PONSSE in Co-operation with Black Bruin launches the HH360 rotator for harvester head

PONSSE in co-operation with Black Bruin launches the new PONSSE HH360 harvester head rotator. The new rotator is an innovative solution in which the harvester head can rotate 360° degrees freely and without limitations. With PONSSE HH360 the hoses stay in a fixed position from the crane tip onto the rotator. 

Now launched the new rotator enables the harvester head to rotate freely without worrying about unexpected downtime caused by hoses twisting.

“We’ve developed an innovative solution by listening to our customers’ needs. The rotating harvester head speeds up the processing of trees, makes working much easier for the operator and reduces the chances of hose failures,” says Janne Loponen, Product Manager for harvester heads. “Compared to similar products, the rotator is strong, powerful and above all, energy efficient. PONSSE has got the exclusive rights to this innovative new product ,” Loponen continues.

“The project with Black Bruin has progressed smoothly all the way and the cooperation has been highly productive.”

Black Bruin’s R&D Manager Tero Ylä-Mononen is also highly satisfied with the outcome of the cooperation and elaborates on the advantages that can be achieved with the HH360 rotator: “The HH360 is a combination of the well-known and durable radial piston technology of Black Bruin’s harvester rotators and Ponsse’s innovation. 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. That’s what makes controllability of the harvester head natural and superior in all situations.”

Due to the radial piston rotator’s very high efficiency, just 20 l/min of oil flow suffices to operate – yet another factor contributing to the forest machine’s total economy. 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. “We are also pleased to make our own contribution to support the key properties offered by Ponsse’s harvester head solutions, that is, productivity and reliability,” continues Ylä-Mononen.

The powerful and exceptionally energy efficient PONSSE HH360 rotator is available for using with the H6, H7, H8, H7 HD, H8 HD, H7 HD Euca, and H8 HD Euca harvester heads when installed as a loose head installation.

All PONSSE harvester heads are designed to withstand the toughest conditions. They are characterised by a simple and solid structure which is why they can be used in various harvesting applications. Comprehensive design applies to both mechanical components and the electronic control system, controls, and software. The manufacturing process is highly automated, guaranteeing a high level of quality and measuring accuracy.


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