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Kalmar introduces its latest forklift to the North American market
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.
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