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TimberPro deal fuels forestry expansion for SMS Equipment

March 4, 2024
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In partnership with Komatsu, we’re proud to announce a series of agreements granting SMS Equipment exclusive dealer rights for TimberPro equipment in Western and Northern Canada. The Komatsu-owned line of purpose-built industry products bolsters SMS Equipment’s offering of equipment, attachments, parts and service for Canada’s forestry sector. 

“We’re delighted to welcome TimberPro to our lineup,” says Darren Wood, EVP Construction, West Regions, at SMS Equipment. “We’re not only growing our forestry fleet, we’re also diversifying our product line to offer more customized solutions to our customers.”

Purpose-built products, customized solutions

The modularity of TimberPro feller bunchers, harvesters and forwarders makes the line a desirable choice for forestry operators. Combined with Quadco attachments, also available through SMS Equipment, one machine model can be used for many applications. In some cases, multiple functions can be performed at one time on the same machine. Advanced levelling capabilities, tethering hitches and continuous rotation provide additional operator safety, especially in steep-slope operations. 

“These are highly productive, multi-functional machines that can add efficiency to our customers’ operations, from harvest to market,” adds Wood. “This line is particularly suited to Western Canada’s steep-slope operations, bolstering our service to customers working across Canada’s varied terrain.”

Continuing a legacy of service

In addition to SMS Equipment gaining dealer exclusivity, existing TimberPro customers in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Western Ontario, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon will transition to our team for ongoing equipment needs, after-sales support, maintenance services and parts. 

The deal marks a significant change to the B.C. market, where SMS Equipment will absorb Great West Equipment’s TimberPro customer base. 

“Great West Equipment has a strong legacy in B.C., where they’ve served the logging industry’s equipment needs for many years,” adds Wood. “As the company transitions, we’re proud to take over this book of business, ensure a smooth transition, and deliver the outstanding service their customers have come to expect.” 

The future of forestry at SMS Equipment

“SMS Equipment brings decades worth of heavy equipment experience to the forestry sector,” says Doug Morris, VP, Forest Machine Business Division at Komatsu. “A trusted Komatsu partner, they add tremendous value to TimberPro customers with seasoned personnel, flexible financing options, trained technicians and an extensive distribution network.”

“The cross-sector expertise and full-service approach we bring to the equipment industry benefits our customers in many ways,” adds Wood. “SMS Equipment is a strong force in construction and a leader in mining. Now we’re raising the bar in our work with the forestry industry and bringing that experience back to the broader network.”

For more information on the new TimberPro line and our forestry service offering, please visit our forestry solutions page.

About TimberPro

Established in 2002 and founded by the Crawford family, TimberPro is a Wisconsin-based manufacturer of purpose-built forest machines and attachments, offering tracked feller bunchers and harvesters, forwarders, wheeled harvesters, and felling heads. TimberPro was acquired by Komatsu in 2019.

About Komatsu

Komatsu develops and supplies technologies, equipment and services for the construction, mining, forklift, industrial and forestry markets. For more than a century, the company has been creating value for its customers through manufacturing and technology innovation, partnering with others to empower a sustainable future where people, business and the planet thrive together. Front-line industries worldwide use Komatsu solutions to develop modern infrastructure, extract fundamental minerals, manage forests and create consumer products. The company's global service and distributor networks support customer operations to help enhance safety and promote productivity while working to optimize performance.
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