The F40 is the first mini-forwarder in the Falcon range.  Designed and manufactured in Co. Meath, Ireland and launched in August 2014, it is an all round leader in its class.

It is mainly designed for smaller plantations, broadleaf plantations or those classed as 'sensitive' sites. The F40 is an efficient workhorse with a loading capacity of 4 tonnes and a crane reach of 5.3 metres. Equipped with eight 500 mm wide floatation tyres  and a ground clearance of 550 mm it has been designed for minimal ground impact. Fitted with a proven 48hp (36.4kw) Kohler engine it has plenty of torque and power allowing it to work comfortably on difficult terrains.

The transport costs of heavy equipment often prohibits owners or contractors from carrying out thinning on smaller plantations.  The F40 can be transported by a low loading trailer allowing plantations to be not only environmentally managed but economically too.

Its arrival has been described as 'timely', finally a machine designed to overcome challenges of woodland management in an environmentally, economical and sensitive manner.

Dimensions & Weight
Length (A) 6600 mm
Wheel Base (B+C) 4015 mm
Bogie centre - Middle Joint ( B ) 1075 mm
Middle joint - Bogie centre ( C ) 2940 mm
Headboard - Bogie centre ( D ) 1634 mm
Bogie centre - Rear ( E ) 1288 mm
Width - 500 Series tires ( F ) With Track 2310 mm
Ground clearance ( G ) 513 mm
Transport height ( H )    3080 mm
Unladen Weight 3.95 ton
Max. Laden Weight 8 ton
Load Space Capacity 6.25 m3
Pay Load 4 ton
Falcon Model F40
Engine Kohler KDI2504M
4 stroke diesel with cylinder in line
Cylinder 4
Bore (mm) 88
Bore (mm) 102
Engine displ (cm3) 2482
Injection Equipment Mech-Rotary pump
Emission compliance STAGE III A
Max power (IFN - ISO 3046 and ISO 14396) 36.4@2600 (STAGE III A)
(kW@rpm) 41@2800 (TIER 2)
Hp(kW) 48(36)
Max torque (IFN - ISO 3046 and ISO 14396) (Nm@rpm) 170@1500
Low-end torque (Nm@1000 rpm) 110
Best point (g/kWh) 220
Max power (g/kWh@2600) 234
Transmission Variable hydraulic (2 speed)
Power 12 V,60A
Crane Farma 5.3
Max Crane Reach (Mtr) 5.3
Lifting capacity at 5m 300KG
Seat Rotation (degrees) 180
Hydraulic System Poclain Hydraulics
Number of Wheels 8
Tyre Type 500/50x17 BKT
Axle Type Bogie Axle
Ground Clearance 550 mm