Forst Live, Offenburg/Hermannsburg, Germany, 9th-11th April
Anyone remotely interested in forestry technology, landscaping, renewable energy and similar activities is welcome to Forst Live, the international fair featuring forestry technology and renewable energy. Held at the Exhibition Centre, Offenburg in the Wurttemburg region on the opposite side of the r. Rhine from Strasbourg it includes demonstrations of a broad, range of products from leading manufacturers, importers and service firms.
From a pure forestry fair in the early years, Forst Live has expanded into a broader event for forestry & timber machinery, environmental aids, landscape services, hunting equipment, logging with horses and many other features. For three days, around 250 exhibitors from ten countries present a comprehensive variety of appropriate machinery and advice relevant to the timber supply chain in 35,000 square metres of open ground and a 6,000 square metre swimming arena. An orchestra from Alsace plays in the background.
As the leading trade fair in the southwest Germany, the eleventh Forst Live presents a multifarious range of services and kit for private woodland owners, foresters, contractors, hobbyists and hunters. The spectrum begins with solutions for the home, through semi-professional to professional wood processing. Reflecting the character of the fair, notable manufacturers and distributors of sawmills demonstrate latest technologies.
Upon entry, visitors find themselves presented with an 8,000 square metres open area in which woodworking machines show their paces. Notable is equipment from Wood-Mizer Sagewerke GmbH which demonstrates the most popular solution for individuals, the small LT15 band sawmill combining ease of operation, simple installation, inexpensive technical design and quality timber production. This bestseller has a bed consisting of three segments and a variety of main engine options: 7,5kW electric motor, 15hp petrol- or 10hp diesel engines well as a small trailer package for mill transportation.
A semi-industrial sawmill from the LT70 Series that offers reliable design, increased wheel diameter and powerful engines like a 18,5rW electric motor or 42 hp diesel engine is demonstrated.
For adding value in timber production Wood-Mizer offers an edger that in tandem with the LT70 sawmill is able to increase productivity 30%.
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