KOPA Forstmaschinen- Handels- und Reparatur GmbH dates back to 1964, when Johannes Koop took over his father's forge to the east of Hamburg. Back then, it was still trading under the name of its founder. The company kept on developing, until assuming its current status in 1977, when it started distributing the products of ROTTNE Forstmaschinen from Sweden. Besides covering Germany, its distribution area also includes Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Belgium. The partnership, which is now over 40 years old, is as fresh as the day it was created, as can be seen at KOPA’s stand at LIGNA 2019 in Hannover, which will once again be playing host to a full range of heavy machinery. Whether it's harvesters or forwarders from ROTTNE or short- or long-timber vehicles from Koop, KOPA has something for everyone.

The ROTTNE F20D is taking center stage as a robust forwarder with a total loading capacity of 20 metric tons and a loading area of 8.4 square meters, making it ideal for transportation across long distances. Its automatic gearbox boasts a variable hydrostatic transmission that offers a tractive force of 27 metric tons (270 kN). The forwarder is designed to handle all types of terrain even more effectively than before and maintain high speed even with peak loads. Thanks to this upgrade and the unique, energy-efficient RK160 crane solution, whose valve block is mounted directly on the crane, in close proximity to the cylinders, the KOPA team foresees a highly successful future for the ROTTNE F20D.