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Harvester heads: H8, H7, H7HD, H8HD,
Cranes: C6, C55

The 8-wheeler PONSSE Bear is the largest harvester in the Ponsse product range and an unbeatable powerhouse for thick trees and demanding conditions. The product upgrade focuses on efficiency, structural endurance and ease of maintenance and use. At the same time, Bear has seen a complete facelift.

Ergonomics and ease of use are important factors when it comes to productivity. In addition, the design of cabin structures has paid special attention to the working comfort of the driver. The cabin offers plenty of storage space, the most ergonomic controls available in the market and the excellent visibility which is characteristic of all PONSSE forest machines.

The framework of the Bear is even more durable. Changes have also been made to the crane models available for Bear, i.e. the C6 sliding boom and C55 parallel cranes, to improve durability and flexible use. Important development steps in the PONSSE Bear include the positioning of components and service points, as well as the ease of maintenance measures, as requested by our customers. The engine technology and the improved hydraulics have enabled extending the service intervals from 600/1200 hours to 900/1800 hours. The long service interval increases efficient working hours and reduces operating costs.

The 6-cylinder Mercedes-Benz engine (260 kW/354 hp, 1450 Nm), which meets the EU Stage V emission levels, is effective and friendly to the environment. The engine technology is based on an SCR exhaust gas after-treatment system and cooled EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) system, which significantly lowers NOx and particulate emissions. Benefits of the technology include, along with a cleaner environment, a better response to sudden needs of power and better fuel economy. Superior working power is guaranteed by double-circuit hydraulics that supply just the right amount of power to the harvester head and crane. The new transmission and engine technology enable accurate stability control and efficient working on steeper slopes.


Technical details - PONSSE Bear

Minimum weight
23 800 kg (52,470 lbs)
Typical weight
24 500 kg (54,013 lbs)
8 990 mm (354 in)
2 990-3 130 mm (117.7-123 in)
Ground clearance
700 mm (27.6 in)
Transportation height
3 880 mm (152.8 in)
C55 C6
Slewing torque (gross)
67 kNm 67 kNm
Crane tilt angle
±20° ±20°
Crane turning angle
250° 250°
Lifting moment (gross)
255 kNm 310 kNm
9,5 - 11 m 8.6/10 m (28.2 / 32.8 ft)
Mercedes-Benz OM936 LA EU Stage V or Tier4 / MB OM926LA EU Stage IIIA
EU Stage V and Tier4F: 260 kW (354 hp) / EU Stage IIIA: 240 kW (322 hp)
EU Stage V and Tier4F 1450 Nm (1200-1600 rpm) / EU Stage IIIA: 1300 Nm (1200 - 1500 rpm)
Tractive force
230 kN (51,706 lbf)
Fuel tank volume
400 l (106 gal US)
Hydraulic system
Control system
PONSSE OptiControl
Hydraulic circuits
Separate hydraulic circuits for the harvester head and crane.
Harvester head pump
190 cm3 (11.6 cu in)
Crane pump
190 cm3 (11.6 cu in)
Oil tank volume
290 l (76.6 gal US)
750/55-26.5'' or 780/55-26.5''
750/55-26.5'' or 780/55-26.5''
Harvester head
Weight from (depending on the equipment)
1,150 kg (2,535 lbs) excl. rotator from 1,200 kg (2,646 lbs) excl. rotator from 1,250 kg (2,756 lbs) / H8 top saw from 1,450 kg (3,197 lbs) H8 HD: from 1,450 kg (3,196 lbs) excl. rotator/ H8 HD top saw: from 1,650 kg (3,638 lbs) excl. rotator
Feed system
3 rollers 3 rollers 3 rollers 3 rollers
Feed force
30 kN (6,744 lbs) 30 kN (6,744 lbf) 36 kN (8,093 lbf) 36 kN (8,093 lbf)
Maximum opening
650 mm (25.6 in) 650 mm (25.6 in) 740 mm (29.2 in) 740 mm (29.2 in)
Feeding speed
5 m/s (16.4 ft/s) 5 m/s (16.4 ft/s) 5 m/s (16.4 ft/s) 5 m/s (16.4 ft/s)

Plenty of optional equipment is available in addition to the comprehensive PONSSE Bear standard equipment. Consult your nearest Ponsse Service Center or dealer for more information on the standard and optional equipment.