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'Smart' forestry lets Komatsu chop wood 10 times faster

Drones, IT and 3-D images help manage forests more efficiently

Komatsu is building its "smart" forestry operations with the help of this ICT-equipped harvester.

TOKYO -- Building machinery maker Komatsu will bring its "smart" construction knowhow into forestry operations, harnessing both drones and information and communication technology-equipped logging machines to improve efficiency by about 10 times.

Verification test on the so-called "smart forestry" concept has recently started in central Japanese prefecture of Ishikawa.

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