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Fleet of Kalmar DRF450-75S5XS reachstackers adapted to wind-mill tower handling

UnikTruck has just been chosen as supplier of a fleet of Kalmar DRF450-75S5XS laden-container reachstacker to a major engineering & production company.
Fleet of Kalmar DRF450-75S5XS reachstackers adapted to wind-mill tower handling

They specialized in the production and surface treatment of huge wind-mill steel towers for both on- and off-shore applications.

The Kalmar DRF450 series reachstackers with a wheelbase of 7500mm were prepared and adapted thoroughly in our dedicated workshop in Hamburg prior to delivery. Among other things the units were reinforced and converted to 70 metric ton capacity including full software re-programing by Kalmar. Also a dedicated 360 degree rotating swivel and c-hooks with a capacity of 100 metric tons were installed.

The units were dismantled in 3 pieces in our workshop in Hamburg, and subsequently sent by road on heavy-capacity low-loaders to a nearby port, from where they were shipped onward by roro vessel. The dismantling in 3 pieces was necessary to obtain the correct weight and size in order to get the necessary transport permits.

Once on-site the basic Kalmar units were re-assembled by our trained specialists with the assistance of two mobile-cranes from a local supplier, and put into immediate windmill handling operation. The two Kalmar reachstackers represent a brand new and versatile way of moving heavy oversize steel structures. The units will operate in longitudinal tandem-drive with a speed of 5 km/h with steel towers weighing up to 135-140 tons dead weight. The units will run on a rental contract with full-service package for the next years – also handled by UnikTruck. Yet another example of our wide and deep international competence when it comes to specialized heavy-duty lifting.

UnikTruck background information

We have for many years specialized our business in the purchase, sale and rental of heavy capacity forklifts and container-handling machines. And we transact all over the world. We work very closely with the leading brands in the field of heavy-equipment lifting – like Kalmar, Hyster, SveTruck and SMV.

We are, however, a brand-independent company and as such we can give you the best possible guidance, based on your individual needs and requirements. Our equipment is controlled, serviced and refurbished in our own specialized workshop located within the Freeport of Hamburg, Germany. Our experience and competence means that we can offer a high uniform quality – also on pre-owned equipment.We continuously keep more than 100 heavy capacity forklifts and container-handlers in stock for immediate delivery or rental. You can always see our stock of units in real-time at

Background information on Kalmar

Kalmar provides cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and heavy industry.
Kalmar is the industry forerunner in terminal automation and energy-efficient container handling, with one in four container movesaround the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution.

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