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Kesla launches new harvester crane and tie-up with Malwa

Kesla, an independent manufacturer of harvester heads and forest machine cranes has launched a completely new harvester crane Kesla 875H. The first serial-manufactured harvester equipped with this new crane is the all-new Malwa 980 harvester, which was presented at Elmia Wood exhibition. Source: Timberbiz

The 875H is a parallel-acting crane dedicated for harvester use with a gross lifting torque of 72 kNm and reach of 7.6m that make the crane ideal for thinning harvesters in around 10 tons weight class.

A maximum lifting capacity of 770kg at full boom reach enables the crane to be paired with the Kesla 18RH-II or the all-new 19RH-III thinning heads, resulting a well-balanced powerhouse for thinning.

The 875H crane can be equipped with a fixed base or with 4-direction tilt. The outer boom is equipped with 1200 mm telescope. These features enable that the optimal geometry can be achieved in all conditions and any kind of base machines.

“Strong partnering with our machine manufacturers is one of our core business areas. Kesla is the leading ndependent manufacturer of the harvester heads and practically the only who can offer also the compatible cranes with the heads. This makes us a superior industrial partner for machine manufacturers who want to focus on developing of their base machines and rely on the real expert in crane and harvester head technology,” Mika Tahvanainen, Director of Logging Equipment Business at Kesla Oyj said.

“Today I’m very happy to introduce Malwa Forest AB as one of our partners. Cooperation started already in the development stage, and discussion between our R&D departments has been very fruitful during the whole process.”