Spaldings to sell remote-control logging winch

A remote controlled tracked logging winch is now available from Spaldings, following the company’s appointment as national dealer in the UK and Ireland for Pfanzelt forestry machinery.

It is powered by a 35hp diesel engine, has hydrostatic drive and comes with the logging winch as standard, but it can be switched for a optional 1.2m wide flail mower.

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Weighing 1,400kg and sitting 1.1m wide means the Fr50 can be towed by 4×4 and a trailer to site, where the track spacing can then be widened hydraulically by up to 400mm for a steadier footprint on steep slopes.

According to Spaldings, it is ideal for woodland vegetation control or to provide tension for controlled direction felling where trees have to be cut down in a confined location.

Pfanzelt is planning a stump grinder attachment in the future, with current retail price for the Moritz Fr50 base vehicle set at £44,500.