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Kalmar launches of new heavy forklift

Kalmar has launched its new heavy forklift truck, the Kalmar DCG180-330, which is in the 18-33 ton capacity sector, according to a statement from parent company Cargotec.

The machine is designed especially for heavy cargo handling in industrial applications, such as ports and terminals.

Kalmar says the forklift truck now features an EGO cabin that provides exceptional visibility, low noise levels and intelligent ergonomics, with console controls, switches and indicators within easy reach. The operator can also select three different drive modes.

Compared to the previous model, the new DCG180-330 consumes up to 15 percent less fuel in standard mode, and can save another 15 percent of fuel in economy mode.

Lift speeds have increased due to a variable hydraulic system that senses the load in every

operation and adjusts the oil flow accordingly. Lifting cycles are now up to 40 percent faster compared to the previous model, preparing the machine faster for the next lift.

Kalmar reports the DCG180-330 features Cummins and Volvo engines that contribute to a significant overall reduction in fuel consumption, while ensuring compliance with the latest EPA Stage IV/EU Tier 4 Final emission standards.

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