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John Deere introduces new 910G and 1010G forwarders

Equipped with ultra-comfortable cabs and available with a variety of boom, load space, axle and cabin options, the 910G and 1010G machines can be customized for different worksites or operational needs.

Komatsu Forest upgrades its 2020 harvester models

Among the forwarders, the three largest – the Komatsu 855, 875 and 895 models – have been upgraded.

Logger and road-builder combine forces in Quebec

In the spring of 2016, Michael Lavoie and Éric Bernier launched their company – Forestiers MLBG –and then acquired an Eltec 310-Series feller-buncher with a Ponsse H7 harvester head and an Elephant King forwarder.

Ponsse introduces continuously variable transmission to new forwarder

In 2018, Ponsse unveiled two new machines, new features and a 1.3-hectare expansion of its manufacturing plant in Vierema, Finland. CFI was on hand to see the the first CVT forwarder on the market, the Ponsse Bison.
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Rottne F11D

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Rottne F11D is a strong workhorse which, with its high tractive force, provides a soft and flexible operation in tough terrain. The frame has the same design as the larger Rottne forwarders and the central joint, which has a 45° steering angle, is located only 40 cm in front of the machine’s centre point. This means that the wagon has very good tracking. » Learn more...
Forwarder focus

Forwarder focus

CFI shares the latest forwarders for moving Canadian wood. » Read more...
Thinning BC

Thinning BC: Logger finds sustainable success commercial thinning

Ian Kerr, owner of AcreShakerr Contracting, believes commercial thinning is key to the B.C. forest industry’s long-term success. In fact, he’s found success commercial thinning using a range of equipment, including a F4 Dion – a small forwarder built to move between trees. » Read more...

Fast forward

Technological improvements in forestry machines are improving performance during harvesting and forwarding. That’s why Forestier Prétan recently invested in a Ponsse H7 harvesting head and an Elephant King forwarder. » Read more...

Rottne improves LED lighting in harvesters and forwarders

A typical fowarder or harvester features up to 20 lamps. With the machine operator in mind, Rottne focused on providing LED lighting that illuminates over a long distance and is good close up, without dazzling the operator. » Read more...

Germany’s HSM presents a combined skidder-forwarder

The combination forwarder comes in three basic types: HSM 208, 805 and 904. In all versions, the bunk space can be quickly adapted to turn the forwarder into a skidder. » Read more...

Long-Term Deal

For veteran Nova Scotia logger Terry Deal, the system of choice was, and still is, cut-to-length harvesters and forwarders. He runs a pair of John Deere 1270D rubber tire harvesters, and two John Deere 1710D 8WD 17-tonne forwarders. » Read more...