In this second issue of February, Logging-on brings pleasing financial results from the 2017 calendar year from many equipment manufacturers. We take you through the latest good financial results of Ponsse and Logset, which gives an overview of the successful year which both companies have had. Equally important, is that the major manufactures are also predicting 2018 to be a good year for the sales of logging machines. Ponsse expect their financial results to be at least as good as their 2017 results and John Deere predicts a 5 percent growth in the logging machine market globally. In other news, we witness how Husqvarna is putting major focus into utilising the advantages that digital transformation can bring. Case has made some major improvements in the standard features of the N Series backhoe loaders. Finally, we look at the advancements and success of autonomous machines in mining, with Komatsu celebrating 100 machines and 10 years of the commercial deployment of these autonomous machines.
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