Pedersen Group’s Maryvale mill handles huge volumes of logs. In a bid to speed up unloading, the site has recently installed a Sennebogen 875E material handler – the first in Australia – and it’s already delivering improved safety and productivity outcomes.

The highly configurable 65-tonne machine took less than two weeks to assemble on site. Fully loaded log trucks drive in underneath the material handler before being unloaded. This reduces both the space and time required to unload, frees up site capacity, and limits truck queuing, idling and movements, cutting carbon emissions.

The long list of machine safety features is headlined by the large Skylift MasterCab that provides the operator with excellent vision of the working area. Emergency cabin lowering devices and safety interlocks that prevent the machine being activated if the cabin is not in a correct operating position ensure driver welfare.

An already efficient engine is coupled with Sennebogen’s Green Hybrid energy recovery system which reduces the required engine power by more than 30%.

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Image: Dillon Leys, utility operator, Pedersen Group Maryvale with Byron Judd, national business manager, Pacific Materials Handling.