HSM – The pioneer in soil-conserving forest technology
HSM adheres to the concept of creating "Wide wheels on a vehicle with a small width" like no other manufacturer.
The 208F 10 t up to 208F 12 t model series was equipped with extremely wide tyres of up to 940 mm with a small outer width of under 3 m at its market launch many years ago.
- Less track depth on wet surfaces
- Higher driving speed and less fuel consumption than vehicles with tracks
- Significantly less erosion of soil onto the paved forest road
The HSM 208F BigFoot is the logical progression of this idea – the perfect innovation for soil-protecting forestry technology!
Equipped with special bunks, the BigFoot can be driven using specially developed 1340 mm wide tracks.
This enables productive and efficient timber harvesting with less track depth on wet surfaces that would otherwise be impassable. Operating a BigFoot without tracks is efficient and conserves resources. Higher driving speeds and less fuel consumption, all while protecting forest paths (through less erosion of soil), are definite advantages for achieving efficiency.