SENNEBOGEN Electric-Drive Supplies Worry-Free Power


Electric-drive makes sense, especially on the water. Buijs Groot-Ammers replaced their SENNEBOGEN 825 electric-drive material handler with an 830 model to protect the environment and save fuel costs.

Veghel, NL — When Buijs Groot-Ammers Overslag B.V. bought its ninth SENNEBOGEN material handler, the company chose an electric-drive model for the second time to keep the environment healthy and to save on fuel costs. “Once electric, always electric,” says engineer Henk van den Dool.

Buijs Groot-Ammers specializes in the transshipment of bulk and general cargo, especially raw materials for the feed industry, and SENNEBOGEN purpose-built material handlers are an indispensable part of their business. The first electric model they tried was the SENNEBOGEN 825 that put in about 15,000 hours within a short period of time without any problems. When the material handling demand increased, Buijs Groot-Ammers opted to upsize to a crawler-mounted SENNEBOGEN 830 electric-drive.

The 830 has a maximum boom range of 55’8” (17 m), compared to 42’7” (13 m) for the 825, which allows operators to reach the farthest edges of a barge without moving. In fact the 830 is now installed at the edge of the pier.

“We decided to purchase an electric material handler again because it is completely emission-free and, ultimately, it saves money. As well, environmentally sound practices promote goodwill in the community,” says Wim Buijs, Director of Operations.

Being located on the historic Aa River, the Buijs Groot-Ammers operation is particularly sensitive to environmental contamination. With the electric-drive SENNEBOGEN, not only are there zero emissions, but there is zero chance of fuel leaks and the administrative nightmare that goes along with them.

Of course, the electric-drive also contributes to fuel savings. Buijs reports a 50 percent reduction in operating costs when compared to a diesel-powered machine. But it’s not just the fuel savings. There’s no downtime required for refueling. Maintenance intervals for electric machines are significantly longer, and the hydraulic components last longer than in diesel models.

Buijs can also hear the benefits going electric. “The new SENNEBOGEN is significantly quieter than our diesel machines,” he says.

Operators appreciate the reduced vibration and noise of the electric drive material handler. In the elevated maXcab, they have the best possible view of the entire worksite for increased safety. A series of cameras and a comprehensive lighting system provide a 360° visibility day or night. With the recent enhancements to the maXcab, including optimized cab, comfort seat and ergonomically arranged joysticks and controls, the electric drive SENNEBOGEN makes an ideal workplace.


SENNEBOGEN has been a leading name in the global material handling industry for over 60 years. Based in Stanley, North Carolina, within the greater Charlotte region, SENNEBOGEN LLC offers a complete range of purpose-built machines to suit virtually any material handling application. Established in America in the year 2000, SENNEBOGEN LLC has quickly become a leading provider of specialized equipment solutions for recycling and scrap metal yards, barge and port operations, log-handling, demolition, transfer stations and waste facilities from coast to coast. A growing network of distributors supports SENNEBOGEN LLC sales and service across the Americas, ensuring the highest standard of professional machine support and parts availability.

For more information on the full line of SENNEBOGEN green line material handlers, contact:

Constantino Lannes, President
1957 SENNEBOGEN Trail (formerly 7669 Old Plank Road)
Stanley, NC 28164
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