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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,...

CM Labs and Tigercat have entered into a partnership agreement.

CM Labs Simulations, the developer of Vortex® simulators, has partnered with leading forestry equipment manufacturer Tigercat Industries, headquartered in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. Under this agreement, CM Labs will develop and supply Tigercat with a series of state-of-the-art simulators that replicate the functionality and behavior of the Tigercat 1075C 20-ton forwarder and the Tigercat 1165 medium-sized wheeled harvester. The forwarder is...