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- 27 May 2010 ( #463 )
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Merlo's P41.7 Panoramic hybrid telehandler
Merlo's P41.7 Panoramic hybrid telehandler
Merlo introduces hybrid handler
Cuneo, Italy

Merlo has partnered with Turin Polytechnic's mechanical department to produce the P41.7 Panoramic hybrid telehandler.
With two design patents pending, the Merlo hybrid system combines a 55 kW Kubota diesel engine and a 50kW brushless, permanent magnet electric motor. In the "diesel always on" mode, the transmission is fed by the diesel engine and the electric drive. In "hybrid" mode, the diesel engine is available on demand, either as direct power or to charge the battery. Lastly, in "full electric" mode, the electric motor provides drive and the diesel is turned off, making this suitable for indoor or night-time operations.
The 4,100kg (9,039lb) capacity telehandler lifts up to 7 metres (23 feet).

Hyster promises savings
Fleet, United Kingdom

Hyster Europe says operators can reduce their tyre bills with AxleTech International's new XTL drive axle that it offers on its H16.00-H22.00XM-12EC series of empty container handlers.
Hyster Big Trucks' product manager Antoon Cooijmans says Hyster is the only forklift manufacturer in Europe currently with access to this new technology.
AxleTech's patented axle technology will be showcased at TOC 2010.

Straddle carrier simulator open to public
Kotka, Finland

MeVEA Ltd has delivered a straddle carrier simulator to the Maritime Centre Vellemo in Kotka, Finland.
The simulator is available for public use and is equipped with four large screens, a motion platform and a surround sound system. A marked, guided path is available for the user to "deliver" the picked container to its place by guiding the straddle carrier with a joystick and steering wheel.
MeVEA says the technology is based on real-time simulation of dynamics and is similar to simulators used to instruct professionals. It is part of the Port in Transition exhibition, which is open until 15 January, 2012.

Motrac ends supply of Komatsu
Almere, the Netherlands

Komatsu Forklift is ending the supply of its warehouse forklifts in the Netherlands from July.
According to Logistiek.nl, Motrac Intern Transport, which has been a Dutch importer of Komatsu equipment since 2002, will no longer represent the brand.
Komatsu was supposed to be the affordable alternative for Motrac, which also supplies Linde forklifts.

TVH sells Irion side loaders
Waregem, Belgium

TVH is distributing Irion side loaders in Belgium and Luxembourg.
Irion diesel, LPG or electric side loaders are suitable for heavy-duty indoor and outdoor applications and range from 4 to 18 ton capacities, with lifting heights up to 10 metres (33 feet).
The machines are suitable for steel, lumber, concrete, textile and synthetics industries, ports and terminals.
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