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Linde heavy trucks lead the field

Three productivity and fuel consumption tests prove the performance advantages of the Linde Material Handling Heavy Trucks

Linde Material Handling (MH) introduced its competitor lift truck testing programme in 2009 and as a result they have developed a productivity test in conjunction with the TÜV Nord testing authority. The recently conducted test for the Diesel IC forklifts, with a capacity form 10 to18 Tonnes once again highlights the advantages of the Linde Brand in terms of productivity and fuel consumption even in this weight class.

The tests were conducted on 16 tonne load capacity machines from 5 OEMs and were focused on the varying applications that these large machines are used for.

The first test involved long distance “load and carry“ operations found in yard and port applications and was conducted over 1.6km with full loads. High intensity logistics operation were catered for by the second „Productivity“ test which involved lifting, moving and stacking a 16 tonne load within a pre-defined course. Again the fuel consumption and productivity of the machines were measured and compared. The third and final test was designed to allow comparison of fuel consumption only, for those customers using specialist attachments. The results of all three tests proved that the Linde Heavy Truck: Linde H160 used between 15 and 38 percent less fuel than the next best competitors and was 12 percent more productive.

The recently conducted productivity test for the Diesel IC forklifts, with a capacity form 10 to18 Tonnes once again highlights the advantages of the Linde Brand in terms of productivity and fuel consumption even in this weight class.

Colin Flint, Head of Marketing Heavy Trucks at Linde Material Handling puts the differences down to robust machine construction, great visibility and ergonomics within the cab, the advantages of the Linde Load Control system as well as the fuel efficient hydrostatic drive system.

In tight areas requiring repeated reversing, the double pedal system is difficult to beat. Remarkable, however, was the low fuel consumption of the truck over long distances. This means that customers who invest in a Linde Heavy Truck always make the right choice irrespective if their application is logistics, heavy industry, yard work or requiring special attachments”.