20/03/2018 - 18:20 pm

Kalmar’s Essential Range Introduced in Latin America

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has launches a new range of equipment designed to offer customers in the Latin American market a value-based choice of the high quality, reliable equipment that Kalmar is known for. Based on Kalmar's proven G-generation platform, the Essential range includes reachstackers, empty container handlers and forklifts. The range was introduced for customers in the region during the Intermodal South America conference in São Paulo, Brazil on 13-15 March 2018.

The Essential range of reachstackers (DRU450-570) comprises four models, with lifting capacities ranging from 45 to 57t . These machines can be delivered with a spreader or hook, making them suitable for handling containers or for industrial applications such as handling steel coils. There is a choice of three efficient driveline combinations and either EU3 / Tier 3 or Tier 4 / EU 4F compliant emissions standard engines

Kalmar Essential range of empty container handlers (DCU80-100) offers a choice of three different lifting capacities – 8, 9 and 10t  – and four different mast heights each with different stacking capabilities. Just as with Essential reachstackers, customers can select from three driveline combinations and compliant emissions standard engines. All Essential range reachstackers and empty container handlers come fitted with a load sensing hydraulic system, which measures the load and applies the right amount of power to move it efficiently.

The Essential range of forklifts (DCG100-180T) comprises 12 models, with capacities ranging from 10 to 18USt that can be customised with a variety of power, mast, cabin and safety options. They can be used for a diverse range of demanding applications including container, steel and wood handling.

All Kalmar Essential range machines feature an easy-maintenance electrical system, common driver interface and high-quality components. The new Essential cabin improves driver comfort and safety with all-round visibility, power steering and easy lift operation as well as non-slip stairs and handrails.

All new Kalmar machines will be compatible with Kalmar SmartFleet, its equipment monitoring and optimisation tool that makes it easy to analyse performance data, helps to further improve efficiency and productivity.

Erika Barbosa, vice president Latin America, said, "The Kalmar Essential range provides customers with everything they expect from Kalmar – including high quality, excellent reliability and efficient performance – at a competitive price. Machines are based on a proven common platform, which makes servicing and troubleshooting easier and ensures that parts are readily available. It's also easier for drivers to switch between different machine types thanks to the common operator interface and controls."

The Kalmar Essential Range was launched in the Asia-Pacific region in late 2017 and has been welcomed by the APAC market. "We're excited to bring the Essential range to the Latin American market and build off the successes we've had with these products in Asia," concluded Barbosa.

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