In order to maintain a constant supply of wood, the company has now opted for a , which impressed the customer with its high load-bearing capacities and outstanding operator comfort. Brian Pugh, the man in charge for the facility at Pontrilas Timber, emphasizes that the acceptance of the machine operators in particular is a key purchase criterion: "We take the views of our operators into account when it comes to purchasing new machines. They are the ones who have to spend a whole shift in them. We need the operators to be able to get the best out of our investments". The 730 E can score points here with various features, such as the modern SENNEBOGEN Maxcab, a sliding side door for more comfort when getting in, a traditional steering wheel and a fully suspended driver's seat.
Consulted and sold by , the new material handler now helps to load the up to 70 loads of timber that arrive daily. Equipped with a 2 m² timber grab, the 730 E offers a grab size that is almost 10% larger than the machines used previously. With the use of the new timber handler with a reach of 11 m, the unloading time has been reduced to an impressive 4 minutes per trailer, resulting in a significant increase in efficiency.
Another advantage for the customer is the robust upper carriage construction. The machine weighing more than 34 tons is built around a compact, slewable upper carriage, which allows stacking and unloading in all directions. In addition, the chassis is protected by a set of galvanized steel mud guards, which protects the tires from falling wood while keeping the upper carriage free of mud. A sturdy galvanised boxing ring which is equipped with a number of LED lights and a heavy FOPS guarding on the cab provide additional safety for challenging .
The special design of the 730 E Pick & Carry machine allows the boom foot to be mounted further to the rear of the machine, which provides a clear view to all sides and at the same time a low rear ballast is sufficient for weight compensation. The thus impresses with its compactness and a tight tail swing. This also proved to be a decisive feature for the customer Pontrilas: "The smaller overhang allows us to put this machine in between some of the stacks of timber and still work it effectively.", confirms Brian Pugh.