Gibson Machinery LLC hosted a luncheon, presentation and barge unloading demonstration of the Sennebogen Model 870M Rubber Tired Material Handler in McKees Rocks, Pa., March 13. The demonstration took place at Lindy Paving Inc.’s Neville Island Terminal.
Gibson Machinery’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing Mike Camp introduced Lindy Paving representatives and reviewed Gibson’s product line that includes Sennebogen machines, Doosan excavators, wheel loaders and utility equipment, Dynapac compaction, paving and milling equipment, Moxy articulated trucks and IHI compact excavators.
Andreas Ernst of Sennebogen America provided a history of the company and discussed the manufacturer’s product line and features. Ernst also explained that Gibson Machinery had distinguished themselves as one of the top distributors 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006.
According to Ernst, Sennebogen’s 870 M Rubber Tired Material Handler is ideal for unloading barges with high expected productivity. Its high productivity combined with the low maintenance costs compared to a converted excavator the Sennebogen 870 M offers the customer a lot of benefits. Sennebogen makes fuel efficiency among its top priorities by designing machines for material handling. In addition, hydraulic systems are designed to optimize oil flow to reduce pressure loss on the system. Sennebogen offers a wide range of purpose built material handling machines in rubber tired, crawler or pedestal version, equipped with diesel engine or optional electric motor.
“These are not modified excavators,” Ernst said. “These were designed specifically to be material handlers and it shows inthe extra design strength and engineering built into each model.”
Boom and swing systems are governed by Sennebogen’s unique and reliable load sensing hydraulic system with variable displacement pumps. A central location of the hydraulic measuring points allows easy and quick verification of the complete hydraulic system. The material handling boom is of a box type design with extra large sealed bearings for long working life. A central greasing system is standard.
Aware that a comfortable operator is a productive operator, Sennebogen’s F2000 cab is ergonomically designed with fully adjustable control column and air cushioned seating. Visibility to all sides is excellent and includes a large roof skylight. An optional fully hydraulic adjustable cab allows the operator maximum visibility over the job site. Sennebogen’s Diagnostic System (SDS) allows the operator to monitor all essential machine and engine functions and includes both visual and audible warning systems.
After lunch, the group headed to Lindy Paving’s Neville Island Terminal to watch the Sennebogen 870M in action and get an upclose look at the machine.
At this location, the 870M, equipped with a Young 4.5 cu. yd. (3.4 cu m) clam bucket, loads from 30 to 36 truck loads at 25 tons (22 t) each per hour.
Lindy Paving Inc. headquartered in New Castle, Pa., is one of the largest asphalt paving contractors and manufacturers in Western Pennsylvania. Lindy received the Sheldon G. Hayes Award in 2005. The National Asphalt Paving Association recognized Lindy’s Parkway West job as the top highway-paving job in the United States. The project also was featured on the covers of Roads & Bridges and HMAT magazines.
Lindy also manufactures asphalt products and operates four asphalt plants, which are located in Pittsburgh, Monaca and Neville Island, Pa. The company produces any mix design for commercial, municipal, or state projects and “will call” sales to independent contractors. Currently, Lindy is producing up to 400 tons (36 t) per hour and has five silos to meet storage needs. CEG