ESCANABA – Exhibitors at the Lake States Logging Congress and Equipment Expo spent three days setting up their displays at the U.P. State Fairgrounds in Escanaba. The show runs Friday and Saturday.
“People can come in and crawl around in the cab if you’d like. You get to check out what we have for harvesting trees,” said Jim Charlier, Ponsse Michigan salesman.
Charlier showed off a 2013 8-wheel Ergo harvester that is on display. It included a H7 harvester head that is capable of cutting most any type of wood.
“It’s a very stable machine. Hill climbing, low ground, it serves any application that way,” Charlier said.
Ponsse also has on display the first Ponsse harvester imported into North America in 1990. The machine is more square than the newer models and painted grey rather than yellow. The tires shows clear sign of wear.
“There’s about 36,000 hours on this machine. We just kind of did a little sprucing up on it to bring it back to the show just to show everybody where we’ve come from,” said Charlier.
The Logging Congress is an opportunity to showcase equipment, Charlier said.
“We get a chance to show everybody what our machines are all about. It’s a great time to check us out,” he said.