Kalmar has announced the launch of its new Gloria reachstacker specifically designed for empty and semi-laden container handling. With the ability to handle all types of containers, flat racks and single loads of up to 10 tonnes, the DRG100 is the latest addition to Kalmar’s highly successful Gloria range of reachstackers. Available in two models, the DRG100-S6 stacks six containers high in the first row and the DRG100-S8, which has the capacity to stack containers 8 eight-high in the second row, an option that only Kalmar is currently offering to the market.
Commenting on the launch, Stefan Johansson, director, sales and marketing, Reachstackers and Empty Container Handlers at Kalmar, said, “Following on from the popularity of Gloria, it was strategically important for Kalmar to develop a new reachstacker specifically for empty and semi-laden container handling. With customers now demanding higher productivity and versatility from their equipment, while also looking at ways to significantly reduce the costs of ownership, the time is exactly right to introduce this machine.
“So, we are delighted that the DRG100 adds another dimension to empty container handling. Containers can now be transported at full width, turned 45°, or lengthwise at 90°, making it possible to deliver ‘end-on’ into and through low workshop doors, port sheds and other confined spaces.
“Our goal was to provide the most outstanding operator experience with safety also high on our agenda. The new Kalmar Gloria is extremely stable being the only reachstacker on the market with the high-capacity 5.4m wheelbase. It has the best combined lift capacity in rows 1-2-3, a spreader with the biggest side shift and four extra lift hooks. Additionally, it benefits from front and reverse tilts, twistlock status indicators, plus dual-rotation motors and brakes.
“In the drivetrain, we’ve introduced highly efficient Volvo diesel engines that comply with EU Stage IIIA and IV (EPA Tier 3 and 4 Final) emissions, provide optimum power, while keeping fuel costs to a minimum. The operator is able to select from three ECO Drive Modes, effectively matching the performance of the machine to the type of application and contributing up to a 20% saving on fuel.
“Naturally, we have retained many of the features that have proved so popular in our Gloria family. For example, we have the same EGO operator cabin that provides an outstanding working environment. The DRG100 also comes fully equipped with electronic tools and an easy to use Kalmar information color display with intuitive human-machine interface. A distributed and redundant CANbus technology constantly monitors the engine, transmission, hydraulics and spreader functions to provide the operator with real-time data to help maximize uptime.”