BPW – Reduced weight of the Airtight II air suspension
The focus on reduced tare mass of timber trucks continues. New optimised trailing arms and a centrally bolted airbag have resulted in a 15 kg weight saving on a 3-axle suspension (5 kg per module). Source: www.bpw.de
John Deere – D Series Knuckleboom loaders
Improvements to the loader include a new, more fuel efficient John Deere engine, new hydraulic pumps (Pressure Compensated Load Sensing – PCLS) with a dedicated swing pump, heavy duty swing bearing and pinion, new hydraulic manifold, display monitor now including engine diagnostic information and auto idle to conserve fuel when levers aren’t operated for a while.
Mecanil – Wireless control for EG250 energy grapple
A wireless control for the Mecanil EG250 energy grapple is available. Wireless control for other Mecanil grapples will be available shortly. Source: www.mecanil.fi
Oregon – Replaceable Sprocket Nose (RSN) bars for harvesters
Damaging the chainsaw bar while operating a harvester, results in unproductive time and costly bar replacements. Using the Oregon Harvester RSN bar means that felling accidents and nose failures no longer mean you have to replace the entire bar. Source: http://www.oregonchain.com