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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Tel. +358 20 7688400






North America

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Tel. +1 715 369 4833


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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

WARNING: Verify the machine’s actual weight before lifting!
Machine model Machine weights starting from without optional equipment:
Wisent 16 300 kg
Elk 8W 17 700 kg
Buffalo 8W 18 600 kg
Buffalo King 8W 20 600 kg
Elephant 22 000 kg
Elephant King 22 900 kg
Bison Active Frame 22 000 kg
Mammoth 27 500 kg


Centre of gravity


Active Seat (optional equipment)

Before use, ensure that the seat is not in its extreme forward
or backward position.
In the extreme position, the seat or feet may come into contact
with the cabin frame, causing a crushing hazard or
property damage.
Make sure that the floor is free of any objects that may get
squeezed between the footrest and floor.

Buttons, left armrest
2 Rotation left
3 Rotation right
44 Seat release/locking


The seat is controlled by the buttons located in the switch
panel in the left armrest. Note: Power must be switched on
in the ignition.

● The seat rotates when the button 2 (◄) or 3 (►) is
pressed. When the button is released, the seat will
automatically lock in place.

Quick movement
● By double-clicking button 2 (◄), the seat turns towards
the load space.
● By double-clicking button 3 (►), the seat turns towards
the engine.

● By triple-clicking button 3 (►), the seat turns towards
the door.

During quick movement, the seat will stop and return slightly
backwards by pressing the button for the opposite direction
2 (◄) or 3 (►) for one second.

Releasing the seat lock

In the event of a fault or when the machine is de-energised,
release the seat lock by lightly pulling the belt at the bottom
of the seat. The lock will remain released and the seat can
be rotated freely for as long as the belt is pulled.

Note: Do not use excessive force to pull the belt to prevent
the brake mechanism from being damaged.


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
ATTENTION: Bison / Mammoth
When the transmission oil temperature is below -2 °C, the machine will not move. After starting, the heating function
will be activated for roughly 10 minutes, depending on the temperature.
When the transmission oil temperature is 10 °C – (-2 °C), the transmission switches to the limited driving mode after starting. All restrictions will be removed when the transmission oil temperature has increased sufficiently high.
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.