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10 November, 2017

Loggers in Sweden

Loggers in Sweden


Mossfeldts Skogstransporter is an interesting company. A father and son, with Lars-Erik in charge, are driving the two Tigercat 1085C's in the forests outside Ekshärad. 100% final felling is on the agenda as the duo has been hired by Stora Enso. A third generation is advancing into the business as Roland's son, Henrik, will be added as a driver after completed studies at a Swedish forestry college.

Lars-Erik has been operating forest machinery, and forwarders in particular, for 50 years. Having already retired, he still has a hard time leaving the driver's cabin. Despite so many years working in forestry his health is in good condition, impressive considering the many back, neck and shoulder issues that often occur in this line of work.
They recently exchanged the old Tigercat 1075 forwarder for a new 1085C, thus they now have two 1085's often operating in pairs in the same logging area. Two are required to keep up in the 100 000 cubic meter contract they operate in, on behalf of Stora Enso, on a yearly basis.

When I called Lars-Erik he at first didn't realize that I was from Forestry.com. He was wondering what forwarder I was operating at the moment. As I clarified he explained that having visitors in the forest has become a frequent occurrence - many want to join to get an idea of what the Tigercat 1085C is like in action. Lars-Erik has grown accustomed to showing people around and talks openly and gladly about the machines as well as the job.

Tigercat 1085C is Big!

Tigercat 1085C is a forwarder of the biggest class. To get an idea you can take a look at the chart below where the 1085 is compared to some of its most common competitors in the Nordic countries.

Source: Forestry.com


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