Putting the operator first
29 April 2013
Combilift chose the IMHX exhibition, which took place in March, to launch a number of new models. The new Combi-WR Walkie Reach, its first pedestrian truck, incorporates the benefits of AC technology in its traction, pump and steering motors. It has a lift height of 4.2m and a load capacity of 1,450kg.
With electronic power steering, pantograph and side shift functions it is said to be the only pedestrian reach stacker which can work in an aislewidth of 2m pallet to pallet.
The multi-position tiller incorporates push button rotation of the rear wheel parallel to the chassis for placing and picking in the aisle.
This enables the operator to remain at the side of the truck rather than at the rear, improving forward visibility. The risk of incidents in tight and/or narrow aisles is reduced as the operator is not positioned between the racking and the truck. In order to rotate the rear wheel parallel to the tiller the operator merely needs to push the button again. For safer travelling around corners the Combi- WR reduces speed when cornering.
Designed with a new ergonomic cab, Combilift's 4-wheeled, two directional sideloader, available with 5t and 6t load capacities, has been developed for operations that require reliable, robust and fast speeds across extensive sites such as port applications. Meanwhile, Combilift's new C4000E multidirectional model for indoor and outdoor operation incorporates a 2 wheel AC electric drive and a redesigned cab with extra room and a deep suspension seat for comfort. The larger glazed cab also offers increased visibility.