Stephan KOENIG wins the "Les Cognées 2017" wood-pulling competition on an HSM 904 ZL “Black Edition”.

On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of “Les Cognées”, the French association organised a much-awaited wood-pulling competition for machines on 24 and 25 June 2017. This type of competition is highly popular among skidder fans.

The event was started by a group of friends from Les Gets in the Rhône-Alpes region. They are all enthusiastic foresters and their aim is to bring the profession of wood-puller to the attention of the general public. What began as a small local festival ten years ago has since grown to become one of the best-known events in the country.

This year, 17 competitors were at the starting line, among them three HSM thick trunk timber machines. 30,000 visitors came from all over France and neighbouring countries to view this impressive spectacle.

Eric Martini, our long-standing customer and regular participant, landed this year in 5th place after climbing up to second place two years ago.

Congratulations to Eric on his great performance!

Alexis Deshayes from the BOIS DES ALPES SERVICES company managed to reach 4th place after winning third place two years ago.

Congratulations, Alexis!

But special recognition goes to the winner Stephan Koenig on his HSM 904 ZL "Black Edition".
What a magnificent effort! Well done! Long live the "KOENIG" (German for "king")!

We would like to express our thanks to all participants and organisers of "Les Cognées" for this fabulous weekend.
Our thanks also go to the "Menschtertal Team" which Stephan Koenig supported through his participation.

The meet takes place again in two years’ time and we can’t wait to defend our title again!

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