News from Elmia Wood

Komatsu is having a world premiere for its new machines at Elmia Wood. Exactly what they are will only be revealed at the fair. But visitors will definitely be able to test drive forwarders.

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.  

22 May 2017 Read more
Eco Log’s new E Series forwarder will be at Elmia Wood. This is the first time that the entire E Series of harvesters and forwarders is being shown in the same place.

Eco Log created a sensation at the last Elmia Wood by presenting a study about the forwarder of the future. This time the company will offer far more down-to-earth news.

 “We’ll be exhibiting a new machine ready for production,” says Daniel Majgren, chief marketing officer at Eco Log.

17 May 2017 Read more

Whether it’s better to grind or to chip is the question asked by many contractors who produce wood fuel. The American machinery manufacturer CBI says the trend is towards grinding but is demonstrating both alternatives at Elmia Wood.

16 May 2017 Read more
Gunn Persson, climate researcher at the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI).

Changes in our climate are creating new conditions for the forest industry. Seasonal variations that do not follow the normal pattern plus more extreme weather conditions are making planning harder and work more unpredictable. These new conditions will be discussed at a seminar at Elmia Wood.

15 May 2017 Read more
The 208 F is one of three forwarders from HSM that also functions as a skidder.

In the Nordic countries it is taken for granted to use the CTL method when felling trees. In other parts of the world tree-length logging is equally self-evident. Many times, though, a combined approach is what’s needed.

The Germany company HSM has recognised this and is exhibiting a combined forwarder and skidder at Elmia Wood. 

14 May 2017 Read more
This is all that Swiss Tracked Forwarder revealed of its new forwarder, which is having its world premiere at Elmia Wood.

What do forest contractors who aren’t satisfied with the existing machines do?

They build one themselves – like the Swiss family Widmer did.

“Our father worked in the forest for fifty years and knew what he wanted,” Elias Widmer says. 

10 May 2017 Read more

The forest is an important resource in the global circular bioeconomy. Achieving profitability while simultaneously retaining society’s acceptance requires sustainability. How to work with these issues in the long term is the theme of a seminar at Elmia Wood.

08 May 2017 Read more
Husqvarna’s new X-CUT chainsaw chain is having its world premiere at Elmia Wood. The company has used the latest technology to develop a chain that saws faster with lower vibrations.

For many people a chain will be the most important new product at Elmia Wood. Specifically, the newly developed X-CUT saw chain from Husqvarna.

08 May 2017 Read more

The Slovenian company Tajfun is launching a new type of product at Elmia Wood. It is a caliper they developed themselves that uses an app to offer advanced functions.

04 May 2017 Read more
The Liebherr 518 has its world premiere at Elmia Wood. It is the largest loader so far with stereo steering.

Liebherr of Germany is holding the world premiere of its new loader at Elmia Wood.
The machine is called the 518 and is the largest so far with stereo steering.
“Stereo means articulated steering combined with a steerable rear axle,” explains Jörg Miethke, CEO of Liebherr Sweden. 

03 May 2017 Read more
The Scalelog is attached to the crane coupling and communicates wirelessly with the instrument.

Is my load too light or too heavy? Drivers of logging trucks must be certain their scale is accurate. The Swedish company ScaleLog is presenting the solution at Elmia Wood.

01 May 2017 Read more

Anyone who wants to experience steel nerves, quick decisions and powerful machines is advised to visit the stand of the Swedish Association of Forestry Contractors at Elmia Wood.

“During the fair we’re holding the Swedish School Forwarder Championships, the Swedish Forwarder Championships and the Forwarder World Cup. There’s going to be a lot of action!” promises Karl-Magnus Hembjer of the Association.

28 April 2017 Read more

Invasive species – foreign and rapidly spreading plants – are becoming an ever-larger problem in our forests. A seminar at Elmia Wood will discuss their effects and how we can reduce their negative influence.

26 April 2017 Read more

Ponsse is coming to Elmia Wood with about 15 harvesters and forwarders. The company has invited customers from all around the world and all markets where it has business activities.

“Of course there will be innovations but we’re keeping them for the fair,” says Lars Wickman, business developer at Ponsse.

26 April 2017 Read more
Plantation in Brazil. Representatives from Brazil will travel to Elmia Wood to find out more about the latest expertise and technologies.

Forestry is one of the most important industries in Brazil and trees there have a very high growth rate. But a changing climate including drought can lead to the reduced growth of such species as cultivated eucalyptus and pine.

30 March 2017 Read more

The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests. The Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. The theme for 2017 is Forests and Energy.

20 March 2017 Read more

Drones are not a futuristic vision but are mature technology ready to be used in the forest industry.

At this year’s Elmia Wood on 7 to 10 June the unmanned aerial vehicles will have their own separate section called the Drone Zone. The fair is collaborating with UAS Forum Sweden, which arranges Sweden’s leading conference in the field, and which is assembling experts and suppliers for the fair.

06 March 2017 Read more

At this year’s Elmia Wood on 7 to 10 June the unmanned aerial vehicles will have their own separate section called the Drone Zone. The fair is collaborating with UAS Forum Sweden, which arranges Sweden’s leading conference in the field, and which is assembling experts and suppliers for the fair.

16 February 2017 Read more

Four months before Elmia Wood opens, the organisers confirm it will be the world’s biggest forestry fair ever.
“By January we’d already sold more stand space than at the previous Elmia Wood in 2013,” says Exhibition Manager Jakob Hirsmark.

13 February 2017 Read more

Sweden and the Nordic region are global leaders in forestry technology but North America is the place that fells the most trees. Yet Elmia Wood 2017 is the year’s biggest forestry event.
“It’s at Elmia that you see the trends and where they’re heading,” explains Rob Stanhope, editor of the Canadian forestry magazine Logging & Sawmilling Journal.

24 January 2017 Read more
MAN TGS

The German truck manufacturer MAN sees Europe’s forestry sector as an increasingly important market. That’s why the company is exhibiting at the world-leading forestry fair Elmia Wood 2017 in the new Load & Transport area, which brings together everything to do with logistics en route from the forest to the industrial consumers.

22 December 2016 Read more
Advance tickets

You can now buy tickets for Elmia Wood. It’s the perfect Christmas present for all the forestry fans among your family, relatives and friends. Or why not for yourself?

12 December 2016 Read more
Jimmi Svensson has scanned in additional interesting documentation about older forestry machines for the Elmia Classics e-museum. He is holding a Russian brochure about a machine built on a tank chassis.

Elmia Classics, the e-museum for old forestry machines and associated products, has been updated with new machines. The museum has now gained both older and newer machines made in both the Nordic region and further afield.

04 November 2016 Read more
Hypro’s owner Tommy Karlsson, shown here with his son Linus Bergman.

After an accident in the forest, Tommy Karlsson had the time to create something that would reduce the risk of future accidents: a hydraulic processor for tractors. Now known as Hypro, the product is available in 32 countries.

31 August 2016 Read more

Lars Lameksson introduced hydraulic pendulum arms, which made automatic levelling possible in harvesters. Hear the innovator himself describe the development and this invention, which saw the light of day in 1986.  

17 January 2013 Read more

Ingmar Sandahl presented the single-grip harvester head at Elmia Wodd in the 80-ties. A technology with great impact on today's harvesting. Still, he has many ideas about how to improve the technology. Watch the film to hear his story! 

20 December 2012 Read more

Over the years many innovations have seen their first light of day at Elmia Wood. Contractors and forest owners are creative problem solvers. Many succeed with their developments and improvements and then the new products often have world premier at Elmia Wood.

29 November 2012 Read more
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