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Kalmar launches electric 4-high ECH mast truck

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has introduced a fully electric version of the Kalmar empty container handler

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Kalmar launches electric 4-high ECH mast truck

The launch represents another step on the company’s journey towards offering an electric version of every product in its portfolio by 2021.

 

The all-electric machine is the latest addition to Kalmar’s Eco Range, which already includes the Kalmar Eco reach stacker with a fuel-saving guarantee. In addition, Kalmar has already launched fully electric versions of its light and medium forklift trucks, Kalmar Ottawa terminal tractors, shuttle and straddle carriers, automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and yard cranes.

 

Based on the Kalmar ECG90-180 medium electric forklift, the new machine is designed to help customers reduce overall fuel costs and comply with increasingly strict airborne and noise emissions standards without compromising on performance. It can stack containers up to 4-high and is available with a choice of battery technologies to ensure a clean, efficient lift every time. With fewer moving parts and lower rates of wear and tear than a diesel-powered machine, the Kalmar Electric Empty Container Handler is also simpler and more cost-effective to maintain.

 

In terms of performance, the electric driveline provides full torque immediately and is smoother to operate than a diesel driveline, making operating cycles shorter and increasing the potential number of container moves per hour. Fully charged, the battery has enough power to last a whole shift.

 

Stefan Hultqvist, Vice President, Forklifts, Kalmar, said: "We firmly believe that electricity is the power source of the future and have committed to make our full portfolio available as electrically powered by 2021. We have been developing electrically powered machine technology since the 1980s, and the Kalmar electric empty container handler is the latest in what will be a long line of eco-efficient solutions.

 

“We know that operational cycles differ from customer to customer, so we’re pleased to be able to offer a choice between lead-acid and lithium-ion battery technologies to allow customers to specify the option that best fits their requirements.”

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