New 5t-capacity model provides emission-free operation in semi-rough terrain for a wide range of applications
Irish materials handling specialist Combilift has officially launched its latest product, the emission-free Combi-XLE, as a further addition to its range of electric models.
The multidirectional Combi-XLE forklift has a lift capacity of up to 5t, which it combines with emission-free operation and powerful performance for a wide range of industries and applications. A statement from Combilift said the new model is in response to the growing demand for electric powered equipment.
The statement added that the original engine powered XL C-Series model was developed to address the requirements of tough working environments such as those in the timber, concrete and steel sectors. “The new Combi-XLE incorporates the same key design features as its earlier counterpart such as high ground clearance, large, cushioned front and rear tyres and a spacious cab, allowing smooth operation on semi rough terrain whilst offering a high level of driver comfort,” the statement added.
With sustainability high on the agenda, Combilift further helps its customers achieve their environmental goals with its versatile “3 forklifts in 1” models, which work inside and out, reducing fleet size and thereby their carbon footprint. Noise pollution and carbon emissions is also no longer an issue, thanks to electric power.
The Combi-XLE incorporates technology such as a patented all-wheel traction that reduces tyre wear, load swing and enhances braking. Also included is a newly developed, patented Eco-Steer System which provides a smaller turning radius and improved user experience.
Combilift CEO and co-Founder Martin McVicar, said: “The technology we have incorporated into the Combi-XLE means that its performance is equally on a par with diesel or LPG powered forklifts when it comes to handling very bulky and heavy loads, whilst of course offering a greener operation.
“We made our first electric C-Series over 18yrs ago, and now over 60% of the trucks we manufacture are electric, with availability in almost all models across our range. As more and more of our customers are opting for electric power it is obvious that they are as committed to sustainability and a circular economy as we are.”