PM - Tree Planting Machine
for Wet Conditions

A compact mounding tree planting machine for professional contracting. Risutec PM is intended for professional contracting with the optimum number of seedlings.

About Risutec PM

The PM tree planting machine is easy to load and the feeder is located at a suitable working height. The PM is based on a tape cassette that has been in use since 2004 and a carousel cassette that is also quick to load.

The device is easy to maintain, has centralized grease nipples and a hinged feeder. The machine is well protected against twigs and branches. The planting result is superior thanks to double-sided compaction.

The accessories listed at the bottom of the page can be used to increase productivity further.

Main Soil Cultivation Method

Mounding for wet conditions

The PM tree planting machine uses a mounding soil cultivator that either mounds or inverts the soil, or you can use it for creating patches. For peaty (wet) soils the PM comes with a turning plate that tosses the mound in front of the planter for increased productivity.  Length of red bar = 1 meter.

Standard Parts and Accessories

Get these parts, services and accessories with every PM installation by default.

  • The Cabin Monitor lets you operate planting settings from the of the carrier cabin.
  • The Leveling Compressed Air Rack houses a compressed air compartment.
  • Adjustable Compaction Paw Pressure and Depth prevents the seedling from popping up on soft ground. The shape of the compaction paws around the seedling ensures up to 90% compaction.
  • Remote Connection Modem, for remote adjusting functionality.
  • The ASTA Reporting Solution comes as standard, for GPS powered reporting and control.
  • Variable Planting Depth Adjustment, with two optional planting depths.
  • The device is always Delivered as Standard with the desired attachment and installed on-site.
  • Centralized Greasing Points for daily operations facilitates the maintenance and upkeep of the device.
  • If you are aiming for the most efficient contracting possible, a Planting Event-ready Detector is an absolute necessity.
  • The Seedling in the Tube Indicator indicates that the seedling cassette has been fed successfully. This accessory should be considered especially if the seedlings are of poor quality, for example if the seedling has a lot of roots. The detector saves a lot of time - making sure that the seedling is really in the tube.

Productivity Add-ons for Optimal Contracting

For productive contracting you can opt for these value-added accessories.

  • The Bortrac Applicator is a good choice, especially in old birch areas where there is too little boron. With the application device, the boron fertilizer is automatically applied as an area application during the planting event. The fertilizer is sprayed as a dilute mixture outwards from the seedling onto the adjacent growth area. The applicator includes its own tank and pump.
  • Trico Applicator - During planting, about 50 ml of deer repellent is sprayed on the top of the stem, ensuring the best protection. Trico is applied automatically during the planting cycle.
  • When planting with in sticky soils, such as clay soils, an optional Flushing System will reduce operational delays. At the same time, the water condenses at the bottom of the seedling planting pit, ensuring a higher quality result.
  • For smart contracting, where you want to maintain the optimal condition of the planting machine and save your own labor input, Automatic Greasing is a great choice.
  • Pesticide Applicator - During the planting event, the pestizide agent is automatically applied to the top of the seedling, giving 100% coverage.
  • Fertilize Applicator - Fertilizer can improve seedling survival and root establishment. The fertilizer is applied automatically during the planting event.
  • In the event of a problem or error, the Risutec Remote Diagnostic Device can be used for remote assistance. The remote diagnosis option can also be used to make a change to the program remotely. Remote diagnosis reduces mechanic visits, resulting in significant savings for the contractor.

Technical Details

Seedling capacity varies, and is determined by the size of the seedling.


Light, agile planter for operators

  • 80/120 seedling capacity
  • 10 Tonne Carrier
  • 800 kg


Mid-sized mounding planter with a roll-cartridge

  • 120/150/160 seedling capacity
  • 14  Tonne Carrier
  • 1100 kg


The fastest, most effective way to plant on the flats

  • 198 seedling capacity
  • 14  Tonne Carrier
  • 1300 kg

Key Features of the PM

Compact size

Due to its compact size, the PM-160 is easy to reload and maintain in- field.

Easy maintenance and tuning

Regular maintenance is easy on the PM model due its compact size and easy access to critical components.

Integrated guidance

Risutec TASK Guiding system speeds up the planting process and saves resources by planting several rows
without moving the excavator tracks.

Uniform planting results

Even planting results every time, and get more value-add for each hectare planted with integrated forestation.

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