By Kirsty Graham
TimberWest joined the Ponsse team in Crandon, Wisconsin, in June for the launch of its new harvester — the Cobra. Amidst rain and wind, the crew ensured attendees had hot coffee and all the information we needed about the new multi-purpose harvester.
The Cobra is known as being a multi talent in all type of harvesting and a versatile tool for changing conditions, which we experienced throughout the day. Buyers and media alike saw the Cobra’s agility in the muddy, slippery conditions and navigating through the trees with ease.
While we rode in the spacious state-of-the-art cab, it was easy to see the appeal of this machine. Using eight wheels to maneuver across the active felling area towards the tree line for further harvesting, and the crane located on the rear bogie, the machine is very balanced and has a smooth ride. The Mercedes-Benz / MTU engine is exceptional in power and fuel economy, which is vital while working long hours in remote forested areas. And, no surprise that the 36-foot reach makes for swift tree felling and clean, organises stems to be laid out for the Buffalo to stop by and collect.
Ponsse hosted a fantastic event where everyone was welcomed as a friend and given a first-in-class introduction to the new Cobra harvester. It was great to meet with the team to whom are producing a harvester that is checking a lot of boxes.
For further information on the Ponsse Cobra harvester, go to www.ponsse.com
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