Valtra is the world’s leading manufacturer of agricultural tractors suitable for forestry use. The growing demand for bioenergy and the future outlook have helped accelerate demand for these tractors.
Valtra’s traditional forest know-how is now being complemented with expertise from specialist forestry equipment suppliers. These suppliers will work together with Valtra dealers to equip forestry tractors to meet individual customer requirements. In this way customers can receive a full range of services, from tailoring their new tractors to servicing them, from one place. At the same time, this ensures that the compatibility of different applications can be guaranteed for both contracting work and forest management.
Valtra’s factory-fitted forestry equipment, such as the forest cab, reverse-drive system, forestry fuel tank, polycarbonate windows, forestry tyres, valve covers and turbine clutch, have traditionally made Valtra the number one choice for forest contractors and farmers who also perform forest work. These features combined with Valtra’s other advantages, such as excellent weight distribution and a flat belly, make Valtra tractors the ideal machine for a wide range of operations, including harvesting, transporting, chipping, skidding and mulching.
As an example of a tractor that conforms to Valtra’s new forest concept, Valtra is together with Otzberger presenting a tailored T162 Direct skidding tractor. The tractor is fitted with a heavy-duty Epsilon skidding loader, an S+R winch mechanism and an HBC remote control system. For driving on roads the forestry tractor is also fitted with front axle and cab suspension. The tractor is a fine example of a skidding tractor that has been optimised for German conditions.
Valtra’s global network of specialist forestry suppliers will continue to expand in the coming years to allow the specific working methods and demands of each region to be better reflected in the product offering. At the same time the amount of factory-fitted equipment will increase, allowing the features specified by each individual customer to be tailored faster, easier and more cost effectively by forest experts who have been specially selected and trained by Valtra.