FH BERGWALD Skyline Carriages

Franz Hochleitner's Bergwald carriages are characterised by their robust construction, using first class quality materials. The design offers longevity along with low maintenance. – the carriages of the Bergwald series are destined for challenging tasks and prized by our fellow forestry workers.

All Bergwald carriages are equipped with a mainline clamp, line break safety device in the event of a mainline break, four guide pulleys for smooth saddle passage and an anti-twist device of the load hook.

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All Bergwald Carriages feature:

  • Frame made of high-tensile steel (four times stronger than conventional steel).
  • Operated by wireless remote control for spot-on, precise stops.
  • Combination of clamps for the skyline and mainline for travel of the carriage with the load suspended at half height – ideal in case of lateral pulling (= protection of trees not to be logged).
  • Protection against damage to the mainline thanks to anti-twist device of the load during transport.
  • Cable break safety device for stopping the carriage in case of mainline damage,
  • All carriages are also compatible with the saddle from Wyssen.
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The Bergwald Hybrid models, with electrically powered mainline spooling additionally feature:

  • Generator function of the electric spooling motor: for charging the battery during pulling of the load, makes it possible to work for several days without manual recharging.
  • Easy and safe mainline handling for the worker in the forest
  • Mainline spooling device activated by radio control.
  • Smooth and silent spooling process.
  • Integrated safety clutch to protect the electric motor.

Advantages of the Bergwald Hybrid models over carriages with lifting winches:

  • Unlimited lifting height because no drum is installed.
  • High lifting load because the force of the yarder or the sledge winch is used.
  • High lifting speed (= time savings) thanks to the powerful winch on the yarder /sledge winch.
  • Up to 50% less weight (= higher load capacity possible).
  • No damage to mainline from hoist-drum is possible.
  • Shortening the mainline does not affect the lifting height.
  • Pulling force is not impeded by the fill level of the drum in the carriage.
  • Electric motor instead of internal combustion engine (= quiet operation).
  • No refuelling necessary.
  • Lateral pulling without oil pressure issues.

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Franzhoch 3000

BW 3000 : This One Cuts Through

  • Lightweight construction
  • Super compact carriage

The Bergwald 3000 is a very compact carriage, particularly suitable for thinning works. Even along the narrowest route, since the carriage can also be moved along the skyline even while pulling. With its low weight of approx. 200kg, the Bergwald 3000 is easy to maneuver and thus offers ergonomic advantages during assembly.

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Franzhoch 3500

BW 3500 HYBRID : The Hero on the Mountain

  • Mainline spooling with electric motor / generator
  • Lightweight construction

The Bergwald 3500 Hybrid is very lightweight, suitable for both 2 and 3 rope operation. It has a huge advantage with 3,500kg load capacity. The electric spooling device combines noticeable advantages in ergonomics with impressive durability and maximum flexibility – by means of a spool-out force of 400 kg. The line break safety device with automatic gripping and guide pulley monitoring provides maximum safety at work.

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Franzhoch 4000SMU

BW 4000 SMU : The Wonder Runner

The Bergwald 4000 SMU is a ropeway conveyor carriage that can be used in 2-line, 3-line and 4-line operation uphill, downhill and horizontally. The revolution in carriage technology – the patented V-pulley, which makes operation in conveyor mode possible. Extremely sturdy and made of high-quality materials, with a load capacity of 4 tonnes, the Bergwald 4000 SMU is a universally usable device meeting the highest standards. The double line break safety device on the main and haul-back lines is a safety device at the same time.

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Franzhoch 4500

BW 4500 : The Tough Companion

  • Extremely rugged construction
  • Low maintenance

The Bergwald 4500 carriage has been tried and tested under difficult conditions in harvesting heavy timber. The extreme resistance of the material, the highly precise workmanship and the sophisticated technology provide maximum safety and reliability. Therefore, the Bergwald 4500 is also very popular for transporting the most varied materials and heavy loads. The low maintenance effort and the long service life of the Bergwald 4500 are particularly noteworthy.

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Franzhoch 5000 HYBRID

BW 5000 HYBRID POWER + : An Exceptional Talent in the Forest

  • Mainline spooling with electric motor / generator
  • Extremely rugged construction
  • Most powerful Bergwald Carriage

Our highest-performing Bergwald 5000 Hybrid Power Plus hybrid carriage is now presenting itself in state-of-the-art, compact form, even lighter than before. It is suitable for both 2-line and 3-line operation. The electric spooling device with generator function has been further optimised ergonomically, at a spool-out force up to 650 kg. Furthermore: Line break safety device with automatic gripping and guide pulley monitoring.

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The special use of double hybrid carriages has been developed for customers placing special value on environmentally friendly timber harvesting. Such use enables a 'floating' of the timber, therefore offering an exceptionally gentle method of work. The  delivery load of the pull and return rope of the rope crane is determined. SUal carriage use offer ergonomic working with very high efficiency.