Sennebogen 305MH Multihandler for Scotbark.
- 20 June 2006
- Company & Industry News
Scotbark have recently purchased a new Sennebogen 305MH Multihandler from E.H.Hassell of Stoke-on-Trent for handling duties at their new purpose-built depot, centrally located in the east-end of Glasgow close to the M8 Motorway.
Scotbark have their own processing plant which is located in the Scottish Highland capital, Inverness, an ideal catchment site for the produce of Scotland's forests.
There are numerous sawmills in the area including the largest single user of pine logs in the country, C.S.C Forest Products, which produces the oriented strand board (O.S.B.) called 'Sterling Board'.
Drawing its raw material from these sources, Scotbark products are composed primarily of Scots pine bark (in excess of 80%).
This is reflected in the higher quality which can be achieved as opposed to that derived from other species. The Scotbark product range falls into three distinct categories: Playbark, Ornamental Bark Mulch and General Purpose Bark Mulch.
The Sennebogen 305MH will be employed at their landscape supply center which supplies the landscaping and garden industries and distributes to wholesale outlets and market gardens throughout the UK.
Handling the loading of wood bark into high sided articulated vehicles Scotbark required a versatile and robust machine that would do the job efficiently and safely.
Weighing in at 11 tonnes the Sennebogen 305MH is of strong build quality and offers increased durability and component life expectancy. Operating on foam filled tyres the 305MH has a two section telescopic boom which comes as standard equipment and is hydraulically extendable from 4.1 to 6.6 metres.
Featuring a hydraulic quick change device operated from the drivers cabin a 2.5 cu.metre rehandling bucket complete with hydraulic clamping rail enables maximum filling of bucket providing Scotbark with a high volume per bucket load.
The 305MH also features a hydraulically elevated cabin and 3 position steering which provide the Scotbark operator with improved vision and exceptional maneuverability and excellent all round vision when loading high sided vehicles or containers.
Michael Boyle - Depot Manager, commented "We were in the market for two machines, one wheeled loader to load our walking floors, and a second telehandler for our day to day operations loading small customer vehicles and rehandling in our yard. The 305 has proven to be capable of both these tasks; the innovative raising cab makes easy work of loading the largest and smallest vehicles."
E.H.Hassell & Sons Ltd, Alderflat Drive, Newstead Industrial Estate, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs ST4 8HX Tel: 01782 644299 Fax: 01782 657255 Email: email@example.com