Malwa's new 4th generation harvester the 560.4H

We have operated Malwa forwarders for several years and helped to promote the Malwa brand in the UK and now have a full UK dealership agreement providing sales and backup for the low impact harvesting machinery.   This means that for the first time there will be full parts and service backup for Malwa machines in the UK. The Malwa 560.3F forwarder at one of our machinery demonstration events

Currently we are seeing ever increasing demand to manage more of the UK’s woodland resource,  driven by better prices for the lower grade products, such as firewood and biomass, produced from previously unmanaged woodland.  This push is being encouraged by government grants supporting the purchase of small scale harvesting equipment in Scotland, England and Wales.  The Malwa machines are eligible under all of these grant schemes. 

In England  the “Farming Equipment and Technology Fund” is open for applications until the 7th January.  This would fund £24,467 towards a new forwarder.  The Scottish scheme is accepting applications until 31st January, under the “Harvesting and Processing” grant, which would contribute up to £50,000 towards a new harvester or forwarder.  These grants are great for helping contractors purchase specialised thinning machinery. Wales has yet to announce another round of its scheme.

Treeline’s relationship with Malwa started in 2014 when they were looking for a small, purpose built forwarder to carry out thinning operations for their estate clients.  The local contracting resource was ill equipped  to carry out sensitive operations with minimal ground damage.  The decision was made to purchase their own smaller scale equipment and operate a harvesting squad who could carry out these operations to a high standard.  Following a visit to Elmia Wood to look at options, and a follow up visit to the Malwa factory in Sweden, the first Malwa forwarder arrived in the UK.Low impact extraction with the Malwa Forwarder, reducing ground damage and re-instatement costs

Malwa machines are built to a very high standard using well known, reliable components.  They make professional grade, purpose built forest machines but in a smaller package.  They are comfortable to operate for long periods and strong enough to stand up to the rigours of forestry contracting, with easy access for servicing and maintenance, whilst leaving little impact on the world around them.

The first forwarder Treeline bought was delivered to the 2014 APF where it was shown and demonstrated.  This machine was then put to work while being available for demonstrations.  The relationship between Treeline and Malwa continued on an informal basis, with Treeline promoting the brand and giving demonstrations. APF 2014 Treeline helping to launch Malwa in the UK

In August 2019 Treeline partnered with Fuelwood (Warwick) to sell and provide backup for Fuelwood’s range of firewood and forestry machinery across the south of Scotland.  This successful partnership has allowed Treeline to develop and gain experience in the sale and support of machinery, learning from Fuelwood’s long history in the industry.  Treeline is now equipped to provide the backup required for a wide range of machinery.  Over 7 years of operating Malwa forwarders has also provided considerable experience in the maintenance of these machines. 

This backup is further aided by remote diagnostics on all new Malwa machines and excellent parts backup, with an online resource providing exploded diagrams, parts lists, documentation and service bulletins for all machines.  Operators can quickly access the help and resources they need to keep their machines working. Malwa's spare parts portal

The 560 range of machines from Malwa, including harvester, forwarder and a combi machine are now in their fourth generation, with constant improvements being made to improve reliability.  Rather than developing additional products, Malwa has concentrated on making the products they already have better, hugely reducing downtime for users.  This has led them to be the best selling machine in their class is Sweden with machines exported to many other markets around the world.  For the UK market the forwarder is available with a larger headboard and longer bolster pins to optimise the load area for carrying shorter product lengths, making the forwarder far more productive when predominantly moving 3m chipwood. UK spec Malwa 560.3F forwarder carrying 3m Chipwood with larger headboard

Treeline have a new 4th generation forwarder arriving in the spring when they will organise a demo tour to allow interested people to see the machine working.New 4th Generation Malwa 560.4F Forwarder