Komatsu Forest is planning to present several new products at Elmia Wood but exactly what is being kept under wraps and will only be revealed at the fair. Confirmed though is that its popular forwarder test drive track will be back allowing visitors the opportunity to take charge of the joysticks.
For Sweden-headed Komatsu Forest, a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan-headed global heavy machinery and equipment major Komatsu Ltd, Elmia Wood is an important venue for international launches in the forestry sector. As a global player, Komatsu Forest is affected by many economic upturns and downturns.
With regard to forestry trends, the situation is generally positive although it can differ between markets. It is also why the company has invited customers and distributors from all its markets, including the USA, Australia and Brazil.
This is an important fair for us, above all for meeting our customers in Sweden and from the whole world, says Annelie Persson, Communications Manager at Komatsu Forest.
Forwarder test drive track
One recurring question from visitors to forestry fairs is whether they can try out any of the machines themselves. The answer is normally no for safety reasons and because the machines being demonstrated are already owned by customers. At the previous Elmia Wood, Komatsu was an exception and one very popular offering was the forwarder track for test driving
We’ll be offering activities this time too, so the answer is yes, there will be opportunities for test driving, Persson says.
Komatsu Forest says it will have its entire current machine programme plus new additions, Exactly what is being kept under wraps and will only be revealed at the fair.
We’re coming with a new machine, harvester head innovations and some new technical solutions, ended Annelie Persson,