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Kalmar Raises The Bar With The New Light Range Of Forklift Trucks

Monday, July 8, 2013

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has announced the launch of the DCF50-90 forklift truck, the latest in the series of industry-leading light range of 5-9 tonne capacity machines.

The new truck boasts several technological improvements designed to boost operational efficiency and provide the driver with a high level of comfort, for round-the-clock operations. It is the first in the new generation of light machines to be equipped with an SCR traction control system. Along with the new 77kW and 85kW Agco engines, they combine to reduce fuel consumption and meet the latest EU (Stage IIIB, Tier 4i) emission requirements. The new engine also creates less vibration and is mounted under the cabin, where an automatically operated hydraulic fan is situated. These features together with the reversed airflow make the operator environment cooler, quieter and considerably more comfortable for the driver, particularly those experiencing long shifts.

Another innovative feature of the fan is the ability to reverse the airflow when operating in dusty environments. This allows for cleaning the cooler and engine compartment by flushing the dust out of the cooler.

Commenting on the new machine, Thomas Malmborg, Vice President for Kalmar Forklift Trucks said, "This is without doubt the most comfortable and environmentally-friendly light truck Kalmar has produced to date. The DCF50-90 is specifically targeted at customers who need industrial handling capabilities in very tough applications, such as wood, pulp, paper or the steel industry".

"We have focused our attention on features that enhance driver comfort and reduce fatigue, on long shifts and in all conditions. For example, the machine is comfortable for the driver to operate in temperatures ranging from -20C up to +45°c. Additionally, the machine can be specified with a variety of seating and steering configurations. In addition to the conventional steering wheel, there are two ergonomically designed steering systems available. The first provides a mini wheel on the left armrest and the second option allows the machine to be controlled with a lever system. Both significantly reduce fatigue on the shoulders and neck".

"We have also introduced a new hydraulic pump system, providing the power for heavy duty lifting, and service intervals have been extended. The first service, currently due after 50 operating hours, has now been increased to 500 hours", Thomas Malmborg concluded.

For further information please contact,

Thomas Malmborg, Vice President, Forklift Trucks, Kalmar, tel. +46 372 37 8353, thomas.malmborg@cargotec.com


Maija Eklöf, Vice President, Communications, Kalmar, tel. +358 20 777 4096, maija.eklof@cargotec.com

Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and to heavy industry. Kalmar is the industry forerunner in terminal automation and in energy efficient container handling, with one in four container movements around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution. Through its extensive product portfolio, global service network and ability to enable a seamless integration of different terminal processes, Kalmar improves the efficiency of every move. www.kalmarglobal.com

Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's sales totaled EUR 3.3 billion in 2012 and it employs approximately 10,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV. www.cargotec.com

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