Kalmar introduces its latest forklift to the North American market

Sep 23, 2013

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, presents its latest range of forklift trucks to the North American customers at Breakbulk Americas 2013 exhibition on 23-26 September in New Orleans, USA. The DCG90-180 range is part of Kalmar's new 'G' generation of counterbalanced equipment, which was introduced to the European audiences in 2011.

Thomas Malmborg, Vice President, Forklift Trucks, says: "We are proud to present the DCG90-180 to the North American market. Our experience from the European market has given us valuable feedback and allowed us to further improve the product to meet the requirements from our North American customers.

"This new range of forklift trucks - with capacities ranging from 20,000-40,000 lbs. - is the first of Kalmar's G generation material handling equipment. They deliver improvements in fuel efficiency, safety, serviceability and ergonomics while reducing the environmental impact." 

Gives savings a lift

Like all Kalmar solutions, the new Kalmar DCG90-180 forklifts offer greater total lifetime savings by improving the synchronicity between truck and driver. Each model in the range is designed to keep truck uptime and driver productivity levels high while keeping lifetime operational costs low.

One of the most notable changes ushered in by the G generation is the new EGO cabin. Further improving what was already one of the best on the market, the EGO cabin is markedly different to its predecessor, with major upgrades to ergonomics and visibility inspiring greater productivity, efficiency and safety.

The cabin benefits from a spacious new open design and curved front and rear windows that provide the operator with exceptionally good views diagonally, forward and backward. The combination of a side-tilting steering wheel, comfort pedals, a rotatable and fully integrated Kalmar seat and complete climate control all combine to further enhance operator comfort and posture. This makes the new EGO cabin a luxurious and flexible working environment which can be customized exactly to the driver's needs.

The most productive generation yet

Fundamental to all Kalmar equipment is the lifting performance. The new DCG90-180 range helps optimize lifting efficiency and lower fuel consumption at the same time, on every lift. New electric and hydraulic systems mean quicker response, higher lifting speed and increased control. Meanwhile, new load sensing hydraulic pumps improve fuel efficiency. This combination helps drivers to be more productive while using less fuel.

Furthermore, uptime and serviceability are significantly increased on these reliable and easy to maintain lift trucks. The improved electronic system of the new machine is a fast, intelligent and stable system that makes the truck user-friendly and reliable. The electronics also incorporate a modern, distributed and redundant CAN bus that monitors the condition and performance of the engine, gearbox, valves and more.

Sustainable, compliant engine options

At the core is a choice of two new EPA Tier 4i emissions compliant diesel engines. From Volvo and Cummins, both cut particulate emissions by 90 percent as well as reducing nitrogen oxide emissions by half, helping to keep Kalmar at the forefront of environmental sustainability.  Kalmar also has the ability to offer a Tier III Cummins for those customers who select this technology until further notice.

Ease of serviceability

As with previous generations of Kalmar forklift trucks, all check points for daily inspection are directly accessible at ground level on the side of the truck and service intervals for the 20,000-40,000 lbs. range are after 500 hours of operation.

Breakbulk Americas 2013 will be held on 23-26 September 2013 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, in New Orleans, USA. Please join Kalmar at booth #1039.

For further information please contact:

Thomas Malmborg, Vice President, Forklift Trucks, tel. +46 372 26353thomas.malmborg@kalmarglobal.com

Peter Olsson, Director, Industrial Sales, tel. +17852291131peter.olsson@kalmarglobal.com

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