Rotochopper is teaming up with Ponsse, a world leader in forestry equipment, for an exclusive in-the-woods timber harvesting and biomass grinding demonstration in central Wisconsin. To be hosted on a 15-acre clear cut logging site, this demonstration will showcase a complete cut-to-length timber harvesting and forestry slash biomass operation.
During the demonstration, Ponsse equipment will be used to harvest the saleable timber, transport the forestry slash (logging residue) to the grinding site, and load the slash into Rotochopper grinding equipment. The Rotochopper grinders will process the slash to a uniform particle size and load it into trailers, which will haul it to a biomass power facility.
This demo qualifies for Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) credits; see below for more information.
During the felling process, the Ergo harvesters will cut all the saleable timber to length. The harvesters will also delimb the logs, leaving all the branches, tops, and unusable stems on the ground for later collection and grinding.
The slash will be processed to finished biomass specifications by a B-66 horizontal grinder with tracks and transport dolly and an FP-66 horizontal grinder.
This event is free and open to the public. Plenty of parking is available.
To register for the grand prize drawing of a chainsaw, please register below (must be present to win). An RSVP is not necessary to attend but is required for entry into the grand prize drawing.
The demo will be hosted on a 15-acre site behind Hay Creek Pallet / Hay Creek Express.
A block of rooms is reserved at Holiday Inn Hotel in nearby Marshfield under "Ponsse/Rotochopper Demo." The cut off date for rooms is July 20th.
Reservations: 715-486-1500 | Marshfield Holiday Inn Website | Directions from Marshfield Holiday Inn to demo site
This timber and biomass demonstration has been approved for Sustainable Forestry Initiative (FSI) continuing education credits by the Forest Industry Safety & Training Alliance (FISTA). Loggers from Michigan and Wisconsin can earn 4 hours of SFI credits. To learn more about the SFI credits, please contact Ponsse North America at 715-369-4833.
For questions about this demo, feel free to contact representatives of Ponsse North America or Rotochopper.
To request more information, contact us today.