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Forest machine in the forest

Machine delivery training ensures a reliable start for the customer

The arrival of a new forest machine at the logging site is always a big event. Whether it’s a customer’s first John Deere forest machine or the latest acquisition for a logging company that has long trusted the brand, a successful user experience and productive operation is ensured with John Deere’s delivery training expertise.

Annika Kangas

The facts of the forest debate – who’s interested?

Emotion, drama and pessimism – tasty little tidbits in the forest debate when you’re in a hurry to cut corners. The responsible thing to do would be to look at the facts and question deeply rooted attitudes. Things in forestry are not as bad as the media and social media might lead you to believe.

Aki Pyykkö

Creating a new forest machine takes passion and persistence

The productization of a new forest machine series is a multi-phase process that takes several years at the very least. 

TimberMatic Maps

Advanced map layers unlocked new possibilities

Introduced to Finnish customers in autumn 2022, the advanced map layers brought a lot of new features for contractors and operators: notifications of forest use, terrain map with oblique view, drivability maps highlighting moist terrain and steep slopes, visibility map, thinning removal, tree length, and landing suitability map.


IHC facilitates harvesting and improves delimbing quality

The new Intelligent Harvester Head Control (IHC) facilitates harvesting and improves delimbing quality. The force control of the delimbing knives maintains proper compression of the harvester head and excellent measuring accuracy in all conditions.

Mechanized Seedling Planter

Planting seedlings for a better future

The Mechanized Seedling Planter is designed to be adaptable to different species and is intended to be used in different forestry markets around the world.

Harvester in the forest

Peace of mind with extensive warranties for your forest machine

At John Deere, we believe and trust in the quality of our machines; this is why we are able to grant the best structural warranty on the market as a certificate of quality. 

Jori Uusitalo

Precision harvesting is the future of logging.

Jori Uusitalo, Professor of Forest Operations and Logistics at the University of Helsinki, Finland, has built a new multi-targeted harvesting model in collaboration with his research team. He calls it precision harvesting.

Big numbers over some tree branches

Machine's productivity is the key

G-Series wheeled harvesters consume 16% less fuel per produced cubic meter than the E-series. This meant 60,000 tonnes less carbon dioxide emissions in 2021 alone. The impact is equivalent to replacing over 35,000 combustion engine cars with electric cars.

John Deere 1910G in a mine equipped with minging applications

Going for gold

John Deere’s 1910G forwarder is a beast in the forest, but what do you call a 1910G in a gold mine?  It appears that 1910G is a real monster in a mining tunnel, too – as experiences from Finnish Lapland would suggest.

John Deere 1510G and a tall crane lifting a man-carrier

Reaching out to the sky

Iceland is a large island with rugged landscape formed by volcanic eruptions over the country’s history. Landsnet’s maintenance crew packs into a big four-by-four drive vehicle and heads to a high-voltage power line on the mountains east of the city of Reykjavik.