Technical details


PONSSE Elephant represents one of our high-end products in terms of power, load capacity and productivity. If you need the capacity to load a lot of wood in one run, the Elephant is the right machine for you. Long transport distances, challenging ground, and steep slopes are no problem for the PONSSE Elephant. Like its name, this machine gets the job done easily in conditions which would be too challenging for many other machines.
The structure of the PONSSE Elephant is designed to withstand the load of 18 tons, even in the toughest conditions. Forwarding routes are rarely flat. That is why the optional Active Frame cab suspension system is highly appreciated by operators, as it reduces the operator’s stress in the cab, and helps them remain productive throughout the working hours. The large load space, smooth drive line and loader controls ensure the PONSSE Elephant's position as one of the most productive forwarders on the market.

Since the Elephant is a large machine, it must have a lot of power. And it certainly has. The engine of this machine has the highest power and the mightiest torque in the PONSSE series, with incredibly low emissions.

The design of the chassis focuses in particular on durability and ease of maintenance. In addition to reliability, functional positioning and component operation are typical features of the structure.

The most spacious and comfortable cab, and the most ergonomic controls on the market guarantee the best comfort when working. The cab can be fitted with a PONSSE seat. It is the first seat designed specifically for forestry machinery. That is why the special needs of forestry machine operators have been addressed in its design. The seat and, in particular, its base, are solid, the seat has various suspension adjustments and the entire package withstands heavy operations for years without any problem.

PONSSE Active Crane offers a new way of controlling the loader and increasing efficiency. It is a system that the operator uses to control the movement of the harvesting implement instead of individual functions, allowing the operator to efficiently concentrate on the loader’s works. The active crane is easily controlled using two levers, one of them controlling the grapple height from the ground, and the other controlling the direction of movement. What is essential is that the operator does not need to control all functions simultaneously. Once the appropriate location of the harvesting implement has been given to the machine, it will perform the lift and use the boom and extension automatically. The operator can easily switch between Active Crane and conventional loader control, with a push of a button. This provides the active crane with easy maintenance and reliability.

The active frame eliminates any sideways movement the operator may feel. This presents the most significant factor directly affecting the operator when working with a forestry machine. Furthermore, it efficiently suspends any swaying, while keeping the operator’s seat horizontal.

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