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World premieres met a large audience in the forest

World premieres met a large audience in the forest

Press Releases   •   Jun 10, 2017 18:45 BST

The world’s largest forestry fair was bigger than ever this year both in terms of area and number of exhibitors. Many visitors were drawn to Elmia Wood to see new forestry products and services and to learn about new high-tech solutions and expertise in the forest south of Jönköping, Sweden.

Ultrasound plus laser in new measuring instrument

Ultrasound plus laser in new measuring instrument

News   •   Jun 10, 2017 14:43 BST

Haglöf Sweden develops and manufactures professional measuring systems for field use. In good time for Elmia Wood the company is now presenting its latest new product, the VL5 Vertex Laser: a complete field measuring device that combines measuring with ultrasound and laser.

Thumbs up from customers who ordered the new harvester unseen

Thumbs up from customers who ordered the new harvester unseen

News   •   Jun 10, 2017 13:15 BST

Rottne had sold some ten harvesters of the new model H8D without anyone being allowed to see it. Everyone had to wait for the world premiere at Elmia Wood. The reaction? Even better than expected!

German wins Forwarder World Cup

German wins Forwarder World Cup

News   •   Jun 10, 2017 08:32 BST

When the final of the Forwarder World Cup was decided at Elmia Wood on Friday, the battle was between Daniel Bergmann of Germany and Poland’s Kamil Kaczynski. A faultless final race enabled Bergmann to bring home the gold before an enthusiastic group of supporters.

Ecolog’s new 688E full-size harvester completes the E series

Ecolog’s new 688E full-size harvester completes the E series

News   •   Jun 09, 2017 16:26 BST

At Elmia Wood Ecolog presented the new harvester that completes the new E series. It is the eight-wheel drive Ecolog 688E. The machine weighs 23 tonnes and is slightly smaller than the company’s biggest harvester, the 590.

Hydrostatic drive on the new Alstor

Hydrostatic drive on the new Alstor

News   •   Jun 09, 2017 15:34 BST

For the first time Alstor’s small, nimble forwarder comes equipped with hydrostatic transmission and lockable differentials front and back. This engine upgrade should produce a smooth and powerful drive even at low revs. The model is the 840 Pro and it made its debut at Elmia Wood.

Terri for the first time on wheels

Terri for the first time on wheels

News   •   Jun 09, 2017 15:20 BST

Since Terri launched its first tracked tractor unit in 1972, tracks have been a defining hallmark of the company’s machines. At Elmia Wood the Terri 34c with wheels made its debut.

A world first for better harvesting heads

A world first for better harvesting heads

News   •   Jun 09, 2017 14:56 BST

Hultdins served up a world first at Elmia Wood whose value was at first recognised by only a select group of people. It is a newly developed saw unit for harvesting heads. “Easier care and maintenance, more reliable operation and the ability to use two types of chain,” sums up the head of its design team, Stefan Bergqvist.

All-terrain logging truck with all-wheel drive

All-terrain logging truck with all-wheel drive

News   •   Jun 09, 2017 13:23 BST

The Czech truck manufacturer Tatra came to Elmia Wood with a logging truck in a special anniversary edition. “Tatra produced its first vehicle 120 years ago,” explains the Swedish general agent Svante Cordestam.

Ponsse helps machines stay productive

Ponsse helps machines stay productive

News   •   Jun 09, 2017 11:14 BST

Ponsse came to Elmia Wood with its entire range of forest machines, several world firsts plus customers from around the world. “Two of three visitors to our stand come from countries other than Sweden,” says Urban Folkesson, After Sales Manager at Ponsse.

Palfinger offers a new crane for forest machines

Palfinger offers a new crane for forest machines

News   •   Jun 09, 2017 10:17 BST

Cranes from the Austrian company Palfinger Epsilon are a common sight on logging trucks. But at Elmia Wood the company extended its reach into the forest in the form of a prototype specially developed for forwarders.

Husqvarna tempts with a new chain and updated knees

Husqvarna tempts with a new chain and updated knees

News   •   Jun 08, 2017 13:58 BST

At Elmia Wood Husqvarna is presenting its new chainsaw chain, the X-Cut, developed and manufactured just a few dozen kilometres from the fairgrounds. The company is also offering many new clothing options, ranging from newly developed knees to a special collection for women.

The world’s biggest harvester on eight wheels

The world’s biggest harvester on eight wheels

News   •   Jun 08, 2017 13:42 BST

The world premieres are coming thick and fast at this year’s Elmia Wood. And more than one world record is being broken. Two days before the fair Tigercat unloaded the world’s biggest wheeled harvester at the Port of Gothenburg.

Many people tested the world’s first crane-tip control for harvesters

Many people tested the world’s first crane-tip control for harvesters

News   •   Jun 08, 2017 11:05 BST

Operating a harvester crane can require handling two or even three controls. At Elmia Wood John Deere had its world premiere for crane-tip control using only one joystick. The result is greater precision and less strain for the operator.

Gremo reinvents a much-missed class of forwarder

Gremo reinvents a much-missed class of forwarder

News   •   Jun 08, 2017 10:06 BST

Many older forest owners and contractors remember with regret a time when forwarders loaded their own weight. Gremo has almost reinvented that class of machine. At Elmia Wood the company presented a concept for a forwarder that weighs 10.5 tonnes and loads 8.5.

Exhibitors from five continents at the whole world’s forestry fair

Exhibitors from five continents at the whole world’s forestry fair

Press Releases   •   Jun 07, 2017 10:13 BST

Today is the opening day of the world’s largest forestry fair, Elmia Wood, in the forest south of Jönköping, Sweden. This year the fair is bigger and more comprehensive than ever, with more than 550 exhibitors from five continents. Almost 200 of them are exhibiting here for the first time.

World premiere for a new harvester from Rottne

World premiere for a new harvester from Rottne

Press Releases   •   Jun 05, 2017 09:35 BST

Rottne is having its world premiere at Elmia Wood for a totally new harvester – one so much in demand that it already has several orders before it’s even been unveiled. Called the H8D, the harvester has an innovative and newly developed powertrain. The result is lower fuel consumption and considerably less ground damage.

John Deere presents crane-tip control for harvesters

John Deere presents crane-tip control for harvesters

Press Releases   •   Jun 01, 2017 09:19 BST

John Deere is launching a longed-for global first at Elmia Wood. The company has now developed its crane-tip control for harvesters too. There will also be the opportunity to test operate several forest machines plus do tests on simulators at the John Deere stand. “Visitors can try out the new technology during the fair,” says Dieter Reinisch of John Deere.

Test drive Komatsu at the fair!

Test drive Komatsu at the fair!

Press Releases   •   May 23, 2017 06:53 BST

Komatsu Forest is planning to present several new products at Elmia Wood. Exactly which ones will only be revealed at the fair. “We’re coming with a new machine, harvester head innovations and some new technical solutions,” says Annelie Persson, communications manager at Komatsu Forest.

World premiere for a wheel loader with stereo steering

World premiere for a wheel loader with stereo steering

Press Releases   •   May 19, 2017 08:01 BST

Liebherr of Germany is holding the world premiere of its new loader at Elmia Woods new section Load and Transport. Load and Transport focuses on logistics of raw materials from forest to industry.