Swedish Forestry Expo 2023

Stockholm, Sweden 1 June 2023

During its over 60-year-long history, Black Bruin has delivered innumerable hydraulic drive solutions to manufacturers of forestry equipment and their end users, loggers and contractors all around the world. These highly durable and energy-efficient solutions will be showcased at Swedish Forestry Expo on June 1-3, 2023.

On display at stand N03:d, a comprehensive product portfolio for forestry applications, including:

  • radial piston harvester rotators
  • feed roller motors for harvester heads
  • hydraulic wheel drive systems for logging trailers
  • hydrostatic transmission for forest machines

Harvester rotators

Black Bruin has been manufacturing rotators for the leading forest machine manufacturers ever since 1970. At the Swedish Forestry Expo, the company will be showcasing its harvester rotators based on their widely proven, highly durable radial piston technology. Owing to the construction, the torque-transmitting components will not wear in use and the user experience remains unchanged throughout the machine’s lifetime. The rotator is very accurate in use and continues to respond to the driver’s commands in the same way each time, which guarantees that the controllability of the harvester head is perfect in all conditions. The efficiency of the radial piston rotator is high and they require just 20 l/min of oil flow to operate, all of which improves the overall economy of the forest machine. The operating costs remain low and due to the easily maintained construction, the service life of the Black Bruin rotator can be continued far into the future.

“The links and brakes of our most popular RH3016 model have recently been updated to meet the customers’ latest demands. The product has been on the market for almost 10 years and has sold in thousands. Feedback from the field has been excellent. The most common comment is that the radial piston rotator is stronger and turns more efficiently than competing solutions, and that can definitely be felt in use. Even when operating a forest machine for many service hours, you notice that the power of the rotator is still there and the feeling of use practically the same as in a brand new machine. More feedback from forest professionals can be found at www.blackbruin.com/references,” says Markku Latvala.

Hydraulic wheel drive systems for trailers

At the Swedish Forestry Expo, Black Bruin will also be showcasing a power transmission solution specially designed for tractor-driven trailers and working equipment. The core of the system is formed by a hydraulic wheel hub motor, which provides tractive power exactly where it’s needed, under the heavy load. The system is ideal for use in forestry, agricultural and earth-moving trailers.

“The popularity of driven trailers is continuously increasing in the Nordic countries and Central Europe, especially in forestry applications. Almost all forest trailer manufacturers offer the Black Bruin hydraulic drive solution as an option in their portfolio. This is obvious, because the importance of tractive power grows especially in demanding conditions and with bigger trailers and heavier loads. Professional tractor contractors demand superior mobility and productivity for their equipment. The job must get done whatever the conditions”, Latvala declares.

“When the wheels of a trailer have superior tractive power, even a smaller tractor can pull bigger trailers and carry heavier loads with ease. This achieves savings both in machine investments and fuel costs. Better traction reduces ground compaction and damage to tree roots. And you don’t need to be afraid of getting bogged down in soft soil and possibly even having your work come into a standstill,” Latvala continues.

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