CargoNet to test capabilities of Kalmar Electric Reachstacker in lifting containers and semi-trailers

2022/03/04 at 10:04 AM

Norwegian rail freight operator CargoNet is planning to intensify the transhipment operations at its terminals across the country. To this end, it will review the capabilities of Kalmar Electric Reachstacker in uploading or unloading lifting containers and semi-trailers to and from the flat wagons.

Kalmar, a Swedish manufacturer owned by Cargotec, will deliver a Kalmar Electric Reachstacker to CargoNet, the Norway-based railway undertaking with a strong focus on the Scandinavian market, for carrying out the trials of its latest lifting machine. According to the agreement concluded in January 2022, the supply of the vehicle will take place in the first quarter of 2023. If the Norwegian rail freight operator has no objections, it will continue to use the lifting machine on a regular basis. Currently, CargoNet operates 18 Kalmar reach stackers and one Kalmar heavy forklift truck.

Kalmar Electric Reachstacker

Kalmar inaugurated the high-capacity Kalmar Electric Reachstacker in December 2021. The product range includes eight models, six toplift and two combi, with lifting capacities up to 45 tonnes, stacking up to 6 high and 4 rows deep with a wheelbase of up to 6.5 metres. All models are powered by four lithium-ion batteries. The vehicle to be field-tested by CargoNet will have a wheelbase of 7.5 metres and stacking capability up to 6 high. Its maximum lifting capacity of 45 – 45 – 34 – 23 tonnes in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th rows respectively represents a world-first for an electric reach stacker. The field test will analyse the overall function, performance, behaviour and durability of the electric powertrain.

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