Fuel efficiency, power and comfort plus in new Forwarder
ECO LOG'S new forwarders 574E and 594E have been developed with the driver in mind, so a lot of thought has gone into designing a completely new cab affording greater comfort and a better view.
"The forwarder has also been given a new diesel engine from Volvo Penta, resulting in a fuelefficient machine offering a quick response on loading and high reliability -- a complete power pack which all in all gives better overall economy," says Johan Jaktman, director of Scandinavian Forestry & Engineering, the Australian distributor for Eco Log.
The new cab comes with large-framed windows and low side windows to the front wheels to provide a better view. The cab is more spacious, affording greater comfort, with better lighting and many new refinements.
"An upgrade to the driver’s cab is something our customers have been asking for, and so we are pleased to be able to launch this cab, which delivers an entirely new driver experience," said Johan.
The Volvo Penta D8 engine is known for its high performance, reliability, fuel efficiency and low emissions levels. The overall result is a machine with minimum downtimes and high capacity utilisation, delivering better overall economy.
The 574E and 594E are easy to service, too.
Johan said major components have been grouped on the same side of the machine to make access easier. Cab, hoods and tank can all be tilted, and the frame is fitted with a skid plate that is easily removed.
Volvo Penta has a welldeveloped service network that extends across the world, ensuring Eco Log’s customers a reliable service they can trust in and the best possible availability.
The IQAN control system has been improved with the addition of more integrated functions. The unit now also has a bigger screen with touch functionality.
"To make the forwarder still more competitive, we offer several options, such as different types of lighting and cab damping system," Johan said.
"As well as offering the world's best forestry equipment, our engineering expertise and experience enables us to offer Australia's best after sales support. We have more than 30 years experience in designing, manufacturing and rebuilding systems to fit Australian conditions. This, together with our extensive workshop in Tumut allows us to offer:
• Servicing and maintenance plans for all equipment we sell,
• Equipment fault finding and repair services,
• Equipment upgrade or modification services. "The company prides itself on being able to supply parts and equipment on time and at reasonable prices. We are highly skilled in assessing the needs of the people we now supply and service," Johan said.