Powerful Ponsse presence at AUSTimber
ONE OF the largest manufacturers of Forwarders and Wheeled Harvesters in the world will be making its presence felt at AUSTimber 2016.
Ponsse machines will be highlighted during the special event near Traralgon and, according to Ponsse’s Australian agent Peter Randalls (Randalls Equipment Company), it will be a top chance for contractors to actually try the machines.
“I’m sure AUSTimber will be the first time for many Australian forestry contractors to actually sit in the machines,” Peter said
“Ponsse is today the largest manufacture of Forwarders and Wheel Harvesters in the world, so for Australian logging contractors to see what the world uses in the industry is sure to be a highlight.
“We will be running the Ponsse Bear Harvester in pine site alongside a Ponsse Elephant King Forwarder.
“In the hardwood site we will run the ERGO 8wd Harvester with Euca H7 head also with a Ponsse Elephant King Forwarder.
“I am sure one big attraction for anyone visiting AUSTimber will be the Ponsse Scorpion King Harvester. This model will be on site and we expect great interest in it,” said Peter.
The plan for Ponsse machines to be displayed at AUSTimber includes Ponsse Elephant King 8WD Forwarders, Ponsse Bear 8WD Harvester, Ponsse Scorpion King Harvester, Ponsse ERGO 8WD Harvester with Ponsse Euca H7 harvesting head (for the hardwood), Ponsse H10 Harvesting head static .
And, when it comes to heads, Randalls will be featuring SP Maskiner...
the SP591LX G2 Euca harvesting head fitted to SANY SY245F Excavator base harvester build up. There will also be static display for the SP harvesting heads .
Randalls Rotating Log Grapples will be static on site with another static unit SANY SY235C or 245F High Wide on site with Randalls Rotating Grapple model .80IR22. Indexator Rotators will also be featured around the site.
Randalls Equipment Company has been manufacturing and distributing forestry equipment and attachments since 1968. The company manufactures a large range of Rotating Log Grapples for Excavators with sales throughout South East Asia.
Einari Vidgrén delivered the first Ponsse Paz forest machine to machine entrepreneur Eero Vainikainen in 1971. On the wall of the shabby coffee room of the small machine shop, there was a map of Finland. A pin was placed on the location where the customer was based, Karttula.
It was a difficult time in the Finnish economy. Industrialisation was only beginning, farm fields had been rapidly removed from use and hundreds of thousands had migrated to Sweden to find work. It was a time of recession.
However, Einari firmly believed in the newly completed machine. “This will become the Mercedes of the forests” was the phrase he kept repeating in the small Vieremä village, far removed from industrial centres. In the beginning, the production quantities were modest, and the young entrepreneur could not get any financing. However, the machines built with hard work functioned well and were constantly developed.
Years have passed and Einari’s work continues. Ponsse has reached the top of forest machine manufacturers worldwide and early this year notched up a superb milestone ... its 10,000th forestry machine was delivered. The map that started from a single pin has since gathered pins in more than 40 countries.
A pair of Ponsse machines at work.
The Scorpion King.
Ergo eucalypt harvesting.