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PONSSE Scorpion

PONSSE Scorpion

Harvester heads: H5, H6
Crane: C50

"In particular, the good visibility and the stabilisation feature of the machine make the work comfortable and efficient."
Samu-Petteri Ulmanen, forest machine operator, Metsä-Multia Oy
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Incredible visibility and steering, unbeatable stability, power and productivity – bearing the environment in mind and with minimum surface pressure. The PONSSE Scorpion raises productivity and ergonomics in harvesting to a whole new level and sets the future standard for the driver’s working environment.

Focus on the driver

In the PONSSE Scorpion, the focus is truly on the driver. The eight-wheeled Scorpion offers the best possible setting for efficient and productive work. The unique new crane solution offers excellent visibility in all directions, enabling smooth, flexible working whatever the conditions. Good visibility on both sides of the cabin allows for efficient and unlimited operation – the trees to be felled, felling direction and position of piles can be selected freely, keeping efficiency and eco-friendliness in mind.

As the cabin is located in the middle of the machine, the driver can easily see to the extremes of even dense thinning routes. Moreover, the driver is positioned in the middle of the cabin’s turning circle: when the cabin turns, the driver does not feel like he is on a carousel. This has a significant effect on comfort and well-being at work.

A driver’s machine

Cabin levelling keeps the driver stable, even in difficult terrain. The frame of the machine consists of three parts linked by rotating joints. The cabin is located in the middle frame, which is kept hydraulically levelled, while the front and rear frames tilt according to the terrain. As a result, the pivoting point is as low as possible, not only minimising tilting, but also helping to prevent the driver from swaying sideways.

Stable in all conditions

The incredible stability of the PONSSE Scorpion comes from its eight wheels and active stabilisation system. The unique stabilisation system is based on detecting the direction and position of the crane, and then pressing the rear frame in the direction of work. Pressing the rear wheels against the ground and the weight of the rear frame improve the machine’s stability significantly when working on one side – including when the machine is moving.

In addition to cabin levelling, stability helps to offer ergonomic working conditions for the driver.


Technical details - PONSSE Scorpion

Minimum weight
21 200 kg (46,738 lbs)
Typical weight
21 900 kg (48,281 lbs)
8 020 mm (316 in)
2 630-3 085 mm (103.5-121 in)
Ground clearance
655 mm (25.8 in)
Transportation height
3 720 mm (147 in)
Slewing torque (gross)
57 kNm
Crane tilt angle
front/rear ±15°, sideways ±12°
Crane turning angle
Lifting moment (gross)
252 kNm
10/11 m (33/36 ft)
Mercedes-Benz OM936 LA EU Stage V (Europe), MB OM936LA EU Stage IIIA (other countries)
V: 210 kW (286 hp), 3A: 205 kW (275 hp)
V: 1 200 Nm (1 200–1 600 rpm), 3A: 1 100 Nm (1 200-1 600 rpm)
Tractive force
170 kN (38,216 lbf)
Fuel tank volume
320 l (84.5 gal US)
Hydraulic system
Control system
PONSSE OptiControl
Working pump
210 cm3 (12.8 cu in)
Oil tank volume
280 l (74 gal US)
600/55-, 710/45- or 800/40-26.5“
600/55-, 710/45- or 800/40-26.5“
Harvester head
H5 H6
Weight from (depending on the equipment)
900 kg (1,984 lbs) excl. rotator 1,050 kg (2,315 lbs) excl. rotator
Feed system
3 feed rollers 3 rollers
Feed force
19 kN (4,271 lbf) 25 kN (5,620 lbs)
Maximum opening
530 mm (20.8 in) 600 mm (23.6 in)
Feeding speed
6 m/s (20 ft/s) 6 m/s (19.7 ft/s)

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