I published in October 2020 with a new larger Logbullet prototype on Youtube video:
The video machine is still a prototype. Technical solutions, size and price are will be updated before sales start.
Status for 5/2021: I did get steel structures from my supplier. Next step is to weld machine together. See below project update videos:
Megamax technical data (coming to be updated):
- Weight over 4000kg. No longer moving on a trailer.
- Payload 3000kg
- Length six meters
- Width 1.9 meters
- Height 2.35 meters
- Ground clearance over 0.4 meters
- Tires 31 × 15.5-15
The Megamax will come with an engine more than twice as powerful as the current version.
Engine Kubota V2403. Engine power 48.6kW (~ 65hp)
The larger engine allows for even greater forwarding in the woods and hydraulics large enough for the harvester.
Drive hydraulics: 2 x Poclain Drive pump
Drive motors: 8 x Poclain hub traction motor
The purpose of the Megamax is to make a combi machine, ie it is intended to both fell trees and drive trees from the forest to the side of the road. First I make a driving machine (i.e. without a cutting head) and later I add a cutting grapple to the machine.
The price of the vehicle version of Megamax will be between 70k€ to 90k€ + VAT. The goal is to make the machine succeed to the lower limit price limit but due technical solutions price can be also in upper limit.
I buy the cutting head from other manufacturers. The grapple will be a light grapple suitable for first thinning, the prices of the grapples ready for use on the machine will vary between 15-20k € + VAT.
I hired my first outside worker for my workshop. The goal of the salary is to free up my working time to develop Megamax.
I will update this page from time to time as product development progresses.