Forestry winches
Forestry winch 85 GF
Forestry winches

Forestry winch 85 GF

The 85 GF forestry winch is the only professional winch for installation at the front or rear.

85 GF

About the machine

Forestry winch 85 GF with pulling force of 8.5t is possible to install on the front or rear. The winch is positioned closer to the tractor and the pulley is fixed lower, which improves and lowers the winch center of gravity. Therefore, there is less chance for the tractor to be lifted. It has a an extra large drum capacity, which allows more wound up wire rope. For easy work there are large storage places (PATENT) on the front of the winch, that the dirt from the wheels of the tractor does not get between the chain and other equipment. In order to facilitate the manipulation and stacking of logs, there is also a hydraulic hinged butt plate.


  • SMART 3in1
  • Unwinding device
  • Dual PTO for front/rear mounting
  • Convenient positioning
  • Maxi drum
  • Large storage spaces in front of winch
  • Plenty of storage area for additional equipment
  • Foldable window guard
  • Auto stop function (limit switch)


  • Hydraulic hinged butt plate

Uniforest Connect app for higher efficiency and longer service life

Download Uniforest Connect app, connect via the Bluetooth and get to know your winch better. Inspect basic machine diagnostic data and respond with appropriate action for safe and efficient log handling, as well as long service life of your forestry winch.

Get ready for Industry 4.0 with Uniforest Connect app
 Package with the Terra FA5-D1P UNI

Package with the Terra FA5-D1P UNI

Continuous innovative development of the ergonomics, safety and efficiency of our forestry machines is our promise to you. Thus, forestry winches and the Terra FA5-D1P UNI remote controller are available in a package deal. More about the Terra FA5-D1P UNI remote control package.

Smart 3in1
Smart 3in1

(1) When pulling logs with a tractor, you may encounter some obstacles on the road (hill, roots etc.). If the tractor is not able to overcome these obstacles, the unwinding function can be switched into the mode without the assistance of the unwinding device and you can continue driving with a taught wire rope between the winch and the load. (2) The unwinding device can be turned on and off without delay (the standard model has a 1.5-sec. delay). (3) The SMART 3in1 function ensures additional tension of the wire rope between the unwinding pulley and drum. 

This function is only available with the remote controls Teleradio, Terra funk and manual console.

Unwinding device and Auto Stop
Unwinding device and Auto Stop

To make the wire rope unwinding easier you can choose a winch with an integrated unwinding device. This type of winch also guarantees a constant tension of the wire rope between the unwinding pulley and the drum, thus preventing damage to the drum or pulley and enabling a longer service life.

AUTO STOP function (limit switch) automatically stops the function of winding the wire rope on the drum. This function prevents mechanical damages of the unwinding device, entanglement and wire rope damages.

Dual PTO
Dual PTO

Dual PTO for front/rear mounting.


The drive consists of a worm gear enabling high gear ratios, and spur gears elements immersed in the oil bath which enables higher efficiency, reduces maintenance costs and increases its life span. The torque from tractor is transited to the worm gear on the winch over a triple-strand roller chain.

6-plate clutch
6-plate clutch

The multi-plate clutch prevents overheating/slipping of the clutch (6 plates).

HAWE hydraulic steering with electromagnetic globe valves that ensure long service life and safe operation, and a high-pressure filter that ensures proper oil purity in the hydraulic steering.

The wire rope speed control valve with integrated wire rope winding system provides a precisely wound wire rope to the drum.

The throttle for adjusting the brake opening speed enables slower release of the wire rope tension. This prevents uncontrolled spinning of the drum, which often results in an entanglement of the wire rope.

Pre-loaded wire rope tensioning roller
Pre-loaded wire rope tensioning roller

Pre-loaded wire rope tensioning roller for more precise wire rope winding.


A guide for precise winding of wire rope on a drum.

Plenty of storage space
Plenty of storage space

Plenty of storage space for additional equipment.

Plenty of room
Plenty of room

Plenty of room on the front side of the butt plate to keep the dirt from tractor wheels away from the chains and other accessories.

Multiple lower link mounting positions
Multiple lower link mounting positions

Multiple lower link mounting positions. Different attachment heights and depths on the tractor.

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Optional equipment

Recommended wire rope thickness according to the maximum wire rope length:

  • 12mm/130m 
  • 13mm/118m

The wire rope must be up to standard, the breaking force of the wire rope must be at least twice as much as the pulling force.

Technical data

85 GF
Pulling force (kN) 85
Braking force (kN) 106
Wire rope medium speed (540 min-1) (m/s) 0.5
Drum capacity - wire rope length/diameter (m/mm) 130/12 120/13
Recommended tractor power (kW/hp) 74/100
Max. RPM (min-1) 750
Linkage category II, III
Control electro-hydraulic
Winch drive worm gear
Pump gear pump
Nr. of clutch plates (pcs) 6
Butt plate width/weight without wire rope (mm/kg) 1920/785
Hydraulic hinged butt plate width/weight without wire rope (mm/kg) 2100/900
Depth (mm) 930
Height (mm) 1500
Height with window guard (mm) 2300
85 GF
Remote control
Unwinding device
Wire rope guide
Smart 3in1
Auto Stop
Valve that ensures constant wire rope tension
Valve for wire rope unwinding speed regulation
Throttle for brake opening speed
Trailer hitch
Foldable window guard
Chainsaw holder
Fuel tank holder
Pickaxe holder
Storage for forestry chocker chains

● - Standard, ○ - Option, / - Not possible


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