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Fork-lift trucks

11th May 1973, Page 154
11th May 1973
Page 154
Page 154, 11th May 1973 — Fork-lift trucks
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A range of safety-first fork-lift trucks, known aethe GD series has been announced by Hagglund and Saner of Sweden which is marketed in the UK by Cleveland Machine Hire. The range covers capacities of 8 metric tons to 32 metric tons.

With driver vision in mind, the mast has been redesigned to eliminate obstruction caused by lifting chains which are replaced by a telescopic lift cylinder lying outside the driver's field of vision when the lift carriage is in its lower position. The cab has large windscreens, a built-in defrosting system and pneumatically operated windscreen wipers.

An hydraulically operated driver's seat turntable can be fitted to the trucks, which allows the driver to sit in front of the load if it is bulky or liable to obstruct his view. When loading and unloading the driver turns his seat round so that he has a clear view of the operation.

All the controls for the vehicle are mounted on the seat platform and swivel with the driver. A sound-insulated cab reduces the level of mechanical noise to five sound units below the value recommended by ISO.

Despite the size of the GD truck, it is said to be very easy to manoeuvre, which is credited to the use of an hydraulically controlled steering system and manually operated steering brakes. The vehicle has a two-circuit braking system and air brakes that act on all four wheels.

The truck is designed on a modular system, enabling the customer to combine different power units, drive axles, steering axles and masts to meet his individual requirements. The driver's cab can be tilted forward to provide easy accessibility for servicing and maintenance.

Marketed by: Cleveland Machine Hire Ltd, Ennis Square, Redcar, Teedside TS10 5JF.


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