PONSSE Elk is a smaller machine, from a highly versatile size class. Its compact design makes it very agile, while its components, similar to those of larger machines, make it powerful and durable, with a pretty high load-carrying capacity. Its engine with a fast response, impressive torque and sturdy loader make working comfortable, especially when the operator can enjoy the most spacious cab and ergonomic controls on the market.
With its load-carrying capacity of 13 tons, PONSSE Elk is a powerful tool. Its economical engine and large fuel tank increase the refueling interval. It is safe to say that Elk is the ideal machine when it needs to cover long distances.
A long bogie, a new option designed for harvesting in soft soil conditions, is available for the 8-wheeled models of PONSSE Wisent, Elk, Buffalo and Buffalo King. It significantly reduces the ground pressure of a track-based machine, compared to a standard bogie.
ENGINE AND HYDRAULICS
The good power of the Mercedes-Benz/MTU engine is available in a wide range of rpm. Its fast response to the throttle, steady torque and strong hydraulics make the machine easy to use.
CHASSIS STRUCTURE AND CHASSIS BRAKING SYSTEM
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.
CAB AND CONTROL SYSTEM
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
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 grapple has been given to the machine, it will perform the lift and use the boom and extension automatically.
Instead of the long bogie, the machine can also be fitted with the 10-wheeler solution, to make it even more efficient in soft ground areas. They make the ground pressure of the machine very low, and also represent flexibility. When you do not need an additional pair of wheels, the machine can also be used as the eight-wheeler.