Technical details

Overview

Buffalo is the best-selling PONSSE machine in the world. Its technical systems, reliability in all conditions, combined with its wide range of customization options, make the Buffalo a dependable tool built to meet the individual needs of each client. When clients can choose from 8 or 10 wheels, a load-carrying capacity of 14 to 15 tons, a working reach ranging from 7.8 to 10 meters, a long bogie, active frame, active crane and a number of other technical options, we can truly talk about client-specific customization.
The ground may not always be smooth and comfortable. This means that the Active Frame cab suspension system, available as optional equipment, is more than welcome. It prevents the operator from swaying in the cab, and helps them to continue working. Fitted with the Active Crane boom control system, the grapple becomes an extension of the operator’s hand. It goes where you want it to go, easily and effortlessly.

LONG BOGIE
A long bogie, a new option designed for harvesting in soft soil conditions, is available for the 8-wheeled models of PONSSE Wisent, Elk, Buffalo and Buffalo King. It significantly reduces the ground pressure of a track-based machine, compared to a standard bogie.

ENGINE AND HYDRAULICS
Powered by a Mercedes-Benz/MTU engine, producing well-behaving power over a broad rpm range, Buffalo moves extraordinarily. Its fast response to the throttle, steady torque and strong hydraulics make the machine easy to use. Buffalo’s strong hydraulics and precise feel make loading easy and reliable. Loaders have a maximum reach up to 10 meters.

CHASSIS STRUCTURE AND CHASSIS BRAKING SYSTEM
The design of the chassis focuses in particular on durability and ease of maintenance. In addition to reliability, functional positioning and component operation are typical features of the structure.

CAB AND CONTROL SYSTEM
The most spacious and comfortable cab, and the most ergonomic controls on the market guarantee the best comfort when working. The cab can be fitted with a PONSSE seat. It is the first seat designed specifically for forestry machinery. That is why the special needs of forestry machine operators have been addressed in its design. The seat and, in particular, its base, are solid, the seat has various suspension adjustments and the entire package withstands heavy operations for years without any problem.

PONSSE ACTIVE CRANE
PONSSE Active Crane offers a new way of controlling the loader and increasing efficiency. It is a system that the operator uses to control the movement of the harvesting implement instead of individual functions, allowing the operator to efficiently concentrate on the loader’s works. The active crane is easily controlled using two levers, one of them controlling the grapple height from the ground, and the other controlling the direction of movement. What is essential is that the operator does not need to control all functions simultaneously. Once the appropriate location of the harvesting implement has been given to the machine, it will perform the lift and use the boom and extension automatically. The operator can easily switch between Active Crane and conventional loader control, with a push of a button. This provides the active crane with easy maintenance and reliability.

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