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Hannibal T50


IMPEX Hannibal T50 is a 50 ton tracked harvester with standing tree harvesting capabilities. 4,5 ton net lifting capacity, 700 liter/minute hydraulic flow, 320 hp engine and 1,2 meter felling diameter make it the highest capacity harvester in its class. It is suitable for heavy duty forestry applications in the most challenging conditions. The upright tree harvesting capabilities help you protect your natural regeneration and advance planting resulting in profitable forestry



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Hannibal - Advantages

  • 4,5 ton net lifting capacity - highest in the industry
  • Special telescope with tree holder for upright tree harvesting
  • 700 liter/minute (950 l/min as an option) hydraulic capacity - highest in the industry
  • Best fueal efficiency
  • 320 hp/235kW engine output
  • Low rear swivel radius
  • Strong and high angle tilt unit for slope compensation
  • Special forestry undercarriage, telescopable 850 mm on every side each
  • Rugged dozer blade with tool box
  • Operators paradise: MaxCab 2 cab
  • Harvesting head IMPEX 12000:
    • Felling diameter 120 cm
    • Roller opening 90 cm
    • Light weight: 2200 Kg
    • Best in class in hard wood

Performance and output

Performance and output


4.5 ton net lifting capacity for every tree

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When upright tree harvesting, high lifting capacity is key to harvesting efficiency. When lifting hard wood at full crane reach, only the highest lifting forces are good enough. Impex Hannibal T50 gives you a unmatched 4.5 ton net lifting capacity (Impex 12000 head) that lets you cope with every tree. The rear hinged boom supports this with its even lifting force course, even when the crane is in the lowest position


Ultimate performance: 700 & 950 l/min hydraulic capacity

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The Hannibal T50 offers allready in the base version 700 liter/minute hydraulic flow. For even higher demands, impex introduces a new 950 liter pump configuration. This industry leading hydraulic performance gives you as part of the intelligent hydraulic architecture smooth and fast machine movements for best productivity and profitability in your business. 


235kW/320 hp engine output 

6.7 liter Cummins QSB engine delivers you the power you need in every situation.


Impex harvesting heads

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The Impex 12000 harvesting head is light weight at a high performance. Only 2300 kg of weight ensure high net lifting capacities. 1,2 meter felling diameter and 90 cm roller opening let it cope with every tree. The rollers are driven by two roller motors with up to 1536 cm^3 for powerful feeding. Profitable and productive work even in hardest conditions such as hard wood ensures you the Impex 12000 harvesting head.


Safe stand, steep slope capabilities at a compact size

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The Hannibal's telescopic undercarriage gives you perfect stability. The undercarriage's telescopic way of 85 cm on every side each and the balanced weight distribution on the upper carriage is essential for that. 45% of the machine's weight is in the undercarriage, and the heavier components of the uppercarriage such as engine, pumps, valve block are all arranged behind the slewing ring. This unique design effects in best weight distribution for best stability and machine lifetime.


The undercarriage is specially designed for forestry use. Its rugged with the hardox base plate protecting it from stones and rocks. Tilting angle is with 26° to the front, 12° to the sides make it ideal for steep slope use. The strong 335 kN even increases that capabilites.


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Although the Hannibal is the highest performance machine in the market, it is very compact in size. You can use it in every stock with only 2,75 meter rear swivel radius, reducing risk of machine and tree damage.


MaxCab 2 Cab

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Perfect visibility

Impex MaxCab 2 Kabine offers perfect operator comfort. One piece windshield and large glass surfaces for perfect visibility.


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Already when entering it, the maxcab welcomes the operator with the large sliding door and step. All important controls are mounted on the seats armrest, such as joysticks, terminal and push buttons for cab lift, vacuum pump and for the telescopic undercarriage. Purpouse built forestry joysticks enable the operator to control the machine perfectly.


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Operators paradise

Compared to the MaxCab, MaxCab 2 is now 150 mm longer. This provides more space to the operator and mor storage possibilities behind the seat. This is perfect comfort for the operator resulting in high productivity and concentrated work throughout the day. 


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Stadium-like illumination: LED lighting package

Light up the night with the Hannibal T50: The LED lighting package includes 18 LED working lights with 63000 lumen. This boasts productivity on the night shift for effective and safe working. 


Hydraulic service & maintenence flaps

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The hydraulic opening service flaps are another improvement in terms of comfort and safety. The operator can walk on the flaps which provides a perfect accessability of all components and a easy serviceability. Safe working is ensured as the top/side of the flaps are designed closed. This new design is also a rugged and high quality solution to save the upper carriage from dirt and the hard conditions in the forest. The LED working lights on the side of the machines are mounted in the service flaps where they are safe from branches.


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There is a hydraulic auxilliary pump mounted in the machine for opening and closing the flaps. The push buttons for operating these are mounted under the cab for the left side, and on the right side for the right flap. That way the operator can watch the opening and closing of the flaps and damages can be avoided. They can also be operated when the engine is not running, and have a hand pump in case of a emergency.



We at impex take a focus on good accessability when it comes to the machines design. All important components such as engine, valve block and pumps and service points are comfortable to reach for the operator, which motivates the operator to do the daily service detailed and correct. Also the intelligent open hydraulic piping helps to reduce downtime because of fast hydraulic hose replacement.  


Standing tree harvesting


Close to nature forestry - standing tree harvesting



Hannibal T50 with tree holder and telescopic rocker arm for standing tree harvesting


Standing tree harvesting means that the harvested tree is lifted out of the stock and cutted to length on the skid trail. Despite to conventional harvesting the harvested tree is not falling into the stock and the stock is not getting damaged. 



The natural regeneration is not damaged resulting in shorter rotation periods, saving planting time and costs. When it gets to pre planting, standing tree harvesting preserves the planted trees and saves your investment in a sustainable forestry.



Standing tree harvesting is also enviromental friendly. Autochtonous and location adapted trees are automatically used for the regeneration of your forest. Pre planting is made easy which helps you to change your forest in to a mixed deciduous and coniferous forest. This also helps saving the climate, because the young trees under the old ones have a high photsynthesis performance and are absorbing high ammounts of Co2.


IMPEX Hannibal T50 with tree holder: Economy and ecology hand in hand

Customer Voices


Forstverwaltung Castell zu Castell, Hochburg, Austria


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The Hannibal T50 is a machine with unmatched performance. It’s convincing design features compactness at a moderate 50 ton dead weight. The machine has at full 15 meter reach oft he impex made special forestry crane perfect stability, even when harvesting 4-5 solid cubic meter spruces. Reason for that is the well balanced weight distribution and the telescopic undercarriage with up to 85 cm telescopic way.


 In 2018, the forestry administration Castell & Castell in Hochburg, Austria, invested in a Hannibal T50 with tree holder, telescopic undercarriage and Impex 12000 harvesting head. Castell & Castell has a spruce and hard wood operation with about 12400 acres, right behind the German – Austrian border near Burghausen.  

The Hannibal T50 substitutes a MY 2010 Impex Königstiger T30 with Lako 83 harvesting head. Dr. Bernhard Mitterbacher, forestry chief at Castell & Castell: „Our first Impex machine was a Königstiger crawler harvester from 2004. We operated it towards the end of the operational life with a Lako 83 harvesting head, the machine was a bit to small for the head. We operated in terms of engine & hydraulic output and weight at the limit. The Königstiger T30 could offer this additionally needed capacity in 2010. At the next investment decision in a new machine in 2018 the same thougts wer crucial: A bit more capacity in all belongings. Upright tree harvesting was a non – issue for us at the time.“


 At Castell & Castell for regeneration first and foremost natural regeneration is used.

That is why already before buying the T50, Castell was very carefull with the natural regeneration. The trees where felled feathered towards the skid trail, the crown of the trees falling on the skid trails. After that, the tree was moved with the harvesters delimbing knifes to the skid trail, where it was cut to length. „I did know about the upright tree harvesting for a longer time, but i was sceptical about that. I thought it is exaggerated, to complicated. A Hannibal T50 demonstration gave me the chance, to deal closer with upright tree harvesting. It was found, that it worked excellent and outstandingly well“, says Dr. Mitterbacher. „The Hannibal has all in all a superior performance, especially in selective timber harvesting. The old system was ok for me, but with upright tree harvesting you have almost no felling damages.“


 Above that the Impex 12000 harvesting head’s big 1,2 meter felling diameter convinced Castell & Castell. No additional lumberjacks are needed anymore, when harvesting trees with 2 to 3 solid cubic meter. The Impex 12000 head has a light weight 2200 kg, so there are huge 4,5 ton net lifting capacity left for upright tree harvesting. Castells director of operations Mr. Allerstorfer, adressed on the machines operators comfort: In my eyes, the operator comfort is perfect. The big seating height of the Hannibal is very important for us. Impex machines serviceability is very good, because all the components are easy to access and the service covers are big and wide opening. 



Dimensions and Weight

Dead weight 48 - 52 to (depending on equipment)
Height 3650 mm
Width 3000 mm
Reach 15000 mm
Lifting capacity at full reach With IMPEX 12000 harvesting head: 4500 kg
  Without harvesting head: 6800 kg

Undercarriage and drive

1. Gear 2,6 km/h
2. Gear 4,7 km/h
Climbing ability 70%
Track size 600-800mm (depending on equipment)
Ground clearance 550mm
Tilting unit V/S/H


Undercarriage track width 2,30 (Transport) // 4,00 (working)


Type Cummins QSB 6.7 Tier 4 final
Cylinders / cylinder displacement 6/6,7 Liter
Output 235kW/320PS
Electrics 24V/120 Ah
Fuel tank 460 Liter


Pump capacity 700 Liter / Minute

2x280 L/min + 1x140 L/min

Hydraulic oil cooler 10 kW, separater oil cooling curcuit
Hydraulic oil tank 490 Liter

Harvesting head

Type IMPEX 12000
Felling diameter 1200 mm
Delimbing diameter 800 mm
Gross feed force up to 47,5 kN
Dead weight 2300 kg
Control and measuring system Motomit IT / PC



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