Kalmar develops new heavy-duty forklift

PRESS RELEASE – Kalmar has developed a new forklift solution for heavy loads of up to 54 tons. The Kalmar DCG380-540 is designed to offer the heavy-lifting power typically needed in the stevedoring and metal industries combined with the smooth, precise control of a smaller-capacity machine.

The new Kalmar heavy forklift offers a completely new lifting experience for heavy-duty, high-capacity forklifts, with improved lifting and lowering speeds combined with load-sensing hydraulics to ensure smooth, safe handling of even the most challenging loads. It features built-in connectivity as standard to enable customers to take advantage of the Kalmar Insight performance management tool, which provides a clear overview of fleet operations and helps to turn data into actionable, impactful insights.

The new forklift also features the Kalmar EGO cabin, with improved ergonomics and unobstructed visibility right around the machine, and the cabin setup can be fine-tuned according to driver preference. Additionally, it offers modular flexibility in terms of lifting capacities for different wheelbase options, providing customers with the opportunity to specify machines with greater lifting capacities on smaller wheelbases.

“The Kalmar DCG380-540 makes the big challenges easy”, says Stefan Hultqvist, Vice President Forklifts at Kalmar. “We wanted to develop a solution that would offer customers who are handling heavy, demanding loads on a daily basis the same smooth operation, comfort and precise control of a smaller-capacity machine. Driver experience has a very important role to play in enabling improvements in productivity and safety, and we believe this new solution delivers exactly what our customers need.”

Author: Tobias Pieffers

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