Logset machines with a new look
Colour change, new control system, new control panel
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.