Fiberdrive 9.5 in thinning

fiberdrive with tracks

We have mentioned the inventor Christer Lennartsson and his Fiberdrive 9.5 before in an article. Here is another film clip showing the concept in thinning, where it´s meant to be according to the inventor.

Fiberdrive 9.5 skördarprototyp i gallring


Thoughts outside the box

People may say that this is crazy, that this machine can´t be something that replace other harvesters. But bear in mind that this is a prototype with solutions that can´t be seen on other machines; The unique steering, the eight computer-controlled pendulum arms and the hydraulic accumulation.

Even if this concept shouldn´t be commercially successful as it is, there are parts of it that definitely could suit other concepts or even “normal” forest machines.

Interested customers – and manufacturers(?)

On the other hand, there are customers interested in buying a Fiberdrive 9.5. The problem for Christer is that he doesn´t have the facilities to start a large scale manufacturing of the machine. He wants someone else to do that. Who? Maybe you?

I think we should be thankful that there are people who think outside the box also when it comes to logging equipment. Let´s face it, harvesters and forwarders have looked the same for decades now. Haven´t they?

fiberdrive with tracks
The Fiberdrive 9.5 with tracks.
Photo: Christer Lennartsson
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