Rottne H8 - an updated classic for for stand-operating thinning!

Rottne H8E is a small and versatile harvester with unique characteristics including exact tracking, swing arms on the wheels, variable transmission and automatic anti-spin. This makes it very easy-to-operate with minimum space requirements, providing the conditions for smooth and fluent thinning and an undamaged stand – as well as high productivity.

Designed for stand-operating thinning

Rottne H8E is an ideal harvester for stand-operating thinning and with various working route system options it can handle strip road distances without manual intermediate zone felling.

Since Rottne H8E works inside the stand, it’s easier for the operator to decide which trees need to be thinned, as it is never more than 6–7 metres to the trees. This means more uniform thinning extraction, which gives both greater volume and added value and probably also a less storm sensitive stand. In other words, Rottne H8E gives good conditions for a timber rich forest.

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Rottne H8E is the same responsive machine as its predecessor, but with numerous improvements and new features:

• New and stronger crane RK75

• Optional boom control Rottne Crane Assistance

• Variable transmission with anti-spin

• Lower noise level

• Improved hose routing

• New oil cooling

• New hose routing and new cylinders on Rottne EGS406

• Stage V engine with reversible fan

• Electrically operated cab-tilt and engine hood

• Larger fuel tank (one tank instead of two as on H8B)

• Reinforced crane with new hose routing

• Large water tank for the stump spray application

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POWER TECH PLUS - eco-friendly engine

ROTTNE H8E has a powerful Stage V diesel engine that comfortably fulfills applicable emission requirements for current diesel engines.

+ Improved fuel efficiency, power and torque

+ Low AdBlue consumption: only 2–3 % mixture

Our John Deere engines use cooled exhaust gas recirculation technology (EGR-system) and a variable-geometry turbocharger (VGT). This gives high torque at low speed, faster response when loaded, low fuel consumption and low emission levels.

We have fine-tuned and improved many other details, including fuel efficiency and optimisation of the cold start unit, engine response, additional power and increased torque at both peak loads and low speeds.

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SWING ARM SYSTEM – gives unique terrain qualities

ROTTNE H8E has a narrow and compact chassis with a swing arm system that gives the machine unique terrain handling qualities.

The four wheel arms have a large swing movement, which means levelling can equal out both lengthways and sideways inclines, as well as give good ground clearance over stony and uneven terrain. Space requirements are minimised and weight distribution improved so that processing can be performed at full reach even laterally with maximum stability.

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CAB – ergonomic operator station with luxury comfort

Our cab features a modern design where the operator actually sits in the centre.

+ Same cab for all harvesters

+ Large windows provide excellent visibility

+ Low noise level – quieter than in a new car

+ Programmable buttons

The spacious and comfortable cab with its large windows affords the operator an excellent view of the entire working area. The ergonomically designed operator station has well-thought-out instrument panels to the side and in front of the operator’s seat, which has air suspension and is equipped with Airvent. The adjustable armrests feature integrated lever panels with function keys used regularly during felling and processing. Boxes and storage space for your daily work and effective ACC climate control give the operator a pleasant day at work.

Quieter than in a car!

Sound levels are low – in our cabs it is actually quieter than in a new car. Our cabs easily satisfy the ergonomic guidelines that apply to forestry machines.

Same cab model for all machine models

We have one cab for all our harvesters. The interior of the cab, distribution box, computer equipment and control functions are therefore identical, which is a significant advantage for the operators that switch between our different machine models.

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SERVICE FRIENDLY with electrically operated cab-tilt and engine hood

Serviceability is an important factor during development work on all ROTTNE machines.

Downtime can prove expensive for machine owners and good service access can significantly reduce the time needed for servicing, repairs and cleaning. The entire engine compartment can be accessed easily by tilting the engine hood back and moving the oil tanks to the side. The distribution box with fuses and relays, and computers, are well positioned for easy access.

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ROTTNE D5 - a highly competent control system

The ROTTNE D5 gives a good overview of the machine's functions

The Rottne D5 machine control system, which is based on CAN-bus technology, controls and monitors the engine, transmission and crane. The system comprises a main computer and a number of control units on the machine. The operator can adjust settings for the crane, transmission and engine, monitor pressure, temperatures and fluid levels and perform troubleshooting via the touch screen. Alarms are indicated by visual and audible signals and in clear text on the screen.

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ROTTNE FORESTER - the new generation of bucking computer

A powerful and easy-to-use system with many advantages.

+ Powerful computer

+ Large touchscreen

+ Many setting options

+ Programmable buttons/keys

+ Stanford 2010-standard


ROTTNE Forester is a quick and easy-to-use bucking system that is common to all our harvesters. A large and clear touchscreen (common to Forester and D5) shows information in a well-arranged manner and makes it simple to program different settings.

Bucking is optimised with value bucking H70* or with the more basic priority bucking (H60)**. EtherCat technology has allowed all bucking calculations to be transferred from the harvester head to a protected location in the cab – which also make calculations faster.

Rottne Forester is built according to the standard Stanford 2010, which means future-proofing for improved communications and synchronisation between different units in forestry. The software also manages automatic reporting with standard pdf-files. Using Rottne Forester it is possible to select the button settings to suit your operating style. An extremely flexible solution if you are not used to a Rottne harvester or prefer other button settings than our defaults.

ottne Forester makes it easy to produce automatic digital reports directly to the office, for example, when completing an object. It is also possible to print these using the printer in the cab roof or copy via USB.


*H70 (Value bucking)

Calculation of the tree is performed by the machine and the computer extracts maximum value for the forest owner. 

**H60 (Priority bucking)

More basic form of bucking where the operator programmes lengths/dimensions in a priority order.

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ROTTNE XPARTS - Save times, money and the environment

With our replacement system for spare parts – Rottne Xparts – you shorten, or altogether avoids, downtime.

+ Short, or altogether avoid, downtime

+ Low repair cost, on average 60 % of the new price

+ Longer warranty than for new parts

+ Quick deliveries


At times misfortune can occur. Things fail. At the worst possible time. Yet with our replacement system for spare parts – Rottne Xparts – you are quickly up and running again. The replacement system is also a good way to minimise downtime through preventive replacement of parts before they fail.

With Rottne Xparts you do not need to wait to get the repair made, but can immediately order a replacement component from your dealer, replace the failed unit and quickly get the machine up and running again. You then return the defective component to us for repair.


 In brief, this is how it works:

 1. You order a replacement part from us.If necessary this is shipped express.

 2.You return the failed/replacement part to us within 30 days.

 3. We repair the defective part.The cost is settled.


You save money

When you replace a part of your Rottne machine it is exchanged with a replacement part. You then return the defective part to us and only pay the actual repair or renovation cost for this. This will never be more than 90 per cent of the new price and on average amounts to 60 per cent of the new price.

You get a better warranty than a corresponding new part

As we at Rottne repair the defective part ourselves, we can double the warranty compared with a new part, i.e. one year or 2 000 hours (whichever occurs first) in contrast to a new part which has 6 months or 1 000 hours.

You help to reduce the environmental impact

As an alternative to discarding a defective unit, we renovate it as new again. This reduces the environmental impact and with a clear conscience you can also replace units you know are starting to underperform as a preventive measure to increase the technical utilisation.


Rottne Xparts comprise

•  Crane: pumps & rotators

•  Control & measurement system: computers & levers

•  Hydraulics: pumps

•  Harvester head: saw & wheel motors

•  Transmission: pumps, motors, wheel motors, differentials, bogie boxes, hub reducers, transfer gearboxes and distribution boxes