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Forest Crawler goes into production

HSM presented the new Forest Crawler CTL 250FR at the FORST live exhibition in Offenburg. The professional Forest Crawler is based on the "HFR 504 Plus" designed and built in Switzerland. Start of production will be at CTL Technology GmbH in Sehmtal at the beginning of May. Development will continue at the same time. The Forest Crawler can be transported on a car trailer as it is only 1700 mm wide and has a total weight of 2.5 t. The specially manufactured track mechanism with bogie pendel wheels guarantees excellent traction even in rough terrain. The low centre of gravity combined with the parallel rear plate (including height adjustable rope guides (250 mm)) ensure high stability even when carrying out demanding rope work, The Forest Crawler is therefore ideally suited for deployment on critical slopes and in areas which are hard to access. In addition the Forest Crawler can be equipped with an easily removable front traction winch which has synchronous power control and a tractive power of 0 to 2.3 t. An efficient 37 kW/50 HP Yanmar 4-cyl. diesel engine supplies enough power to drive the rear ADLER EHY-5 winch which is driven hydraulically and proportionally (when winding/unwinding). Easily accessible service hatches, well designed stowage compartments and an integral battery changer ensure smooth operation. The rear plate and the hydraulic system are prepared to receive a hydraulic three-point add-on unit.

The Forest Crawler CTL 250FR is available directly from HSM or HSM dealers at a price of €86,000. CTL is also interested in finding new dealers who would like to include the Forest Crawler in their product portfolio.