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For over 30 years, KESLA has been a global pioneer in providing forest equipment for tractors. Kesla products sold under the PATU trademark have been the global market leader since the early 1980s. KESLA has developed a large selection of timber loaders, timber trailers and accessories that make it easy to equip a tractor for efficient timber harvesting. KESLA has great solutions for both heavy professional users and forest owners harvesting their own timber.

KESLA products are a combination of cutting-edge technology and the highest quality of components and materials. During manufacture, each KESLA product passes through a rigorous international quality assurance programme as well as practical performance and safety tests. Product details are carefully considered and designed for the needs of customers, raising efficiency and reliability to a league of its own. The large product selection and comprehensive range of optional accessories, makes it possible to provide customers with customised solutions that are sure to meet their needs. Since durability and a long service life are focal points in KESLA’s design work, customers are guaranteed uninterrupted working and superior resale value.

KESLA is the only manufacturer in the world that can bring its experience in heavy-duty timber truck cranes, forest machine cranes and industrial cranes to the world of tractor-mounted loaders and trailers. This experience shows in the superior features and durability of the products and in the manufacturer’s ability to listen to and serve the customer over the product’s entire service life.

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The KESLA 316T is a versatile assistant on the farm

09.08.2017 References

Mr. Kari Pekonen has been running the farm in Parikkala Kirjavansalo since 2001. The farm includes 220 Ha of fields, forest 70 Ha and 400 head of cattle. Farming contracting work is ran as its own separate business. From the begging the KESLA crane loader has been used in contract work.

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Chopped fire wood on the move with the KESLA 204T

09.08.2017 References

Pilkenetti is a company based in the city of Parikkala, that offers thermal drying services of wood and produces firewood. The company was established in 2011. The company is owned by Mr. Antti Paajanen and Mr. Juha Tuupanen, of which the latter is currently also the CEO of the company and is actively involved in daily operations.

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A strong belief in grapple loaders in Eastern Finland

23.09.2016 Tractor forest equipment

Jouko Makkonen, who is living in Eastern Finland, in Savonranta, is now using his fifth KESLA tractor loader – and to be specific a grapple loader - which he finds as an unbeatable solution for farms. The newest loader was purchased in 2015 as the previous KESLA 204 loader was changed over to Makkonen’s son who continued the farming as Makkonen retired. First he thought that he would loan the loader when there is need, but as the loader was always busy in farm work, he decided to purchase one of his own. With the purchase he also happened to get one of his brainchildren, bale claws that can be attached to a grapple, converted to a tangible product.

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Forestry gets stronger at Johanssons

28.10.2015 News

Farmer Fredrik Johansson lives nearby Jönköping, Sweden, with his family. Like else where in Europe, also in Sweden farming has become more and more challenging. On the forestry side, the situation is better though and wood sells well. At Johanssons forestry side is gradually overtaking the traditional farming side.

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20 000 hours forwarding behind a harvester machine

15.09.2015 References

In the forests nearby Punkaharju, Eastern Finland there is much activity when Kyösti Tiainen is forwarding timber behind a harvester machine to be transported to the road side for collection. For the transportation Kyösti uses a combination of a Valtra M120 which is 120HP, and a KESLA 12MD forwarding trailer fitted with a Foresteri 400-loader.

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Can KESLA-cranes be used for other purposes than just timber loading?


Yes, KESLA-cranes and loader can be used in various ways - not only for timber handling. Usually another sort of grapple is needed though. KESLA-cranes are used in handling e.g. lime, bioenergy, scrap, metal, firewood among many others.

Are the gravel buckets suitable for my old KESLA 18 grapple (year 2010)?


The ones in the brochure are not but we have similar type of gravel buckets available also for our older grapples in our spare parts and also for your grapple.

Do all KESLA-trailers have single beam construction? Why?


Yes, for a reason. When driving a trailer with load on in the terrain, the frame meets strong bending forces, which the single beam contruction can take better than a contruction with two beams. The construction is planned to be flexible in determined places. Also unloading the last logs is easier and quicker in single beam trailer.

Is articulated draw bar as standard in KESLA-trailers?


All trailers have hydraulic articulated drawbar. The smallest trailer (KESLA 82) has one cylinder hydraulic drawbar. All other trailers have a hydraulic articulated drawbar with two cylinders. The moving angle of articulation is 33-40 degrees. It makes moving easier especially when thinning.