An innovative full-protection concept for forest work is now available for the new Steyr Multi tractor. The new forestry protection frame comprises a modular concept which can be individually adapted to suit the conditions in which the forestry tractor is being used. The forestry protection frame thus provides the tractor with a tailor-made protection kit, thereby offering maximum safety for man and machine.
Thanks to the modular system, which is being implemented for the first time on the Steyr Multi forestry tractor, a range of different, highly practical protection levels are available. The basic specification for forest work comprises a solid belly-pan, which protects the engine, transmission and rear axle, as well as the fuel and hydraulic oil tanks. Supplemented by side guards, the engine and hydraulic assemblies are ideally protected against damage. The forestry frame for the cab has a 4-pillar design and is equipped with reinforced mounting points.
Enhanced convenience and safety
Another new feature on the Steyr Multi forestry tractor is a shatter-proof rear window. The use of new materials now allows the otherwise customary protective grid to be dispensed with. This provides better visibility of the rear work area when loading and skidding, for example.
A further re-engineered feature is the optional hood guard, which is shaped to match the hood contours. The design affords optimum all-round visibility and offers sufficient clearance for an optional front loader with log grabbing attachment. In its basic version the forestry frame is designed with a detachable rear-view mirror, movable steps and steel cables which act as branch deflectors. Nokian Multiplus tyres are fitted as standard for forestry applications; these exert low ground pressure and minimise damage to the forest floor when working. The special Nokian tyres are mounted on reinforced forest rims with valve guards.
"Our new forestry protection frame builds on Steyr's proven success concept for municipal and forestry applications. Standard tractors are ideally adapted to suit the relevant operating conditions. This now applies to our protection concept as well. Apart from maximum safety, it offers individual adaptation, high value retention and, of course, optimum benefits," explains David Schimpelsberger, the product manager responsible for developing the new protection concept.
Forestry protection equipment is available for all Steyr tractor series for forestry applications with outputs ranging from 85 to 228 hp and can be ordered from the factory.