From left to right: Gerhard Behrens (blacksmith), Harm Saathoff (carpenter), Hannes Lamberti (carpenter), Karl Hinrichs (Hedemann company), Thomas Rodenbäck (hydraulic engineer)
Aurich: the NLWKN (Niedersächsischer Landesbetrieb für Wasserwirtschaft, Küsten- und Naturschutz) in Aurich is responsible for the water management and engineering structures, such as bridges and sluices. An area of 12,000 hectares must be drained there through the Ems-Jade canal.
“Every day is different from the next”, tells Rodenbäck, deputy manager of the warehouse. “Besides our main tasks, there are no fixed jobs to be done. Faults do happen, and so you have to put the team together. We have carpenters, bricklayers, electricians, blacksmiths and water engineers to drive machines”. They drive trucks, excavators, tractors, boats with barges and the new Merlo Panoramic 30.10.
Especially following bad weather conditions, the situation becomes stressful for the operators in Aurich. They must comply with the law provisions on road traffic for the bicycle paths on the Ems-Jade canal. They have to free the path and cut deadwood. This is one of the main tasks they perform with 2x2m Merlo with platform.
The Panoramic 30.10
model belongs to Merlo’s stabilized range.
It has a width of 2.10 m and a height of 2.12 m. In the version with low suspended cab, there is Panoramic 30.10
L (=low) model, which reaches a height of 2.02 m. When fully operating on the two front stabilisers, the machine moves its maximum lifting load of 3 t to a height of 10 m. This explains the 4-cylinder 55 kW / 75 HP engine. The hydrostatic transmission characteristic of Merlo and the three steering ways allow a great work and manoeuvre sensitivity. This relatively small machine can be equipped with a 2-seat platform, which makes it particularly interesting for construction and municipal companies.