Gustav himself is another new face at the company. Last spring he succeeded a well-known figure in the industry, Bo Johansson. Gustav previously worked as a spare parts salesman at SP Maskiner and is making his trade fair debut as sales manager at SkogsElmia.
What makes the SP 461 LF different from its predecessor, which has been the market leader in forest thinning for 15 years, is that the entire design has been scrutinised down to the smallest detail and then refined and reinforced. SP is calling the result the new king of thinning.
“As a head it’s both little and big at the same time. It can handle both densely planted first thinnings and thicker stem diameters,” Gustav says.
Another relatively new harvester head to be shown at the fair is the SP 761 LF, which is in the biggest category and is intended for large harvesters and diggers in the 20 to 25 tonne category. The third harvester head to be on show at SkogsElmia is the SP 561 LF, designed for sparser thinning or relatively easy final cutting.