Logset launches new harvesters
March 23, 2016 - Logset launched two new harvester models to the 8-wheeled GTE range, 10H GTE and 12H GTE Hybrid. The new models are the biggest harvesters ever built at Logset. The new harvesters are designed for economical harvesting of large forest areas and efficient processing of big timber volumes.
“Trees are growing, so are we”, says export sales director Pascal Réty. “Since the launch of the first eight-wheeler, more than 50 per cent of our sold harvesters are eight-wheelers. The demand for bigger forest machines is obviously growing. The new reliable and powerful models serve our customers worldwide in all demanding conditions.”
Logset’s managing director, Tapio Ingervo, is feeling optimistic about the future.
“Logset is getting stronger and stronger. We have full product range. Sales has been excellent and we have satisfied customers,” he said.
Logset 10H GTE
The 8-wheels provide excellent stability on steep terrain. The big 750/26.5 tires have superior flotation capacity. The machine is equipped with a Mesera 280 crane and Agco Power 7.4 l engine with 300 hp. The 10H GTE meets now all the requirements needed to handle bigger trees on difficult steep terrains.
Logset 12H GTE Hybrid
The 12H GTE Hybrid features technology that is revolutionary in the forest machine industry. The electrical energy in the hybrid system supports the Agco Power 7.4 l engine by offering an extra power boost. A huge torque of 2,000 Nm is available at normal working revs. The combination of the engine and the hybrid system can provide up to 520 hp (382kW). Moreover, as a standard the operator can enjoy high lifting capacity of the Mesera 285 crane. The big 780/28.5 wheels increase the ground clearance, offering excellent stability and driving comfort. The machine is fitted with double 210 cc hydraulic work pumps.
Logset Hybrid System
“We have studied hybrid technology for several years already. The technology has developed strongly and is now ready to be implemented into forest machines. Logset hybrid is designed to offer instantaneous power for superior efficiency. It´s a powerful solution but also an economical and ecological choice,” says technical director Jukka Kivipelto.
The fuel consumption is decreased by approximately 25 per cent compared to a similar diesel engine application.
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Logset Oy is a Finnish forest machine manufacturer located in Koivulahti, near Vaasa. The company was established in 1992. The Logset product range includes forwarders, harvesters, harvester heads, software, a shear head and a simulator. Logset´s distribution network covers 20 countries and Logset machines are working in more than 25 countries. In after-sales, Logset offers service and spare parts, training and extensive customer support.
Logset provides top-of-the-range solutions to logging professionals by developing, manufacturing, distributing and servicing forest machines which are efficient, reliable, user-friendly and functional.