A preview of Vimeks new harvester head option that turns the Vimek 610.4 forwarder to a versatile forest machine, now being able to use it as a forwarder aswell as a multi-function harvester.

Cranab has developed an all-new crane for Vimek Next Generation. The crane has been developed to be the perfect match for the new forwarder and has already received very positive feedback from users.

“It’s great to be able to kick off our new generation of machines with this new crane model as standard. The older models are getting a bit long in the tooth now and do not really offer the crane experience we were looking for”, says Johannes Nilsson, CEO Vimek.

The crane's characteristics and geometry are similar to Cranab's larger, more modern cranes, but the FC4 is a more compact design, specially developed for Vimek Next Generation.

“We have worked on developing a good crane solution for Vimek's new forwarders for some time. We try to collaborate with companies within the Cranab Group as much as possible, and it is fantastic that Cranab will be a supplier to a sister company with the introduction of of the new crane on Vimek's forwarders”, says Anders Strömgren, CEO of Cranab.

Vimek specializes in compact forestry machines and wants to develop machines that provide the best conditions for producing valuable clearing and first-time thinning stocks. We believe in an increased interest in mechanized forest management and where bio-energy assortment in many areas can make a significant contribution to the forest management that enables higher returns on future thinning.

The new concept of BIO-DUO
Vimek expands the use of our Vimek 404 DUO combination machine by producing a BIO package. This means that with this configuration you get a specialized machine for harvesting and shredding tree parts, in other words a machine for bio-energy wood extraction from the forest!

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As the conditions vary from stock to stock, as well as over time, we believe that the flexibility of adapting the machine to how the stock can be cleared most cost-effectively is a key factor to succeed:

  • If there is no provision for energy consumption, or if the stems are too small, the stems are quickly cleared down with the Vimek C12 clearing head.
  • If you want to make energy withdrawals in a stock, you can use the Vimek Bio-Duo package with multi-tree gripping saw as a trap. Then simply attach to the trolley and scoop out the wood without changing tools.
  • Is there an existing roadway, such as when harvesting after a ditch or road, you can have the trolley connected all the time and trap and put on the trolley immediately. Then the machine becomes a driver instead of a combination machine.
  • Of course, you can attach a harvesting head for harvesting CTL timber before switching to a grip and attaching the trolley for scraping.
    All in one machine platform!

Vimek has for a long time collaborated with Svenska Hypro in Lönsboda and the Hypro-manufactured felling grapple, in combination with Vimek's multi-tree handling and machine control, is one of the market's fastest tree-section units. The saw has now received some additional updates, including separate oil lubrication of the saw chain instead of grease, and that the previous 5 cm3 saw engine has been replaced by a 10 cm3 saw engine.

We believe that this lightweight, yet effective, unit on the Vimek 404 DUO will provide a very high capacity for logging. And that our customers in this machine are given a valuable tool to further raise the quality of the remaining stock in the road going and selective tree felling.

Vimek's hydraulic struts enable compression of bulky tree parts and thus increase the load capacity. Switching from a standard CTL harvester unit to a gripping saw takes a few minutes and you are ready to cut down tree parts. In a few minutes you have installed the driven trolley with compressive struts and can eject the material. In some cases, you can also let the trolley follow the harvesting stage and place the tree parts directly on the trolley.

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Possible work areas for Vimek 404 BIO-DUO 

  • Neglected stocks where the forest owner wants to clear a stock without taking major risks through wide roadways or heavy withdrawals. Bio-energy wood withdrawals can contribute to the implementation of the measure and make the area more accessible.
  • Urban forests, or other areas, where you want to make the area more accessible to people and animals by removing decayed tribes from the ground.
  • Removal of final felling with the withdrawal of GROT (branches and tree tops). Vimek BIO-DUO can cost efficiently cut undergrowth that slows down the finishing machine and prepare the area for final harvesting. The trees that are felled can either be taken out with the Vimek machine directly, or put together to be taken out later together with GROT from the final felling.
  • Forest roads, conduits, trenches or similar where there is a lot of biomass and the trunks can be felled, split and loaded directly on the trolley.
  • Weak chips where damage can occur if you use too heavy a machine.

Want to know more? Please contact:
Johannes Nilsson
+46 (0)70 234 95 34
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You are welcome to contact our dealer Axima AB for a tour or test drive of our forest machines!

Of course in accordance with current restrictions.

Contact Simon Karlsson on +46 76 141 49 05 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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We have set up a Vimek 610 SE forwarder and a 404 SE harvester close to our factory in Vindeln - and welcome you who are interested in a test drive to get in touch!

Of course in accordance with current restrictions.

INTERESTED? Give Johan a call on +46 76 113 09 75 for more information.

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Our dealer Uråsa Maskinaffär / Carl Nilsson has a Vimek 606 TTW and a 610 SE forwarder, as well as a 404 SE harvester, available and welcomes you who are interested in a test drive to contact them!

Of course in accordance with the current restrictions.

Contact Magnus Åkesson (Ingelstad) on +46 470 73 80 59 or Carl-Martin Nilsson (Älmhult) on +46 476 533 08 for more information.

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