Global truck manufacturer, Linde Material Handling (MH), has launched a new series of heavy diesel forklift trucks with a load capacity of between 10 and 18 tonnes.
Linde MH's new HT100Ds to HT180Ds trucks with hydrodynamic drive are suitable for indoor and outdoor applications, and are the second series in the load capacity range, offering customers an alternative to the hydrostatic drive option.
To ensure Linde trucks meet the growing demand for shorter downtimes by port logistics operators and industrial companies, the new MTU diesel engine has an increased maintenance interval time of 750 operating hours. This range is more economical compared to other engines, which need to undergo maintenance after approximately 500 operating hours.
Linde's trucks have a compact design and are available with an engine power of 129, 150 or an optional 170 kW. Almost all models can be provided with a load centre of gravity of 600 or 1200 millimetres.
The fork positioners can be adjusted to the specific transport task and type of cargo. For example, a fork positioner with level adjustment of +/- 5 degrees is available for loading and unloading on difficult, uneven surfaces. Users can choose between integrated, hook-on and bolt-on forks as well as shaft-guided forks.
The exhaust after treatment system including exhaust pipe, air intake and combined cooler, are integrated in the dynamic chassis, giving the operator a clear view of the route when reversing.
The large rear window, almost central seating position and layout of the control elements, ensure the operator's view through the panoramic toughened glass roof is unobstructed.
The heavy trucks' cabins can be tilted forwards electro-hydraulically and their integrated combined coolers can open backwards to ensure space is not taken up laterally. This allows service technicians to access the engine compartment from both sides.
The Linde Service Monitoring System (SMS) indicates operating and usage data to the operator, and calculates the service intervals for the truck. This system can also detect whether the truck is in motion or stationary with the engine running, allowing operators to ascertain the number of oil changes for transmission, drive axle and hydraulic systems.
Other features of the trucks include 7-inch displays in the cabin, a rear-view camera with automatic reversing radar alarm and attachments for the transport of bulky and long loads.
The new heavy trucks HT100Ds to HT180Ds with hydrodynamic drive are offered worldwide with two types of engines, MTU and Perkins, depending on the applicable emission class of the target region.
The compact vehicle design includes mast, axles, hydraulic system and transmission and the MTU engine, with integrated exhaust after treatment using AdBlue or Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF), meets the current EU emission standards Stage IV and EPA Tier 4.
The trucks have proven their worth in long-term field tests before being launched to the market - for example, in harbour logistics in transporting bulk material and steel goods in the port of Flixborough, UK, and at BESTA Eisen- und Stahlhandelsgesellschaft in Lübbecke, Germany. Other potential fields of application for the new trucks include the construction, woodworking and automotive industries.