WORK SMART WITH NEW FTG FOREST / KÄLLEFALL 2WD DRIVEN AXLE
Finally, the long awaited FTG FOREST / KÄLLEFALL forest trailers with driven axle are available!
Upgraded models will be marked with "2WD"‘ sign, and this will mean – rear axle auxiliary wheel drive system.
The new trailer design meets customers‘ requirements for advanced timber transportation from the forest.
WHY TO CHOOSE TRAILER WITH 2WD SYSTEM?
To transport timber in the forest is quite complex and expensive operation from an energy point of view. Furthermore, in some cases, this operation can be very difficult and hard in unfavorable road conditions, which mainly/usually occur in autumn and spring (muddy ground).
FB90 and FB100 forest trailers are mostly used with tractors less than 100 HP, meaning tractor transmission gets quite big loads - therefore under extremely difficult conditions, FTG FOREST / KÄLLEFALL recommends to use forest trailers with auxiliary wheel drive system (2WD), which not only saves fuel but also time, meaning higher overall efficiency.
2WD-system offers great benefits alike:
- Maximal timber loads even in very difficult ground conditions thanks to advance traction;
- Minimal soil damage thanks to reduced tractor wheel slip;
- Extended seasons due to operations less limited by weather conditions;
EFFICIENT WORK WITH MODERN TECHNOLOGY
FTG FOREST / KÄLLEFALL driven axle system consists of 2 "BlackBruin" hub-motors, hydraulic & electronic control units. BlackBruin puts its high torque just where it’s needed – under the load, while more traction power is generated just when needed with a simple push of a button thanks to innovative electronic control and protection system.
Auxiliary wheel drive system can be powered by tractor’s hydraulic system or trailer’s on-board hydraulic system. However, both speed and traction power depend on system pressure and flowrate, therefore only trailers equipped with on-board hydraulic system (≤300 bar) offer maximum performance characteristics.
When advanced traction is not required, hub-motors are triggered to freewheeling mode - drive at high speed (up to 40km/h) fluently without any hydraulic losses and benefit from fuel savings! Motors have extra protection seals against extreme off-road conditions, such as water, dust and dirt.
IMPORTANT THING – SIMPLE TO USE
The innovative system allows using the trailer with any type of tractor, without requiring long and/or complex adjustments. Electronic control unit (ECU) ensures effective wheel drive system control and protection – it allows to activate crane/WD function and trigger drive direction with a simple push of a button, while wheel-drive will be automatically turned-off, if trailer would be towed too fast. Knowing how difficult and complex the operator's work is, the ECU is created to avoid operator’s mistakes and protect hub-motors from being damaged.
For more information about trailers with driven axle, please contact us or our region dealer.