It certainly is big, Ponsse’s new ElephantKing forwarder, which had its world premiere at SkogsElmia outside Jönköping, Sweden on 26-28 May. But judging from the great interest at the fair, the machine is exactly what many forest contractors are looking for.
“We’ve had a good response to the forwarder,” confirms Johan Wermlund of Ponsse.
The ElephantKing has a curb weight of 22.9 tonnes and can haul 20 tonnes of timber on its 6.25 square metre load bed.
“The dimensions of every component have been scaled up compared with the old Elephant, which can haul 18 tonnes,” Johan says.