Link-Belt 290 X2 Forestry

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Isuzu AH-6HK1XYSS Tier 3 turbocharged diesel engine with electronic fuel control, 6-cylinder, water-cooled, EGR with cooler, Air-to-air inter-cooler, Fuel cooler, Auto idle start, Neutral safety start, Glow plugs, Auto warm-up, EPF engine protection, Dual stage fuel filtration, Remote oil filter, Green plug oil drain.


Cab and Controls

Oregon OSHA certified side-entry forestry cab, KAB® 855 air suspension seat with belt, Control panel with illuminated soft touch switches, LCD monitor, Low-effort controls pre-wired for auxiliary hydraulics, Sliding 4-position tilting control consoles, Climate control, Sky roof, (2) Intermittent windshield wipers with washer, Single pedal travel, Travel alarm, Footrests, Cup holder, 12-volt outlet, Digital clock, 24-volt cigarette lighter, Ashtray, Dome lights, Coat hook, Adjustable horn, Mirror, Handrails with deflector, Floor mat, Emergency exit. Selectable working modes, Anti-theft password protection system, On-board self-diagnostic system with memory, Auto idling system, One-touch decelerator, Auto power boost on Roadbuilder model, Gate lock safety shutoff.


Hydraulic System

Open-center system, (2) variable displacement axial piston pumps, (1) gear pump for pilot controls, (1) gear pump/valve for grapple rotate, Main control valve with one 4-spool valve and one 5-spool valve with auxiliary spool, Programmable auxiliary pump settings with single or double pump control, Double-acting auxiliary hydraulics and rotate circuits plumbed to boom foot, Grapple Circuit Control Valve for Live-Heel attachment (Squeeze circuit), Processor return line fitting, Oil cooler, O-ring face seals, High-performance 6-micron return filter, Firewall.



Planetary reduction powered by axial piston motor. Internal ring gear with grease cavity for swing pinion. Swing bearing is single-row shear type ball bearing. Mechanical disc swing brake. Auto power swing.



High-Wide or High-Narrow track gauge option with x-pattern carbody, Full-length track guards, Sealed and strutted track chain, Sealed rollers and idlers, Idler mount reinforcement, Two-speed independent hydrostatic travel with compact planetary final drive, HD travel motor covers, Disc type brakes, Adjustable track tension, HD swivel guard - hinged.


Travel System

Two-speed independent hydrostatic travel with compact axial piston motors. Hydraulic motor powered output shaft coupled to a planetary reduction unit and track sprocket. All hydraulic components mounted within the width of side frame. Automatic downshift. Single pedal travel. Spring applied, hydraulically released disc parking brake built into each motor. Each travel motor equipped with counterbalance valve to prevent over speeding down an incline.


Logging Attachment with Live-Heel

Equipped with Anti-drift transportation valve, Arm cylinder guard, Grapple Circuit Control Valve (squeeze circuit)


RoadBuilder Attachment

Equipped with High-Lift boom relocation bracket


Butt-N-Top Attachment

Equipped with Anti-drift transportation valve, Arm cylinder guard


Operating Weights

Working weight with OROSHA side-entry forestry cab, 48˝ (1.22 m) cab riser, live-heel logging attachment, high-wide undercarriage, Pierce TC58 grapple

Working weight with OROSHA side-entry forestry cab, 9˝ (229 mm) cab riser, RoadBuilder attachment, high-wide undercarriage, 42˝ (1 067 mm) HDP bucket 


Operating weight 39.5 metric tons
Operating weight 87,020 lbs
Swing Torque 77,300 lbf-ft
Swing Speed 0 - 9 rpm
Engine Make Isuzu
Engine Model AH-6HK1XYSS
Net HP 207
Max travel speed 2.9 mph