The performance of the machinery is the overall result of how well the machine functions and works together. The overall efficiency of the equipment is determined by a combination of lifting speed, visibility, capacity and user-friendliness.
The engine and the working hydraulics go through extreme lifting and this places intense demands on the machine. The lifting factor is only a part of the operating cycle. Prior to the machine being able to load or unload, the demands are placed on effective brakes, tight turning radius with precise control and high pulling power. All of these functions should be able to work in an optimum fashion, even after heavy usage.
Every empty container handler is built with a straight six cylinder turbo charged engine equipped with an intercooler. The engines are adapted to the particular working conditions of empty container handling. These conditions consist of high power and high torque levels at low engine speeds.
Now in the business, the engines of current models comply with the strict legal environment demands. The engines provide low vibration and noise levels, low exhaust emission levels, low fuel use characterize all engine alternatives.
All of the trucks in the series are equipped with exceptional and extremely durable hydrodynamic transmission systems. For quick acceleration with a minimum of "clutch-slip" the transmission has incorporated gearbox and torque converter. The gear changing is electrically achieved via solenoid valves. These provide 3 forward and 3 reverse gears which are controlled by means of an easily operated multifunction lever.
The rugged drive axles have engineered to handle the different working environments in terminals and ports. All axles have reduction in 2 stages - differential and hub reduction. These features guarantee a minimum of strain on the transmission system. Additionally, the drive axles are fitted with a hydraulic braking system.
Service Brake System
Wet Disc Brakes which have oil cooled discs that are alternately fixed to and rotating with the hub equip all empty container handlers. When the brakes are engaged, the discs are pressed together by hydraulic pressure from the brake pedal. This offers efficient braking to the model. The system is able to deal with heavy cargo over a long period of time and is practically maintenance free. This system offers no fade and requires no need for brake adjustments.