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Farma LF 8 – new 8-ton forwarder hits the market

From time to time new forwarders appear on the market. But mostly by companies that are already known as forwarder manufacturers. So when a company that has never had a forwarder in stock introduces a new forwarder, it's big - even if the forwarder, in this case, is small… Fors LF 8. Fors MW founder Leif Fors had a dream. It was to create a forwarder, something like the Mini Bruunett, which was his role model. He had had great success...

Eco Log develops its own line of harvester heads

Eco Log is now a complete forestry machine manufacturer, following the introduction of its own line of harvester heads. The four-model lineup is based on SP Maskiner, a technique that has now been adjusted and optimized to make a perfect match for Eco Log harvesters. All models are designed according to the low-friction concept, where the combination of five different innovations result in harvester heads with impressive productivity, high...

Tigercat expands forestry lineup with back-to-back equipment releases

Less than a month after the release of its LSX870D, Tigercat adds the 880E logger to its lineup With headquarters in Brantford, Ontario, and operating out of eleven southern Ontario locations, Tigercat has well established itself as a leader in Canada’s forestry equipment sector. Outside of Canada, it has facilities for design, production, steel fabrication, administration, customer service and parts distribution in the US. Also, Hede, Sweden...

Zac Goldsmith welcomes ‘unprecedented’ deal at Cop26 to save the world’s forests

More than 100 leaders pledge to stop and reverse deforestation and land degradation by 2030, The Guardian reports Preserving the world's forests will be one of the cornerstone achievements of the Cop26 climate summit, with some of the biggest forest nations and consumers of forest products signing an "unprecedented" deal to save forests, according to UK Environment Secretary Zac Goldsmith. On Tuesday, more than 100 world leaders will pledge to...

The Swedish Forestry Show has been postponed until 2023

Just a few days ago there was hope that 2022 would be the year when the forestry shows would return for real, starting with the Swedish Forestry Expo in April. On Friday October 8th the Swedish Forest Expo, SFE, announced that they will not postpone the show (again) until June 1-3, 2023. The Swedish Forestry Expo has been postponed. This came as a big surprise. It seemed like a great opportunity for forestry to start the show season in 2022,...

John Deere and Hitachi terminate joint venture agreements

John Deere today announced an agreement with Hitachi Construction Machinery to terminate the manufacturing and marketing agreements of the Deere-Hitachi joint venture. John Deere and Hitachi will enter into new license and supply agreements that will allow John Deere to continue to purchase, manufacture and distribute its current line of Deere-branded excavators in the Americas. As a result of the new agreements, the following changes will be...

Forwarder: history, overview, characteristics

Forwarder is a skidder tractor equipped with a cargo compartment and a manipulator. Designed for collecting, pre-sorting and transporting timber, it usually works in tandem with a harvester (logging harvester). Forwarder history Experimental models of forwarders based on wheeled tractors were built in the early 1960s in Sweden under the leadership of engineer Lars Bruun. Since 1964, these machines began to be mass produced with the...

Eco Log launches its own series of harvester heads

Eco Log is now expanding its product range by adding its own harvester head series of four models to the existing lineup. This makes Eco Log a complete forest machine manufacturer, offering machines and solutions for profitable and high-performance forestry worldwide. The new Eco Log range of harvester heads is based on the reliable and well-proven SP Maskiner method, which has now been adjusted and optimized to fit Eco Log harvesters...

The 6 Most Amazing Monster Logging Machines

These amazing machines, using smart and powerful technology, look like mechanical monsters eating huge logs. In fact, they help humans with logging, taking on all the hardest and most difficult work. Equipment Biojack 300E The Biojack 300E is an attachment for forestry equipment that not only cuts a tree trunk with ease, but also grabs it and moves it a distance. Easy to use, this tool can be mounted on a loader or harvester. Its working...

John Deere introduces its Precision Forestry Technology Initiative

In response to customer needs, John Deere announces its Precision Forestry initiative, a focused approach to work-site technology solutions. With Precision Forestry, John Deere is reorganizing its technology portfolio and redoubling its efforts to provide solutions designed to improve efficiency and productivity in the forestry industry. The move to Precision Forestry aligns with the brand's overarching strategic direction to create smart,...