Kalmar launches new sustainable reachstackers

Kalmar launches sustainable reachstacker

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has introduced a range of new sustainability options for its eco-efficient electric reachstacker at the TOC Europe conference in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Kalmar customers now have the option of having their electric reachstacker constructed with 47 per cent SSAB Zero™ steel, which is made from recycled steel and produced using fossil-free electricity and biogas.

Kalmar and SSAB announced their partnership to bring SSAB Zero to the cargo and load-handling industry in May 2023.

In addition to SSAB Zero steel, Kalmar’s customers have the option to replace standard oil with PANOLIN biodegradable hydraulic oil and extend tire lifetime through eco driver training and a tire pressure monitoring system.

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Kalmar is also introducing a new emission-reducing counterweight made from unprocessed naturally heavy material to replace the standard cast-iron counterweight.

Launched in December 2021, the Kalmar electric reachstacker offers lifting capacities of up to 45 tonnes to improve the eco-efficiency of cargo-handling operations while reportedly maintaining the highest levels of productivity and safety.

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The reachstacker is available with a range of modular battery options and charging solutions.

Mette Kjems Bærentzen, Head of Sustainability, Kalmar stated: “In today’s world, businesses need to actively find ways to reduce their CO2 emissions, and going electric is one of the best ways to cut your carbon footprint and prepare for a low-carbon future.”

In May 2023, Kalmar celebrated the completion of its 6,000th machine, a reachstacker, at its manufacturing plant in Shanghai, China.

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