SENNEBOGEN Up-Sizes Its Tree Care Line With New 738 M Purpose-Built Handler
Stanley, NC – A great idea just got bigger! SENNEBOGEN has been making a big impact in the arboriculture industry with its remarkable 718 M purpose-built tree care handler. Described as a “game-changer” by tree care specialists, the 718 is reported by users to achieve up to 10-fold increases in production in applications from thinning urban woodlots to roadside maintenance.
Now, SENNEBOGEN introduces the 738 M. It is fitted with same type of equipment but sized to reach further and to handle larger trees.
Weighing in over 95,000 lb. (43,500 kg), the new SENNEBOGEN 738 M is twice the size of the 718 and extends its reach to 75 ft. (23 m) vs the 43 ft. (13 m) range of the 718. Still, according to operator Rob Frost, the 738 handles like its smaller predecessor. At a recent field trial, Frost said, “The 738 gives you the same cycle times, the same fluidity; it’s quick and smooth. You can move at the same pace as the 718, while you’re moving much bigger wood.”
Bigger wood in more jobsites
SENNEBOGEN says the 738’s larger size effectively expands the practical range for its purpose-built tree-care machines. While it allows crews in urban eastern areas to take on more and larger projects, the 738 is also sized right for heavier forested areas in Pacific and mountain regions. Intended specifically for arborists, rather than logging production, the 738 is also recommended for deeper off-road projects such as right-of-way maintenance for utility companies or for DOT throughways and rail lines.
Frost reports that, while he takes on 90 ft. (27 m) trees with his 718, he can handle 125 ft. (38 m) trees up to 4 ft. (1.2 m) diameter with the 738 or even larger depending on the species. Using a .47 yard grapple saw at the demonstration site, he took down an 85 ft. (26 m) spruce in just 2 pieces, then quickly cut and stacked it into four 20 ft. (6 m) logs.
Fast, efficient and versatile
He estimates that the 738 works fast enough to cut in the range of 100 to 150 trees per day, with no additional crew onsite. With its long reach, the machine can clear large swaths from one stance then, running on rubber tires at up to 13 – 15 mph (21 – 24 km/h), it can easily move up the road to clear the next spot.
Developed on the same platform as SENNEBOGEN’s trailer-pulling 830 M-T log handler, the 738 M offers powerful off-road mobility driven by with transmission on both axles. The machine is powered by a 225 HP (168 kW) Cummins 6.7 Tier 4F engine. The operator gets a clear view of the worksite and into the cutting zone from the elevating and tilting Maxcab.
The 738 shows off even greater single-handed versatility with its auxiliary attachment pump, provided to power heavy hydraulic attachments such as a mower and mulcher. The total package offers exceptional capacity for maintaining embankments, with the ability to stand back safely while it works down a 25 ft. (7.6 m) slope.
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.
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