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Kalmar RT Center Expands International Reach To Afghanistan

Friday, April 12, 2013

Kalmar RT Center, the world’s only manufacturer of rough terrain reach stackers, announced that two Kalmar RT240 Rough Terrain Reach Stackers are en route to Afghanistan to lead military logistics for the Australian Defense Force (ADF).

Harirud General Trading Company, a contractor providing equipment and services in the Middle East and Africa, bought two Kalmar RT240 Rough Terrain Reach Stackers for use by ADF personnel. This is the first commercial sale of a Kalmar RT240 Rough Terrain Reach Stacker in Afghanistan since RT240s became available to the commercial sector last fall.

The Kalmar RT240 Rough Terrain Reach Stacker operates easily in the world’s most remote locations where infrastructure is destroyed or non-existent. Harirud personnel will use the Kalmar RT240 Rough Terrain Reach Stackers to aid in the movement of its defense equipment by working through the Afghanistan region’s intense heat, sand and geographic obstacles that other machines cannot endure.

“Military agencies and companies around the globe are quickly learning how the Kalmar RT240 Rough Terrain Reach Stacker increases productivity in ways they never imagined,” Randy Wingenroth, Kalmar RT Center Vice President of product and business development said. “We are bringing the efficiencies learned through a decade of improving logistics for the U.S. military and sharing it with the world.”

Initially produced exclusively for the United States armed forces, the Kalmar RT240 Rough Terrain Reach Stackers are capable of handling 20-foot and 40-foot ISO containers across virtually any landscape. The Kalmar RT240 is the only rough terrain reach stacker capable of working in unimproved ground conditions, harsh environments and grades up to 27 percent. Its application versatility is expanded by the availability of fork and sling lift attachments.

Harirud General Trading Company personnel will receive extensive Kalmar RT240 training and product familiarization as part of Kalmar RT Center’s commitment to customer service.

About Kalmar RT
Kalmar RT Center is the only manufacturer of rough terrain reach stackers in the world. Based in Cibolo, Texas, Kalmar RT produces the RT240 Rough Terrain Reach Stacker and the RT022 Rough Terrain Telehandler. Initially produced for the United States military, the RT240 and RT022 are now available to companies around the globe. For more information, visit

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