Cable cranes

KSK-3 Short-distance cable crane

Powerful even in difficult terrain

The KSK-3 may be combined with any RITTER double-drum cable winch. The system may thus be used in various ways either as direct-mounted winch or as short-distance cable crane. The hydraulic height adjustment of the tower allows setting up the best section for skidding the logs. With the KSK-3, timber can be moved uphill, downhill or along a level while protecting the soil. Thanks to the patented gliding hook combined with the limit stop cut-off it is possible for only one person to do the job in an economic and ergonomic way even in difficult terrain.


Type KSK-3 S 70 KSK-3 S 66
Line length/ Skidding line length approx. 110m/ 12mm 190m/ 11,5mm
Traction cable approx. 160m/ 10mm 210m/ 10mm
Towable mass approx. 1.000kg 1.000kg
Hauling cable approx. 300m/ 6mm 400m/ 6mm
Tower height incl. telescope max. 6.500mm 6.500mm
Transport height 3.200mm 3.300mm
Weight without cable 1.900kg 2.100kg
Required engine power 70HS 80HS
Number of  tension winches 2 2
Control HBC radio HBC radio
Number of operators 1 1
Travelling crab optional optional
Cable velocity / 1000rpm *0,2-1,2m/s *0,2-1,2m/s
Semi-automatic cable opening standard standard
Type of mounting on the tractor 3-point linkage 3-point linkage

* Engine speed regulation at the vehicle necessary