Volvo Construction Equipment, Volvo Penta, and Volvo Trucks are joining forces to show that they provide an all-round offer for forestry customers, at Elmia Wood international forestry trade fair in Sweden.
With access to a strength and depth of products, customers can benefit from solutions for the future, for many forestry requirements. Visitors to the Elmia Wood forestry fair, which runs from June 7-10, will see the broad range of equipment and services, from engines to transportation, from Volvo Penta, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE), and Volvo Trucks.
Volvo Construction Equipment has a range of products for excavating and earthmoving, as well as building forest roads and working with timber yards. It offers equipment and features tailored to the forestry industry, including: the L180 High-Lift, a wheel loader with excellent reach capabilities for optimum productivity; and the patented torque parallel linkage that enables the loader arms to remain perfectly parallel throughout the lifting range, thereby ensuring exceptional load stability.
Volvo CE will also display the L120H and L150H large wheel loaders, the ECR235EL crawler excavator and the ECR88D compact excavator.
“We are the market leader in several segments of the forestry business, thanks to our intelligent and dedicated product solutions like the TP-linkage and the high stacking reach on our wheel loaders,” says David Alström, VP for Volvo CE’s European sales northern hub.
Volvo Penta manufactures a range of engines that power machinery for harvesting and forwarding, wood chipping and shredding, land clearing and mulching. Fuel efficiency, excellent performance and load acceptance, and ease of installation are benefits that forestry customers can access across the range of engines. Volvo Penta will be displaying engines that are optimized for the needs of today and tomorrow, including a Stage IV D16 model, which has high power density and is ideal for many wood processing applications. The company will also reveal a new engine in its EU Stage V range, which offers all the benefits of its leading Stage V concept.
“We are working with an increasing number of forestry customers,” says Johan Carlsson, chief technology officer at Volvo Penta. “In such a diverse industry as forestry, our engines need to provide the appropriate performance both for driving a machine and powering its particular forestry operations.
Volvo Trucks makes a range of trucks that provide efficient transportation of timber with optimized drivelines and features. Volvo Dynamic Steering reduces strain on the driver’s neck and shoulders, for optimum stability and control; the new I-Shift gearbox with crawler gears makes starting from standstill with heavy loads much easier (and also allows cruising speed at lower revs, to save fuel). In addition, the Tandem axel lift improves fuel economy as well as boosting maneuverability when driving unloaded; and the Stretch brake prevents jack-knifing when driving downhill on a slippery road by applying braking pulses to the trailer.
“Volvo Trucks brings innovations to Elmia Wood that will play an important role for future timber transport, not least in Sweden, that recently announced a higher maximum gross weight of 74 tonnes,” says Johan Selvén, vehicle sales director, Volvo Trucks Sweden.