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  • PONSSE BISON Active Frame – unprecedented forwarder productivity

    The PONSSE Bison Active Frame is a ground-breaking innovative forwarder. The PONSSE Bison Active Frame is a next-generation forwarder at its best over long transport distances. Featuring a modern Mercedes-Benz/MTU engine, powerful loader and robust CVT gearbox the Bison Active Frame is an unbeatable powerhouse for timber transport.


    PONSSE Bison Active Frame

PONSSE Bison Active Frame

Bison Active Frame (2)

Loader: K90+, K100+
Load carrying capacity: 16 000 kg (35,274 lbs)

Next generation productivity

Speed and efficiency – first-rate productivity! The next generation PONSSE Bison Active Frame forwarder is here. Unprecedented in the field, the CVT power transmission and Active Frame cabin suspension system raise productivity to an entirely new level, especially with long transport distances. The modern motor, powerful loader and robust powertrain makes the Bison Active Frame an unbeatable powerhouse for timber


The new PONSSE Bison Active Frame demonstrates its superior especially over long transport distances. With the new CVT power transmission matching the driving speed and engine load to the situation, high productivity can be achieved at a low fuel consumption.
Experience the higher torque and stepless power transmission of the CVT drive – no more stops for switching between high and low gear operation. The new type of power transmission reduces fuel consumption. A truly unique powerhouse was created by combining these advantages with the modern high-torque Mercedes-Benz/MTU engines. Neverbefore-seen productivity.
The load bearing capacity of the Bison Active Frame is 16 tonnes. The large load space combined with the powerful and easy-to-use loader ensure efficient load handling at all work sites.


Technical details - PONSSE Bison Active Frame

Minimum weight, 8-wheeler
22 000 Kg (48,500 lbs)
Typical weight, 8-wheeler
22 600 Kg (49,824 lbs)
10 130 - 10 390 mm (399-409 in) + glide bunk 700 mm (27.5 in)
2590 - 3090 mm (116 -122 in)
Ground clearance
680 mm (27 in)
Transportation height
3 900 mm (153.5 in)
K100+ K90+
Slewing torque (gross)
24,340 lb-ft (33 kNm) 33 kNm (24,340 lb-ft)
Crane turning angle
360° 360 degrees
Lifting moment (gross)
118,009 lb-ft (160 kNm) 140 kNm (103,259 lb-ft)
25.6 ft /31 ft (7.8 m / 9.5 m) 7,8 / 10 m (25.6 / 32.8 ft )
Mercedes-Benz OM936 LA EU Stage V/Tier 4 Final or Mercedes-Benz OM906 LA EU Stage IIIA
Stage V and Tier 4F: 210 kW (286 hp), Stage IIIA: 205 kW (275 hp)
1 200- 1 600 rpm (Stage V: 1 200 Nm, Tier 4F: 1 150 Nm, Stage IIIA: 1 100 Nm)
Tractive force
200 kN (44,962 lbf)
Fuel tank volume
170 l (45 gal US)
Hydraulic system
Control system
PONSSE OptiControl
Working pump
2 x 800 mm
Oil tank volume
115 l (30 gal US)
8-wheeler, front
8-wheeler, rear
Load space
Load carrying capacity
16 000 Kg (35,274 lbs)
Load space cross-sectional area
4.5 - 5.5 m2 (48–59 sq ft)
4.5 - 6.0 m2 (48–65 sq ft)
Load space length
4 540 - 5450 mm (179-214 in) + glide bunk 700 mm (27.5 in)