Walsall, United Kingdom-based F.W. Thomas deals in used trucks, trailers and spare parts on a global basis. In the course of its work, some of the vehicles it handles are in such poor condition they are ready to be broken down for parts. Company co-owner Bill Thomas says the machine he deploys to handle that job is his Sennebogen 830 E series material handler. F.W. Thomas purchased the handler from Stoke-on-Trent, U.K.-based E.H. Hassell & Sons in April 2016, buying a model that is equipped with a 168-kilowatt Tier 4 emissions standards diesel engine. The 830 also has a mobile undercarriage with all-wheel drive and joystick steering, and a 14-meter (46-foot)-long boom with a reversing mechanism, and a quick-changer for attachments. According to Sennebogen, the model is “tailored to the customer’s requirements, [and] the driver can easily change between the different attachments.” Says Bill Thomas, “No other manufacturer can offer me such a machine.” He says attachments at his location need to be changed often, especially when dismantling truck trailers. In that process, all reusable parts and non-metallic components are first removed from the end-of-life trailer. With the sc...