run the latest computer software available with fully operational optimising programs to ensure correct crop productivity.  Our operators are fully trained to use them and set them up to their maximum capability. 
  • Accuracy & Calibration
All operators carry out daily length and diameter checks to ensure accurate measuring according to the provided specification sheets.  Calibration is then carried out if required.
  • Health & Safety

All staff complete site risk assessments before work commences on any new site and are trained with our company policy & procedure manual on induction to the company.  This covers topics such as; lone working procedures, emergency contact numbers, AFAG checklists & guidelines and many more.  Every employee at Jim Wilmer & Sons is fully trained in first aid.  Our company employs the services of RBS Mentor to provide us with staff training and advice on health & safety matters and updates as well employment law. 


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