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With Quality and Style: Winner of the forestry tyre competition had over 51 000 working hours

Mon October 1 3:10 AM 2012 in category Company news

Forestry tyres manufactured by Nokian Heavy Tyres can easily gather tens of thousands of working hours. The company organized a forestry tyre competition where they investigated how many working hours one can accumulate with the same set of Nokian forestry tyres, when the product is of high-quality and the work is done in a sensible way. The winners were rewarded at the end of August 2012 at FinnMETKO-fair in Finland.

 Forestry tyres manufactured by Nokian Heavy Tyres can easily gather tens of thousands of working hours. The company organized a forestry tyre competition where they investigated how many working hours one can accumulate with the same set of Nokian forestry tyres, when the product is of high-quality and the work is done in a sensible way. The winners were rewarded at the end of August 2012 at FinnMETKO-fair in Finland.
 
At the same time the company interviewed their customers to gather tips on how to reach the optimal working hour results with Nokian forestry tyres. The participants shared their experiences in for example how to use different combinations of tracks, chains and air pressures.
 
The competition was divided in two series: full blooded cut-to-length forestry machines and tractors equipped for forestry work.

”The drivers keep a cool head”

The winner of the harvester series was Heikki Jokikokko who works for a company located in Pudasjärvi called Metsätyö Jokikokko Oy. He entered in to the competition with Nokian 600/65–34 14 PR TRS – tyres that had the amazing working hour result of 51 019 hours. The working machine was Ponsse Ergo HS15-harvester.
 
Jokikokko´s father is a partner in the company. The man himself is a full-time student, but on holidays and every other leisure time he spends on the harvester seat.
 
- Nokian´s are of highest quality in every way. We have always used these tyres in our machines. The same brand is also used in our transport vehicle, says Jokikokko.
 
- Regarding the driving style I can say that in our company the drivers keep a cool head. You cannot go driving in all sort of rocky terrain without care. You have to be cautious and aware to what kind of spaces you are driving the machine. The harvester we entered in to the competition is from the year 1993 and the tyres have always had chains.
 
Metsätyö Jokikokko Oy has a logging contract with Stora Enso in the Puolanka region. The work sites have an emphasis on thinning but occasionally we do clear felling as well. The first forwarders came to the company already in the beginning of 1970´s and there on the Jokikokko family has been working on forestry industry.
 
- We have two partners. Besides the partners the company employs five employees and myself, Jokikokko mentions.
 
Nokian Heavy Tyres Forestry tyre competition 2012

Nokian Heavy Tyres would like to thank everyone who participated and would like to wish safe driving on road and in the forest. The results from the competition will be used to develop recommendations for forestry machine tyres. More information about forestry tyres and pressure recommendations can be found from Nokian Heavy Tyres Technical Manual.
 
A group of forestry professionals that reached the highest working hour results were rewarded with Nokian winter and summer tyres that included mounting.

Rewarded

Harvesters:
 
1) Jokikokko Heikki, Sotkajärvi
Machine: Ponsse Ergo HS15
Working hour result: 51 019 h
Tyres: 600/65–34 14 PR TRS
Prize: Nokian winter and summer tyres
 
2) Salonen Erkki, Huutotöyry,
Machine: Valmet 862
Working hour result: 30 292 h
Tyres: 23.1-26 16 FOREST KING TRS L-2 SF
Prize: Nokian winter or summer tyres
 
Special prize:
 
Kaarlela Seppo, Nivala
Machine: Valmet 828 Combi
Working hour result: 36 100 h
Tyres: 600/50–22.5 12 PR
Prize: Nokian winter or summer tyres
 
Forwarders:
 
1) Mourujärvi Erkki, Posio
Machine: Timberjack 1110
Working hour result: 31 000 h
Tyres: 700/50–26.5 16 PR ELS L-2 SF
Prize: Nokian winter and summer tyres
 
2) Honkanen Hannu, Uurainen
Machine: Timberjack 1010
Working hour result: 30 000 h
Tyres: 700/50–26.5 16 PR ELS L-2 SF
Prize: Nokian winter or summer tyres
 
3) Vaaramaa Ilmari, Kantomaanpää
Machine: Ponsse 15 S
Working hour result: 28 994 h
Tyres: 600/65–34 14 PR TRS ja 600/55–26.5 16 PR
Prize: Nokian winter or summer tyres
 
4) Kylliäinen Jarkko, Lappeenranta
Machine: Timberjack 1410B
Working hour result: 26 050 h
Tyres: 700/50–26.5 FOREST KING
Prize: Gift certificate for car maintenance
 
5) Pellinen Tapani, Ruokolahti
Machine: Valmet 836
Working hour result: 25 000 h
Tyres: 600/65–24 14 PR TRS
Prize: Gift certificate for car maintenance
 
6) Poikolainen Pasi, Istunmäki
Machine: Valmet 840.1
Working hour result: 23 100 h
Tyres: 600/55–26.5 ELS L-2
Prize: Gift certificate for car maintenance
 
7) Kasurinen Janne, Ivalo
Machine: Ponsse Buffalo
Working hour result: 21 300 h
Tyres: 600/55–26.5 ELS L-2
Prize: Gift certificate for car maintenance