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Sennebogen 818 E-series



The Sennebogen 818 E-series builds on more than 60 years of experience in the design and construction of purpose-built materials handling machines.

To maximise performance, the 818 E-series has improved fuel efficiency, operating comfort, maintenance and service and a range of other areas. The diesel engine features an automatic idle reduction, shut down and performance optimisation aimed at reducing fuel consumption. Eco Mode intends to increase fuel savings by up to 20 per cent during operation. The operating comfort of the 818 E-series has been improved through a hydraulically elevated cabin, offering an operator eye level of approximately 5600mm. Meanwhile joystick steering control offers maximum visibility and a clutter-free cabin. The safety of the materials handler has been bolstered through a sliding door for cabin entry, an emergency cabin lowering function accessible at both ground level and inside the cabin and two 115° cameras to the right and rear of the machine. Maintenance and service has also been maximised through all daily service checks easily accessed from ground level on the machine, a straight forward and clearly labelled electrical system and a low percentage of proprietary parts.

Sennebogen National Business Development Manager Neil Adlam says the 818 E-series offers an uncompromised high performance in all critical areas of material handling excellence.

“The total Sennebogen package is supported locally by the dedicated team at Pacific Materials Handling, with national branches and local technicians to support any requirements.”


Equilibrium Handler

Rethink and save: equilibrium handler to serve as backbone of wood logistics at Borg Manufacturing

What can we do to increase our productivity while also saving on operating costs? This is the question many companies ask themselves. For John Borg, owner of Australia's Borg Manufacturing, the SENNEBOGEN was able to deliver a persuasive solution for wood handling with the 8130 equilibrium handler.

Borg Manufacturing operates a large MDF factory in Oberon, a small town in New South Wales, Australia, that is about 2.5 hours West of Sydney. Since its founding in 1991, the family-owned business has become Australia's leading manufacturer of kitchen cabinet doors and decorative MDF panels distributed through the brand Polytec. The wide range of MDF panels are manufactured primarily at the Oberon site. This is where the new SENNEBOGEN handling machine comes into play.

Optimized logistics processes – SENNEBOGEN crane at the core

The SENNEBOGEN 8130 is the heart of the reorganized lumberyard. Whereas previously the conveyor belts of the loading system would be laboriously served by multiple vehicles using a ramp, these logistics are now covered by one stationary crane. The raw material, which can be between four and five meters in length, is unloaded and sorted all around the stationary balance crane. With its reach of 23 meters, the 8130 can easily cover an operating area of around 1,600 square meters. The reorganization added logistical value and also enhanced occupational health and safety, since only one central machine now does all of the loading. The loading line can now be safely filled from above, and vehicle traffic has been reduced.

Saving costs – working effectively with a stationary electric machine

Operating and maintenance costs have also been reduced, reported Borg. "Where numerous vehicles were consuming a lot of expensive diesel before, the electric equilibrium handler now only accounts for a fraction of the costs." The excessive ground wear from the vehicles is also a thing of the past. These vehicles would not only damage the surface when retrieving wood at ground level and result in yearly repairs, they would also introduce foreign material to the loading lines. This is now completely avoided thanks to the elevated machine position and grabbing from above.

Australian sales and service partner Pacific Materials Handling delivered the 8130 in the middle of 2014. The machine is equipped with a 132-kW electric motor, a 23-meter attachment, and the Maxcab Industry cab. The crane is mounted above the loading line on a 5.5-meter tall pylon. The equilibrium principle keeps the machine balanced thanks to a coupled counterweight. Only two hydraulic cylinders are needed to move the entire equipment. The electric drive proves itself with its strong performance and low noise level. In total, the longer maintenance intervals, small number of moving parts and the electric drive save up to 75% on operating costs – an argument that has persuaded not only Borg.





Sideloader and Trailer Fixed Price Servicing

Pacific Materials Handling offer no risk, no surprises  fixed price servicing for your Sideloaders and trailers.

 At Pacific Materials Handling we know and understand that the wheels of your business must keep turning. We specialize in all aspects of Materials Handling Equipment, from Forklifts, Reach Stackers, Sideloaders, Truck Mounted cranes and Trailing equipment.

Our aim is to provide a professional and flexible approach to accommodate your companies individual needs and provide maximum uptime and minimal disturbance to your operations regarding your fleet.

 With a comprehensive parts back up and support network coupled with skilled tradesmen we can address all of your equipment’s requirements.

 We can  also tailor fixed price packages for your Truck Mounted Cranes and Forklifts.

 Call 1300 – FORKLIFT


At Pacific Materials Handling we have the experience and on site capability to diagnose and repair anything keeping you from getting the most from your assets.  Our experienced sideloader technicians are the best when it comes to diagnosing and correcting any sideloader issues.  Our massive Laverton workshop caters for all mechanical, hydraulic, electrical repairs and we also have a full size paint shed on site so your equipment can look as good as it operates.


We employ the most knowledgeable sideloader parts personnel and stock a full warehouse of common parts.  What we haven’t got in stock we can source for you.  If you don’t know what sideloader parts you require we will be able to help you get going again.

 Thinking of upgrading your equipment, why not get the most from you sale or trade in and book in in for a Pacific Materials Handling pre sale inspection or full refurb and paint.


15 Ton Container Trolley

15 Ton Container Trolley

Designed and built by Pacific Materials Handling

The "Heavy Shift Trolley" attaches to a forklift that can then be driven inside a container or other flat surface , raise palletised loads and roll the load.



Heavy duty fork frame suitable for mounting or towing.
Fork tine lift with hydraulic breakaway or standalone power pack.
Fixed bump stop on ends of forks to avoid binding issues.
Customisable dimensions adjustable starting lift heights available.



Technical Data

Mass Tare: 500Kg
Max Capacity 15 Ton maximum lifting capacity
Frame Size Fork width, length and distance apart manufatured to specification
Lift Height Approx 40 mm lift height
Other Features May be powered via auxillary ports of forklift or alternatively with stand alone rechargeable power pack

Shear Refurbishment

GENESIS Shear Refurbishment

A New offering for Pacific Materials Handling is Genesis Shear refurbishment.

Taking your old worn shear and rebirthing it can provide a cost alternative to a new purchase.




Sennebogen 860M with Skylift cabin at C3 Limited New Zealand

Pacific Materials handling  have recently delivered 2 x special Sennebogen machines to C3 Limited in NZ.

 The 2 x Sennebogen 860M machines are complete with a Cummins 268kW diesel engine, 21m boom, 1.5m pylon, SMAG 2.5sqm log grab and a specially designed operators "skylift cabin" that allows the operator to enter the machine from ground level and then hydraulically elevate to an operating position of up to 10,000mm. The cabin also features a side platform with walkway for safe entry & exit to the cabin.


The machines weigh in at close to 90,000kgs with the log grab fitted but they are still able to travel at speeds of up to 14 km /hr and have a nominal lifting capacity of just on 9,000kgs at 15m forward reach x 15m high.


The benefits of the operator being able to enter at ground level are obvious but when coupled with the amount of reach, lift capacity and the clear vision and safety of sitting at 10m high when surrounded by logs and constant roadtruck and heavy equipment traffic in NZ's busiest ports make these machines a real game changer for log handler in port applications.


Sale of Pacific NZ to Transdiesel

Pacific materials Handling is pleased to announce that today we have concluded the sale of our New Zealand business to Transdiesel Ltd, a company of some 220 employees, 13 branches across New Zealand ‎and over 30 years of service to their New Zealand customers. 

Over the next 12 months we will assist Transdiesel to manage their new brands, being one of the  largest materials handling companies in New Zealand, we look forward to the future with them.


Sims Metal Management acquires a new Copex Reflex 650 scrap shear

The world’s leading metal & electronics recycler Sims Metal Management acquires a new Copex Reflex 650 scrap shear

Together with this Reflex scrap shear, installed in static version in Mackay (Queensland) and equipped with a CUMMINS diesel engine especially for the Australian market, Sims Metal Management has a total of 10 machines from Copex French manufacturer.

Scrap shear with compression by wings type Reflex650

The previous scrap shear installed for the Sims Group in 2013 is a Lidex machine with side compression with high cutting force of 1300 tons. This machine is being operated on the site of St Marys (New South Wales).

« We appreciate high quality and reliable machines, and are fully satisfied with Copex from the technical point of view as well as from the service provided locally by Copex agent Pacific Materials Handling”, says John Glyde, General Manager of Sims Metal Management, Queensland.

 « Our local partnership with Pacific Materials Handling established in 2006 for the sale and service of our products was the key for our success in the Australian territory », comments Mr Frédéric Malin, Chairman of SA COPEX.



Sennebogen provides total solution for Pederson Group


Melbourne, Australia, June 18th 2015


The introduction of four key Sennebogen material handling machines at one of the world’s largest pulp and paper facilities has helped create a substantially more efficient operation for services provider Pedersen Group.

Pedersen Group provides for a vital production link in terms of log yard logistics, mobile plant operations and whole log chipping and debarking services at the Tasman Mill, which operates on a 200ha site near the Bay of Plenty town of Kawerau in New Zealand’s North Island.

The mill site hosts pulp production operations for both CHH Pulp & Paper and Norske Skog. The Pedersen Group team handles log volumes of 1.1m tonnes per annum, undertaken on a seven day, double shift operation and in recent times has overseen gains in log yard capacity and chip accepts.

“We’re proud of our achievements for our clients at the Tasman Mill, but as with all of our operations we’re always looking to improve production efficiencies, costs and personnel safety,” says Pedersen’s Kawerau Site Manager Marty Hine.

“Not only was the decision to move to Sennebogen mobile plant based around the relative technical abilities and robustness of the individual machines, but utilising the advanced capabilities of Sennebogen allowed us to change the way we use both our fixed and mobile plant and led to us reconfiguring our entire yard for maximum efficiency.”

The range of log handling hardware Pedersen implemented at their Tasman Mill operation is truly comprehensive; encompassing both the smallest and the largest materials handlers Sennebogen manufactures.

At the smaller end of the scale, a static, electric drive Sennebogen 818 acts as the control centre for the debarking drum and conveyor feed into the 3000hp multi-log chipper.

Being a stationary machine, the Sennebogen 818 sits upon an elastic bearing which gives the operator the flexibility to react to loads, but also has a suspension effect, cushioning the machine against shock and vibration and providing a better working environment for the operator.

In almost every other facet though, the 818 is an off-the-shelf electric powered materials handler, simply sited for maximum efficiency.

“The hydraulic elevating cab raises and lowers in a conventional manner so the operator has excellent vision of what’s coming from the power infeed, through the debarker and down the conveyor in front of him,” says Marty.

“Essentially the 818 is the nerve centre for the whole plant, with the operator using touchscreen and joystick controls in the oversized cab to control product flow at variable speeds and deal with jams using the 818’s grapple.”

The debarking drum is new as well and replaces an older, larger unit. In this instance smaller has proven to be better, but there is no denying the increased flexibility Pedersen Group’s colossal Sennebogen 880 EQ has brought to this operation.

The electric drive Sennebogen 880 EQ is one of the world’s largest materials handling machines. Pedersen’s unit weighs in at 275,000kg with a 5m pylon, 30m boom and impressive 11m operator eye level; it is the largest machine of its type in the Southern Hemisphere.

While offering all the efficiency benefits of electric power, the machine is still mobile as it sits on crawler tracks in order to travel up to 35m.

The Pedersen team constructed the 35m galvanised cable trench which the power cable sits in once it unspools from the reel on the rear of the machine. Rubber belting sits over the trench in order to help keep debris out.

Marty says he is impressed with the precision of the Sennebogen 880 EQ, citing the balance the machine exhibits, regardless of load, as exceptional. Even at the 880 EQ’s full reach (30m) and with total weight in the grab of 12 ton, the machine is never in danger of toppling over. This is due to Sennebogen Equilibrium design, with a moving counterweight to help keep the load centred.

The long reach Sennebogen 880 EQ can unload from the trailers straight into the power infeed, or across to the store.

The same model machine is available in various configurations including diesel powered engines, various under-carriage styles and with up to 35m reach.

Alongside the supersized handling capacities of the Sennebogen 880 EQ are two mid-range log handlers – twin Sennebogen 830 MTs – which have also proven real game-changers for Pedersen Group at Kawerau.

The Sennebogen 830 MT is the only materials handler/log handling machine that can tow 60 ton of logs.

Project lead Bruce Hutchings – instrumental in all aspects of the project from instigation and planning to fabrication, civil works and machine implementation – says that, at the end of the day, the ability to tow log trailers gave Sennebogen a critical advantage.

“The Sennebogen machines have given us good gains in terms of efficiency, operator comfort and handling capacities. Having the 830 MTs completely flexible to high-stack as well as tow log stock around the yard in larger lots – from the stack to the 880 – has really made a significant difference for us,” he says.

Pedersen Group’s trailers were specially developed in-house to compliment the capabilities of the two 830 MTs. The trailers were manufactured to Bruce’s exacting specifications by Rotorua-headquartered trailer specialists Patchell Industries.

“Before the Sennebogen 830s arrived we were using wheel loaders, which can’t stack as high as the 830s can. Wheel loaders can’t tow either, so we’re moving more logs and stacking them more efficiently with a bookend system. The way we use space within the yard has improved dramatically as a result,” says Bruce.

 “This reconfiguration also eliminates our old log deck and waterfall system, which means the wood is handled less. As a result there’s less damage and loss of fibre on the product being processed,” he adds.

Marty Hine says that the Sennebogen 830 MTs feature excellent acceleration, especially considering towing weights are up to 60 ton with the trailer.

As part of the extended operational support Pedersen Group provides to Tasman Mill, the company also manages all garage operations on site – 120 items of mobile plant in total.

Marty Hine says Sennebogen parts and technical support from Australasian distributor Pacific Materials Handling (PMH) has been fantastic.

“PMH have really been with us every step of the way on this. Couple this support with better running costs, cheaper consumables and parts and less in the way of service costs and we’re ahead across the board.

“There’s no denying this has been a big exercise for us, but it’s a no-brainer. We have great people in this company and working with some great people at PMH, we’ve engineered a solid result,” Marty concludes.

Pacific Materials Handling Sennebogen Business Manager, Byron Judd echoes these sentiments.


“We could not have asked for a better group of people to work with on this project,” he says.


“From the initial phone call onwards, developing this plan alongside the Pedersen Group team has been a truly rewarding working partnership.


“The exceptional level of expertise and insight the company possesses has helped make the implementation of world class Sennebogen equipment at the Tasman Mill a seamless process from our side of the equation too.”



SENNEBOGEN launches a new 50 t telescopic crawler crane


With a 50 t safe working load and proven Full-Power Boom, the crane manufacturer has added the new SENNEBOGEN 653 telescopic crawler crane to its product range. The pick & carry crane features maximum flexibility and easy transport.

With more than 20 years of experience with mobile and crawler telescopic machines, SENNEBOGEN has successfully established itself on the international market. Around the world, customers from the construction industry and crane rental companies trust the reliability of SENNEBOGEN telescopic cranes. With a current product range of 8 t to 120 t safe working load, SENNEBOGEN already covers a broad array of work applications, for which telescopic crawler cranes in particular offer many advantages for lifting, moving, and positioning large loads. The new SENNEBOGEN 653 will join the range of machinery as a versatile go-to for structural engineering and bridge construction. The machine comes with a 129 kW diesel engine with 4f emission standards and up to two hydraulically driven 50 kN winches, with winching speeds up to 115 m/min.

Maximum flexibility on site: SENNEBOGEN Full-Power Boom

The boom of the SENNEBOGEN 653 can be continuously extended and retracted over a length of 30.4 m. As with all machines in this series, it is also designed as a Full-Power Boom. This highly robust, maintenance-free system allows for continuous extending and retracting, and it is always friction-locked. The machine can be set to any desired boom length variably and quickly via joystick. This saves time and allows effective working. SENNEBOGEN telescopic cranes are quick and agile at any length, especially when working with varying boom lengths. The fly boom extends the maximum reach height to 43.4 m.

Large operating range: variable use with crawler undercarriages

The crawler undercarriage of the 653 is ideal for working on both small and large construction sites. The machine can be variably driven even at full load. Even in rough terrain, the telescopic crane is impressive with its excellent maneuverability. It can operate on inclines of up to 4°. At just 3 m wide, the extendable crawler tracks save space during transport and can be extended out up to 4.5 m support width when in use. The 5.34 m long crawler tracks with optional track shoes up to 800 mm wide ensure low ground pressure and optimal stability.

Maximum driver comfort and easy maintenance

The proven Maxcab comfort cab with automatic air conditioning and a spring-cushioned seat offers the crane operator a comfortable working environment. The cab itself can be tilted up to 15° as standard. An optional hydraulic cab elevator and standard camera system also improve the overview of the work area. The SENCON control and diagnostics system by SENNEBOGEN offers a clear presentation of all operating parameters and easy, intuitive user control, as well as the ability to process error messages quickly. It also reliably monitors the load moment limitation system. The central maintenance and lubrication points are conveniently placed for easy access during maintenance and daily servicing.

The SENNEBOGEN 653 E-Series: overview

  • Compact and powerful: maximum safe working load of 50 t, boom length up to 43.4 m
  • Full-Power Boom: multi-part telescopic boom, always friction-locked, extremely robust design, continuously extendable and retractable joystick-operated hydraulics (no 1-cylinder step procedure), length of 30.4 m
  • Versatile and flexible in use: robust, telescoping crawler undercarriage with high stability, movement under full load, operable on inclines of up to 4°, alternate mobile undercarriage available
  • Easy to transport, quick to set up: 3 m transport width, easy self-assembly system, low space requirements when in use
  • Efficient: powerful and efficient 129 kW Cummins diesel engine, Tier 4f exhaust aftertreatment
  • Intuitive operation: SENCON control and diagnostics system for clearly laid-out and intuitive user control

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