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Cargotec launches the industry's most powerful heavy terminal tractors: the Kalmar TR626i/TR632i

11/20/2012

CARGOTEC CORPORATION, TRADE PRESS RELEASE, 20 NOVEMBER 2012 AT 10 AM EET

Cargotec has introduced the new Kalmar TR626i and TR632i fully CAN-Bus controlled heavy terminal tractors - which become the most powerful models available in the industry.

Targeting heavy-duty industrial and terminal applications, the new models meet the market's current and prospective demands for a higher-powered tractor that can handle the increasingly heavy loads seen in modern industries. 

Cargotec is the largest heavy terminal tractor supplier in the world and boasts 20 years' experience in heavy industrial tractor operations. Developed in response to customer feedback, the new models extend the proven technology and systems from across the Kalmar tractor range to provide an agile, flexible and cost efficient heavy-duty handling solution. 

Key features include:

  • Industry leading capacities
  • Compliance with emissions legislation
  • Enhanced safety and operator environment
  • Easy maintenance and reduced ownership costs

Performance and productivity

The enhanced design of the new models ensures unrivalled performance in typical applications such as pulling heavy trailers up steep ramps onto RoRo ships, pulling long trains of trailers, or as a high performance materials handling solution at heavy industrial facilities such as, steel and paper mills.

Uptime is one of the most crucial factors in these process industries and so reliability is at the forefront of the design of the new models. Over 3000 hours were invested in the strength and reliability analysis of the main systems and components. The heavy-duty frame and chassis have been purpose built for the demanding applications typical in port or industrial operations. Furthermore, the standard 300 litre fuel tank and 50 litre urea tank also ensure extended running time without refueling - delivering added productivity and uptime.

Unrivalled power and reliability

Building on Cargotec's proven experience of delivering high quality equipment for heavy industry, the new Kalmar terminal tractors are the highest capacity models that the company has ever manufactured and are more powerful than any other product on the market. They are powered by EU Stage IIIB and EPA Tier 4i emissions-compliant Volvo TAD1360VE series engines which incorporate the Volvo in-line six concept. These deliver maximum power and torque at low rpms. 

The TR626i and TR632i also feature a unique heavy-duty active tilting lift boom which allows +/-10° lateral inclination of the fifth wheel. This is more durable, stable and powerful than its predecessors. The inclination is adjusted by two double acting lift cylinders and can be easily controlled from the cabin. This allows the lift boom and fifth wheel to follow the terrain without torsion forces to the chassis, thus providing better balanced traction between all tyres. The feature also ensures safe operation and gives longer lifetime for the lifting equipment components. The results are impressive lift capacities of 36 tons for the TR626i and 50 tons on the TR632i model. They also boast maximum GCW of 240 tons and 320 tons respectively.

Sensitivity to environment

However, this increased capacity is not at the expense of environmental performance. The Volvo engines use Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology to deliver near-zero NOx and harmful particulate emissions. 

They significantly reduce emissions without affecting capacity - meeting all legal obligations without sacrificing the level of productivity, safety and quality that Cargotec customers have come to expect. Furthermore, there is no increase in service intervals or costly downtime as the system is designed to last the lifetime of the engine.

Improved safety and operator experience

Another key feature is the integration of a spacious new, air-suspended cabin which is electrically tilt-able to 60 degrees. 

The cabin is designed in accordance with ROPS safety standard (ISO 3471:1994). Wide footsteps, clear walkways, anti-slip materials and handrails further contribute to safety levels, making it easy to enter and exit the new tractors and allow safe and effortless access to trailer connections. Cargotec has developed all of these features to enhance the precision and safety of terminal operations.

Inside, the ergonomic design ensures a comfortable and productive operator environment. The controls are placed logically with revised easy-to-understand symbols. The height of the driving position provides excellent visibility in all directions while asymmetrical seating arrangement gives the driver a better view from the side window. 

Great value for money with easy maintenance

Full CAN-Bus interface technology allows more effective machine diagnostics and makes customisation easier. It also improves serviceability, saves time and energy, enhances performance and reduces costs. The new 3.5" colour display shows all the necessary information for a clear overview and superior control of the tractor.

Clear and logical design has been applied across the entire layout of the Kalmar TR626i and TR632i models. The engine, air filter, pneumatic and hydraulic valves, hydraulic tank and CAN modules are within easy reach, as are the air tanks, batteries, urea control and tank and the diesel fuel tank.

As a result, access for daily checks and adjusting procedures has been simplified - meaning faster and easier maintenance for lower total cost of ownership. 

For further information please contact:

Chris Booth,Vice President, Terminal Tractors, tel. + 44 169 162 3100, chris.booth@cargotec.com 

Maija Eklöf, Director, Communications and Marketing, tel. +358 20 777 4096, maija.eklof@cargotec.com

 

Cargotec improves the efficiency of cargo flows on land and at sea - wherever cargo is on the move. Cargotec's daughter brands, Hiab, Kalmar and MacGregor are recognised leaders in cargo and load handling solutions around the world. Cargotec's global network is positioned close to customers and offers extensive services that ensure the continuous, reliable and sustainable performance of equipment. Cargotec's sales totalled EUR 3.1 billion in 2011 and it employs approximately 10,500 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV. www.cargotec.com 

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