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The June 2018 issue of Forest Machine Magazine included a great article featuring Vimek AB in Sweden. Oakleaf is the Vimek dealers for the whole of the UK & Ireland. Vimek is a well-established manufacturer of low impact forest machines. Rab has written a very interesting account of his visit to the Vimek factory. He recalls using a Vimek processor in the 80’s and shares some very interesting facts about the Vimek company itself. Rab also shares with us his experience trying out the 606 TTW Forwarder and also using the simulator. Worth the read!
Low Impact Forest Machines
Vimek is committed to producing durable, unfailing, lightweight machines that work to the same capacity level as larger scale forest machines. Vimek forest machines are ideal for country estates, public and private forests because the machines are narrow, lightweight and have a high ground clearance. There is no need to create wide forest roads. The machines can easily manoeuvre through the forest collecting only the selected trees. Leaving the remaining trees to grow. The Vimek causes very little damage to the surrounding trees and root systems when working in the forest. Unlike similar larger scale machines. Another great feature of the Vimek forest machines is their efficiency. All Vimek machines are equipped with small, efficient and powerful engines keeping fuel consumption very low. A Vimek Harvester would use approximately 4.5 – 5.0 l/hour and a Forwarder would use 2.0 – 2.5 l/hour. A Vimek Forest Machine is a great cost-effective investment.
“There is a huge volume of raw material, someone has to bring it out. Vimek offers the forest machines of the future.”
Vimek has recently announced that they are discontinuing the manufacture of their 630 Minimaster. If you are interested act now before it’s too late!
Vimek 610 SE is a very powerful forwarder with an impressive 5000 kg loading capacity, equipped with the new powerful 2.2CRDI Common Rail 68Hp engine. This forwarder comes with air conditioning, LED lights and Bluetooth radio as standard.
The 404 SE Harvester has a CAT C2.2T, 44kW/ 2.700 rpm diesel. This harvester will navigate seamlessly through the trees as the width of the machine can be either 1.80 m 0r 2.05 m. The unique dual steering function and the 80 ° turning angle enables the machine to get to the most awkward of places.