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Investment For A Green Future: SENNEBOGEN Simplifies Log Logistics

Railcar unloading made easy with the 835 M-HDS E-Series material handler

Railcar unloading made easy with the 835 M-HDS E-Series material handler.

Lower Bavaria, Germany – Schwaiger Holzindustrie is located in the heart of Lower Bavaria. It supplies timber and wood pellets to customers from all over the world and added a SENNEBOGEN 835 M E-Series material handler and trailer to its fleet in 2020.

Founded over 100 years ago as a humble craftsman’s business, it has evolved into an international company entering its fourth generation. The company has experienced continuous growth and through investments, it now processes over 1.6 million cu. yds. (1.2 million m3) per year. In order to navigate its ongoing growth while optimizing its operations, it was necessary to ensure they were maximizing their efficiencies. To achieve that, Schwaiger Holzindustrie not only invested in a 3,200 ft. (1,000 m) extension of its rail line, but also acquired its largest material handler to date, a SENNEBOGEN 835 M E-Series.

Material handler paired with a purpose-built trailer pulls 80 t of logs
By focusing on sustainable production and fuel-saving, low-emission handling solutions, Schwaiger Holzindustrie is paving the way to a “green” future. The 835 M-HDS E-Series was designed specifically for log yard applications using a mobile undercarriage with a protective shield and large single tires.

SENNEBOGEN’s material handler is powered with a 315 HP (231 kW) diesel engine and all-wheel drive for increased tractive effort. This power allows 160,000 lbs. of logs to be transported by a hydraulically braked trailer. “With the 835 pulling the trailer, we can now transport twice the amount in the same time. This ensures a more effective and sustainable operation and saves valuable fuel and above all, time,” confirms Quirin Schwaiger, responsible for Business Development at Schwaiger. In addition to transporting logs up to 16 ft. (5 m) in length, the 835 has a reach of 52 ft. (16 m) and is also used for unloading the railcars and feeding the sawmill.

All-rounder in the sawmill: The 835 M-HDS E-Series with trailer feeds the plant, transports and loads logs

All-rounder in the sawmill: The 835 M-HDS E-Series with trailer feeds the plant, transports and loads logs.

SENNEBOGEN 835 E material handler offers optimum operator comfort and safety
The SENNEBOGEN Maxcab, which can be hydraulically raised up to a total height of 19 ft. (5.8 m) provides the operator with a clear overview of the work area allowing them to move materials with pinpoint accuracy. Various features, such as the piston rod protection, a FOPS grid on the cab roof and a bulletproof windshield, provide additional safety. The steering can be switched between the joystick and steering wheel. The 835 impresses operators, who particularly emphasize its comfort and ease of operation: “Driving the 835 is already a highlight in our operations, and you feel a little pride when you can drive such a large machine across a busy square,” says driver Matthias Kornatzki at the Hengersberg site.


SENNEBOGEN has been a leading name in the global material handling industry for over 65 years. Based in Stanley, North Carolina, within the greater Charlotte region, SENNEBOGEN LLC offers a complete range of purpose-built machines to suit virtually any material handling application. Established in America in the year 2000, SENNEBOGEN LLC has quickly become a leading provider of specialized equipment solutions for recycling and scrap metal yards, demolition, barge and port operations, log-handling, transfer stations, waste facilities and the tree care industry from coast to coast. A growing network of distributors supports SENNEBOGEN LLC sales and service across the Americas, ensuring the highest standard of professional machine support and parts availability.

For more information on the full line of SENNEBOGEN green line material handlers, contact:

1957 Sennebogen Trail
Stanley, NC 28164
Tel: (704) 347-4910 or fax (704) 347-8894