Matt Leov

 

Matt LeovDIRECTOR

Matthew Leov has had experience in both logging management and contracting over the last 20 plus years in both pine and blue gum plantations ranging from hauler to flat full stem operations. Since establishing the Company in Western Australia in 2004, Matt continues to be an active Director and Business Manager, and is still seen hands on in the field when needed. An accredited hand faller, machine operator and MC licenced driver, shows not only Matts abilities within all aspects of the sector, but his hands on knowledge at the forefront as well.

 
   

DAMIEN BENSON  

 

Damien BensonGENERAL MANAGER

Damien joined Total Harvesting in 2017, bringing with him a great deal of experience across all aspects of business management and logistics.  Presently Damien is directly managing the Albany Bluegum and Radiata Pine Operations, along with overseeing our Bunbury Operations and our core business management and growth. Travelling between our Albany & Bunbury operations from week to week see's Damien ensuring consistent coverage over our entire business unit. 

   

john gooch

 

tRANSPORT MANAGER

John has been heavily involved in the transport industry for most of his life, and maintains a strong passion for "truckology" and its many moving parts. A trade certified mechanic, experienced MC driver and RTO approved driver trainer, John brings not only a wealth of experience and knowledge, but also a strong drive for change in ensuring a high standard is maintained across our increasing fleet of 28 prime movers.

 

DENNIS FORSBERG

 

oPERATIONS MANAGER - BUNBURY

Dennis has been in the Forestry Industry for over 20 years and has a wealth of experience in all aspects of Forestry and Production environments. Dennis manages multiple crews in our Bunbury area working in Radiata Pine and Native Ops, along with our haulage division and drivers as well. Dennis will also if needed jump onto a Harvester or Forwarder along side his teams to cut or cart timber. 

 
   

JASON ROWCLIFFE

 

MAINTENANCE MANAGER

Jason has been with Total Harvesting since 2020, and from the onset has looked to reset the standards of efficiency and cost associated with major mechanical works. With a wealth of knowledge from his history of plant and machinery mechanical, along with a strong networking ability with key stakeholders and personnel, Jason constantly achieves high standards in ensuring the optimisation and efficiency of key plant, along with the accredited standard to ADR of our haulage division.

 

current operations

Albany-WA

Contracted to APEC for the Harvest & Haulage of Blue Gum logs to APEC's chip mill.

Clearfall operation utilises 4 x CAT 324DFM Harvesters with 616C Waratah Heads, and a Komatsu 895 Forwarder with .42 Log Grapple.

The haulage fleet consists of Kenworth prime movers, and will operate in combinations of Pocket Road Trains to C-Trains dependant on delivery networks.

All personnel are Cert III Harvest & Haulage Certified as a minimum.

Contracted to FPC for the Harvest & Haulage of Pine Radiata

Clearfall operation utilises a CAT 336D2L Harvester with 624C Waratah Head, a Komatsu 895 Forwarder with .42 Log Grapple, a John Deere 1710 with .42 Log Grapple, and a CAT 324DFM Log Loader

This operation generates Sawlog, Power Poles, and Industrial Wood products

The haulage fleet consists of Kenworth prime movers, and will operate in combinations B-double & Pocket Road Train dependant on delivery networks.

All personnel are Cert III Harvest & Haulage Certified as a minimum.

Trained and Accredited Hand Fallers are available when needed.

Albany Plantation Export

Bunbury-WA

Contracted to FPC for the Harvest & Haulage of Pine Radiata and Native product

T1/T2 Thinning operations utilise predominantly Komatsu XT430 Harvesters with Waratah Heads, and Komatsu 895 Forwarders with .42 Log Grapples.

These operations generate sawlog, industrial & export products along with rounds.

T3 / Clearfall Crew with a Komatsu XT450 Harvester and a 623C Waratah head, and a Komatsu 895 Forwarder with .42 Log Grapple.

This operation generates sawlog, power poles, export as well as industrial wood products.

Native operations utilise a Komatsu XT430 with Waratah Head, and a John Deere 1710 .42 Log Grapple

This operation generates sawlog, char and firewood for local mill markets, along with residue product for Plantation Energy.

The haulage fleet consists of Kenworth & Mack prime movers along with 3 x MAN 8x8 units for difficult terrain.  These units will operate in combinations of B-Double & Pocket Road Train dependant on delivery networks.

All personnel are Cert III Harvest & Haulage Certified as a minimum.

Trained and Accredited Hand Fallers are available when needed.

We also provide a specialist Steep terrain logging crew that tackles areas outside the normal.

This crew operates with a Harvester, Shovel and Forwarder when and where needed, and is backed up by our haulage fleet of 8x8's to tackle the steepest of terrains.

 

Forest Products Commission

http://www.fpc.wa.gov.au/softwoodstrategy

Additional Support

Additional capacity and private works across all areas are supported with

JD 748 Skidder

Timberjack 608S Hotsaw

CAT 320FM Feller Buncher

Komatsu XT430 Harvester with Waratah Harvester Head

Cat 980G Wheel Loader with Bucket or Log Grab

Cat D6 Bulldozer with Rippers or Log Grapple

4 x Heavy Duty Fire Trucks

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