Logset develops new Smooth Ride cabin suspension
By Logset Oy
Aug. 23, 2018 - Forest machine manufacturer Logset Oy will launch the Smooth Ride cabin suspension at the FinnMETKO exhibition held in Jämsä Aug. 30–Sept. 1, 2018. The Smooth Ride cabin is mounted on four coil springs and four shock absorbers. The simple design makes the Smooth Ride easy to maintain. At the exhibition, the Smooth Ride solution will be presented on a Logset 6F GT forwarder. The forwarder will also have a Stage 5 engine that meets the new EU emission regulations taking effect in 2019.
"We will provide a track where customers can test drive the Smooth Ride solution during FinnMETKO," says managing director Jussi Malmi. "Smooth Ride differs from the competitors’ cabin suspension solutions in that it does not contain any hydraulic or electronic components. The solution is economical and reliable."
At FinnMETKO, Logset will also exhibit Finland’s first forwarder with extra wide symmetric tracks. The tracks will be mounted on Logset’s best-selling forwarder model in Finland, the Logset 5F GT. The extra wide tracks increase the load capacity of the forwarder by 20 per cent while the machine maintains its agility.
"Even with the wide tracks, the forwarder remains easy to transport. The wide tracks make the Logset 5F GT even more versatile for different types of tasks," Malmi explains.
Logset will also exhibit two harvesters and four harvester heads. All the machines have the renewed TOC 2 control system and new ergonomic control panels. The harvesters also have the renewed measuring device TOC-MD 2. The control system and the measuring device are Linux-based. User friendliness has been a key point in the development process.