Van Laecke Group takes over Dutch JENZ dealer Van Bemmel
When looking for a Belgian partner for sales and servicing existing customers, Van Bemmel discovered the Van Laecke Group. A decision has now been reached and Van Laecke is taking over Van Bemmel.
Van Laecke has been selling recycling machinery in Belgium since 1972. The takeover of Van Bemmel enables Van Laecke to enter the Dutch market. Van Bemmel is being taken over as it stands at the moment - the company name Van Bemmel, all staff, sales of existing products and company buildings in Ijsselstein, Netherlands, will all remain as they are.
JENZ managing director Uwe Hempen-Hermeier is pleased with the takeover. " We look forward to continue the successful partnership with everyone at Van Bemmel and to strengthen our sales channels in Belgium using Van Laecken´s existing competencies."
SRC harvest 2012/2013 has started
The GMHT 140 harvest of short rotation crops for the current season has successfully gone underway. It has been discovered that the yield varies a lot depending on the state of the ground. Using a former maize field as an example: in its second rotation after two years growth the increment of growth was measured as more than 10 tons atro per hectar and year.
Considerably lower amounts of poplar trees and robinia/false acacia were harvested on recultivation fields in the Lausitz area (in eastern Germany near the German-Polish border). This has definitely been a result of the condition of the soil and the climate and not the kind of tree.
Since the 1st of October 2012, the creation of SRC areas in the Saarland region is being financially rewarded by the local government - see more info on this incentive programme "Klima Plus Saar" on their website www.saarland.de/632.htm (only in German).
JENZ develops new Chipper model HEM540
Chippertruck with two axles for managing smaller jobs
JENZ expands its sucessful Chippertruck range with the development of this new chipper model HEM 540. This new development which will offer increasing number of uses for the machine operators. In comparison to the bigger Chippertruck models, this HEM 540 scores with a lower puchase price and highly efficient running costs.
To stick to the maximum permissable weight of 18,000 kg, a new range of HEM 540 was developed. With an infeed width of 790 mm and a max infeed height of 650 mm this model defines its class anew and sets new benchmark for efficiency. The base of the new Chippertruck HEM 540 R is the MAN 18-360 4x4 which, unlike other tuck based chippers, has only two axles.
The development of the new chipper unit resorted to the tried and trusted components of the known model range HEM 500. The new HEM stands out due to its huge screen area which is an optimum requirement for a high throughput rate. The big screen area open hydraulically and ensures quick and simple maintenance access. The screen basket is changed using only minimal assistance, without tools, very comfortably. This technology has been taken over from the bigger mobile chippers. On top of that, the HEM 540 R-Truck has an optimised infeed table, which is particularly suited for bulky materials, i.e. shrub cuttings, with its funnel-type shape directing input material straight towards the infeed rollers.
The drive has a performance of 360 hp and maximum torque of 1,800 Nm, akin to the level of performance of todays heavy duty tractors and offers the best possible connection between performance, low initial outlay and efficiency (running costs). The new machine´s performance is very convincing: more than 100 loose cubic meters can be processed per hour. Maximum permissable diamter for hardwood is 42 cm and soft wood 56 cm.
The MAN TGS 18.360 4x4 truck is equipped with all-whell drive, differential lock and special tyres for maximum traction - on top of that it meets current Euro 5-Norm. A roomy driver´s cabin with special windows to allow for better working conditions and offer a maximum of comfort whist working.
The advantages of the new Chippertruck HEM 540 R-Truck are obvious during daily use - especially the smalles dimensions and the capability to move easily between places of work stand out. "Our experience shows that over 50% of a working day are spend transporting the chipper from one job to the next. To use the machine to its best advantage, it is imperative to keep those transfer times as short as possible," explains Stefan Müller, construction designer. With a maximum speed of 80 km/h is can use German motorways and is therefore able to go from one job to the next without much effort.
Even smaller jobs in the private or communal sector will become more interesting whereas in the past those would be too expensive due to long journey times. "In the past, when journeys between jobs are between 30 to 40 kms but the jobs only take a couple of hours, contractors had to decline. Running costs are considerably lower with the new Chippertruck so those jobs now become more feasible," explains managing director Uwe Hempen-Hermeier. New jobs opportunities open up such as landscape conservation jobs along roads and motorways. Materials collected there can now be used cost effectively by communes/councils for energy use.
JENZ is presenting the new Chippertruck HEM820R at the VDMA event
Next to the original JENZ Chippertruck which consists of an MAN chassis and the HEM 582 R, JENZ now offer a bigger version of the successfull machine. The new three axle truck MAN TGS 540 6x6/4 is now available with the bigger chipper unit, HEM 820 R. This chipper unit has a rotor measuring 1,040 mm in diameter and enabling the machine operator to process wood up to a diamter of 800 mm.
Typical advantages of the Chippertruck remain. The drive engine is also used to power the chipper. This design keeps the total weight of the truck (including a crane) low at 27 t. This means increased mobility and fuel efficiency when moving from one workplace to the next. The chippertuck can even travel at 80 km/h (50 m/h) (suitable for driving on German motorways which have a "minimum speed limit" of 80 km/h). A self steering rear axle keeps the turning circle at a 17,6 m. This also means that the Chippertuck manoeuvres easily off road.
The hydraulic infeed table lock and the tool free screen change using hydromechanical system of the screen mean short downtimes and quick tool changes. The cover for the belt can be openend hydraulically by the turn of a switch from the driver´s cab.
The comfortable swivel chair, two ergonomical joysticks and a soundproof cab offer excellent working conditions that meet even the highest demands in comfort, ergonomics and safety. Modern easygreen controls enable optimum machine operation and highest output whilst used continually.
The JENZ Chippertruck is being manufactured in close relation with MAN. In this sector, it is the only authorised conversion of transmission and driver´s cabin with harvest windows in the side and rear that is professionally done at the MAN factory. Most important is the reliability of the drive train during everyday use. It is capable of transmitting 8,000 Nm, the most powerful drive train in its class. Its success is proven by its hight resale value on the second hand market.
New SRC Mobile Chipper– JENZ GMHT 140
First impressions of the GMHT 140
The new SRC mobile chipper GMHT 140 has already shown us how well this new machine works in a number of different locations.
It was powered by a tractor with a power output of at least 360 PS. We used the CLAAS Xerion VC 3800 fitted with with logging tyres and it passed the first tests, another strong point of this tractor is that the whole cab can swivel around by 180° and the driver can view and operate the machine straight on whilst reversing the tractor.
The machine reaches a speed up to 1.5 km/h in areas with a high density of plants - in areas with a lower density of plants it will even reach a speed of up to 4.3 km/h. The output of the GMHT 140 depends on the local conditions and varies between 25 to 30 t per hour.
During our first tests, the GMHT 140 was set up to achieve chip lenghts of approx. 70 mm and the chips contained hardly any fines. Immediately after weighing they could be sold on to the end user.