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Would a 8.5t forestry winch be ok behind an old shape valtra, 6800?

Martin du Preez

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1 hour ago, Whoppa Choppa said:

I would pick the Tajfun over the Krpan, mainly because Wilsons are now now the agents for Krpan and Kilworth are excellent.

Why not Wilsons, they have fitters all over England, tree company near me had problems with winch and fitter was there next day sorting it out. 

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10 hours ago, Martin du Preez said:

about to go for a remote  control krpan or tajfun winch

Would a 8.5t forestry winch be ok behind an old shape valtra, 6800? 

Mainly for pulling over rank ash edge trees and extracting timber from wet woodlands (seem to find the only ones in Essex)

Yes it will be fine.  Ram a 9.5t behind a valtra a95 which was the new shape 900 valmet and a 8.5 behind a 8100.


I personally prefer krpan mainly because of the folding butt plate which means if you need to winch in a sensitive area you can fold it up so it doesn't dig in. The little a series with a full set of front weights with the winch on a sheet of 18mm ply did a good job not making a mess.

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37 minutes ago, Martin du Preez said:

Thank you guys, gone for the 8.5t tajfun from kilworth, good price, if anyones got any hot tips on what not to do winching we’d be grateful. First time using one being in flat Essex 

Don’t be shy with it - choke as many logs as you can together and drag them all in one pull! 
Don’t use the tractor handbrake and make sure your arms are free to drop whilst winching - some tractors lock them each time you turn the engine off etc and you need to let the winch pull itself into the ground as it loads up. 

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