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Protrac iD RFID tags available from Protrac iD

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In the logging areas of New Zealand South Island, large tree trunks are transported to the sawmills on long skidding trailers.

The logs are so heavy that when the trailers are linked to a powerful prime mover in a road train, the force required to apply the brakes literally rips up the road surface for metres.

To avoid this problem, the logging prime movers are fitted with Protrac iD RFID tags that are read by receivers as they approach intersections on the logging roads, so that cross traffic can be stopped to allow the road trains a clear run to the mill without having to brake.

The forestry industry has calculated that the use of Protrac iD tags results in a saving of 16 weeks of road maintenance annually – a substantial amount of money.

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