Truck around long, narrow loads

Truck around long, narrow loads

Some forklifts have a hard time handling long loads of pipe and tube, but that's not the case with fork trucks from Combilift Ltd. The Irish company, with U.S. operations based in Red Bank, N.J., incorporates some features of conventional front loading fo

The GT 6000 lift truck reaches up to 30 ft and can easily move long loads of pipe and tube from outdoor storage areas.

Long loads are the specialty of Combilift's C8000, which works indoors as a general-purpose reach truck and outside in storage yards.


Some forklifts have a hard time handling long loads of pipe and tube, but that's not the case with fork trucks from Combilift Ltd. The Irish company, with U.S. operations based in Red Bank, N.J., incorporates some features of conventional front loading forklifts with that of sideloaders. The resulting products are not only simple to operate but also work inside manufacturing facilities as well as outdoors.

The C8000, for instance, is a three-wheel, 8,000-lb-capacity vehicle with an LP-gas engine. It operates indoors as a generalpurpose reach truck and outside in storage yards and loading areas. A low-profile load platform improves access to bottom tiers of cantilever racks and ensures load stability during travel in rough yards.

The C8000 traverses aisles as narrow as 8 ft and offers fourway maneuverability, making it well-suited for working in confined areas. Full rack-to-truck operation eliminates double handling, reducing fleet size and the associated costs of labor and maintenance.

The company also makes the GT 6000 lift truck, a 6,000-lbcapacity sideloader with an LP-gas engine. The lift truck comes in two models with capacities of 6,000 and 10,000 lb and lift heights ranging to 30 ft.

The truck maneuvers around space-restricted areas and is perfect for moving long, narrow loads between storage and processing or for moving workin-process through confined areas of cutting, bending, welding, or finishing in metalworking facilities.

The propane-fueled engine eliminates costs associated with batteries, battery maintenance, and recharging.

Both the C8000 and GT 6000 feature hydrostatic drive and brakes for precise speed control in confined spaces and high torque for semirough terrain, ramps, and docks. The brakes also reduce one of the most costly maintenance issues associated with lift trucks — replacement of shoes/disc pads.

More information on Combilift is at combilift.com

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