cable cranes

KSK-1 Short-distance cable crane

Soil protection uphill and downhill 

The RITTER short-distance cable crane represents a high-performance system for thinning small to medium-sized trees. Timber can be moved uphill, downhill or along a level (in marshy and swampy environments) while protecting the soil. The process combines the retrieval advantages of cable crane technology with the ergonomic advantages of the combined catenary curve process for thinning stands inaccessible to vehicles. The KSK is available in either a mounted, built-in or trailer version. The benefit of the trailer version is the independence of the driving vehicle. Due to the extremely short set-up and tear-down times a rapid location change is possible at any time. By using a travelling crab in cross-beam version, even convex slopes can be thinned.


Type kSk-1
Line length/ Skidding line length approx. 200m/11,5mm
Traction cable approx. 210m/ 9mm
Towable mass approx. 1.000kg
Hauling cable approx. 420m/ 6mm
Tower height incl. telescope max. 7.100mm
Transport height 3.400mm
Weight without cable 2.900kg
Required engine power 80HP
Number of  tension winches 2
Control HBC radio
Number of operators 1
Travelling crab optional
Cable velocity / 1000rpm *0,2-1,3m/s
Semi-automatic cable opening standard
Type of mounting on the tractor pulled

* Engine speed regulation at the vehicle necessary