IVECO releases the new STRALIS Hi-Way
Development of the STRALIS has focussed on reduced fuel consumption, lower maintenance costs, enhanced reliability and quality, and improved cab ergonomics. Iveco claims that due to this focus, the cost of ownership has decreased by up to 4%. New engine technology has been used to meet the latest emission standards, but still show improved fuel consumption.
Barko Hydraulics acquires Norco assets (including Puma Equipment)
Norco manufactures the Puma brand of equipment, which builds 4 and 6-wheeled forwarders, tracked harvesters, processing heads and firewood processors. This will allow Barko to expand their customer options in forestry, bioenergy, recycling and right-of-way maintenance. Source: www.barko.com
Nokian to manufacture wider and straighter Forest King skidder tyre
Nokian will introduce the new 35.5L-32 Forest King TRS LS-2 tyres to complement its existing skidder tyre range. The new tyre is 13 cm (5 in) wider and has a straighter tread pattern for increased traction. The tyre shoulders have been strengthened and the rim has increased protection to prevent wood penetrating between the tyre bead and rim flange.
Komatsu scores top marks for calculating weights on forwarders using crane scales
Research carried out by Skogforsk showed that the Komatsu forwarder cranes had the lowest standard deviation of load weights of all the forwarders studied. The study determined how well the crane link managed to weigh and calculate the weight of the load. Source: www.komatsuforest.com
BPW launches its new ECO Air COMPACT air suspension system
The ECO Air COMPACT has been developed for 9 tonne standard use with single tyres for on-road applications. Advantages include saving 50% assembly time, long life expectancy and a composite tank that has a weight reduction of 60% compared to traditional steel tanks. Source: www.bpw.de
Bandit offers knife sharpening service to any hand-fed or whole tree chippers
The service covers most major chipper brands and knives. If the knives cannot be sharpened, customers can purchase replacement knives directly. Bandit promises quick turnaround times, competitive pricing and good customer service.