Four new empty container handlers: Terex Port Solutions continues market launch of its new-generation lift trucks
Lentigione, Italy, 22. April 2015
Terex® Stackace™ machines are cost-effective, serviceable and ergonomic
Terex Port Solutions (TPS) presents four more members of its new-generation lift trucks: the Terex® Stackace™ E 5 8, E 6 8, E 6 9 and E 7 9 empty container handlers will replace the Terex® FDC 18K5, FDC 18K6 and FDC 25J models. Like the Terex® Liftace™ 5 31 reach stacker, the new-generation machines combine the strengths of their respective predecessors with many innovations. They are cost-effective, serviceable and ergonomic. The easily maneuverable vehicles feature a compact construction and a maximum load capacity of 8 or 9 t on spreader. They offer low fuel consumption and wear, particularly easy access to all maintenance points and a cab with a user-friendly design.
The Terex® StackaceTM E 6 8 is one of four empty container handler models of the new-generation lift trucks from Terex Port Solutions. Like the Terex® LiftaceTM 5-31 reach stacker, the machines are cost-effective, serviceable and ergonomic.
Productive: lifting speed almost 30% higher
With a wheelbase of 4,000 or 4,500 mm, the Stackace empty container handlers achieve stacking heights of between 1-over-4 and 1-over-6 standard empty containers (8'6"). The maximum lifting speed has been increased by almost 30% compared to their predecessors. Klaus Peter Hoffmann, Vice President & Managing Director TPS says: “The improved lifting speed is only one example of the added value that we are offering customers, with the new empty container handlers in particular and with the new-generation lift trucks in general. Our productive Stackace machines help terminal operators accelerate processes in terminals and handle containers even more efficiently than before.”
Cost-effective: low fuel consumption and wear
Despite their significant increase in performance, the fuel consumption of the four new Stackace empty container handlers has been considerably reduced. This is thanks to their modern drive train combined with the load-sensitive hydraulic system. It is possible to reduce fuel consumption even more by using the optional Eco-Mode package. In addition to the EcoPower operating mode, the Eco-Mode package includes an automatic engine cut-out and lights-off function. The low tire wear also contributes to long-term cost reduction. This is primarily a result of the well-tuned interplay of the engine and gearbox with the drive axle, and good load distribution.
Serviceable: durable components, easily accessible modules
With all new Terex empty container handlers, TPS combines modules from its own production with high-quality components from renowned suppliers. The machines have state-of-the-art engines from Volvo and Cummins. These are available in EPA Tier 4 final (EU Stage IV) compliant variants. The chassis, spreader and mast come from TPS. Rugged and durable components make for long maintenance intervals and as a result increased availability. All maintenance points are easily accessible. This means that service work can be carried out easily; the machine is quickly back in operation again.
Ergonomic: cab helps drivers work productively
In addition to service-friendliness, the robust components offer other advantages. Thanks to the particularly rugged construction of the mast, it is possible to dispense with cross-shaped bracings. As a result, the forward view is considerably improved. The high positioning of the ergonomically designed cab also contributes to the good view. In this cab, drivers benefit from the intuitive control and visualization system with ergonomic joystick and graphic display designed especially for Terex lift trucks. TPS offers options including an automated driver identification system, reversing sensors and a camera system.
Flexible: staff can be used flexibly on all machines
The same technologies and many identical configurations and components are used across all Terex lift truck products. Hoffmann explains: “Our international engineering team has developed a technical platform and a harmonized control system that serve as a basis for all new Terex lift trucks. Since the vehicles have major points in common, fleet operators, drivers and service technicians can be used flexibly on all vehicles.” The new empty container handlers are manufactured in Lentigione, Italy, where TPS has combined its global activities for full and empty container handlers and forklift trucks in a new competence center. “Our combined expertise has been incorporated into our Stackace empty container handlers. Like all of our new-generation lift trucks, they help terminal operators handle containers even more cost-effectively in the face of stiff competition,” says Hoffmann.
About Terex Port Solutions
Terex Port Solutions is part of the Material Handling & Port Solutions business segment of Terex Corporation that supplies customers in ports with a unique combination of machines, software and services under the Terex and Terex Gottwald brands. Whether it is ship-to-shore cranes, reach stackers or fully automated, integrated handling systems for containers and bulk, Terex Port Solutions provides reliable solutions for rapid, safe, efficient handling of all forms of cargo with low downtimes and excellent return on investment.
Terex Corporation is a lifting and material handling solutions company reporting in five business segments: Aerial Work Platforms, Construction, Cranes, Material Handling & Port Solutions and Materials Processing. Terex manufactures a broad range of equipment serving customers in various industries, including the construction, infrastructure, manufacturing, shipping, transportation, refining, energy, utility, quarrying and mining industries. Terex offers financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of Terex equipment through Terex Financial Services. Terex uses its website (www.terex.com) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/TerexCorporation) to make information available to its investors and the market.