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Moritz Fr 50

PM Chestnut own and operate (possibly the only one in the UK) Pfanzelt’s Moritz FR 50 it is a mighty and impressive piece of equipment.  Essentially a tracked mini tractor designed for felling and forwarding, it is an especially useful felling aid for undertaking winch work on the most inaccessible sites, those sites demanding a high level of safety, as well as those requiring a low ground impact.

The Moritz is powered by a 4-cylinder 35HP Kubota engine with a proportional hydrostatic drive. Travelling at a top speed of 6.5 km/h, it is fully controlled by a radio remote.

The machine is designed to flexibly meet a wide range of applications under a variety of extreme working conditions. 

Our Moritz Fr50 fitted with 5 tonne geared cable winch, hydraulically driven. The winch comes with 70m of 10.5 mm rope as, the winch is fitted with a rope infeed brake, guaranteeing optimum cable spooling by giving more precise control and ensuring the cable is always kept taut on the drum. The cable speed is variable to suit the work demanded and the infeed height adjustable via the logging plate.

At only 1.4 tonne and 2.2 m long it is quick and easy to transport, being small enough to fit in the back of our small trailer. Its compact dimensions also access narrow and difficult sites. And with a low ground pressure less than that of the human foot, at only 0.30 kg/cm2 it is also perfect for fragile soils, SSSI sites and an ideal solution for work on wet ground. With all functions wirelessly controlled it is especially useful for felling on steep and dangerous ground, allowing the operator to keep well clear of the risk zone. This provides us with the ability to deal with windblown and uprooted trees. 

Please contact us for our competitive daily hire rates.