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Kalmar new terminal tractor for LoLo operations takes customising to a new level


Press release, January 15, 2009
Cargotec Kalmar business area has launched the TT616i, a brand new 4x2 terminal tractor for LoLo (lift-on, lift-off) operations.

This new terminal tractor takes customising to a new level. Customers can choose from a range of features that transform the basic machine into a purpose built, customer specific tractor. Additional options allow customers to fine-tune the machines even further.

Timo Matikainen, Director, Kalmar Heavy Terminal Tractors, said:

The new TT616i tractor can be customised to very specific operations because it is based on a heavy duty frame and modules. The machine features a 95 tonnes gross combination weight and its fifth wheel load capacity is the biggest in the market at 36 tonnes.

For example, the standard engine supplied is the Cummins 173hp, but for customers continuously operating with heavy loads, we recommend choosing the more powerful Cummins 220hp engine, as well as fitting an elevating lift boom with a 36 tonne capacity, the largest on the market. All in all there are five different lift booms to choose from. Also in case the yard operational distances are short, the customer can choose to fit an axle with a ratio for fast acceleration and sufficient maximum speed.

There are many other additional options for the TT616i, which can be combined to make each machine unique. We can recommend options that enable our customers to carefully control emissions, keep noise levels down and achieve high uptimes. Our silent drive option is recommended if the operating area has strict regulations for night time noise levels and eco-drive if emissions need to be minimised.

The TT616i features a full CAN-BUS control system integrating all functions into a single system and showing full operational and service data on one display panel, making tractor operations faster, safer and simpler. Its state-of-the-art diagnostic capabilities also assist in service and maintenance planning, saving time, effort and cost.

The TT616i has Kalmar proven power line including the cleanest in engine standards with Stage 3a / Tier 3 technology emitting only the minimum in harmful emissions. The terminal tractor combines innovation and reliability resulting in low operating costs and a machine design that decreases component wear. Easier maintenance also improves productivity and profitability with more accessible service points.

For the driver, the new terminal tractor provides superior ergonomics, a better working environment and good visibility. The cabin design has been developed as a result of a vast amount of research done at operational sites across the world.
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Kalmar is a global provider of container and heavy duty materials handling equipment, automation applications and related services. It is the world's leading supplier of cargo handling equipment to ports, terminals and intermodal facilities.

Every fourth container or trailer transfer at terminals around the world is handled by a Kalmar machine. The company also supplies a wide range of machines to demanding industrial customers for applications as diverse as handling steel and paper to shunting road trailers at distribution hubs.

Kalmar is also leading the way in port automation applications with its application of unmanned container handling technology, on-board smart features and remote maintenance products developed in cooperation with customers and partners.

Kalmar's product range is complemented by a large range of value added services such as maintenance contracts and fleet management. Production plants are situated in Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands, Malaysia, China and the USA. Kalmar's net sales were EUR 1.343 billion in 2007.
Kalmar is part of Cargotec Corporation, the world's leading provider of cargo handling solutions, which are used in local transportation, terminals, ports, distribution centres, and ships. Cargotec sales exceed EUR 3 billion and the company employs approximately 12,000 people. Cargotec class B shares are quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.

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