New forklift range from Jungheinrich

Tilbrook, Milton Keynes, UK: Jungheinrich has launched in new premium brand IC engine forklift range in the UK.

JUNGThe diesel and LPG forklifts, all powered by Kubota engines with hydrodynamic drive, are available with a capacity of up to 3.5-tonnes and a lift height of 7.5m.

Innovations include the counterweight on the new trucks as an integral part of the load-bearing chassis and the steering axle integrated with the counterweight. This means that the truck’s centre of gravity is low which ensures outstanding stability without the need for additional electronic stability systems.

The new models’ drive shaft features integrated maintenance-free wet disc brakes to reduce service costs.  The brakes’ encapsulated design means harsh external conditions do not diminish brake performance.

The new model ranges feature an electric parking brake as standard.  The operator simply presses a button to activate the brake, while a new lifting mast design ensures improved view of the payload, forks and general working area. In fact, the visibility in all directions is class leading – which enhances all round safety throughout the shift. The new Jungheinrich Benchmast gives an improved field of vision by up to  85% at the tip of the forks.

Jonathan Morris, sales director, Jungheinrich UK, says: “We are confident that the market will respond enthusiastically to the new trucks. They offer the same exceptional German engineering that users have come to expect from the Jungheinrich brand and a wide range of added value features. The trucks’ build quality and design features make this range an extremely cost-efficient product that offers the user outstanding value for money – which is all summed up in our marketing campaign for the new truck called ‘Trust Your Machine’.”

Carrier sells its millionth container fridge

Singapore: Forty-six years after pioneering the first container front-wall, or “picture-frame,” refrigeration unit, Carrier Transicold presented its 1 millionth unit at a ceremony at its Singapore factory.

The PrimeLine unit with XtendFresh atmosphere control system, was presented to CMA CGM, the world’s third-largest container shipping company and a long standing Carrier customers.

“The 1 millionth container unit is an accomplishment not only for our company and the thousands of employees around the world who have helped make it possible, but for the marine shipping industry,” said David Appel, president, Carrier Transicold and refrigeration systems.

“It demonstrates the technological progress we are making to achieve greater efficiency while maintaining best-in-class performance, helping move shippers toward more environmentally sustainable refrigerants and bringing further innovations in system efficiency and cargo protection along the way.”

“Today, 52% of world seaborne trade is delivered efficiently and economically by container vessel, and 65 percent of refrigerated products are transported in containers, the majority of which are efficiently and reliably temperature-controlled by Carrier Transicold systems,” said Chiou Fun Sin, president, global container refrigeration, Carrier Transicold.

Win a truck with Michelin

85cb05ea64797cd5_400x400arStoke-on-Trent, UK: One lucky Michelin customer will find themselves behind the wheel of a new Euro VI 6×2 tractor unit this year, with no purchase, hire, lease or repair and maintenance costs to pay for three years.

Michelin is giving away, subject to conditions, a three year lease of a new truck up to the value of £60,000 as part of a sales promotion running until 25 July this year. The winner can pick from Daf, Iveco, MAN, Mercedes-Benz, Renault, Scania or Volvo models.

To take part, any business in England, Scotland or Wales purchasing two or more Michelin truck tyres in a single transaction must complete an entry form – available from the tyre retailer or from – and return it by post to Michelin before the entry deadline, including an invoice number as proof of purchase. Businesses can submit up to 10 entries each.

Sharn Samra, head of truck marketing, Michelin, says: “We recognise vehicle ownership is a huge running cost for owner-drivers and fleets; that’s why we’re giving away a truck for three years, free of charge. To help the winner save fuel, it will be delivered with a set of 315/70 R 22.5 Michelin X Line Energy tyres as original equipment – designed to handle the increased axle load of a Euro VI vehicle, whilst also saving fuel.”

The X Line Energy range combines Michelin’s lowest rolling resistance truck tyres to-date with an exceptionally long tyre life. Under EU tyre labelling, the 315/70 X Line Energy Z (multi-position) is rated ‘B’ for rolling resistance and wet grip, whilst the 315/70 X Line Energy D (drive) is rated ‘B’ for rolling resistance and ‘C’ for wet grip.

This impressively low rolling resistance in no way diminishes these tyres’ other performance characteristics, such as impressive braking, a comfortable ride and precision steering. The X Line Energy Z offers improved road handling, driver comfort and resistance to accidental tread damage, (Compared to the previous generation Michelin X Energy SaverGreen in the same dimension) while the X Line Energy D features improved grip and traction on slippery road surfaces owing to the inclusion of patented Towerpump and Delta sipes. The drive tyres are also marked ‘3PMSF’, indicating a known minimum level of grip in snow conditions, for improved safety.

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