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PONSSE ElephantKing

PONSSE ElephantKing

Loaders: PONSSE K100+, PONSSE K121
Load carrying capacity:  20 000 kg, (44,093 lbs)
Available in 8-wheeler

The PONSSE ElephantKing forwarder is designed for extremely demanding conditions and heavy loads. The ultimate tractive force, powerful engine and the staggering 20-tonne carrying capacity guarantee efficient timber transportation both on sloping sites and during long transports.

The exceptionally powerful PONSSE K100+ loader, the load space with a cross-sectional area of 6.7 m2 and the flexible drive transmission and loader control system ensure the position of the PONSSE ElephantKing as the most effective forwarder on the market. The durable frame structure, strong bogies, sturdy cylinder-powered frame oscillation lock complete with the high ground clearance ensure smooth operation and carefree operating hours, even under
difficult operating conditions.


Technical details - PONSSE ElephantKing

Minimum weight, 8-wheeler
22 900 kg (50,486 lbs)
Typical weight, 8-wheeler
23 700 kg (52,250 lbs)
10 150-11 060 mm + glide bunk 700 mm (400-435 in + glide bunk 28 in)
3070-3210 mm (121-126 in)
Ground clearance
800 mm (31.5 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 lllA (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, IV: 1 150 Nm, IIIA: 1100 Nm)
Tractive force
240 kN (53,954 lbf)
Driving speed
0-20 km/h (0-12 mph)
Fuel tank volume
260 l (69 gal US)
Hydraulic system
Control system
PONSSE OptiControl
Working pump
190 cm³ (11.6 cu in)
Oil tank volume
170 l (45 gal US)
Several different grapple alternatives
Load space
Load carrying capacity
20 000 kg (44,092 lbs)
Load space cross-sectional area
5,8-6,7 m² (62.5-72.2 sq ft)
Load space length
4 540-5 450 mm + glide bunk 700 mm (179-214 in + glide bunk 28 in)
Log gate
Hydraulically movable

Plenty of optional equipment is available in addition to the comprehensive PONSSE ElephantKing standard equipment. Consult your nearest Ponsse retailer for more information on the standard and optional equipment.