BTB 45: HEATING HOMES IN SWITZERLAND
Published on: Friday 31st March 2017
The first Tigercat has arrived in Switzerland. A DW610E dual winch cable skidder fitted with a Palfinger crane was delivered to Sebastien Oppliger of Oppliger Bois Energie in Swiss Jura, December, 2016.
The skidder is part of an operation to feed district heating plants with wood to heat homes in the local village. It is common in rural Switzerland to have one central heating plant running on wood to heat all the homes in the village. Each household then pays a part of the operating costs to run the central heating plant. Piers Eyre-Walker of Tigercat Dealer Clohse Group LUX asked Sebastien how things were going with his recent machine purchase, “I have no regrets about buying the first Tigercat in Switzerland, we made the right decision,” responds Sebastien.
Held every second year in Les Gets, a picture-perfect ski town in the French Alps, Les Cognées is a truly grassroots forestry event.
Using the 610 platform, Tigercat and Clohse Group help a diverse group of French loggers fulfill a wide variety of skidding requirements, while providing excellent after sale support.