BTB 49: Expoforest 2018
Published on: Thursday 29th November 2018
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Tigercat along with dealer Tracbel showcased a variety of new products at Expoforest 2018. The event ran April 11-13 near the city of Santa Rita do Passa Quatro (Ribeirao Preto area) of Sao Paulo, Brazil in 200 hectares of cloned eucalyptus forest belonging to International Paper.
THE SHOW WAS A HUGE SUCESS.
WE HAVE MANY EXISTING AND NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO FOLLOW UP ON
AND HAVE NUMEROUS MACHINE DEMONSTRATIONS PLANNED TO FURTHER OUR GROWTH IN THE SOUTH AMERICAN MARKET.
– Gary Olsen, Tigercat international sales manager
The show’s third edition presented new equipment and technology used for biomass, wood harvesting and transportation. The event included 208 exhibitors and attracted over 25,000 visitors from 27 countries and 26 Brazilian states. Business transactions at the fair resulted in over R$ 152 million in sales, equivalent to $40 million US dollars.
Edson Tadeu Iede, director of Embrapa Florestas, who was present at the Expoforest kick-off event took the opportunity to highlight the importance of the planted forest sector. “Our industry, even in times of economic crisis, managed to grow 3%, producing around $70 billion USD, a result we are very proud of and one that helps us get through these changing times we live in – something highly positive for the entire Brazilian forestry sector,” said Mr. Iede.
Tigercat at Expoforest 2018
Machines on static display included the 480B mulcher equipped with the Tigercat 4061 mulching head, along with an 845D track feller buncher equipped with the 5000 bunching saw. The live demonstration consisted of the 1185 eight-wheel harvester, an 870C track feller buncher, a 635G six-wheel skidder and the 1075C forwarder.