The better the equipment, the faster, safer and more efficiently forest care, timber harvesting and timber hauling can be carried out. What is needed is quite simple: large, extremely powerful forestry machines. No matter whether you want to expand or upgrade your fleet of machinery, you can count on one thing: INTERFORST 2022 will provide you with an overview of the very latest innovations in forestry machinery and forestry supplies. It will also offer a wide range of components and replacement parts to upgrade your current machinery.
The more than 170 exhibitors at INTERFORST 2018 demonstrated exactly how timber harvesting and hauling can be done more effectively. Many well-known exhibitors and exciting product improvements are also expected at the upcoming event. What can you learn about? Things like:
The job of timber forwarding used to be handled by horses. Today, the work is performed by robust technology. Log haulers, forwarders, forestry ropes and tower yarders are used to move felled trees to a collection point in the forest from which they will be transported. Helicopters are used on difficult terrain – as part of heli-logging operations. At the forestry trade fair in 2018, nearly 80 companies provided an overview of all forwarding vehicles and other forestry equipment, including loading cranes, grippers and rotators.
No operating materials – no output. The following makers of operating materials for forestry machinery were represented at the 2018 trade fair:
Forestry machinery uses special state-of-the-art hydraulic and pneumatic systems to facilitate and optimize the heavy lifting required for timber harvesting and hauling operations. The specialists who showcased their products in this area in 2018 included:
More and more powerful motors and machinery are being developed to make forestry work more effective. As a way of promoting sustainability and longer product lifecycles, the forestry-supply and forestry-machinery trade fair also includes replacement parts and a wide range of forestry accessories to upgrade and expand existing equipment.
Protection of the forest is the top priority of the forestry industry. But the work with heavy equipment leaves its mark on the forest floor, occasionally causing major damage. It is damage caused by the extreme weight of the equipment that is repeatedly driven over the same area. This problem can be solved by using forest tracks that can be installed on the wheels of such equipment as forwarders. The tracks reduce the impact on areas of the ground that heavy machinery repeatedly drives over and protect the forest’s root systems. Exhibitors who presented their equipment in this area at INTERFORST 2018 included:
Forest machinery must also be regularly refueled. But the trip from the forest to a filling station can take a significant amount of time. It is a trip that forestry companies can avoid by using mobile tank systems that can be set up exactly where they are needed. The individual models vary by size, design and material, depending on the particular need. Exhibitors in this area in 2018 included: