KAJO’S Baumfällungen und Gartenarbeiten: Pegasus caring for Bavaria’s forests

The maintenance of forests and public green spaces is a very important and delicate issue, especially in regions that are prone to climatic damage, such as Northern Europe. Monitoring vast areas is essential for protecting the environment and the safety of citizens, with maintenance and prevention being the primary focus.

The use of efficient, high-performance, robust and versatile vehicles such as DIECI telehandlers simplifies work, optimising intervention times and coverage areas.

KAJO’S Baumfällungen und Gartenarbeiten: taking care of public green spaces in Bavaria

Forchheimer Wald is a hilly area in northern Bavaria that comprises hundreds of thousands of hectares of woods, forests, meadows and countryside. Between January and February 2022, this area was struck by four severe storms that caused significant damage, transforming the maintenance of public green spaces into a large-scale operation.

Located in the nearby town of Forchheim is KAJO’S Baumfällungen und Gartenarbeiten, a leading company in the maintenance of public and private green spaces, dredging and demolition. Thanks to its extensive experience in the field, the company knows that maintenance and prevention are necessary actions to contain damage caused by strong winds, which can reach up to 140 km/h in this locality. For working over such a sizeable area, KAJO’S Baumfällungen und Gartenarbeiten has selected a DIECI rotary telehandler.

Rotary telehandlers for grounds maintenance

The Pegasus rotary vehicle family consists of several models of varying size and performance that easily adapt to diverse usage applications, such as construction, logistics, renewable energy systems, renovation and forestry works.

DIECI rotary telehandlers meet customers’ needs with their combination of technological innovation, comfort, safety, strength and versatility. All the vehicles in the range can be equipped with numerous compatible accessories, such as baskets, grippers, winches, forks and lifting hooks. This enables different work phases to be accomplished with just one vehicle, thereby optimising turnaround times and costs.

The Pegasus models fall into two main categories:

  • Telescopic with 400° non-continuous rotation: simple, sturdy, reliable and able to easily reach even the most inaccessible places, without having to move the vehicle and thus delay the ongoing works.
  • Telescopic with 360° continuous rotation: equipped with auto-levelling stabilisers and electronic control system, which allow it to operate in any position, ensuring performance and safety.

Why the Pegasus 45.30

To carry out public grounds maintenance and repairs, KAJO’S Baumfällungen und Gartenarbeiten decided to opt for the Pegasus 45.30, a telehandler with 360° continuous rotation.

This vehicle is equipped with a wide variety of equipment and technical characteristics that make it an extremely versatile machine, perfect for carrying out different types of intervention, such as pruning or felling tall trees.

In addition, the Pegasus 45.30:

  • is equipped with “grab and cut” grapple saws that enable it to work on trees up to 72 cm in diameter and up to 29 metres tall.
  • Thanks to its 4500 kg lifting capacity it can lift and move rocks, logs and tree trunks of considerable size.
  • It is ideal for working on any type of terrain, including uneven, muddy and soft ground, thanks to the stabilisers with automatic levelling function.
  • It even operates effectively in obstacle-strewn environments, such as forests, thanks to the automatic control reversal system that simplifies travel with the turret rotated 180°.

DIECI rotary telehandlers are also equipped with the Digital Telematic System (DTS), which remotely communicates with the vehicle, monitoring routine maintenance intervals, optimising costs and maintaining high efficiency.

Pegasus is a rotary telehandler that has once again proven itself to be indispensable for sectors that require a high-performance, safe, simple and versatile vehicle capable of adapting to any context.

Severe weather events in Germany

Germany is a geographical area that is particularly vulnerable to major winter storms. Between January and February 2022 alone, storms Nadia, Dudley, Eunice and Franklin engulfed northern Bavaria, causing economic damage amounting to around 1.4 billion euros, as well as inestimable losses to the forest heritage that is so symbolic of this vast territory.

However, these storms are not linked to climate change, according to experts, who point out that phenomena of this type have long been recorded in Northern Europe during the winter season. Examples include Saint Marcellus’s flood, which caused tens of thousands of deaths in 1362, and more recently the North Sea flood of 1953, which devastated the coastline of the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands. Due to the regularity of adverse natural phenomena, it is very important that public grounds maintenance operators across Northern Europe arm themselves with well-equipped vehicles, in an effort to mitigate and deal with the after-effects of severe weather.