Sampo Rosenlew has responded to customer demands by designing the FR28 forwarder, which is optimized for thinning operations. This 10-tonne load bearing forwarder is designed to complement our harvesters. With its low dead load and high steering angle, the F28 is a nimble machine for efficiently transporting timber from stump to roadside.
The FR28 forwarder is mainly used in young sections of forest kept rather dense. This requires that the forwarder, too, is of suitable size. The small dimensions are connected with optimized weight division between front and rear axles. Together with articulated steering that turns 45 degrees result to a unique maneuverability.
The bottom is even and flat also below the engine. The forwarder width is 2720 mm (wheels 710/40-22.5). The spacious lower chassis allows the use of 900 mm tracks.The loading space length may alter between 3.8 and 4.4 metres.
The FR28 forwarder is equipped with hydrostatic-mechanical transmission. The drive pump runs a mechanical gearbox. The transmission axles then divide the traction force to the front and rear bogies. The traction can be locked between the front and rear as well as between the left and right side of each bogie. The NAF bogies guarantee a continuous totally 13 tons traction force.