Combilift launches new electric forklift model


Irish materials handling specialist Combilift has officially launched a multidirectional forklift with up to 5-ton lifting capacity.

In line with growing demand for electric powered equipment in Australia, the Combi-XLE combines emission-free operation with powerful performance for a wide range of industries and applications.

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 the original engine powered XL C-Series model such as high ground clearance, large cushioned front and rear tires and a spacious cab, allowing smooth operation on semi rough terrain whilst offering a high level of driver comfort.

These capabilities address the requirements of tough working environments in the timber, concrete and steel sectors.

Martin McVicar, Combilift CEO and Co-Founder says the technology 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,” Martin says. “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.”

The new product is in line with Combilift’s ability to increase storage capacity without expanding the size of a facility, resulting in lower energy usage and associated costs such as heating, lighting and maintenance.

The electric power helps reduce noise pollution and carbon emissions which helps drivers, employees and visitors on site appreciate the quiet operation.

At Combilift’s own manufacturing facility in Monaghan, features like daylighting technology – LED lights with individual PIR sensors, solar panel energy and rainwater harvesting are all aimed at conserving natural resources and decreasing energy consumption. 92 per cent of all components used in the truck assembly are 100 per cent recyclable and the company is also on track to save over 473 tons of CO2 by using carbon neutral wood chip instead of gas for heating within the factory.

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