With the 355 E telehandler, SENNEBOGEN offers an interesting alternative to the classic wheel loader. The machine is also an interesting addition for timber and forestry operations thanks to its high load capacities and robust telescopic arm, especially in tight spaces for logistics and for loading sawmill by-products onto trucks. At the customer Holzmarkt Suttner in Dietramszell in Bavaria the machine has been tried out for this purpose.
The family business Suttner in Dietramszell in Bavaria is already dating back over four generations. Family-owned since 1884 and before that in operation as a sawmill of the nearby monastery, the topics sustainability and environmental protection have always had top priority at Holzmarkt Suttner. This also means to look beyond the horizon in order to find new, more efficient processes and machines for the company. It is therefore not surprising that owner Hans Benno Suttner was one of the first to discover the SENNEBOGEN 355 E, which was launched on the market in 2019, for use in the woodworking plant and has now started trial operations.
"The SENNEBOGEN Telescopic Loader 355 E combines the best of both worlds: as solid and stable as a telescopic handler and as strong and robust as a wheel loader", Suttner explains the advantages of the SENNEBOGEN 355 E.
At Holzmarkt Suttner there are always between 1000 and 2000 fm in stock in the log yard and moved by a stationary loading crane. The new telehandler will be used in future to load the annual 3000 m³ of sawmill by-products onto trucks. Four times a week a truck comes for this purpose, which can be safely loaded using the 4 m³ light material shovel. Thanks to the Multicab cab, which can be elevated to 4.25 m eye level, the driver has always an optimum overview. But the machine can also be used flexibly for handling lumber and logs with its SML-Power. With the telescopic boom, material can also be fetched from the second and third rows, lifted up high and, above all, safely stacked.
Driver Gerhard Kreipl, who is working with the machine, compares the telehandler with the previous wheel loader that is to be replaced:
"With 4m³ of bark mulch in the shovel, the telehandler is extremely stable even with its 5 t load. Its driving style is more gentle on the material and while our previous wheel loader quickly lifts the rear axle here, the SENNEBOGEN stays well on the ground.
But for Suttner the SENNEBOGEN 355 E has even more advantages. He wants to use the machine as a multifunctional all-rounder, also for service work with a platform or in winter with a snow plough. "Anything is possible", says Armin Stark, from the responsible sales and service partner Fischer & Schweiger, who sees great potential with the 355 E, especially in the timber industry and for smaller timber plants.