PTI Preferred Partner, Kalmar, have been chosen to deliver two super-heavy forklift trucks to specialist industrial services provider Pentti Hämeenaho Oy.
The forklift trucks will be deployed at the Raahe steel mill in north-western Finland, where they will aid with logistical operations.
With a lifting capacity of 62 tons, the two new super-heavy forklifts will be the highest-capacity forklifts that Kalmar has delivered since one of its machines broke the world record by lifting 90 tons in 1991. They will be used to handle steel coils weighing anything from five to 30 tons, and will be capable of single and double coil lifting.
Kalmar's super-heavy forklift trucks are designed specifically for the heaviest and most challenging lifting applications, making them ideal for the extreme demands of steel handling, where safety and efficiency are paramount. Kalmar DCG620-15 forklift will also feature the ergonomic EGO cabin, which provides maximum visibility and comfort for operators.
Commenting on the order Thomas Malmborg, Vice President for Forklift Trucks at Kalmar said, “We're very happy that Kalmar forklift trucks have been chosen to ensure the safe and efficient handling of steel products at the Raahe steel mill. These forklifts, which will handle extreme weights, are the result of hard work by our dedicated teams”. Malmborg went on to add, “This prestigious order demonstrates our outstanding capabilities in developing reliable and flexible customer solutions that are able to meet the heavy-lifting demands of customers around the world”.
Kalmar also recently launched a new line of diesel forklifts, that boast an increased visibility and ergonomic features.