It looks like a super villain hellbent on destroying Batman.
But it’s really just a machine made to turn trees into logs — with ruthless, awe-inspiring efficiency.
Behold: the EcoLog 590D harvester.
Built by the Swedish forestry company EcoLog, the 590D sports six wheel drive, a 240 kilowatt engine, and enough torque to swing around trees like they’re twigs.
According to the machine sales listing site Machinio, a used EcoLog harvester costs something like $US160,000 a piece, so it’s only for the advanced forester.
It grasps a tree by its trunk, leaving only a stump.
Turns the trunk horizontally, then cuts away the branches in a single motion.
Then grabs yet another tree to be turned into logs.
Watching it in action, it’s like the destructive brother of the thirsty concrete.
Watch the full video below.
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