In this series of articles, we will be sharing exclusive coverage from all aspects of APF 2022. 

Stands didn’t come much bigger than Jas P Wilson’s – which was made all the more impressive by its new brands on display, in combination with its largest live display of forestry and firewood machinery in recent memory.

Three new manufacturers joined the list of household names supported by the firm – Oniar, Krpan, and Hultdins, offering more choice for forestry operators and firewood producers across the UK and Ireland. The list of products available stretches into the hundreds. 

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“People will recognise these brands as they have established themselves within many markets across the world,” said Simon Clingan, sales manager. “As we begin to offer these units to new and existing customers, we will add our usual aftersales support, which we believe will create a good option for many within the industry.” 

Best known for trailers and cranes, Estonia’s Oniar adds a four-wheel-drive option to Wilson’s line-up, and a ‘JAKE’ frame-mounted loader option to complement its Botex roof crane offering. Krpan, native to Slovenia, offers a comprehensive range of machines with over 150 products, such as firewood processors (including the 42 cm-cut CS 4218 Pro) and a wide range of forestry winches. 

Forestry Journal: The Jas P Wilson team also showed off a range of Posch firewood processors The Jas P Wilson team also showed off a range of Posch firewood processors (Image: FJ)

Meanwhile, Hultdins brings heavy-duty grabs and saws to the lineup, with a manufacturing history dating back to 1928 in Sweden. On the stand, the team showcased the Supergrip and Multigrip models.

Visitors were also able to see Botex’s new xCrane control system in action. This system was highlighted alongside two new flagship loaders, which replace some established models. The new 583 and 573 models take the place of the 580 and 570, respectively, and retain the Botex performance and power – with the new designs finding more reach than previous models.

Visitors to the stand were also entertained by a wide array of Posch machinery in action, including the popular S-375 turbo, S-415 multi, and automatic Posch K-660 a-Vario Firewood Factory creating a substantial audience across all three days. 

Forestry Journal: Oniar, Krpan, and Hultdins joined the Jas P Wilson lineup Oniar, Krpan, and Hultdins joined the Jas P Wilson lineup (Image: FJ)

Hydraulic attachments, and the excavator-based system developed by Jas P Wilson, known as ‘HarvaDig’, also attracted interest. 

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