Machine for planting forest plants goes into new phase - field tests in November

The development of the planting machine Plantma X is moving forward. In November, field tests will begin and in spring 2020 the machine is expected to be put into operation.

Plantma X

Work on the upcoming planting machine, Plantma X, which is being developed by Grangärde Konsult & Innovation in collaboration with Sveaskog and Svenska Skogsplantor will enter the next phase.

- Development work goes according to project plan. There are only a few components left to assemble and later in November field tests will begin, says Roger Johansson, Business Area Manager at Svenska Skogsplantor.

The first prototype of the planter is planned to be put into operation in the spring of 2020 when it will prepare and plant approximately 400 hectares on Sveaskog's fields in the southern and northern Bergslagen. During the summer, Plantma X will operate in southern Norrland and in Västerbotten.

- Developing this planting machine is a big step towards improving the efficiency and profitability of the rejuvenation business, concludes Roger Johansson.
 

For more information contact:
Roger Johansson, Senior Vice President, Svenska Skogsplantor, +46 70 686 18 22, roger.johansson@skogsplantor.se
Tom Jägestedt, Communication Manager, Svenska Skogsplantor, +46 10 544 97 30, tom.jagestedt@skogsplantor.se
Sveaskog’s Press Office, +46 8 655 90 50, press@sveaskog.se

Svenska Skogsplantor is one of the business areas within Sveaskog. Svenska Skogsplantor is the biggest and market-leading supplier of seeds, plants and regeneration services for Swedish forests. The company’s customers make up most of the Swedish forestry industry, as well as numerous owners of forests in Finland and Norway. Svenska Skogsplantor has a turnover of around 325 million Swedish Kronor. Read more at www.skogsplantor.se

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The development of the planting machine Plantma X is moving forward. In November, field tests will begin and in spring 2020 the machine is expected to be put into operation.
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