Rottne F18E  a strong and sturdy forwarder for final felling.


22 900 kg (50490 lbs)


18 000 kg (39 700 lbs)


207 kW (278 hp) 


260 kN (58 450 lbs)

+ Robust machine that withstands tough handling

+ Variable transmission – unique and powerful

+ Strong and fast crane

+ Wide Load

+ Spacious cab with Comfort Line

+ Compatible for bearing or drawing tracks on all wheel pairs

Rottne F18E  is a large forwarder with a load capacity of 18 tonnes, providing more efficient transport for long forwarding distances. The portal bogies, with large wide wheels, provide excellent bearing capacity and smooth and gentle travel. The wagon is available in two frame lengths and the load area has a very low centre of gravity. The forwarder can alternatively be equipped with width adjustable load bunks (Wide Load), which increases its flexibility and load area from 4,8 m2 to 5,9 m2

Variable transmission with a whole 260 kN tractive force

Rottne F18E has a well-balanced power train with a diesel engine that can be run at a low working engine speed, as it achieves maximum torque between 1,000 and 1,500 rpm. The transmission is hydrostatic with two hydraulic motors in a 3-speed automatic gearbox that allows gear changing when fully loaded. With a tractive force of 26 tonnes a high speed can be maintained even at maximum load.

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Engine type
JD 6090 CI550 Power Tech PSS, Stage V

Diesel or HVO

AdBlue tank
10 litres (2,6 US gal)

Engine output
207 kW (278 hp) at 1700 rpm

Engine torque
1 232 Nm (908 lb ft) at 1500 rpm

Cylinder volume
9.0 liter

Fuel tank
210 liter

Transmission type
Hydrostatic/mechanical transmission with load regulation controlled by Rottne control system

Tractive force
260 kN (58 450 lbs)

Speed, gear 1
0 - 6 km/h (0 - 3.7 mph)

Speed, gear 2
0 - 12 km/h (0 - 7.5 mph)

Speed, gear 3
0 - 20 km/h (0 - 12.4 mph)

Brakes type
2-circuit electrically/hydraulically operated negative wet disc brakes. Automatic load brake. Spring-assisted parking and emergency brake.

Wheel equipment
Wheel equipment 8 WD
750/55 x 26,5*, 780/50 x 28,5**, 750/45 x 30,5***

Steering angle
+/- 43°

Chassi type
Central joint with slew bearing and mid lock. Bolted welded load bunks. Front headboard and first bunk hydraulically movable.

Max. steering touque
93.5 kNm (68 960 lb ft)

+/- 22°

Hydraulic system
Hydraulic system type
Load-sensing system, entirely separated from the transmission.

Pump capacity
270 litres (71 US gal) / 1500 rpm

Working pressure
3 - 22 MPa (440 -3 200 psi)

Degree of filtration
10 micron

Tank volume
130 litre (34 US gal)

Electrical system
Electrical system
24 volt med Rottne Maskinstyrsystem och CanBus-teknik.

2 x 145 Ah

150 A

Machine control system

Working lights
17 pcs

Cab type
Spacious, vibration-proof safety cab. ISO certified

Noise level
67 dBA

Climate system

Crane type
Jib arm crane RK160 with dual slew cylinders and telescope 2.2 m/double telescope.

Lifting torque
156 kNm (115 100 lb ft)

45 kNm (33 200 lb ft)

Angle of rotation

8.5 / 10 m (28 / 33 ft)

Weight & Dimensions
Service weight from
22 900 kg (50490 lbs)

3080 mm* (121 in), 3230 mm** (119 in), 3070 mm*** (121 in)

10 870 mm (428 in)

Transportation height
3 920 mm (154 in)

Ground clearance (at articulated frame lock)
753 mm (30 in)

Loading capacity
18 000 kg (39 700 lbs)

Loading area
4.8 - 6.8 m2

The specification describes possible equipment, not what is standard or optional. What constitutes standard equipment or optional varies across our different markets. Weights are based on the specified equipment in the basic specification.

We reserve the right to change specifications without prior notice


Portal bogies and a slightly tapered wagon frame provide great ground clearance. The bogie lift, which is an optional equipment, makes the forwarder more flexible when working in narrow stands, wet or steep terrain, and when
using the chains.


The front headboard and first bunk are hydraulically adjustable, while the other load bunks, which are screwed to the frame, can be moved into different positions along the frame. The forwarder can alternatively be equipped with width adjustable load bunks (Wide Load) and hydraulic stakes, which increases its flexibility and load area from 4,8 m2 to 5,7 m2.


The spacious and comfortable cabin has a modern design where the operator sits in the centre. The large windows and low-set instrument panel provide an uninterrupted view of the immediate and overhead surroundings. The cabin is equipped with a number of storage compartments as well as a food warmer. Noise levels in our cabins are quieter than in cars. Our cabins are leaders in ergonomics among the forestry machines.


The unique cabin suspension system Comfort Line reduces shock, as well as makes crane work and driving in terrain significantly smoother. Since the launch in 2007, Comfort Line has been improved with updated software, more
robust structure and more precise positioning.


Our forwarder computer has the new Forester F30- and GeoInfo software with GPS-equipment as an option. These simplify planning, reporting and provide accurate follow-up. The forwarder computer consists of a powerful
computer and a large touchscreen. A printer can also be added. Production files from the harvester are received in the forwarder computer. With the help of this, forwarder reporting then shows how much timber has
been driven out to the road – and where it is located – for further transportation by truck. The forwarder computer also generates a follow-up of operations, which shows the operator’s efficiency and machine’s performance to
the machine owner. 

Geoinfo is an option that allows to plan and increase the efficiency of forwarding.
It enables information such as production files and maps with working routes to be automatically transferred from the harvester to the forwarder to facilitate transport planning and ensure that all felled timber is collected.


The crane RK 160 gives top-class performance to the machine. The torsionally strong base, powerful lift capacity and a reach of up to 10 metres, ensure quick and efficient loading and unloading.