Canadian Biomass Magazine

New Ponsse machines & accessories

September 3, 2010
By Canadian Biomass

New Buffalo forwarderNEW PRODUCT

New Ponsse machines & accessories
Ponsse is introducing an extensive selection of new forest machines and accessories in early September at the FinnMETKO 2010 Trade Fair.

Sept. 3, 2010 – Ponsse is introducing an extensive selection of
new forest machines and accessories in early September at the FinnMETKO 2010
Trade Fair.

New forwarders

New Buffalo forwarder  


Ponsse introduces a renewed version of its Buffalo forwarder.
The new Buffalo forwarder is based on Ponsse’s familiar and reliable solutions.
A Mercedes-Benz 906LA engine, Sauer’s hydrostatic transmission, and 44°
steering angle guarantee ultimate efficiency. In addition, productivity is
supported by a strong and reliable K90+ or K100+ loader, a spacious cabin, a
variety of load space alternatives, a two-part rear frame, and a handy load
space extension.


The new Buffalo has new machined front and rear frames that have
been designed paying especial attention to ease of service. A new cast middle
pivot, a reliable and sturdy cylinder-powered frame lock, and new reinforced
bogies ensure a long service life. Furthermore, the new Buffalo includes a
coloured forwarder display, a new cabin air conditioner system, and several
other new features that make it easier to service and more comfortable to use.
The machine will be available in serial production starting in February 2011.

Ponsse Buffalo ADS  


The Ponsse Buffalo ADS active suspension system effectively
eliminates vibration caused by uneven terrain and keeps the cabin in the
vertical position. The system enables fast movements of the six-wheel machine
and offers the operator excellent working conditions by minimizing cabin

New information system products

Designed for forest machine training, the new Ponsse simulator is
available with both harvester and forwarder functions and, in addition to
forest machine work, training can be provided for Ponsee’s Opti and OptiControl
measuring and control systems. The simulator includes several ready-made
practice exercises that students can use to improve their skills.

The latest version of the Opti information system, 4.710, will be
available soon. It includes many features that make harvesting more efficient,
such as reporting of multi-stemmed trunks, new logics facilitating
multi-stemming, expanded OptiReport hardware, operator profitability
monitoring, and operator-specific selection of diameter measuring method either
at the front knives or at the feed rollers. Version 4.710 also includes new
drive transmission control settings operators can use to improve the stability
of driving based on the conditions and their personal preferences. To be
published soon, the new OptiLoadOptimizer version 1.2.3 also includes several
features facilitating horizontal measuring.

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