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New electric forklift truck for heavyweight industrial applications

Thursday, 6 November 2014 ( #692 )
Kalmar's counterbalanced ECG50-90 forklift rewrites the electric forklift landscape with a heavy-duty electric forklift truck.
Kalmar's counterbalanced ECG50-90 forklift rewrites the electric forklift landscape with a heavy-duty electric forklift truck.
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, launches a new environmentally friendly electric forklift truck with a lifting capacity of 5-9 tonnes . The counterbalanced ECG50-90 forklift boasts features that significantly reduce the cost of ownership whilst improving safety and environmental performance. Electric forklift trucks were traditionally used for lightweight applications. Now Kalmar rewrites the electric forklift landscape with a heavy-duty electric forklift truck. Lower total costs of operation "At Kalmar, we have put in all our decades-long experience as a provider of heavy trucks when designing this electric machine. The result is an electric truck with a high performance that matches our powerful diesel trucks, while being quiet and completely free from emissions and vibrations," says Thomas Malmborg, Vice President, Kalmar Forklift Trucks.
"The truck can be used for heavy industrial tasks without compromising productivity or the pleasure of driving. Yet the true benefits of going electric become apparent when you begin to experience the forklift's low operational costs, mainly in the form of lower energy costs and reduced maintenance requirements. The initial investment is intended to be paid off within two years, which will show on the customers' bottom line. "According to calculations, is it possible to reduce operating costs by up to 75 percent every year from energy savings alone compared to an equivalent diesel truck. With higher lifetime availability and lower maintenance costs, it's a winning concept in the long run," Malmborg says. The eletric forklift truck features several energy-saving driving modes, and together with the changes made to the electrical and hydraulic systems, up to 15 percent lower energy consumption can be reached compared to Kalmar's previous electric forklift model.
Service personnel can finish their job quickly thanks to simplified maintenance and a market-leading diagnostic system. One type of battery hatch fits all needs and is easily handled by the operator. The protective hatch is included as standard and enables easy service of the battery. Environmental choice Quiet and free of emissions, the new Kalmar electric forklift is perfect for indoor use and for handling sensitive goods such as food, beverages and paper. Peter Ivarsson, Sales Support Director from Kalmar Forklift Trucks says: "In the marketplace, going electric is increasingly an environmental choice, and with diesel prices rising, the electric forklift has become a more and more attractive alternative. Safety is always a top priority and it's extremely important for us at Kalmar that this new truck leads the way in safety. It will meet, and exceed, any safety regulations in the market." The new forklift has a number of features to improve the safety of both drivers and people in the machine's surroundings. A high-intensive blue light is projected on the floor to alert people that the machine is approaching, reducing the risk of accidents.
The forklift's  EGO cabin, a standard for Kalmar G-generation machines, boasts major upgrades to ergonomics and visibility inspiring greater driver productivity, efficiency and safety.
The forklift's EGO cabin, a standard for Kalmar G-generation machines, boasts major upgrades to ergonomics and visibility inspiring greater driver productivity, efficiency and safety.
The forklift's EGO cabin, a standard for Kalmar G-generation machines, boasts major upgrades to ergonomics and visibility inspiring greater driver productivity, efficiency and safety. The position of the steering wheel is displayed to prevent accidents and reduce tyre wear. The rotatable seat is an excellent option when driving involves a lot of reversing - a time saving feature which also protects the driver's neck and shoulders.
David Malmström Kalmar Forklift Trucks Marketing Phone: +46(0)372 378248 Email: send an email Website: www.kalmarglobal.com

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