PONSSE BuffaloKing

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Loaders: PONSSE K100+
Load carrying capacity: 18 000 kg (39 683 lbs)
Available in 6 or 8-wheeler

Able Capable of carry loads up to its own weight, the 18-tonne PONSSE BuffaloKing provides you with a luxurious cab, powerful PONSSE K100+ loader, ample load space, an efficient and powerful Mercedes-Benz engine and a sturdy structure that is ready for the most demanding wood harvesting conditions.

The BuffaloKing is based on the same successful design as the PONSSE Buffalo forwarder, with its well-received and reliable technical solutions. Larger in size, this machine comes with an 18-tonne load bearing capacity and is built to be dependable and efficient without unnecessary extra weight. The extremely strong rear bogie carries most of the load. Regardless of the terrain, the broad rear  tires with ample air space distribute the load evenly, which means that with heavy loads ground contact pressure remains low.

The BuffaloKing distinguishes itself from the traditional Buffalo with a hydraulic capacity that has been increased by more than 30%. Combined with the new, powerful K100+ loader and the smart OptiControl control system, this enhancement offers exceptional efficiency and cost effectiveness, across the full length of its maximum reach of 9.5 metres (31 feet). At 21 tonnes, this machine’s tractive force can only be described as impressive. Thanks to its shared design with the traditional Buffalo, spare parts availability and serviceability are not a cause for concern.


Technical details - PONSSE BuffaloKing

Minimum weight, 6-wheeler
18 300 kg (40 344 lbs)
Minimum weight, 8-wheeler
19 700 kg (42 769 lbs)
Typical weight, 6-wheeler
18 800 kg (41 447 lbs)
Typical weight, 8-wheeler
20 200 kg (44 533 lbs)
10 490-10 750 mm (414-424 in) + glide bunk 700 mm (28 in)
2 990-3 300 mm (118-130 in)
Ground clearance
730 mm (29 in)
Transportation height
3 900 mm (154 in)
Slewing torque (gross)
24,340 lb-ft (33 kNm)
Crane turning angle
Lifting torque (gross)
118,009 lb-ft (160 kNm)
26 ft /31 ft (7.8 m / 9.5 m)
Mercedes-Benz OM 926 LA EUROMOT 3B (Europe), Mercedes-Benz OM 906 LA EUROMOT 3A (other countries)
3B: 286 hp, (210 kW) 3A: 275 hp, (205 kW)
3B: 1120 Nm, 3A: 1100 Nm (1200-1600 rpm)
Tractive force
210 kN (47,210 lbf)
Fuel tank volume
200 l (44 gal UK)
Hydraulic system
Control system
PONSSE OptiControl
Working pump
190 cm3 (11.6 cu in)
Oil tank volume
170l (45 gal UK)
Several different grapple alternatives
Load space
18 000 kg (39 683 lbs))
Load space cross-sectional area
5.2-5,8 m2 (56-63 sq ft)
Load space length
5 190-5 450 mm (204–214 in) + glide bunk 0-700 mm (0-28 in)

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