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Great fun at Champs of Logging’s safety shows

Great fun at Champs of Logging’s safety shows

News   •   Jun 09, 2017 14:18 BST

Champs of Logging’s competitions and shows have become something of a tradition at Elmia Wood. The competition stages are designed to inspire the audience to use chainsaws safely.

All-terrain logging truck with all-wheel drive

All-terrain logging truck with all-wheel drive

News   •   Jun 09, 2017 13:23 BST

The Czech truck manufacturer Tatra came to Elmia Wood with a logging truck in a special anniversary edition. “Tatra produced its first vehicle 120 years ago,” explains the Swedish general agent Svante Cordestam.

Ponsse helps machines stay productive

Ponsse helps machines stay productive

News   •   Jun 09, 2017 11:14 BST

Ponsse came to Elmia Wood with its entire range of forest machines, several world firsts plus customers from around the world. “Two of three visitors to our stand come from countries other than Sweden,” says Urban Folkesson, After Sales Manager at Ponsse.

Palfinger offers a new crane for forest machines

Palfinger offers a new crane for forest machines

News   •   Jun 09, 2017 10:17 BST

Cranes from the Austrian company Palfinger Epsilon are a common sight on logging trucks. But at Elmia Wood the company extended its reach into the forest in the form of a prototype specially developed for forwarders.

Husqvarna tempts with a new chain and updated knees

Husqvarna tempts with a new chain and updated knees

News   •   Jun 08, 2017 13:58 BST

At Elmia Wood Husqvarna is presenting its new chainsaw chain, the X-Cut, developed and manufactured just a few dozen kilometres from the fairgrounds. The company is also offering many new clothing options, ranging from newly developed knees to a special collection for women.

The world’s biggest harvester on eight wheels

The world’s biggest harvester on eight wheels

News   •   Jun 08, 2017 13:42 BST

The world premieres are coming thick and fast at this year’s Elmia Wood. And more than one world record is being broken. Two days before the fair Tigercat unloaded the world’s biggest wheeled harvester at the Port of Gothenburg.

Many people tested the world’s first crane-tip control for harvesters

Many people tested the world’s first crane-tip control for harvesters

News   •   Jun 08, 2017 11:05 BST

Operating a harvester crane can require handling two or even three controls. At Elmia Wood John Deere had its world premiere for crane-tip control using only one joystick. The result is greater precision and less strain for the operator.

Gremo reinvents a much-missed class of forwarder

Gremo reinvents a much-missed class of forwarder

News   •   Jun 08, 2017 10:06 BST

Many older forest owners and contractors remember with regret a time when forwarders loaded their own weight. Gremo has almost reinvented that class of machine. At Elmia Wood the company presented a concept for a forwarder that weighs 10.5 tonnes and loads 8.5.

Exhibitors from five continents at the whole world’s forestry fair

Exhibitors from five continents at the whole world’s forestry fair

Press Releases   •   Jun 07, 2017 10:13 BST

Today is the opening day of the world’s largest forestry fair, Elmia Wood, in the forest south of Jönköping, Sweden. This year the fair is bigger and more comprehensive than ever, with more than 550 exhibitors from five continents. Almost 200 of them are exhibiting here for the first time.

World premiere for a new harvester from Rottne

World premiere for a new harvester from Rottne

Press Releases   •   Jun 05, 2017 09:35 BST

Rottne is having its world premiere at Elmia Wood for a totally new harvester – one so much in demand that it already has several orders before it’s even been unveiled. Called the H8D, the harvester has an innovative and newly developed powertrain. The result is lower fuel consumption and considerably less ground damage.

John Deere presents crane-tip control for harvesters

John Deere presents crane-tip control for harvesters

Press Releases   •   Jun 01, 2017 09:19 BST

John Deere is launching a longed-for global first at Elmia Wood. The company has now developed its crane-tip control for harvesters too. There will also be the opportunity to test operate several forest machines plus do tests on simulators at the John Deere stand. “Visitors can try out the new technology during the fair,” says Dieter Reinisch of John Deere.

Test drive Komatsu at the fair!

Test drive Komatsu at the fair!

Press Releases   •   May 23, 2017 06:53 BST

Komatsu Forest is planning to present several new products at Elmia Wood. Exactly which ones will only be revealed at the fair. “We’re coming with a new machine, harvester head innovations and some new technical solutions,” says Annelie Persson, communications manager at Komatsu Forest.

World premiere for a wheel loader with stereo steering

World premiere for a wheel loader with stereo steering

Press Releases   •   May 19, 2017 08:01 BST

Liebherr of Germany is holding the world premiere of its new loader at Elmia Woods new section Load and Transport. Load and Transport focuses on logistics of raw materials from forest to industry.

Who’s the world’s best forwarder operator?

Who’s the world’s best forwarder operator?

Press Releases   •   May 16, 2017 13:00 BST

For anyone who wants to experience steel nerves, quick decisions and powerful machines, one hot tip is the stand of the Swedish Association of Forestry Contractors at Elmia Wood. “During the fair we’re holding the Swedish School Forwarder Championships, the Swedish Forwarder Championships and the Forwarder World Cup. There’s going to be a lot of action!” promises Karl-Magnus Hembjer.

Reminder – Welcome to the whole world’s forestry fair on 7–10 June

Reminder – Welcome to the whole world’s forestry fair on 7–10 June

Press Releases   •   May 12, 2017 09:20 BST

Elmia Wood has been the world’s leading forestry fair for many years. Decision makers from around the world come here to experience the latest technology in use. This time the fair will be bigger and broader than ever. Three new sections welcome visitors. The biggest of these is Load & Transport with its theme of forest roads, logistics and timber handling.

The X-CUT – a global premiere from Husqvarna

The X-CUT – a global premiere from Husqvarna

Press Releases   •   May 09, 2017 13:55 BST

For many people a chain will be the most important new product at Elmia Wood. Specifically, the newly developed X-CUT saw chain from Husqvarna. The Husqvarna X-CUT SP33G was presented last autumn in some markets, including Sweden. But everyone else will see it for the first time at the world’s largest forestry fair and Husqvarna is preparing for many questions.

Now presenting the garden trends for 2018!

Now presenting the garden trends for 2018!

Press Releases   •   Apr 20, 2017 09:10 BST

Today we are launching the new online platform Elmia Garden Trends. The website is aimed at everyone who works in the garden industry and can be used as a business tool for inspiration and purchasing support.

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Swedish cutting-edge suppliers at Industrial Supply

News   •   Apr 19, 2017 12:44 BST

Sweden is a highly developed industrial nation with a focus on modern high-tech manufacturing. In April a group of Swedish suppliers will show off their skills in a national pavilion at Industrial Supply, Hannover.

Brazil seeks innovations and international  partnerships at Elmia Wood

Brazil seeks innovations and international partnerships at Elmia Wood

Press Releases   •   Mar 30, 2017 12:15 BST

Forestry is one of the most important industries in Brazil and trees there have a very high growth rate. But a changing climate including drought can lead to the reduced growth of such species as cultivated eucalyptus and pine.

Planting ring in concrete wins the 2017 Elmia Garden Award!

Planting ring in concrete wins the 2017 Elmia Garden Award!

Press Releases   •   Mar 16, 2017 09:36 GMT

The 2017 Elmia Garden Award for the garden product of the year has gone to Design Björn Lidbrandt for his planting ring made of concrete. The product offers an effective solution to protect trees and bushes when robot lawnmowers cut the grass. The ring also becomes a stylish feature in the garden.