Konecranes launches new Generation C range of lift trucks to Australasia

Konecranes has introduced to Australasia its new Generation C series of lift trucks, which includes the full range from 10-65 ton fork lift trucks, container lift trucks and reach stackers.

The range was first introduced to Europe and North America at CeMAT Hannover 2014, and since then has enjoyed enthusiastic uptake in excess of several 100 units. The Generation C lift trucks are already hard and reliably at work in the European and North American fleets.

The C series lift truck includes a completely new driver’s cabin with first-in-class features to enhance safety, comfort and productivity.

The C series also boasts increased reach stacker lifting performance, an enhanced TRUCONNECT® remote monitoring system and improved engine performance.

The C series is equipped with common platform diesel engines that meet emission legislation levels EU Stage II / EPA Tier 2, EU Stage IIIA / EPA Tier 3, or EU Stage IV / EPA Tier 4f.

These new engines are in general several decibels more silent and can save up to 6% in fuel consumption over previous ones. Most engines can be supplied with a start/stop function to further reduce fuel consumption, typically between 5 – 15%, and to extend the factual engine service life.

The new driver’s cabin offers operators class-leading spaciousness and superior visibility made possible by an even more ergonomic layout with integrated seat-mounted controls.

The industry’s first 7” touch screen color display provides full truck monitoring including eco-drive, fuel management and driver login. The touch screen monitor also supports an optional integrated rear-view camera and tire pressure monitoring. The efficient HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system offers a 50% overall capacity improvement.

Patrik Lundbäck, Regional Sales & Service Director of the APAC Region, says “The Generation C lift truck is a collection of refinements and bold new technologies that improve our lift trucks in ways that make them safer, cleaner, quicker and more cost effective. We are very happy to be the first region outside of Europe and North America to launch the Generation C.”  

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