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Customers who ordered the new Rottne H8D unseen were positively surprised when they got to see it up close at Elmia Wood. Go to photo
Customers who ordered the new Rottne H8D unseen were positively surprised when they got to see it up close at Elmia Wood.

Thumbs up from customers who ordered the new harvester unseen

Rottne had sold some ten harvesters of the new model H8D without anyone being allowed to see it. Everyone had to wait for the world premiere at Elmia Wood. The reaction? Even better than expected!

There was great interest at Elmia Wood in Rottne’s entire machine fleet. But two machines attracted particular attention. One was of course the H8D, which had never been exhibited before. One advantage of this new model, which surprised both its new purchasers and everyone else, is that it is only marginally heavier despite several improvements that would normally have added weight.

“In practice the total weight is about the same,” says Rottne’s CEO Tobias Johansson.

On paper it is 700 kg heavier but in practice things are different. One innovation is the presence of a hydraulic motor in each of the four wheel hubs. Each motor weights 100 kg. But contractors no longer have to fill the wheels with water to increase the machine’s accessibility.

The second public magnet was the F11D forwarder, which was presented at the beginning of this year. It is a development of Rottne’s smallest and biggest-selling forwarder, the F10. Despite its name, this new and reinforced model loads 12 tonnes. This is a market segment where Rottne has had only a limited presence recently.

“We’ve already sold it to countries like Germany, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and the US,” Johansson says.

To judge from the response at Elmia Wood, the H8D and F11D will be a team much in demand.

Source: Elmia Wood

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