Forest machine manufacturer Ponsse is launching the new HH360 rotator which lets the harvester head freely rotate 360° without limitations. The product has been developed in close cooperation with hydraulic motor and rotator manufacturer Black Bruin, and Ponsse has exclusive rights to the product for forest machine use. The innovation will be on show for the first time at the Expocorma trade fair in Chile on Nov. 23-25, 2022.
The 360° rotating harvester head speeds up wood processing, makes the operator’s job easier, and reduces hose failures.
“The HH360 is a combination of the well-known and durable radial piston technology of Black Bruin’s harvester rotators and Ponsse’s innovation,” said Black Bruin’s R&D Manager Tero Ylä-Mononen. “Thanks to the structure, the torque-transmitting components are wear-proof and the rotator maintains a firm grip throughout the machine’s service life. The rotator is extremely accurate in use and responds precisely and consistently to the user’s actions.”
Due to the radial piston rotator’s high efficiency, just 20 lpm of oil flow suffices to operate. The rotator’s operating costs are low and it is easy to service if needed. This means that service life can be extended far into the future.
The powerful and exceptionally energy-efficient HH360 rotator is available for multiple Ponsse harvester heads when mounted as a loose-head installation. The innovation will be on show for the first time starting on Nov. 23, 2022, at Expocorma in Chile, where attendees can also meet Rauno Riihiaho, Product Manager of Black Bruin rotators.