Does the globalisation also affect the forest machinery sector and equalises all regional diversity? At the Interforst 2002 forest machinery exhibition in Munich beginning of July several companies showed forwarder-skidder-combinations
Germany´s most popular skidder company HSM Hohenloher Spezial-Maschinenbau introduced at the Interforst fair in the beginning of July a skidder which is equipped with the new Iveco engines of the NEF series
Timberjack has entered into a supply agreement with Les Products Gilbert Inc. of Roberval, Quebec, to produce two high rotation felling heads, exclusively for factory installation on its Woodstock, Ontario manufactured tracked feller bunchers
Looking at forwarders, sales contracts for 15 new machines were signed in Austria. On the Swiss market eleven forwarders, six combi skidders for long and short timber as well as 16 combi skidders with cable and crane could be sold
. According to a survey by the German Center for Forest Work and Technology KWF in Germany only 220 new forest machines were sold in 2009. This annual survey covers harvesters, forwarders as well as forestry tractors and skidders
In addition, John Deere is to invest 125 mln USD in construction of facilities for skidder production at the site of Industrial Park Yuzhnye Vrata.
As soon as the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation makes the final decision, John Deere will start machine