Kalmar reduced-fuel APAC tractors

Kalmar TL2 terminal tractor Kalmar's TL2 terminal tractors are designed to reduce fuel consumption by up to 15%
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Ten new low fuel consumption Kalmar TL2 terminal tractors will be used by two Malaysia terminals to increase operational efficiency.

The machines, designed to operate in Asia-Pacific and which Kalmar claim reduce fuel consumption by up to 15%, have been ordered by Trac-Wheels (M) Sdn Bhd to lease to its Miri Port and Tanjung Manis Port terminals in East Malaysia.

Richard Song, managing director of Trac-Wheels (M) Sdn Bhd, said: "The environmental features of the Kalmar TL2 terminal tractor can further contribute to the sustainable goals of Miri Port, whilst Tanjung Manis Port strives to improve operational efficiency.

“Kalmar TL2 terminal tractor offers more options and features to meet the local specifications and promote overall cost effectiveness.”

Smart programming

Kalmar said the tractor’s smart programming combined with its efficient driveline reduces overall fuel consumption by up to 15%. Its specially designed hydraulics system aims to save time and money.

Teo Yew Boon, vice president of Kalmar South and Southeast Asia, commented: "The order gives us strong confidence in developing regional offering tailored for local needs.

“We see the equipment rental business becoming an emerging trend in Asia-Pacific.”

The tractors are due for delivery in the second quarter of 2018.

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