A roadshow travelling through Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and the Czech Republic from 8 to 23 October 2013 is an opportunity for Linde Material Handling (MH) to present the Linde H100 to H180 internal combustion engine trucks with hydrostatic drive and a load-bearing capacity of 10 to 18 tonnes.
The largest hydrostatic systems in the Linde product range meet the current Tier 4 Interim and Stage III B emissions regulations and demonstrate their benefits in the stone and timber industries in particular, where they are often used to maximum load capacity. Another highlight of this roadshow is that most of the product presentations take place at customers’ premises, giving visitors the opportunity to see how the trucks are used in a real-life working environment.
“The heavy-duty truck roadshow through Eastern Europe represents the consistent continuation of our strategy to maintain maximum proximity to our customers and to give them the opportunity to see our trucks in action”, explains Ralf Dingeldein, Vice President New Trucks at Linde MH. “The Eastern European market offers us lots of opportunities in this regard.”
Customers will get to see trucks from the latest Linde H100 to H180 heavy-duty truck series, which consists of ten different model types with load centres of gravity of 600 and 1,200mm. The heavy-duty trucks feature the tried-and-tested integrated operating concept with Linde dual pedal control, electric operating levers for actuating the lifting functions (Linde Load Control) and the specially shaped steering wheel. Additional ease of use is ensured by the roller-mounted suspension of the fork arms, additional chassis-mounted mirrors, sliding windows, an extendable steering column and a 12-V socket in the driver’s cab. The driver accesses his workplace via wide tread plates with optional step-lighting. The installed Cummins engines feature diesel particulate filters (DPF) as standard to reduce emissions. The modular design of the counterweight enables flexible truck configurations in order to achieve the required residual load capacity rating for attachments. The driver’s cab can be hydraulically tilted to the side, allowing easier access to the engine and hydrostatic drive system for servicing. Components requiring more frequent maintenance, such as oil, fuel and air filters, washer fluid containers, batteries, fuses, the cab tilting device and the Canbus plugs, can be accessed via a large service flap.
The truck can also be fitted with an optional rotating cab that has been developed by Linde’s system partner Neumaier Industry at the request of Linde. Instead of turning his.her body, the forklift truck driver rotates his.her entire workspace by up to 180 degrees to the left or 65 degrees to the right, so they are always looking in the drive direction.
Linde Material Handling GmbH, a company of KION Group AG, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of forklift trucks and warehouse technology equipment, and is the market leader in Europe. The company also offers its expertise from many years of developing and producing electrical drive systems to external customers for various applications. As a company that operates at an international level, Linde Material Handling maintains production and assembly plants in all key regions around the world, as well as a global sales and service network with representatives in more than 100 countries. In the 2012 financial year, Linde Material Handling employed a staff of around 13,100 and achieved sales of EUR3,132bn.