“Machine stability is important when working on uneven terrain like here in the forest, but the ED160’s combination of high build quality and curved tracks are excellent.” 

“The dual purpose of the machine means that we can be more productive on the job site too, as we only need one machine instead of two.”

Country: Germany
Customer: ThüringenForst
Machine: ED160 Blade Runner
Operator: Robbi Mischke

 

The Thüringen Forest and mountain range runs from northwest to southeast Germany. The area includes more than 200,000 hectares of national forest, so maintaining the area is no easy feat.

Robbi Mischke has many years’ experience in the construction industry and is very skilled in operating machinery. He is currently working with an ED160 Blade Runner to dig up tree roots and clear pathways and roads through the forest for people and other vehicles to use. It is one of three ED160s owned by ThüringenForst.
Once the harvester has cut down the trees, Robbi uses the ED160’s dozer blade to clear a track and make it flat. Tree roots, soil and other debris are then collected from the path using the bucket. The dual purpose of the machine means that Robbi can be more productive. The machine’s curved shoes and upgraded travel motor are also important because they allow agile turns and traction in the muddy conditions. Some of the harvested wood is shipped to other parts of Germany and Austria, and oak goes to France and Italy to make wine barrels. Some of the wood harvested at Thuringen Forest is cut into small pieces and glued together then shipped to America for
house construction.

The Thüringen Forest and mountain range runs from northwest to southeast Germany. The area includes more than 200,000 hectares of national forest, so maintaining the area is no easy feat.

Robbi Mischke has many years’ experience in the construction industry and is very skilled in operating machinery. He is currently working with an ED160 Blade Runner to dig up tree roots and clear pathways and roads through the forest for people and other vehicles to use. It is one of three ED160s owned by ThüringenForst.
Once the harvester has cut down the trees, Robbi uses the ED160’s dozer blade to clear a track and make it flat. Tree roots, soil and other debris are then collected from the path using the bucket. The dual purpose of the machine means that Robbi can be more productive. The machine’s curved shoes and upgraded travel motor are also important because they allow agile turns and traction in the muddy conditions. Some of the harvested wood is shipped to other parts of Germany and Austria, and oak goes to France and Italy to make wine barrels. Some of the wood harvested at Thuringen Forest is cut into small pieces and glued together then shipped to America for
house construction.

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