Sampo Rosenlew FR28 Forwarder


Sampo Rosenlew has responded to customer demands by designing the FR28 forwarder, which is optimized for thinning operations. This 10-tonne load bearing forwarder is designed to complement our harvesters.  With its low dead load and high steering angle, the F28 is a nimble machine for efficiently transporting timber from stump to roadside.





The FR28 forwarder is mainly used in young sections of forest kept rather dense. This requires that the forwarder, too, is of suitable size. The small dimensions are connected with optimized weight division between front and rear axles. Together with articulated steering that turns 45 degrees result to a unique maneuverability.

The bottom is even and flat also below the engine. The forwarder width is 2720 mm (wheels 710/40-22.5). The spacious lower chassis allows the use of 900 mm tracks.The loading space length may alter between 3.8 and 4.4 metres.



The FR28 forwarder is equipped with hydrostatic-mechanical transmission. The drive pump runs a mechanical gearbox. The transmission axles then divide the traction force to the front and rear bogies. The traction can be locked between the front and rear as well as between the left and right side of each bogie. The NAF bogies guarantee a continuous totally 13 tons traction force.



The Sampo Rosenlew factory also manufactures the spacious, silent cab which helps the operator to work efficiently. It meets the official safety standards and is specially designed to be used in dense thinning forest when the remaining trees must be left unharmed. The unique visibility also helps in this.

The cab features many details that make it easier for the operator to work and feel more comfortable. There is, for example a switch to open the engine hood with an electric motor. All these also help the operator work efficiently even long shifts in thinning harvesting.



In the spacious cab special attention has been paid to visibility. Lower part of the crane is very narrow thus enabling unhindered view to loading direction. The windows are placed so that it is very easy to see the wheels.

Thanks to low engine rpm, clever hydraulic system and high quality noise insulation, the cab is amazingly silent and comfortable. It is equipped with several details to make operators work easier and more pleasant: a refrigerated sandwich box as an example.



The FR28 forwarder has a 10-metre reach crane specially designed for thinning operations. The low construction of the crane improves the sideways stability and visibility. Crane can be equipped with a weighing scale, not only to control harvesting but also to prevent harmful overloading.



Even though the timber from thinning harvesting is mainly relatively short pulp wood, you can quite as well load saw logs. The forwarder can be ordered from the factory with loading space length between 3.8 and 4.4 meters. The headboard in front of the load space is hydraulically adjustable.      



The numerous service-friendly details of the forwarder tell about the Sampo Rosenlew machine construction traditions. As a practical proof you can find for example a vacuum pump in the hydraulic system. It prevents oil leakages during service measures and in connection with damaged hoses or other components. The forwarder operator can switch on the pump with ignition key immediately if there is a leakage. No oil is wasted or spilled in the nature.
Hydraulic oil filling pump keeps all impurities outside the system. In connection of a periodical or other service oil is pumped through the return filter. This helps considerably in keeping the system clean.



As the source of power we are using a Tier 4 final phase 49 AWF common rail diesel manufactured by the Agco Power company in Finland with decades of experience. Minimal fuel consumption together with long service intervals guarantee that this low-emission engine is inexpensive to use. It provides 124 kW power and 700 Nm torque. engine
FR28 Technical information  
Wheels, front & rear front/rear 710/40-22.5
Please note: this information is nominal and exact numbers may vary according to manufacturing deviation.
Weight From  13 000 kg
Dimensions Length  8262 mm
  Width  2720 mm (710/40-22.5 wheels)
  Ground clearance  620 mm
Loading capacity Max load  10 000 kg 
  Load space vertical cross cut area  4 m²
Diesel Engine Type Agco Power 49 AWF
  Capacity  124 kW / 2100 rpm
  Torque  700 Nm / 1100-1600 rpm
  Fuel tank  220 l.
Transmission Type Hydrostatic-mechanical with diffrerential locks.
  Speed max.  25 km/h
  Traction force  130 kN
Steering Type Proportional 
  Turning angle  +/- 45°
Brakes Type Oil immersed brakes front and rear
Hydraulics Type Load sensing
  Flow  220 l/min (2000rpm)
  Pressure  215 bar
  Tank volume  125 l
Electrics Batteries  2 x 145 Ah, 24 V 
  Alternator  100 A
  Start  4kW
  Working lights  16 pcs. 
Crane Type Mesera F59 / Kesla 600
  Reach  Mesera 7,2/8,5/10 m  /  Kesla 7,7/8,2/10 m
  Rotator  Sampo Hydraulics MR8
  Link                      Link with 1-direction brake
  Grapple              Kesla proG28
Standard equipments: AC, hydr. oil filling pump and vacuum pump, 2 fire extinguishers, radio/CD, hydraulic stairs, tool kit.

FR28 Forwarder Dimensions    
Length mm    
    option 1 8262
    option 2 8562
    option 3 8862
Front axle - Middle joint mm    1850
Middle joint - Back axle mm    
    option 1 2350
    option 2 2650
    option 3 2950
Width mm (with 710/40-22.5 wheels)    2720
Height mm    3730
Ground clearance mm   620
Load Space width mm   2720
     Load Space vertical cross cut area    4 m²
Load space length mm    
    option 1 3800
    option 2 4100
    option 3 4400
I    Turning radius mm    
    option 1 6528
    option 2 6953
    option 3  7377
Turning angle    +/- 45°
















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Fr28 Forwarder

Sampo-Rosenlew has responded to customer demands by designing the FR28 forwarder, which is suited for thinning operations. This 10-tonne load bearing forwarder is designed to complement our harvesters.

Fr28 Forwarder / EN (pdf)
Fr28 Forwarder / DE (pdf)
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