Forest industry challenges
The forest industry faces several major challenges, one of which is stagnating productivity. Productivity has remained high but essentially unchanged for several years while costs and even demands on the forest industry have increased. More profitable forestry requires greater innovation to meet the needs of modern, low impact forestry.
Another challenge is to minimise the industry’s impact on the forest floor. Today’s machines are not fully designed with this in mind, and a technological shift is required to make a real difference.
Then there is the challenge of making the forest industry attractive to operators. The machine comprises the operator’s work environment, and although operator ergonomics are a major focus in today’s machines, there is much to be gained by thinking anew.