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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.

10 June 2017 Read more

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.

10 June 2017 Read more
Customers who ordered the new Rottne H8D unseen were positively surprised when they got to see it up close at Elmia Wood.

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!

09 June 2017 Read more

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.

 

10 June 2017 Read more

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. 

09 June 2017 Read more

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.

 

10 June 2017 Read more

Champs of Logging’s competitions and shows have become something of a tradition at Elmia Wood. The competition stages are designed to inspire the audience to use chainsaws safely.

 

10 June 2017 Read more

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.

09 June 2017 Read more
Now that the eight-wheeled Ecolog 688E harvester has made its world debut at Elmia Wood the E series is complete.

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.

09 June 2017 Read more
Enda Keane, CEO of Treemetrics, shows the electronic device that will build an internet of trees.

An internet designed for trees has been presented to the world at Elmia Wood. The multifaceted development project is led by the Irish company Treemetrics in collaboration with the European Space Agency, IBM and others.

09 June 2017 Read more
Terri’s first wheeled forwarder made its debut at Elmia Wood.

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.

09 June 2017 Read more
A totally new chassis for excavators, developed by Nisula. The track frame tilts so it can climb over obstacles and make its way into the forest.

The biggest improvement to excavator chassis in many years.

Kalle Mattsson, sales manager and co-owner of the Finnish machinery manufacturer Nisula doesn’t hesitate in his presentation of the company’s world first at Elmia Wood. The chassis is mounted on an excavator from Volvo and turns it into an all-terrain vehicle.

09 June 2017 Read more
The anniversary special edition of the Tatra Phoenix Präsident, made in 120 units to celebrate Tatra’s 120 years as a vehicle manufacturer, on display at Elmia Wood.

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.

 

09 June 2017 Read more

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.

09 June 2017 Read more
Thomas Lindh believes the Yamaha Viking ROV will soon be a common sight on forest properties.

When the ATV or quad bike made its big debut at trade fairs about 10 years ago, many people sniffed and called it a toy. Today it is a self-evident work tool on a forest property. With experience from Europe and North America, Yamaha Sweden believes the next work tool is now making its entrance – the ROV or Recreational Off-road Vehicle.

08 June 2017 Read more
Gremo has taken 2 tonnes away from its new forwarder, the 750 F. It weighs 10.5 tonnes and loads 8.5.

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.

08 June 2017 Read more
On Thursday chainsaw masters Wayne Leblanc and Rolf Johansson extended their record of visiting every Elmia Wood since the 1980s.

Today two highly experienced Elmia Wood visitors walked through the entrance gates. Rolf Johansson of Hedemora, Sweden and Wayne Leblanc of British Columbia, Canada not only hold various masters titles from chainsaw competitions around the world, they have also visited every Elmia Wood since the 1980s.

08 June 2017 Read more
Anton Holmström demonstrates the drone used by the Swedish Forest Agency in its inspection work.

Drones have been attracting more and more attention at Elmia’s recent forestry fairs. Until now they’ve belonged to the future but at Elmia Wood 2017 they’ve moved from vision to being a useful tool for the forest industry.

08 June 2017 Read more
John Deere’s new crane-tip control for harvesters, seen from the inside. The operator uses a joystick to manoeuvre the crane faster and more precisely.

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.

08 June 2017 Read more
Niklas Sarius demonstrates how the filing template for the Husqvarna X-Cut works.

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.

08 June 2017 Read more
The world’s biggest harvester on eight wheels made its world debut at Elmia Wood. The Tigercat 1185 was created to compete with the whole stem method in markets with large-diameter stems and challenging conditions.

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.

08 June 2017 Read more
On the first day of Elmia Wood Volvo Penta presented its version of tomorrow’s engines in the forestry sector.

In 2019 the European Union’s Stage V emission standards for diesel engines in forest machines will come into force. On the first day of Elmia Wood Volvo Penta presented its version of tomorrow’s engines in the forestry sector. As well as having lower emissions levels they also feature simplicity of maintenance, use and installation.

07 June 2017 Read more
Tobias Ettemo of Komatsu shows one of the swing arms, which combined with a bogie and eight wheels makes the new Komatsu 901XC more stable and versatile.

Forest machines are now also doing felling work in steep terrain that was previously done manually. That’s one of the reasons why Komatsu developed its new 901XC harvester, which had its world premiere at Elmia Wood.

08 June 2017 Read more
A new disc trencher attachment from Bracke Forest whose trencher discs can be operated in both directions.

At first glance, major innovations can sometimes appear small.

That is the case with the new disc trencher attachment from Bracke Forest, which had its world premiere at Elmia Wood.

07 June 2017 Read more
Inventor Mats Balte (at left) presents the boundary-detecting instrument to Albert Johansson of Sydved.

Few things can make neighbours so hostile to each other as property boundaries.

The solution was presented at Elmia Wood: a laser instrument that enables neighbours to jointly find their correct boundary.

“I’ve helped people who haven’t talked to each other for twenty years and who shook hands afterwards,” says the inventor, Mats Balte.

07 June 2017 Read more
The world’s first hybrid-mode harvester had its world premiere at Elmia Wood. The Logset 12H GTE uses technology from super sports cars.

Logset presented the world’s first series-manufactured hybrid harvester at Elmia Wood. For short periods the engine package can deliver 510 horsepower.

“It gives more power in the forest and also reduces fuel consumption,” says Pascal Rety of Logset.

 

07 June 2017 Read more
Carina Keskitalo, professor at Umeå universitet spoke together with Dr Mariella Marzano at Forest Research and professor Jan Stenlid at SLU about invasive species

Day one of Elmia Wood featured a seminar about invasive species and how they are affecting the forest environment. The speakers stressed how important it is that the general public becomes aware of how to help reduce the damage occurring in our forests. Ordinary individuals are having a great impact on the health of the forests.

07 June 2017 Read more
Isabelle Bergkvist and Gustav Friberg of Skogforsk want encourage trackless logging.

On a simulator at the stand of Sweden’s forestry research institute Skogforsk, a test operator is carefully navigating a harvester across a log bridge built to protect a stream at a logging site. The aim is to inspire visitors to Elmia Wood to think about how to plan their logging operations to best protect watercourses in a forest environment and minimise the risk of ruts and other ground damage.

07 June 2017 Read more
Eleonora Campana together with her colleagues Giuliano Graiff (left) and Fabrizio Proni (right) in front of the new PT-300.

The FAE Group has been in the Swedish market for 15 years but this is the first time the Italian company has had its own stand at Elmia Wood. Its big new product is the PT-300 tracked carrier.

 

08 June 2017 Read more
Now the fair has opened and visitors from around the world are flocking to Elmia Wood with happy faces despite the rain.

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.

07 June 2017 Read more

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.

05 June 2017 Read more
The L180H high-lift wheel loader with a log grapple is one of the machines Volvo CE is exhibiting at Elmia Wood.

Three of the Volvo Group’s companies are sharing the largest stand at Elmia Wood in the new Load & Transport section.

“It’s the first time we’re doing such a campaign in Sweden,” says Lisa Arwenhielm, who is in charge of the Group’s participation at the fair.

29 May 2017 Read more
The world premiere for the Tigercat LH822D will be at Elmia Wood. The machine has a new undercarriage with longer tracks for greater accessibility and stability in steep terrain.

In the first quarter of 2017, 65 new forwarders were registered in Sweden. Just one of them was made by Tigercat. But internationally the picture is different, and that’s what Tigercat wants to present at Elmia Wood.

28 May 2017 Read more
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