Logset ma­chines with a new look

Colour change, new con­trol sys­tem, new con­trol panel

Australian Forests and Timber - - Harvesters -

Fin­nish forestry ma­chine man­u­fac­turer Logset Oy cel­e­brates 25 years in busi­ness by pre­sent­ing a new black look for its ma­chines. Both the Har­vester and For­warder have black cabins. The For­warder also has a new de­sign on the bumper and the bon­net pro­tec­tion. The pro­duc­tion of the black ma­chines has started and the first ma­chines with the new look were seen dur­ing the Elmia Wood ex­hi­bi­tion in Swe­den in the be­gin­ning of June.

“Our cus­tomers wished for a new ap­pear­ance and we de­cided to go for it. The black colour never goes out of style and it is also eas­ier to main­tain. Af­ter launch­ing this new look, the sil­ver-grey cabin is no longer avail­able,” said Vice Pres­i­dent of Sales Pas­cal Réty.

The new-look of the ma­chines in­cludes a new con­trol sys­tem de­signed by Logset for both For­warders and Har­vesters -- To­tal Op­er­a­tion and Con­trol 2 (TOC 2). The graphic de­sign as well as the menus of the TOC 2 have been com­pletely re­newed to make nav­i­ga­tion faster and even more in­tu­itive.

In ad­di­tion to the re­newed TOC 2 for the base ma­chine, Logset has also de­vel­oped a new mea­sur­ing sys­tem for har­vester heads-- To­tal Op­er­a­tion and Con­trol – Mea­sur­ing De­vice 2 (TOCMD 2). Both sys­tems are Linux-based and they rep­re­sent a new gen­er­a­tion of the orig­i­nal pro­grams.

To­gether with the new con­trol sys­tem, Logset presents rev­o­lu­tion­ary con­trol pan­els that have the best de­sign on the mar­ket. The new de­sign is pro­tected. The new op­er­at­ing levers al­low the driver to seam­lessly in­ter­act with the ma­chine’s con­trol sys­tem and crane. The new op­er­at­ing levers for Har­vesters have 13 but­tons on each han­dle, which means 26 but­tons in to­tal.

“Af­ter 25 years in busi­ness we know the im­por­tance of er­gonomics. On the new con­trol pan­els, the height and an­gle of both the wrist sup­port and the pal­ette can be ad­justed sep­a­rately. They are ad­justable to dif­fer­ent styles of driv­ing,” Réty ex­plained.

Through­out the years Logset has had a clear pol­icy of in­vest­ing in re­search and de­vel­op­ment. Logset has launched the world’s first hy­brid Har­vester, the Logset 12 H GTE Hy­brid, The Friendly Gi­ant. It is en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly and pow­er­ful like a gi­ant. Its hy­brid technology re­duces car­bon emis­sions al­most by one third per pro­duced cu­bic me­tre. In Spring 2017, the com­pany launched two new Har­vester heads, TH85 and TH65 Euca. The TH85 Har­vester head can be mounted on the hy­brid.

Aus­tralian Logset dis­trib­u­tor Hugh Gor­don was up­beat about the colour change ... “I did see a ma­chine at the fac­tory with the colour change and it did look pretty good. It cer­tainly stood out com­pared to the oth­ers, that’s for sure.”

When asked about a pos­si­ble time­line for the in­tro­duc­tion of the re­coloured ma­chines, Hugh replied: “That will de­pend on sales. The Hy­brid has just ar­rived in Aus­tralia and will go to Mount Gam­bier for static dis­play un­til mid June then off to be­gin work­ing.

“We are see­ing some in­ter­est in the Logset prod­ucts and hav­ing both the 12FGT and the 12HGTE Hy­brid work­ing side by side will al­low con­trac­tors to see both of Logset’s largest ma­chines in ac­tion in real con­di­tions.

“We un­der­stand that the in­dus­try is very ac­tive at the mo­ment and many peo­ple are strug­gling for time. We in­tend on show­ing the ma­chines work­ing by ap­point­ment and if that means on the week­ends to fit their needs then that’s what will hap­pen,” said Hugh.

We un­der­stand that the in­dus­try is very ac­tive at the mo­ment and many peo­ple are strug­gling for time. We in­tend on show­ing the ma­chines work­ing by ap­point­ment and if that means on the week­ends to fit their needs then that’s what will hap­pen.

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