A JCB Teletruk in action in Soccer City, Johannesburg.
Clarklift South Africa (PTY) Ltd has supplied nine JCB Teletruk forklifts to prepare major stadiums hosting the 2010 World Cup tournament in South Africa.
The Teletruks performed general materials handling duties during the final construction and fit-out stages of hospitality suites and visitor facilities at the six main World Cup venues.
Two of the Teletruks, manufactured by JCB Utility Products at their Cheadle plant in Staffordshire, have been deployed at Soccer City, Johannesburg, the main 94,000-capacity World Cup stadium that staged the opening game and that will stage the final game.
There are also two machines working at the Durban stadium and at Cape Town's Green Point Stadium, while there is one machine on each site at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, Free State Stadium at Bloemfontein and Peter Mokaba Stadium at Polokwane.
Mike Poxon, JCB Industrial's international sales manager, says that the tasks at the stadiums require a forklift that is flexible and can work on rough ground.
The Teletruk fit the bill with its compact size and 4WD capability, Poxon says.
A 22 tonne JCB JS220 tracked excavator was used to construct the Allianz Arena in Munich, the main stadium for the 2006 World Cup in Germany.