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15/05/2018

Logset Hybrid forest machine demo tour starts in Finland

Logset hybrid forest machine demo tour starts in Finland

Demo tour of Logset 12H GTE Hybrid harvester begins on May 18th

Hybrid technology lowers the fuel consumption and emissions of forest machines while increasing their efficiency

 

Finnish forest machine manufacturer Logset Oy will arrange a demo tour with the Logset 12H GTE Hybrid harvester. The demo tour starts in Kouvola, Finland on May 18th 2018 with a demo of three forest machines. The demo is unique as it marks the hybrid harvester’s first public demo in Finland. Logset launched the Logset 12H GTE Hybrid, the world’s first hybrid harvester, in 2016. Other forest machine manufacturers do not yet produce hybrid forest machines.

- In our hybrid harvester, the hybrid technology is integrated in the machine’s diesel engine. The
hybrid technology increases the machine’s efficiency and torque, even though the size of the diesel engine is quite small relative to the size of the machine, says Managing Director Jussi Malmi.

The revs of the engine can be kept at a constant level, even though the power needed by the harvester can
vary significantly during work cycles when the harvester is cutting and delimbing trees. The hybrid
technology increases the efficiency of the machine by 27 %, while fuel consumption and emissions per harvested cubic meter are significantly decreased.

Globally, about 1 800 000 000 m3 of wood is harvested annually for industrial purposes.  Around one third of this amount is harvested with machines similar to the Logset hybrid harvester.

- Hybrid forest machines represent the upand-coming trend in the manufacturing of forest machines. I’m glad Logset has created an innovation with a real positive impact on the environment. If one
third of the wood harvested in the world were produced with hybrid harvesters, we would save some 129 591 000 liters of fuel and produce about 342 852 000 kg less CO2 emissions, Malmi counts.

After the demo in Finland, the Logset 12H GTE Hybrid will continue the demo tour in Germany and France.

 

More images
Logset 12H GTE Hybrid harvester and Logset TH85 harvester head.
Logset 12H GTE Hybrid in Sweden.
Press release about the Logset 12H GTE Hybrid demo tour.