Forestry Equipment Articles

Volvo Construction Equipment Extends Log-Handling Abilities With L200H High Lift Wheel Loader →

Volvo Construction Equipment has launched the new L200H High Lift wheel loader in North America, featuring a 27 percent increase in lifting capacity and a 13 percent larger grapple than the L180H model it replaces. This, combined with a stronger base unit, means the L200H High Lift can handle more timber per hour, upping productivity and driving down operating costs, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


Hiab Launches Next Generation Loglift Forestry Cranes →

Hiab, part of Cargotec, launches the next generation of LOGLIFT forestry cranes with greater and safer performance, and improved uptime. The first crane available to order is the Z boom crane LOGLIFT 18Z with a max outreach of 34 ft. and a max lifting capacity of 19.8 tons. "Our next generation of LOGLIFT forestry cranes are created for the new generation of operators. Easy to operate and service, and designed for comfortable and safe operation, the next generation forestry cranes are also the first with digital solutions that can further increase productivity and uptime," said Davide Pernice, director, Global Product Management, Forestry, Hiab.  Click for more...


SCA's Electric Timber Truck From Scania Has Arrived →

To further strengthen the sustainable value chain, SCA has, together with Scania, developed the world's first electric timber truck with a capacity of 80 tonnes. The vehicle solution, developed by Scania in close collaboration with SCA and the research institute Skogforsk, is part of the transition to sustainable transport. SCA's goal is to make the entire value chain fossil-free. "We have come a long way in industrial processes, which are already 96 percent fossil-free," said Hans Djurberg, head of sustainability at SCA.  Click for more...


Komatsu Forest AB Acquires Bracke Forest AB →

Through Komatsu Forest AB, a wholly owned subsidiary in Sweden, Komatsu Ltd. is acquiring Bracke Forest AB, headquartered in Bräcke, Sweden, which develops, manufactures and sells application-specific attachments for silviculture. The impact on Komatsu's consolidated business results is estimated to be minimal, according to the company. Komatsu concerts efforts in the forestry business, as it upholds the sustainable forestry which not only engages in harvesting and forwarding but also includes silviculture and forest management.  Click for more...


State Grant Helps UW-Stevens Point, Partners Meet Forestry Workforce Needs →

Addressing a need for skilled workers in the forestry industry, the Wisconsin Forestry Center at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will receive a state grant of up to $8 million. This Workforce Innovation Grant will support education and create a pipeline to forestry careers for the next generation. Gov. Tony Evers announced the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. grant at UW-Stevens Point June 21.  Click for more...


VIDEO: Volvo CE Enters Gaming With Farming Simulator →

For the very first time, gaming fans will feel all the thrill of driving a Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) machine from the comfort of their living room, due to a new partnership with fully immersive video game Farming Simulator 22. Building the world we want to live in is not only a purpose that Volvo CE lives by, but is also the premise behind Farming Simulator 22 — allowing players to create their own farming ecosystem in any number of ways.  Click for more...


Ponsse Launches Data API Service →

Ponsse has launched the Data API service, on which customers can easily and cost-effectively use data obtained from forest machines directly in their reporting and enterprise resource planning systems. Data API helps to analyse forest machine data in high detail based on each customer's business needs. The service can be used as a data source for invoicing of harvesting operations or making salary payments, for example, based on harvesting production data.  Click for more...


Kesla Introduces 875H Harvester Crane →

Kesla, an independent manufacturer of harvester heads and forest machine cranes launched a completely new harvester crane KESLA 875H. The first serial-manufactured harvester equipped with this new crane is the all-new Malwa 980 harvester. Ideal for Thinning Harvesters The 875H is a parallel-acting crane dedicated for harvester use. Gross lifting torque of 72 kNm and reach of 25 ft. make the crane ideal for thinning harvesters in around 10 tons weight class.  Click for more...


Waratah Forestry Equipment's HTH618C Series-III Provides Increased Productivity, Simple Servicing →

Waratah Forestry Equipment debuted the HTH618C Series-III — a new generation of its HTH618C harvester head built for increased productivity, reliability, uptime and more. With a variety of new features paired with a compact and durable design, this agile thinning head is well-suited for mixed diameters, according to the manufacturer. "The HTH618C Series-III is highlighted by a new valve that delivers more responsiveness and operating efficiency.  Click for more...


Trenchers Plus Now Carries Dipperfox Stump Crusher Line →

Trenchers Plus of Burnsville, Minn., announced it is now an authorized dealer of Abra Equipment Supply's Dipperfox stump crusher attachments. Trenchers Plus will distribute Dipperfox in the greater Minnesota market. "Trenchers Plus is a natural fit to offer this product with their current stable of land maintenance equipment and products," said Andrew Artley, regional sales manager of Abra. "This attachment has the ability to increase bottom line revenues for our customers' businesses." The Dipperfox stump crusher comes in two sizes — the Dipperfox 600 fits small, tracked loaders and excavators and is ideal for smaller spaces.  Click for more...


Tigercat Releases 570 Fixed Harvesting Head →

The Tigercat 570 harvesting head is now available with a fixed wrist for applications where positive control for felling and processing is required. The 570 fixed head design combines two proven technologies — the Tigercat 570 harvesting head and the Tigercat 340 degree wrist. The 570 is a durable, high performance, two-wheel drive, three knife arm harvesting head. The 340 degree wrist is field-proven in felling head applications where maximum dexterity and positive control are needed, according to the manufacturer.  Click for more...


Weyerhaeuser Mourns Passing of George H. Weyerhaeuser Sr. →

George Weyerhaeuser Sr., former Weyerhaeuser Company CEO and president and great-grandson of the company's founder Frederick Weyerhaeuser, died June 11 at the age of 95. Mr. Weyerhaeuser served as president and CEO from 1966 to 1991 and continued to serve as board chairman through 1999. He oversaw significant growth of the company, including a number of major timberland acquisitions, and had an enduring impact on the evolution of forest management at Weyerhaeuser and across the industry.  Click for more...


Barko Brings Real-Time Operational Intel to Forestry Equipment: Barko Insight →

Barko Hydraulics, a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of innovative heavy equipment solutions for the forestry, vegetation management and material handling industries, has introduced Barko Insight, a remote platform designed to monitor the performance of heavy machinery. "Barko Insight uses real-time data to inform proactive maintenance and operating decisions for a single machine or an entire fleet," said Barko President, Justin Rupar.  Click for more...


Ponsse's Scorpion Giant Harvester Responds to Forestry Requirements →

The Ponsse Scorpion Giant harvester and the Ponsse Mammoth forwarder respond to the highest requirements of modern forestry both in terms of ergonomics and productivity. "These new products strengthen our position as one of the world's leading suppliers of responsible harvesting solutions," said Marko Mattila, sales, marketing and service director at Ponsse. "The development of both new forest machines started from improved ergonomics, safety and usability, as well as better visibility from the cabin.  Click for more...


Stihl to Provide $120,000 Worth of Grants to America's State Parks →

Stihl Inc. announced the expansion of the Hearts of STIHL program, an initiative to care for the environment through the preservation of the nation's state parks. Inspired by the staff of America's State Parks, the mission of Hearts of STIHL is to help those people and programs that are caring for the national treasures that are America's state parks, and preserve them for the enjoyment of all Americans, current and future.  Click for more...


Ponsse Manufactures 18,000th Forest Machine →

The 18,000th Ponsse forest machine was completed at Ponsse's factory in Vieremä. After its handover, the Ponsse Elk will be operated by VMC Bois in France. "The highly demanding harvesting industry calls for solid professional skills, determination and close cooperation. These are also the characteristics of our partnership with VMC Bois. It feels really good to deliver this machine to VMC Bois, and I would like to thank them for our excellent cooperation," said Marko Mattila, sales marketing and service director.  Click for more...


Global Machinery Expands Footprint in Western U.S. →

The ability to identify emerging opportunities and the willingness to seize them has a Rocky Mountain equipment dealership on a very rapid growth track. Global Machinery, headquartered in Denver, recently opened branches in Phoenix and Salt Lake City, according to company President Jeff Brown, expanding its total footprint to include the states of Colorado, Utah, Idaho, California and Arizona. The company's growth, however, has not only been about opening new territory geographically.  Click for more...


Tigercat Develops TCi920 Forestry Dozer →

Tigercat Industries' TCi 920 forestry dozer will be making the rounds at several U.S. forestry industry tradeshows this spring. The dozer will be branded under the new TCi badge, as Tigercat Industries continues to design machines for applications beyond forest harvesting systems. All products falling under the TCi brand are, and will continue to be designed, manufactured and supported by Tigercat Industries.  Click for more...


Tigercat Releases 635H Swing Boom Skidder →

The capabilities of the six-wheel drive 635H in steep terrain and cable assist applications have been taken to the next level with the integration of a Tigercat designed and built swing boom system initially introduced on the 635G series skidder. The additional working envelope and ability to position the grapple well outside of the working track of the machine increases productivity in applications where skidder travel is restricted or limited by terrain characteristics.  Click for more...


John Deere Unveils 900 MH-Series Tracked Harvester With Intelligent Boom Control →

John Deere's latest operator assistance control feature, intelligent boom control (IBC), for the 900 MH-Series tracked harvester, is a result of global collaboration between the John Deere wheeled cut-to-length and full-tree forestry teams, aiming to implement IBC's field-proven technology into the MH-Series of tracked harvesters. With IBC, operators no longer need to control each independent boom function separately.  Click for more...



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