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Terminal tractors are a nifty solution for multiple loads and applications

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MATERIALS handling specialists, BLT World, supplies and supports a wide range of robust equipment, including Capacity terminal tractors, which are supplied coupled with trailers, to efficiently cope with every specific handling task required of them.

Typical applications are in distribution and logistics centres, warehouses, container and inter-modal facilities, as well as for light industrial handling. These modular terminal tractors can be customised to safely move heavyweight trailered cargo throughout container terminals, across docks and over airport runways. Capacity tractors are also suitable for logging operations.

“Critical challenges facing the logistics sector include efficient cargo handling solutions that reduce operating costs, improve productivity and enhance the safety of operations,” says Ken Mouritzen, managing director at BLT World.

“Capacity terminal tractors ensure faster handling times, reduce on-site congestion and also minimise demurrage costs for trucks waiting to be loaded and unloaded. By positioning trailers at discharge ramps, road trucks are able to transport further loads, instead of having to wait for a trailer or container to be discharged.

“In port operations, terminal tractors move trailers to and from vessels and storage areas to speed up operations, thus increasing operational efficiency.”

Robust frame construction and precise manufacturing tolerances enable Capacity terminal tractors to handle rigorous operations safely and efficiently. These machines have been designed with a 30% faster actuation of the boom than previous models. The advantage of this feature is reduced coupling times, which enables quicker drive-aways. A lower, tapered skid ramp minimises trip-outs of the cab and for increased operator safety, there is a lower step height and new sight-line designs ensure improved visibility.

Other features include torque ratings of 990 Nm @ 1 500 r/min and lower emissions for enhanced environmental protection. The latest technology in fuel savings significantly reduces operational and maintenance costs. Components are easily accessible for efficient ground-level serviceability.

Integrated onboard diagnostics enable operators to easily monitor the machine’s service status. Numerous service checks can be performed at ground level, which ensures more uptime for each machine.

Features that reduce driver fatigue and optimise productivity include a synchronised seat and cab suspension tuning for smooth operation, an efficient HVAC airflow and a newly designed dashboard with elevated instrumentation.

BLT World supplies and supports the robust range of Capacity terminal tractors in Africa, Australia and New Zealand. The team works closely with every customer to ensure all equipment meets exact performance and safety requirements. The company’s support service also encompasses a technical advisory and original spare parts facility.

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