Ponsse’s innovations in responsible timber harvesting

Ponsse introduces state-of-the-art innovations to improve the productivity of responsible timber harvesting. The new solutions have been developed together with the customers, listening to their wishes. The PONSSE Scorpion Giant harvester and the PONSSE Mammoth forwarder meet the highest demands of modern timber harvesting in terms of both ergonomics and productivity.

The products now on the market strengthen our position as one of the world’s leading suppliers of responsible logging solutions. The product development of both innovations has been based on better work ergonomics, safety, cab visibility and the usability of the forest machine. We think we have succeeded in these really well, and we are happy to present these new products to our customers here in Surahammar, Sweden today , says Marko Mattila, Ponsse’s Director of Sales, Marketing and Service.

PONSSE Scorpion Giant – power for a wide range of conditions

The PONSSE Scorpion Giant is a giant only in terms of productivity and power. The new harvester will complement the completely revamped Scorpion product family in 2021. Listening to customer needs, the Scorpion Giant has been developed to move agilely in challenging conditions such as snow, steep slopes and soft ground. Scorpion Giant’s new C50 + crane is also in a class of its own in terms of handling large frames.

Although the Giant is the most powerful harvester in the Scorpion product family, we must still remember that Bear is the most powerful of all our harvesters. The absolute strength of the Scorpion Giant is its versatility, it can be utilized in a wide range of construction sites, as the PONSSE H6, H7, H7HD Euca or H8 harvester head is equally suitable for it, Mattila explains.

Unique ergonomics

The ergonomics and usability of the cab have been the main themes of Ponsse’s product development in recent years alongside the development of safety. The PONSSE Scorpion Giant has a one-piece front window that extends to the roof of the cab, offering even better visibility and safe working in all conditions. The cab workspace is practical, and the quiet landscape office has been developed for the comfort and endurance of drivers.

The Scorpion Giant includes advanced solutions familiar from the Scorpion product family. These include greater machine traction and an even more powerful C50 + crane, which, thanks to its fork boom, offers excellent visibility to the felling site. The Scorpion Giant features unique active leveling and stabilization systems familiar from other Scorpion models. The Scorpion Giant is available with a state-of-the-art Opti 5G system and Opti 8 touch screen computer.

The PONSSE Opti 5G information system is the most modern on the market

The PONSSE Opti 5G information system is the most modern on the market. Thanks to its smoothness and speed, it takes the user experience of information systems to a whole new level. The powerful C50 + crane combined with the Opti 5G information system enables a new way to control the crane and make work more efficient with the PONSSE Harvester Active Crane. With the Harvester Active Crane, the operator directly controls the movement of the harvester head instead of the individual functions of the crane, allowing the operator to focus on wood processing instead of crane work.

The optional Harvester Active Crane requires the Opti 5G control system, which is currently available for the Scorpion family of harvesters in certain markets. The availability of Harvester Active Crane will expand to other machine models and market areas in the future.

PONSSE H8 – a new generation harvester head

The new PONSSE H8 harvester head has a strong feed, a strong grip and a solid but agile body. The area of ​​the saw housing is even wider, which makes it even more suitable for trees with a large base expansion. The harvester head is suitable for the strongest PONSSE Ergo, Scorpion Giant and Bear harvesters in the product family. The automatic features of the Opti control automation developed and manufactured by Ponsse control the feed rate of the frame and the movement of the saw according to the diameter of the wood, and guarantee fast and accurate cutting. The Active Speed ​​function allows the speed of operation of the harvester head to be adjusted based on the diameter of the tree species and trunks. Work with the new H8 harvester head is productive and smooth, no matter the size of the trees.

PONSSE Mammoth forwarder – unprecedented load capacity

The high-productivity PONSSE Mammoth forwarder takes Ponsse’s range of forwarders to a new 25-tonne carrying capacity. Equipped with a stepless CVT transmission and a PONSSE K121 loader, Mammoth’s rugged frame construction and powerful hydraulics make it easy to move large bodies and heavy loads, even in challenging terrain.

In Mammoth, ergonomics have been taken into account in all developments

In the PONSSE Mammoth forwarder, the ergonomics of the forest machine operator have been taken into account in all developments. The new forwarder is at its best when driving long distances. The number of runs is reduced when more frames can be imported at one time.

Novelty features to improve productivity

One of the most prominent innovations is the PONSSE Active Seat, a seat function developed from the wishes of forest machine operators. The new Active Seat improves usability by turning the seat and following the working environment as the crane moves, making the forest machine operator’s work more productive. The Active Seat developed by Ponsse is only available for PONSSE forest machines.

PONSSE Mammoth can be equipped with the Active Cabin, a cab damping system developed by Ponsse with a simple and well-functioning cab. It allows the forest machine operator to cope better even with a long shift, as the system dampens the stresses on the cab. Active Cabin is available in addition to Mammoth for Buffalo, Elephant and Elephant King forwarders.

The Mammoth is available with a long rear frame, which makes it easy to transport oversized bodies at plantations in South America, for example. Mammoth has a maximum load capacity of 6.8 or 8.0 m² in the Ponsse product family, depending on the customer’s choice.

PONSSE Active Crane is a forwarder loader management system that allows the driver to control the movement of the grapple instead of individual functions and allows the driver to focus effectively on loader work. The Active Crane is easily controlled with two control levers, one to control the height of the grab from the ground and the other to direct the direction of movement.

The news service PONSSE Active Manual guides and guides you through videos 

The PONSSE Active Manual is a video-based operation and maintenance instruction service to support the daily work of a forest machine operator. Visual PONSSE Active Manual is a mobile operation and maintenance help service that supports the operation and maintenance manual by providing videos alongside the manual. The PONSSE Active Manual can be found in the Apple and Android app stores.

Learn more

Marko Mattila, Ponsse Oyj, Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Service,

phone 0400 596297, marko.mattila@ponsse.com

PHOTOS: https://materialbank.ponsse.com/ui/shares/w19066155/451099/en/

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