30 March 2022

H-series – harvester for both operators and owners

During the latter part of the 90s, the technicians and engineers started work on producing a completely new line of harvesters. An initiative that was undoubtedly the biggest Rottne Industri had ever made for an individual model programme. With the new H-series harvester, we showed that we were not satisfied with just being one of the many players in the industry. With the H-series, we also wanted to lead development. First out was the Rottne H20, the largest harvester the company had built.

Behind the development of the new H-series was awareness that the forestry industry had made rapid strides during the recent decades. To remain competitive in the industry it was therefore necessary for us to take the next technical step.


Operator in focus
The requirements on the new H series were high and the bar was already set at an early stage. This was going to be the best harvester on the market. The focus was on the operator environment, the cab, with all this entails.

The cab would be the best on the market. At the same time, the machine would provide good overall economy for buyers. Accordingly, it was a question of building a machine that could not only harvest large volumes, but that was also reliable and easy to serve. In other words, the H-series would be a machine that both operators and machine owners would want. Strong sales figures showed that it had hit the nail on the head.

What many didn’t know, although suspected, was that Rottne H20 was a part of a series of harvesters. In the subsequent years, we first presented a thinning harvester, the Rottne H8, followed by a mid-size harvester, the Rottne H14.


Solid becomes more solid
But we wanted more. In parallel with the introduction of the H-series, we also decided to upgrade the Solid forwarder range, which had been launched a few years earlier. A mechanical combination entailing that Rottne now had the strongest and most competitive model series we had ever had.

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