Combilift has launched its Combi-MR4 four-wheel electric-powered multidirectional reach truck, which incorporates Combilift’s new Dynamic 360° Steering.
The new system provides rotation on each wheel, enabling seamless directional change on the move. Dynamic 360° Steering allows this extremely agile forklift to work in forward, sideward and crab steer mode, guaranteeing swift operation and excellent manoeuvrability.
The impetus for the development of this latest addition to Combilift’s portfolio was to develop a multi-directional truck, with a very low platform to maximise storage density within racking.
The Combi-MR4 is available in two models, with capacity ranges of 2,500 Kg - 3,000 kg and 3,500 Kg - 4,500 kg, respectively, and can operate in aisles as narrow as 2,265 mm when guided (based on 1,200 mm deep material). To maximise all storage space in racking systems, the wheel configuration of two drive wheels at the rear and two sets of smaller dual front wheels provides a platform height as low as 380 mm, allowing otherwise redundant areas towards the floor to be used.
The Combi-MR4 can handle long loads as well as palletised goods with ease and can load and offload from delivery trucks.
The new model has already been thoroughly tried and tested in the field, with Dutch timber products and building materials distributor Timber and Building Supplies Holland (TABS) deploying more than a dozen trucks at several locations in the Netherlands.
Combilift CEO Martin McVicar says: “TABS are delighted with the ongoing successful implementation of their Combi-MR4s and the improved levels of efficiency thanks to the overall design and features such as low platform height as well as the advanced Dynamic 360° steering system.”
The customer is about to take delivery of its 15th and 16th trucks, which will work at its distribution centres in Zaandam and Bleiswijk.