End of the road for ‘a true workhorse’ as ‘Classic’ Kalmar straddle bows out

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Later this year, a customer in East Asia will become the last to take delivery of a Kalmar ‘Classic’ straddle carrier, the diesel-powered twin-engine machine that was the mainstay of the Finnish firm’s production for many years. The Classic is the archetypal ‘Valmet gene’ product. The design went through multiple product generations over the years, and over 2,500 units have been delivered since the late 1970s.

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