Instructions for transporting the machine at the port (Forwarder)

1. Instructions for transporting the machine at the port (Forwarder)

1.1 For port personnel

1.1.1 Contact information


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Mo - Fr 08.00–21.00 (8:00 am - 9:00 pm)

Tel. +358 20 7688400






North America

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Tel. +1 715 369 4833


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Mo–Fr 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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These times are UTC+3

Technical Support

Mo- Fr, 08:00 – 20:00,
Tel. +7 800 5050 825


Mo- Fr, 09:00- 17:30
Tel. +7 812 777 12 11 



1.1.2 For port personnel

IMPORTANT: Before moving the machine at a port, closely watch the video instructions presented on these pages. The language of the subtitles for the video instructions can be changed from “subtitles” in the “settings” menu at the bottom of the video.

IMPORTANT: Ensure that there are no persons within the machine’s danger area.
IMPORTANT: In case of problems, contact an authorised PONSSE service.


1.2 Lifting and fastening the machine for transportation

Machine model Lifting power (kN)
Wisent 173
Elk 6W 173
Elk 8W 186
Buffalo 6W 184
Buffalo 8W 198
Buffalo King 6W 197
Buffalo King 8W 211
Buffalo Active Frame 205
Buffalo Dual 215
Gazelle 157
Elephant 228
Elephant Active Frame 233
Elephant King 237
Elephant King Active Frame 242
Bison Active Frame 222


Centre of gravity

2. Engine heater (optional equipment)

When the temperature is below -10 °C, it is recommended that the engine heater is used before starting the engine. The heater is to be used for 30–60 minutes depending on the ambient temperature.

  • Starting the heater: press button 1, and the heater will start in a few seconds
  • Heater shutdown: press button 1 again, and the heater will stop in a few seconds

Start the engine (see the next chapter) and allow the engine to run idle for as long as the engine heater was on in order to recharge the batteries.


IMPORTANT: If the engine heater is different from the heater in the image, please contact an authorised PONSSE service.
3. Before starting the engine and starting the engine
WARNING: Make sure that there is nobody in the danger area of ​​the machine.
IMPORTANT: If the machine needs auxiliary starting current, see section 6.3.

ATTENTION: Do not let the engine speed exceed 1,200 rpm before the hydraulic oil warms up; higher running speed of the engine may damage the hydraulic system.
4. Lights

2 Emergency light

3 Turning signal indicator

4 Turning signals

5 Parking lights and headlights

  • 0 = OFF
  • 1 = parking lights and switch background light
  • 2 = parking lights and headlights

6 Low/high beam: low beam / high beam

7 Cabin interior lights

  • 0 = OFF
  • 1 = interior lights with door switch to activate the lights
  • 2 = interior lights (all on)

8 Working lights ON/OFF

9 Working light selector buttons

5. Driving the machine
DANGER: When the seat is turned towards the load space and the loader control switch (13) is on, the loader movements are functional. Do not move the control handles unless you know how to control the loader. Do not use the switches in the control handle or switch panel unless stated otherwise in the instructions.

6. Stopping the engine

6.1 Normal engine stop


6.2 Emergency engine stop


The engine stops by pressing the emergency stop push button (10/12) until it bottoms. The parking brake is activated automatically (the parking brake switch (11) remains in the OFF position), the steps are lowered. The hydraulic operations stop. The power and electric functions remain active.

The engine cannot be started when the emergency stop button is down. Release the button by turning it clockwise.

Before restarting the engine, switch the parking brake switch to the ON position.


6.3 Auxiliary start-up of the engine

ATTENTION: If auxiliary current is needed, be careful with the short circuiting and sparking of the batteries. Explosion hazard!
ATTENTION: When the machine is equipped with an extinguishing system, note that the extinguishing system does not work if any of the battery cables are disconnected or the extinguishing system fuse has been removed.
IMPORTANT: If you are uncertain about what to do, contact a person who can help you with auxiliary starting or contact an authorised PONSSE service.