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PONSSE Elephant

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Loaders: PONSSE K100+, PONSSE K121
Load carrying capacity: 18 000 kg (39 683 lbs)
Available in 8-wheeler

The PONSSE Elephant forwarder carries your loads with unprecedented speed and transport efficiency. The torque and tractive force of this powerhouse with an 18-tonne carrying capacity have been designed for extremely demanding purposes and conditions.

The machine’s superior performance becomes particularly evident on steep slopes, thick snow, and when the forwarding distances are long.

Its excellent movement, 6.25 m2 load space, efficient drive transmission and powerful loader ensure that loads will be transported to roadside quickly and surely – regardless of the working site location.

The Mercedes-Benz/MTU engine offers high torque and excellent fuel economy, while the upgraded transmission offers practical tractive force and more accurate handling. The superior hydraulic power of the PONSSE Elephant forwarder also makes loader operation extremely fast and smooth.


Technical details - PONSSE Elephant

Minimum weight, 8-wheeler
22 000 kg (48,500 lbs)
Typical weight, 8-wheeler
22 800 kg (50,260 lbs)
10 150–11 060 mm + glide bunk 700mm (400-436 in +glide bunk 28 in)
2 990–3 300 mm (118-130 in)
Ground clearance
800 mm (31,4 in)
Transportation height
3 990 mm (157 in)
Steering angle
± 44º
K100+ K121
Slewing torque (gross)
24,340 lb-ft (33 kNm) 48 kNm
Crane turning angle
Lifting moment (gross)
118,009 lb-ft (160 kNm) 195 kNm
25.6 ft /31 ft (7.8 m / 9.5 m) 8 / 10 m (26 ft/33 ft)
Mercedes-Benz OM936 LA EU Stage V (Europe), MB OM936 LA EU Stage IV, MB OM906 LA EU Stage IIIA (other countries)
EU Stage V: 210 kW (286 hp), IV: 210 kW (286 hp), IIIA: 205 kW (275 hp)
1 200–1 600 rpm (EU Stage V: 1 200 Nm, Stage IV: 1 150 Nm, IIIA: 1 100 Nm)
Tractive force
220 kN (49,500 lbf)
Driving speed
0–20 km/h (0–12 mph)
Fuel tank volume
260 l (69 gal US)
Hydraulic system
Control system
PONSSE OptiControl system
Working pump
Oil tank volume: 190 cm³ (11.6 cu in)
Oil tank volume
170 l (45 gal US)
8-wheeler, front
750/55-26,5”, 750/50-26,5’’ or 780/55-26.5”
8-wheeler, rear
750/55-26,5”, 750/50-26,5’’ or 780/55-26.5”
Several different grapple alternatives
Load space
Load carrying capacity
18 000 kg (39,683 lbs)
Load space cross-sectional area
5,8–6,25 m² (62.5-67.3 sq ft)
5,2-6,7 m2 (56-72 sq ft)
Load space length
4 540–5 450 mm + glide bunk 700 mm (179-214 in + glide bunk 28 in)
Log gate
Log gate can be moved hydraulically

Plenty of optional equipment is available in addition to the comprehensive PONSSE Elephant standard equipment. Consult your nearest Ponsse Service Center or dealer for more information on the standard and optional equipment.