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Logset launches largest ever harvester models

The Logset 12H GTE Hybrid seen at a demanding Douglas fir felling demo in France (photo courtesy Logset).

The Logset 12H GTE Hybrid seen at a demanding Douglas fir felling demo in France (photo courtesy Logset).

Finland-based forest machinery manufacturer Logset Oy is busy launching two new harvester models to its 8-wheeled GTE range, 10H GTE and 12H GTE Hybrid. The new models are the biggest harvesters ever built by the company and designed for economical harvesting of large forest areas and efficient processing of big timber volumes whereby 8-wheelers provide excellent ground stability not least on steep terrain.

– Trees are growing and so are we. The demand for bigger forest machines is obviously growing and over half our harvester sales are now 8-wheelers. The new reliable and powerful models serve our customers worldwide in all demanding conditions, commented Pascal Réty, Export Sales Director for Logset.

A hybrid harvester

The big news is the launch of the 12H GTE Hybrid, a technology that Logset believes is “revolutionary” in the forest machine industry. The electrical energy in the hybrid system supports the Agco Power 7.4 l engine by offering an extra power boost. A huge torque of 2000 Nm is available at normal working revs. The combination of the engine and the hybrid system can provide up to 520 hp (382kW).

– We have studied hybrid technology for several years now. The technology has developed strongly and is ready to be implemented into forest machines. Logset hybrid is designed to offer instantaneous power for superior efficiency. It´s a powerful solution but also an economical and ecological choice, said Jukka Kivipelto, Technical Director for Logset.

According to Logset, fuel consumption in a hybrid is reduced by around 25 percent compared to a similar diesel engine application setting a new benchmark for the forest machine industry. Moreover, as a standard the harvester has the high lifting capacity of the Mesera 285 crane, the biggest parallel crane on the market. The big 780/28.5 wheels increase the ground clearance, offering excellent stability and driving comfort. The machine is fitted with double 210 cc hydraulic work pumps, guaranteed hydraulic flow for the best production. According to Logset all these metrics combined make its 12H GTE Hybrid the most powerful harvester on the market.

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