Kalmar’s environmental focus

04 Jul 2013
Kalmar's Gloria marks the company's 5th generation reackstacker

Kalmar's Gloria marks the company's 5th generation reackstacker

At TOC Europe last week, Kalmar, part of Cargotec, told 'GreenPort' that it's focussing on the environment and sustainability to keep at the forefront of port equipment development.

This comes as the company launched its latest reachstacker, Gloria, which features three new Eco Modes providing up to a 20% saving on fuel, a new Start/Stop function providing a further 10% fuel saving and meets European Stage 4 and Tier 4 and EPA emission legislations.

Olli Isotalo, president, Kalmar, said: “Today, more customers are calculating in real terms the total cost of ownership, meaning not just the purchase price, but also the cost of owning the machine including services, fuel consumption, and productivity.”

Mr Isotalo explained that the latest G-generation of reachstackers, has been developed with this in mind and will be a key theme going forward.

Mikael Persson, vice president, reachstackers and empty container handlers, Kalmar, added: “Every discussion I hear is fuel saving, fuel consumption, and cost of ownership, so it’s definitely something we need to work on even more.”

Also launched at TOC, the DCF50-90 forklift truck is the latest in the series of light range of five to nine tonne capacity machines and the first to be equipped with an selective catalytic reduction (SCR) traction control system.

Along with the new 77kW and 85kW Agco engines, this system combines to reduce fuel consumption and meet the latest EU (Stage IIIB/Tier 4) emission requirements.

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