New mathand equip in ITTES spotlight

By: Matt Wood

Some nifty new materials handling equipment was on display at the recent International Truck, Trailer & Equipment Show

New mathand equip in ITTES spotlight
A top of the line Terberg TT223 from Clark Equipment

The 2014 Melbourne International Truck, Trailer & Equipment Show (ITTES) featured some interesting new materials handling products lurking among the shiny prime movers, gleaming trailers and corporate pavilions.


Centre stage on the Clark Equipment stand was the Terberg TT223 tow tug adorned in Linfox’s colour scheme. 

This machine is a "hamburger with the lot" and features a 7.2-litre Mercedes-Benz engine putting out 235hp (173kW). Rounding out the driveline is a ZF transmission and Kessler planetary drive. 

This 4x2 tug is essentially a fully optioned version of the new-generation 4x4 tugs offered by Terberg in Europe. All electronics are handled by a CANbus system and the cab is fitted with a 180-degree rotating driver’s seat. 

This machine doesn’t typify the kind of Terberg product usually sold in Australia but it does show the kind of spec that can be achieved if required. 

A machine that is possibly a more realistic proposition is the 6x4 Terberg YT220 that utilises a Cummins ISBe5 that develops 162kW of power. 

The Euro 5 power plant and axle configuration mean this truck can be used on public roads if required. 


The Show gave Daysworth the opportunity to show a softer edge, a more Europeanised option for yard tug duties, the Kalmar TR618 4x2 tractor.

In keeping with the tough Daysworth image, the new Kalmar unit has been specced with an impressively tough driveline.

Power comes from a Volvo Penta 170kW industrial engine which also develops 1,050Nm of torque.

An 8-speed (forward and reverse) Dana automatic transmission handles the gearbox side of things while a SISU planetary drive with hub reductions gets power to the ground.

If Danish engineering is your thing there’s also a SISU engine option as well.

The cab of the TR618 features a very European layout with easy cab access via the rear door. A 180-degree rotating seat helps with visibility and cabin access.


One new arrival that couldn’t be missed was the Combilift SC3 T, which in contrast to a traditional reach stacker, has a relatively light footprint, excellent gradeability, ergonomics and fuel efficiency. 

The rather ungainly looking straddle carrier uses a 4-litre 96kW John Deere engine that transmits all lifting and motive power via a central hydraulic pump.

The base model machine uses a cable and hook method of picking up 20 and 40 foot (6m and 12m) containers.

However, the higher-spec machine displayed at the Show was equipped with a 20/40 spreader and twist locks that could be operated from inside the cabin. 

The Combilift SC3-T has a tare weight of 22,000kg and a safe working load capacity of 35,000kg.

For a full wrap of the 2014 International Truck, Trailer & Equipment Show (ITTES), see the May issue of ATN, on sale April 22. Click here to subscribe and guarantee your copy.

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