Kalmar K-Motion hits Australia

Supplied by NTP Forklifts Australia, the new solution promises efficiencies and cost savings

Kalmar K-Motion hits Australia
The Kalmar Gloria DRG450 Reachstacker.


NTP Forklifts Australia has announced the arrival of the Kalmar K-Motion drive train solution to the local market.

The technology, which features in the latest Kalmar Gloria Reachstacker, promises a reduction in fuel, emissions and running costs, the supplier says, on the back of improved uptime, ergonomics and safety.

Using a combination of hydrostatic and mechanical technologies, NTP says the K-Motion solution allows for a more efficient transmission and a smaller engine to be placed into the vehicle, which in turn, cuts fuel consumption and exhaust emissions by 40 per cent.

Following launches in Europe in mid-2015 and Asia in January, the new drive train will hit Australian shores in the Kalmar Gloria DRG450 Reachstacker, a container, intermodal and industrial handler.

Recently extending its partnership with Kalmar in June to make it the exclusive dealer and specialist for the brand, NTP says it welcomes the efficiency focus.

"NTP are impressed with Kalmar’s long-term commitment to developing solutions that help customers meet their sustainability targets and minimise the environmental impact of their operations," NTP Forklifts Australia’s Kalmar products manager Peter Trevitt says.

"Our customers are under pressure to increase capacity, cut costs and improve their carbon footprint hence the attractiveness of a machine with significant fuel and emission savings.

"We believe this new product from Kalmar is a game changer when it comes to Reachstacker design and efficiency.

"We have data available from the Kalmar Smartfleet fleet management system, of customers in Europe experiencing savings of up to 8 litres of diesel per hour.

"Over the life of the machine, these savings become very significant to your running costs."    

NTP Forklifts Australia says the new solution is on show at its Granville, Sydney site.




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