New forestry forwarder
Practicality Brown buys first Sampo Forwarder in UK

New Machinery – Sampo FR28 Forwarder

Practicality Brown have purchased a Sampo-Rosenlew FR28 Forwarder which now joins our fleet and we are the first company in the UK to buy this forestry machine in the UK.

“We had been looking for a lightweight, nimble yet powerful small forestry forwarder for a while, and this new machine fits our requirements well” says Alastair Beddall, Managing Director at Practicality Brown Ltd.

“Whilst we were delighted with our Rottne F9, production lead time became a priority to meet contract requirements for Tier 4 Final emission standards, which led us to explore the market.”

With its low dead load and high steering angle, the F28 is a nimble machine for efficiently transporting timber from stump to roadside.  It meets the required standards that we need and is perfect for our tree thinning requirements.

This latest edition to the Practicality Brown Tree & Vegetation Clearance fleet will be reserved for construction related works requiring high compliance and short lead time and not will not engage in long term forestry contracts.  We are therefore delighted to make the Sampo FR28 Forwarder available for short term hires in the south of England for high compliance works.


A small, agile 13 tonne forwarder, the Sampo F28’s specification includes:

  • 10-tonne load bearing
  • Articulated steering that turns 45 degrees for high manoeuvrability
  • Optimized weight division between front and rear axles
  • 710 wide tyres for low ground impact
  • Loading space length 4.4m bed
  • 10 metre reach crane specially designed for thinning operations
  • Comfortable cab offering good visibility and safety standards

We have been operating for over 35 years and today have an enviable reputation for an ability to respond to clients’ land clearance requirements, offering an extensive range of in-house trained resources and specialist equipment backed with health and safety accreditation.

If you would like further information on hiring our Sampo FR28 Forwarder, or have other Tree and Vegetation Clearance requirements, call us on 01752 652022 or email treeclearance@