MANUFACTURER Forest Technology Group (FTG) has introduced a driven version of a popular trailer. 

Designed to tackle the toughest terrains, the new FB70 2WD, part of the Källefall range, is said to combine the firm's "signature easy-climb bogie with the unbeatable power of Black Bruin hub motors" on the rear wheels.

It follows the recent addition of a FB70 trailer with a FB63TS crane and the introduction of even more choice to the FB90D line-up. 

A spokesperson for the Sweden-based company said: "All FTG Källefall forestry trailers offer high ground clearance to make getting around easier. FTG also offers both powered and non-powered trailers. In lighter terrain, a non-powered trailer is just fine. In hilly, wet terrain, on the other hand, a powered trailer helps reduce both the load on the tractor and the risk of getting stuck.

"Black Bruin B240 On-Demand Wheel Motors are designed to generate tractive power on tractor-driven trailers and working equipment.

"When the machinery is driven on-road, the motors can be freewheeled securely, since the freewheeling is done without active hydraulics. Freewheeling is also engaged automatically at any mode if trailer is pulled too fast (wrong tractor gear selection). 

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"The FB70 trailer comes fully loaded with everything you need for a seamless forestry experience. From its robust central beam frame to hydraulic drawbar steering, solid crane base and telescopic support legs, every detail is crafted for durability and performance.

"With the added flexibility to use chains or tracks, our hub drive system ensures smooth operation in the toughest conditions. Plus, simple electrically controlled engagement puts you in control of your trailer's movements."