Kalmar Celebrates Terminal Tractor Milestone


Kalmar, a provider of lifting solutions, has celebrated the production of its 70,000th Ottawa terminal tractor.

Described as a “significant milestone” for the Cargotec company, the truck was completed on February 27, 2019, at Kalmar's US manufacturing facility in Ottawa, Kansas, and is scheduled to be delivered to Penske Truck Leasing in the near future.

According to a statement, Kalmar employees and guests gathered at the plant to commemorate the achievement and watch the final assembly of the machine.

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Doug Queen, VP Solution Sales for Kalmar Ottawa Terminal Tractors, said: “We continue to lead the market because of our dedicated employees, large dealer network, customer centricity and superior offering.

“We invented the terminal tractor in 1958 and now the Kalmar Ottawa name is the most widely known terminal tractor brand in the country, synonymous with the highest quality, value and reliability.

“Penske Truck Leasing has purchased a significant number of our trucks over the years, so we're honoured to share this important milestone with them.”


(Credit: Kalmar)


Kalmar’s Ottawa T2 Terminal Tractor is a purpose-built truck that features such applications as fast fifth-wheel lifting, as well as easy-access service points to speed up routine checks and servicing.

View Kalmar's range of terminal tractors in PTI's Supplier Directory

In addition to this, Kalmar also offers a fully electric version of the terminal tractor, which includes modern battery technology and a fully electric powertrain that produces zero emissions.

Paul Rosa, Senior Vice President of Procurement and Fleet Planning at Penske Truck Leasing, added: “We commend Kalmar Ottawa on this milestone and we look forward to continuing to work together to provide our customers with the most reliable and innovative trucks for their fleets.”

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