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New loaders for Elephants

Ponsse has released a new loader for Elephant and ElephantKing forwarders. The new PONSSE K121 loader offers a new level of efficiency and speed for load handling in tough conditions.

The new loader combines high slewing torque and lifting power, increased reach, and a new type of loader geometry that is easy to control.

It enables shorter loading and unloading times, facilitates working in conditions where load handling takes up a large proportion of the working time, and makes it easier to work on sites where large trees must be handled and on slopes that demand great power of loaders.

The improved geometry of the PONSSE K121 loader, easy control system, and the ability to install a grapple with a surface area that is 16% larger adds up to significantly increased load handling performance.

PONSSE forest machines make it possible to harvest timber on previously inaccessible land. The new K121 loader improves work performance on slopes by providing the high loader power that is essential for steep conditions.

These conditions also demand a large tilt angle for the crane pillar in order to ensure smooth load handling. The tilt stand available for the PONSSE K121 loader has a larger tilt angle, guaranteeing that the loader works at the right angle even in steep environments. 

PONSSE Elephant and PONSSE ElephantKing forwarders are also widely used on work sites where extremely large saw log are handled. The new loader model makes it easier to efficiently handle and move large logs, for example when loading onto freight trains. Thanks to the high torque, lifting power and stronger reach, trees can be lifted from even further away than before.

Hydraulic hoses and pipes have been placed inside the boom for added protection. The extension cylinders are also protected inside the boom, and the piping of the rotator has been protected by passing the pipes directly through the hanger.