Materials handling equipment supplier BLT WORLD’s latest addition to its Meclift variable reach trucks range, the Meclift ML1812R multipurpose forklift truck, has been designed to move safely and swiftly in confined spaces in the shipping sector, including warehouses and cargo vessels.
The multipurpose reach truck, with a lift height of 6 m, is the only machine in the lifting capacity range of 18 t, that can be operated inside containers, for easy loading and unloading of goods.
“These compact and robust reach trucks are equipped with different types of attachments that are specially designed to enable one machine to perform various tasks, quickly, safely and efficiently,” explains BLT WORLD MD Ken Mouritzen.
“For example, a Meclift machine that is fitted with a coil ram or coil clamp, can easily handle steel coils or rolls of wire. By combining the strength of coil handling attachments and the extended reaching ability of these reach trucks, cargo handling operations are safer, faster and more cost efficient,” Mouritzen adds.
Meclift variable reach trucks can be equipped with paper clamps for the handling and loading of paper rolls and sawn timber in and out of trucks and containers. Another useful lifting attachment is the double fork system that enhances the flexibility and performance of goods handling. The special double fork attachment offers many benefits when loading and unloading containers or trailers.
He elaborates that four pallets or a similar load can be easily handled at the same time and it is possible to fully load a 20 ft container with only two lifts. The weight of the load is not a problem because the double forks can handle the same maximum load of 18 t, which is the lifting capacity of the machine.
Double forks use the same fixing points as normal forks, allowing effortless switching between the two forks.
By extending, lifting and lowering horizontal booms, goods can be safely handled at a distance from the cabin. This cabin can be raised or lowered to provide the driver with improved visibility in all situations.