The productivity increase is due to the forth arm and the fewer turns
resulting from the increased width of each traverse. But the operational costs
are slightly higher, both for the prime mover as well as for the scarifier.
The M46 mounts on exactly the same prime mover as the M36, it turns just as
quickly and costs just as much to transport. As soon as the extra operational
costs have been paid for, the remaining operation is pure profitability, says
Bracke Forest sales man Dennis Eklund.
The theoretical productivity
increase compared to the M36 is 33 % in the fourth arm, plus the time savings
due to fewer turns. The real productivity of the M46 will be known after this