About the Brand
Kesla’s cranes, trailers, harvester heads, and biomass chippers were an early addition to Oakleaf Forestry’s product portfolio and were welcomed with open arms, given the Finnish manufacturer’s reputation for well-made, well-supported goods.
The family-owned company; Kesla states,
‘Our innovative, high-quality products – made in Finland with decades of experience and customer understanding – meet the most demanding needs, in and outside the forest. Whatever your talent and platform, Kesla is the perfect match with our durable, user-friendly products that adapt to your exact requirements.’
Upgrades and Improvements
Kesla’s 9-tonne metre straight boom crane; 2209St is built specifically to withstand extremely adverse weather conditions. Weather warnings will not halt work with this crane due to the use of extremely robust hosing designed particularly for arctic conditions. A variety of different outreaches are available to suit customer needs.
The crane now has a number of extra features requested by Kesla customers, such as in-boom hydraulic hosing. In the new 22-series KESLA cranes, the hosing is placed inside the booms, also in the transfer boom minimising the risk of hose damage. Durable JIC connections and hydraulic pipes and hoses are adequately protected in the hydraulic system. KesLINK, an invention of Kesla, safeguards the hoses going to the grapple.
Extensive hydraulic lines custom-designed for these 22 series cranes allow for quick and smooth movement. The 2209St is available with a dependable single, double, or LS Parker hydraulic circuit.
With four cylinders, the crane’s slewing mechanism is stronger than before. It features highly robust pipes in the slewing system with a welded stabilised foundation of high quality. KESLA cranes can be equipped with many types of stabilizers – integrated, separate, extra wide, chipper-use, or stationery-use but the variety depends on the model.
The Steel Used
The inner and outer boom joints have a strong fork attachment and have been constructed from high-quality steel (Strenx 700 MC+).
Strenx® 700MC Plus is high-strength structural steel with advanced cold formability and impact toughness for highly demanding applications.
Strenx® 700MC Plus meets or exceeds the requirements of S700MC in EN 10149-2. It is typically used in highly demanding applications that require superior bendability, high impact toughness in cold conditions, and the ability to cut mechanically. Material is the same in the other KESLA truck cranes – Strenx MC 700+ high-quality steel surface-treated with nanoceramic KESLA proTECT handling.
The crane is finished in corrosion-resistant, double-layer powder coating (RAL9005) for excellent durability while still appearing elegant.
The crane may be outfitted with a KESLA Vision Standard cabin, which is light, corrosion-free, and provides pleasant conditions with plenty of legroom. The cabin can be furnished with a Planar 2D diesel heater that is likewise appropriate for hard conditions, as well as an LED bar for better vision in the dark. The heated seats guarantee a comfortable driving experience, and weather hoods or canopies are available on request, making this crane ideal for a versatile range of weather situations.
Ready to take the next step?
Are you ready to upgrade to the latest and greatest crane for 2022 or to start your forestry journey with Kesla? Get in touch today via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 028 3833 0011 to become a proud member of the Kesla Squad.
The Kesla 2209st cranes are available now with excellent installation and backup services for immediate collection from Oakleaf Forestry’s Portadown branch, or for delivery across the UK and Ireland.