Rottne F20E

Rottne F20E

Rottne F20E  a workhorse for large loads and long forwarding distances.


23 000 kg (50 710 lbs)


20 000 kg (44 100 lbs)


207 kW (278 hp)


270 kN (60 700 lbs)

+ 20 tonne load capacity

+ A workhorse that withstands tough handling

+ Wide Load or Wide Load XL

+ Variable transmission – unique and powerful

+ Strong and fast crane

+ Spacious cab with Comfort Line

+ Compatible for bearing or drawing tracks on all wheel pairs


Rottne F20E is a sturdy forwarder with very large load capacity of a full 20 tonnes, making it perfect for transport for long forwarding distances. The balanced bogies, with large wide wheels, provide excellent flotation capacity and smooth and gentle travel.

Powerful engine and variable transmission

Rottne F20E 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 variable hydrostatic transmission with a tractive force of a full 27 tonnes (270 kN) means that Rottne F20E can manoeuvre without problem in all types of terrain and can maintain a high driving speed even with maximum load.

Fast crane with long reach

The crane with designation RK 160 has top-class performance. RK160 has a large oil flow and the valve package is mounted on the crane close to the cylinders, instead of on the machine chassis, which means the crane remains fast. The torsionally strong base, powerful lift capacity and a reach of up to 10 metres, means loading and unloading can be carried out quickly and efficiently.

Rottne F20E – the forest’s largest forwarder for efficient transport!

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Engine type
JD 6090C I550 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
270 kN (60 700 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***

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

Steering angle
+/- 43°

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 electrical system with CAN-bus technology.

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
23 000 kg (50 710 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
20 000 kg (44 100 lbs)

Loading area
4.8 - 8.4 m2 (52 - 90 ft2)

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


Rottne F20D has the adjustable load area Wide Load as standard and Wide Load XL as an option. The adjustable load area with a load capacity of up to 8.4 m2 helps keeping operating times to a minimum while allowing more logs per load. Rottne F20D is the forest’s large forwarder for efficient transport!


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 has top-class performance. RK160 has a large oil flow and the valve package is mounted on the crane close to the cylinders, instead of on the machine chassis, which means the crane remains fast. The torsionally strong base, powerful lift capacity and a reach of up to 10 metres, ensure quick and efficient loading and unloading.