MTU and specialist vehicle manufacturer Hellgeth are to collaborate for the first time on the supply of engines for Hellgeth’s new timber harvester. The innovative TC 624 tracked vehicle is to be powered by 4-cylinder Series 1000/ OM 934 engines. It is to be used mainly as a forwarder, taking harvested timber through wooded areas to forest roadways for loading onto trucks. The MTU engines are certified to EU Stage V requirements.
Modern, environmentally-friendly technology
The articulated timber harvester from the German manufacturer is fitted with rubber wetland-compatible tracked drives which go particularly easy on the forest floor. The Hellgeth TC 624 has a full-suspension, adaptable drive system able to spread loads evenly on uneven terrain and avoid damaging the ground surface, e.g. when driving over roots. The combination of the MTU Series 1000/ OM 934 engine, a power-split transmission and a full-suspension chassis, enable much higher driving speeds than conventional machines both on and off-road. The vehicle can reach speeds of up to 40 kilometres per hour.