Caterpillar Heavy Lifters & Handlers
There is an increasing trend in the logistics and intermodal sectors to lift ever heavier loads. Stability, visibility, manoeuvrability and speed are the catch cries for heavy load lifting and largely determined by the type of load being handled, the surface conditions and the space in which the forklift is operating. Heavy lift forklifts are expensive to purchase and their operating costs are far greater than smaller forklifts. Two of the main costs are fuel and tyres. Reach stackers and container handlers make up some of the heaviest load lifters in the sector and both are found at ports and their storage facilities.