Down to work in the plantation forests of NSW

ONE OF Eco Log’s big Forwarders, the 19.5 tonne capacity 594C, is making its presence felt in the plantation forests in the Tumbarumba area.

“The former demo model (which had less than 50 hours on the clock), has 24 tonnes of tractive effort and 7m2 of loading area, excellent driveability and agility, and has an approach angle of 43° and a 44° mid-joint steering angle,” says Johan Jaktman, principal of Scandinavian Forestry & Engineering, the Tumut-based Australian agent for Eco Log and also Log Max, “and it can also run on biodiesel”.

The Eco Log 594C forwarder is equipped with a Cranab loader. The strong Cranab FC155 is mounted on the solid 594C and gives the forwarder an amazing gross lifting capacity of 154.9 kNm

“The new OM 926LA 7.2L Mercedes Benz engine provides the machine with 300hp (221 kW) and makes this machine one of the biggest and most powerful Forwarders available on the market today. Low fuel consumption coupled with large fuel tank capacity (240 litres) reduces refilling intervals and increase effective operating time.

Travel and working brakes are hydraulically operated oil-immersed multiple disc brakes, identical on both axles. Spring actuated parking and emergency brakes on both front and rear bogies.

Johan said the brain of Eco Log C-series Forwarder was the latest generation of IQAN control system that optimizes the function of all main components of the Forwarder.