A NEW harvester crane has been unveiled by forestry equipment manufacturer Kesla. 

The 875H is suitable for thinning harvesters of around 10-tonne and has a maximum lifting capacity of 770 kg at full boom reach. 

Announced last week, it is the result of a partnership between the Finns and Malwa Forest, with the latter's all-new 980 harvester used to demonstrate the crane at Elmia Wood. 

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The 875H can be equipped with a fixed base or with four-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, Kesla said. 

Mika Tahvanainen, director of Logging Equipment Business at Kesla Oyj, said: “Strong partnering with our machine manufacturers is one of our core business areas.

"Kesla is the leading independent manufacturer of the harvester heads and practically the only who can offer also the compatible cranes with the heads.

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"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.

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“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. I feel very proud when looking at the result.”