Vimek has previously been a company that built smaller machines for self-employed forest owners. The smaller machines have not really suited contractors who need to keep a high pace with high production. Vimek hopes that Next Generation will be a machine that succeeds in arousing the entrepreneurs’ interest.
The contractors want to maintain a high production during their driving while the landowner wants as little damage as possible after the end of the driving. Forest owners may not want a 15-tonne machine in their forest during a first thinning. That is why we have chosen to develop our new forwarder Next Generation, says Johan Johansson, sales manager at Vimek in Vindeln.