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Terminal tractors for container handling

A purpose-built tractor makes a big difference

The pace of today’s terminal and intermodal operations is continuously accelerating and having the right, purpose-built equipment for container-moving is essential. Pulling heavy container trailers or long trailer trains between ship and stack demands robustness and efficiency. That is why Kalmar LoLo tractors are ruggedly built to provide you with 100% performance, reliability and guaranteed value for money.

With over 60,000 references, Kalmar is the world’s leading manufacturer of terminal tractors and trailer train applications. The first tractors by Kalmar were introduced back in the 1950s. Today, every second trailer transfer around the world is handled by Kalmar machines. No other brand has as many terminal tractor deliveries as Kalmar. This success builds on in-depth technology expertise, innovative R&D and close cooperation with customers.

Reliability in the harshest environments

The heavy-duty Kalmar terminal tractor has thoroughly proven its reliability and robustness. Its strength, high-quality design and well-known components guarantee maximum uptime and keep your operations on the move. For example, the four-wheel driven tractor in the trailer train application can pull up to four trailers with a 320 ton gross combination weight. With long lifetime expectancy, the Kalmar terminal tractor has been built to perform even in the harshest conditions from the arctic to the tropics. Our customers report over 7,000 operational hours per year.

The Kalmar terminal tractors differ from others, for example, through their heavy-duty axles. The axle ratios have been specifically designed for optimal speed-to-tractive-effort performance.

Low operating costs

Minimizing operating costs to retain favorable profit margins is naturally in your interest. With the Kalmar terminal tractor, you can count on low fuel consumption and low component wear in every possible aspect. Other features include long-life brakes and economical low-emission engines.

Maintenance is easier than ever

Keeping your uptime high and your daily or regular maintenance program as short as possible affects your bottom line. With the Kalmar terminal tractor, no time is wasted, as all service points can be conveniently reached. All operator and service manuals have been carefully planned for easy and rapid access to information.

Enhanced driving comfort and safety

The Kalmar terminal tractor boasts outstanding driving performance and advanced safety features. All-around visibility is excellent through larger windows and narrower corner posts. The sliding rear door enables easy and safe access for connecting trailer hoses and cables. Steering is easy, precise and rapid. All ergonomic aspects are based on comprehensive interviews and feedback from customers.

Smallest turning radius in the industry

Fast working cycles keep your operations moving at the fast pace that they should, necessary for maintaining tight schedules at busy terminals. The Kalmar terminal tractor has the smallest turning radius in the industry for the best maneuverability in cramped spaces. The lift frames and hydraulic system feature extreme robustness and endure hard shocks caused by container lowering. There are optimized powerlines for various requirements.

Jempsons, UK

Leading haulage firm John Jempson & Son Ltd (Jempsons) helps to continually boost its customers’ handling efficiency, providing safe and efficient distribution tractors to enhance ongoing performance.

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BMW logistics centre, Germany

Delivering vital car parts to their destination according to schedule demands accurate timing and perfect coordination. BMW’s logistics centre relies on Kalmar reachstackers and terminal tractors to keep things running like clockwork.

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Wallhamn, Sweden

The port of Wallhamn – the largest privately owned harbour in Sweden – uses four customised Kalmar terminal tractors to help it maintain its position as a successful gateway for the Swedish export industry.

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