SENNEBOGEN telehandler 355 E loading of compost in container composting plant elevating cab shovel

Loading of compost with telehandler

SENNEBOGEN 355 E

Steaming mounds of earth, taller than a person, in different shades of brown, arranged in windrows, framed by green fields and narrow streets - this is what Nigel Baker's work site looks like. At his composting plant near Bridgwater, England, he produces high-quality compost from biogenic waste under the name "Nigel Baker Ltd." SENNEBOGEN sales and service partner Molson Group from Bristol were delighted to help him decide that the SENNEBOGEN 355 E telehandler was the right machine for the job.

Despite the rain, once again it is time for Nigel Baker to turn over the raw material on site. Regularly restacking the material encourages stable and homogeneous compost and ensures that the gases and heat produced by the composting process can escape. Depending on the maturity and moisture content of the material, it can weigh up to around two tons per cubic meter. A task tailor-made for the SENNEBOGEN 355 E telehandler.

"For my work, I need a machine that has both a high reach and can withstand the demands of heavy loading and unloading work. The SENNEBOGEN 355 E provides both in one machine."

Nigel Baker
Owner, Nigel Baker Ltd.
Nigel Baker, owner of the composting plant Nigel Baker Ltd. in Great Britain in front of his telehandler SENNEBOGEN 355 E

Strong and robust like a wheel loader – long reach and sturdy like a telehandler

The clever combination of telehandler and wheel loader technology means that with 85 kN it has more than enough break-away force and sufficient reach to rotate and stack the enormous piles of heavy, damp compost using the appropriate soil shovel. Nigel Baker is impressed, "For my work, I need a machine that has both a high reach and can withstand the demands of heavy loading and unloading work. The SENNEBOGEN 355 E provides both in one machine."

Several weeks of regular rotation turns the raw material into fine-grained, high-quality compost. Once it is ready, it is loaded into containers for transportation by truck. The elevating cab means that Nigel Baker can see right into the containers and so can ensure that he loads them efficiently. "The elevating cab is unparalleled. I have a fantastic view when I am working and can adjust the height to my requirements. The vibration damping means that I can sit comfortably and stably at the view height I need and can concentrate on my work without distraction," says Nigel Baker. The containers can be loaded very quickly. Baker estimates that it takes him five minutes to fully load a container.

Once again the SENNEBOGEN telehandler proves that it is more than just a standard telehandler.

Machine in use

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