In steep terrain
Simply put, we can say that the crane tilt function enables the slewing motor to rotate the crane, which it is actually designed to do, rather than to lift it. This enables the grapple to hold more and makes it easier to get at the timber. The crane tilt function enables the crane pillar to be tilted backward, at a longitudinal tilt angle of 5° to 15° (22° in parking position). This provides a substantial advantage, especially when operating in steep terrain, as the crane slewing motor gains considerably more power. This has several benefits. For one, the tilt function is integrated in the slew housing which allows a short total height of the assembly. Another advantage is that when thinning, it's easier to reach timber stacked behind a tree. As you do not need to move the machine as much to get at the timber, you can save a great deal of time otherwise spent repositioning.