New and Noted at Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show

by | Apr 25, 2024 | 2024, Industry News, Logging & Sawmilling Journal, March/April 2024

It was another success for the Maritime Provinces’ largest showcase of heavy equipment machinery, the Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show, held at the Moncton Coliseum in late-March. Attendees included key decision makers and purchasers, looking to upgrade their fleet and view the many pieces of equipment on the show floor. The show is considered a must-attend event for anyone involved with heavy equipment.

For exhibitors, the show offered the opportunity to get in front of a qualified audience of industry professionals, representing the many users of heavy equipment across Atlantic Canada and beyond. Covering over 200,000 square feet, this vast indoor and outdoor showcase featured the very latest products, services and machines.

Logging and Sawmilling Journal was also there, and highlighted the pieces of equipment below.

Quadco Group

The Quadco display included Bracke equipment. Quadco has been named the North American distributor for Bracke Forest AB. This partnership will expand Quadco’s product offerings to include Bracke’s disc trenchers, mounders, planters and seeders, and felling heads. Quadco says that this expansion of its product offerings will allow it to provide its clients with additional solutions for their forestry equipment needs.

Log Max Canada

Log Max Forestry Inc., based out of Moncton, New Brunswick are pleased to announce that they have entered into an exclusive Canadian distributorship agreement with Plantma AB, the Swedish manufacturer of the PlantMax X2 planting machine. The PlantMax X2 unit is typically mounted on a forwarder chassis, 14-ton size class or larger and incorporates a mid-mounted MidiFlex scarifier. Site preparation, soil compaction and seedling planting is completed in one pass.


Malwa Forest was at the Atlantic Heavy Equipment show for the first time, and its harvester and forwarder display received a good deal of attention. Malwa Forest develops and manufactures compact thinning machines for gentle forest management. Its professional harvesters, forwarders and combi machines cruise between the trees in standing forests without causing damage to the soil and the environment. As New Brunswick and Nova Scotia have a large portion of privately owned and managed forest resources, the Malwa equipment could represent a new way for small scale forest operations to take place in a market that has most commonly had large scale forestry equipment. Malwa is distributed by LogMax Quebec.

SP Maskiner

SP Maskiner was at the show in force—Maskinen has announced partnerships with SP Maskiner Canada-wide and Eco Log, reinforcing its position as a leading distributor of forestry products in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritime Provinces. This collaboration brings together Maskinen’s industry expertise and SP Maskiner’s and Eco Log’s cutting-edge products to provide top-tier solutions to the Canadian forestry sector. Maskinen has entered into a strategic distribution partnership with SP Maskiner and Eco Log to bring their forestry products to the Canadian market. This partnership aims to combine SP Maskiner’s and Eco Log’s innovative technology and Maskinen’s extensive distribution network to deliver high-quality forestry equipment and machinery across Canada.

ALPA Equipment

ALPA Equipment showed off their lineup of Ponsse, Hyundai and Landrich machines at the Moncton Coliseum, and the booth space was likely the busiest area of the entire show floor. On Thursday evening, the ALPA Moncton facility played host to 300 + guests with a great customer appreciation event, displaying proudly the new Ponsse Buffalo King—Ponsse’s largest forwarder with 18 tonne load capacity. Logging and Sawmilling Journal attended the event and very much enjoyed the fireworks and great hospitality.


Heavy equipment manufacturer Sany had a small excavator, with a Nisula head, on display at the Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show. This move away from traditional high and wide forestry machines into a specific smaller tonne excavator with harvesting head certainly caught some attention. M-C Power is the distributor for Nisula, and Tidal Tractor is the dealer for Sany.




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