S-line forwarding trailers

The Pfanzelt S-line forwarding trailers are especially designed for use by private forest owners and semi-professional contractors. The reliability of the technology has the same priority as for professional. However, the job description is different. The S-line forwarding trailers are set apart by their compact dimensions, which in combination with a smaller tractor, enable high manoeuvrability, but at the same time provide ample space to offer a high-capacity trailer. 


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U-section double frame (S9)

The frame of the S-line forwarding trailer is made of two special steel U-bearers that are bolted together to create a double frame. This system is also widely used in truck manufacture. The torsional forces that are generated when working with loading cranes and driving on rough terrain must be absorbed by the frame. So that the frame can cope with these forces it is made of U-profiles and completely screwed together with special flange bolts. The possibility of fatigue cracks as known from welded structures is therefore virtually excluded.

As soon as the last two stanchions have been turned, the forwarding trailer can also be loaded with cordwood bundles or loose cordwood at right angles to the direction of travel.

Bogie axle

The bogie axle of Pfanzelt forwarding trailers offers stability during crane operation and the best possible drive characteristics, especially in forwarding trails. The even distribution of ground pressure is another big advantage. The bogie axle (S9) is mounted on lubricatable and adjustable spherical articulated bearings. This guarantees true running for many years.

Brake system and approval for use on public highways

S-line forwarding trailers are equipped as standard with a brake system. The compact diaphragm brake cylinders are completely encapsulated with a protective hood. This means that the brake system is protected from damage by sticks or grippers.

series: Hydrl. 2-wheel brake
Option: 2-wheel overrun brake

series: Hydrl. 2-wheel brake
Option: Hydrl. 4-wheel bake,
                4-wheel overrun brake,
                4-wheel air brake

The Pfanzelt hydraulic overrun brake (S9) transmits the braking force from the start-up device direct to the brakes without mediation by rods or Bowden cables that are vulnerable to faults. For increased safety when reversing and off road, the overrun brake is combined with an additional hydraulic brake that can be manually actuated via a tractor control unit.

Steerable draw bar

S-line forwarding trailers are equipped as standard with a pivoting draw bar with a large steering angle. Two strong hydraulic cylinders ensure reliable operation even when the loaded rear trailer is pivoted against the slope. The steerable draw bar can be mechanically locked when driving on roads.

On model S9 the draw bar can be optionally supplied for bottom or top mounting.

LED lighting with turn signal monitoring

The lighting system using LED lights is integrated in the frame. To protect the lights from damage when working in the forest, these can be folded in.

Driving on public highways up to 40 km/h (S9)

Travel on public highways is no problem for Pfanzelt machines, even when loaded. With the TÜV certificate, the forwarding trailer can be licensed for top speeds of 25 or 40 km/h on public roads.

Depending on the equipment, a CoC document is available for 25 km/h.

For the 40 km/h approval, the forwarding trailer must be equipped with a hydraulic overrun brake or an air brake.

Transport systems

Cut material box (S6/S9)

The hot-dip galvanised section vessel is designed for transporting branch and cut material.

Floor pan (S9)

The floor pan is suitable for the combined transport of logs and branch material.

Round bale loading trailer (S9)

The round bale loading trailer allows convenient loading and transport of round bales. Special gripper arm enables easy handling of round bales.


Stowage space

Specially designed holders for chainsaws and fuel canisters as well as, in some models, two additional storage bins with lids provide lots of storage capacity for forestry work.

Technical specs for S6

Double frame (S6)
The frame of the S6 forwarding trailer is in the form of a bolted double tube frame. This means that the loading space can be flexibly used for different trunk lengths. Cordwood can be loaded without special adaptation.

As an option, the S6 can also be equipped with a high-sided floor pan. It consists of two parts and can be mounted quickly and easily with the crane.

Crane geometry
The toggle lever system of forestry crane – also known as the power link system – between the main boom and folding boom ensures optimum crane geometry for loading work. Ergonomic loading directly onto the headache rack is also thus made possible. Protected against damage during loading and unloading of the forwarding trailer, both hydraulic cylinders are mounted above the main boom. The telescopic cylinder is internally mounted.

Ergonomic operation
The control station located on the draw bar creates a clearly organised workstation outside the danger zone with optimum visibility. The crane is operated via two control toggles each with an electric switch, enabling easy and comfortable operation of the crane.

Shielded hoses
Protected routing of the hydraulic hoses from the control block to the tip of the crane ensures low downtimes and maxises safety at work. Pfanzelt's highest priority is to ensure that the hydraulic hoses are secured over the entire crane or installed internally.

Protected against damage during loading work, the cylinders of the A-pillar support are internally mounted. The telescopic design of the outriggers creates stable support even in dense stands of timber and on slopes. They also make it possible to drive up close to the log stack and thus use the full lifting force of the crane.

Technical specs

S-line forwarding trailersS6S9
Customize your machineConfiguratorConfigurator
Frame constructionBolted double frameDouble U-profile frame made of special steel
Bogie axle
Front cage area1.40 m²1.92 m²
Long flat bed3,500 mm4,000 mm
Hydraulic pivoting draw bar with 2 cylinders
Stanchion pairs3 + 14
Load capacity on non-public roads6 t9.2 t
Permitted total weight on public highwaysup to 6 tup to 9.2 t
Dead weight with craneapprox. 1.7 tapprox. 2.97 t
Lightingas per StVZO (German road traffic licensing reg.s), integrated in frame, retractable
Control panel on the draw bar
Brake system2-wheel hydraulic2-wheel hydraulic
Brake surface300 x 60 mm, 6-hole wheel300 x 90 mm, 8-hole wheel
Tyres380/55-17" 14, PR grooved tread380/55-17" 14, PR grooved tread
Wheel with valve protection

Loading craneLK 2764LK 4267
Range6,340 mm6,340 mm
Lift moment, net27 kNm40.5 kNm
Pivoting moment8.1 kNm15.2 kNm
Crane control8-way mechanical, 2 control toggles, 2 electrical functions (rocker) for gripper and telescope
Clamshell gripper (Pm 150) (Pm 230)



Independent hydraulic oil supply, incl. Cardan shaft


480/45-17" grooved tread, with valve protectionoptional
520/50-17" grooved tread, with valve protection


Hydraulic 4-wheel brakeoptional
Overrun brakeoptional (2-wheel)
Hydraulic overrun brakeoptional (4-wheel)
4-wheel air brakeoptional
Hydraulic wheel hub driveoptional
Loading crane LK 4272 (7,200 mm, 40.5 kNm)optional
4-finger gripper (cross section 0.23 m²)optional
Gripper attachment for round balesoptional
Crane operation via EHC control block
with wireless remote control unit Autec
Crane cable winch with wireless control, 1.5 t tractive forceoptional
Crane cable winch exTEND 2.0 with wireless control, 1.5 t tractive forceoptional
Pendulum with internal concealed hosesoptional
Crane operating hours counteroptionaloptional
Cut material pan or floor panoptionaloptional
Round bale loading traileroptional
TÜV-licensed up to 40 km/h (applicable for Germany)optional

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