Sennebogen 355 telehandler and 818 E series material handler work as a team

Published 5/10, 2020 at 15:03

Wood is a component part of many products and one of the most important renewable resources of our time.

It is far too valuable to be left unsorted and sent to landfill. One customer of the Sennebogen dealer Molson Group in England has taken on this problem and recycles waste wood with the help of two Sennebogen machines: the 818 E and the 355 E. 

In Coventry, England, work is underway with waste wood being pre-sorted for further processing with a shredder being used to produce different sizes of valuable raw material from the discarded pieces. A mobile material handler 818 E from Sennebogen is used to load the shredder with bulky pieces of wood that are brought over by the 355 E telehandler. Equipped with an elevating comfort ‘Maxcab’, the 818 E's operator has a great view of the shredding plant at a viewing height of 5.50m.  The non-slip platform and the railings by the entry provide additional safety on the way up to the cab and on the way back down. An additional protective guard on the windshield, and floodlights on the equipment, also contribute to a safe environment for the operator.

While the material handler is loading mountains of waste wood into the shredder in a fast work cycle, the Sennebogen 355 telehandler carries out various other tasks. These include moving the wood supplies to within the reach of the material handler and keeping the yard tidy. However, its main job is transporting the chopped wood pieces to the storage area and stacking them up there. There are three stacks, sorted by the size of the material. They range from coarse woodchips to fine sawdust, which, amongst other things, is reused in pellet form as bedding for household pets. The large bucket, which has a loading capacity of 4m³, means the operator can get the job done quickly and with fewer trips.

Due to the dusty environment from the shredding process, there is a risk to humans and machines with emissions and a build-up of deposits in filters or engines posing a fire risk. In order to best protect the machinery and people, Sennebogen machines have standard equipment that provides benefits for both. The Sennebogen 355 E telehandler has a standard reversible fan which means that the engine area can be regularly freed of dust and dirt by means of a strong blast of air from the outside. This ensures the engine maintains its optimal cooling capacity and protects it from overheating, keeping it productive and reliable.

The operator is protected from various environmental influences by the ‘Multicab’ on the 355 E telehandler and the Maxcab on the 818 E material handler. Whether it is raining, cold, hot or dusty, thanks to standard air conditioning the operator can concentrate on working without distractions in a cab adjusted to the temperature that is best suited. The telehandler's elevating cab also has enhanced visibility. 

These and other features, such as the large steel design and the telehandler's large breakaway torque at wheel loader level, ensure smooth operation when processing wood even in multi-shift operations.  The Sennebogen sales and service partner Molson Group and its Coventry customer have been delighted that the 355 E and the 818 E making such a good team.

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