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Kalmar's new DCE series makes things easier for empty container handlers

Kalmar Industries has launched a new range of empty container handling lift trucks - designated the DCE series -which benefit from significant improvements that have been made to overall stability, reliability and efficiency.

The new DCE lift trucks have a newly designed chassis together with a wide and stiff mast. This means that the overall construction is sturdy and that stability at any height can be guaranteed.Furthermore, the state of the art Spirit Delta cabin, which now comes as standard, provides unique visibility for the operator.DCE machines can also be equipped with electronic monitoring systems that simplify operations and contribute to even greater efficiency and ease of use.

As the top model in its class, the new lift truck design is a fine example of the quality manufacturing that is synonymous with the name Kalmar, according to Bengt Larsson, Kalmar's Vice President Sales, Container Handling:

"We have drawn heavily on our extensive experience in the container handling machinery business to create a lift truck that is extremely functional and efficient. We have also consulted closely with our customers, taking advantage of their experience too, to ensure that the new machines meet their exacting requirements."

The EC lift truck is available in two basic models - the DCE70E and the DCE90E.Both models are able to stack up to eight containers high and have lift capacities of seven and nine tonnes respectively.

Kalmar Industries has launched a new range of empty container handling lift trucks - designated the DCE series -which benefit from significant improvements that have been made to overall stability, reliability and efficiency.

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The new DCE lift trucks have a newly designed chassis together with a wide and stiff mast. This means that the overall construction is sturdy and that stability at any height can be guaranteed.Furthermore, the state of the art Spirit Delta cabin, which now comes as standard, provides unique visibility for the operator.DCE machines can also be equipped with electronic monitoring systems that simplify operations and contribute to even greater efficiency and ease of use.

As the top model in its class, the new lift truck design is a fine example of the quality manufacturing that is synonymous with the name Kalmar, according to Bengt Larsson, Kalmar's Vice President Sales, Container Handling:

"We have drawn heavily on our extensive experience in the container handling machinery business to create a lift truck that is extremely functional and efficient. We have also consulted closely with our customers, taking advantage of their experience too, to ensure that the new machines meet their exacting requirements."

The EC lift truck is available in two basic models - the DCE70E and the DCE90E.Both models are able to stack up to eight containers high and have lift capacities of seven and nine tonnes respectively.

The new generation Kalmar EC lift truck incorporates a range of features that include:

"h A completely new chassis and mast design which provides the machine with optimal stability and lifting capacity;

"h The option to supply the mast as a duplex (standard) or triplex version meaning that containers can be lifted to between 5 and 8 high;

"h Wet disc brakes as standard to ensure greater braking performance;

"h The Spirit Delta cabin as standard, specially designed by Kalmar to improve all-round visibility, safety and comfort;

"h A choice of integrated spreaders enabling customers to opt for either single or double lifting; one being a spreader with twistlocks for single handling and the other having an hydraulic central tilt function with hooks for single or double stacking.Both types of spreader have a length adjustment range of 20 - 40 feet, a side-shift of 600mm and a mechanical tilt of 195 mm on either side.(In order to double stack, the 9-tonne model is required).

Superior design for easier maintenance

The DCE lift truck's simple design means that it is now easier to maintain than ever before.Specifically, the re-designed chassis means that routine checks and servicing are now easier to carry out as the inspection points for the engine, electrical and hydraulic systems have been grouped together on one side of the truck.Attention has also been paid to the lift truck's engine bay which, on the new model, is larger and easier to work on.

For further information

Please contact Kalmar Industries Communications Manager

Alternatively more information can be asked from David Cheslin or Karen Baxter at Kalmar's PR agency Dunelm Public Relations on tel: + 44 20 7480 0600 or

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A photograph to accompany this release is available and can be sent out on request. Requests should be sent to:karen.baxter@dunelmpr.co.uk

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"The new DCE lift trucks have a newly designed chassis together with a wide and stiff mast. This means that the overall construction is sturdy and that stability at any height can be guaranteed. Furthermore, the state of the art Spirit Delta cabin, which now comes as standard, provides unique visibility for the operator. DCE machines can also be equipped with electronicmonitoring systems that simplify operations and contribute to even greater efficiency and ease of use."