Two years after the first wave of C-generation trucks were released in the market, Konecranes seems ready for the encore. The Finnish maker’s finally launching the much awaited second generation of its high-powered lift trucks range. After its initial release in Europe and North America, the new C-generation forklifts will now head to Asia and Australia. The new range will include 10- to 65-tonne forklifts, container lift trucks, and reach stackers.
“The Generation C lift truck is a collection of refinements and bold new technologies that improve our lift trucks in ways that make them safer, cleaner, quicker, and more cost effective,” Konecranes APAC regional sales and service director Patrik Lundbäck says. “We are very happy to be the first region outside of Europe and North America to launch the Generation C.”
New and exciting features for the latest C-generation range
The new lift trucks will feature strong improvements in its cabin design, operator comfort, and more. In addition, the units will also showcase safety-enhancing features that’ll also empower the equipment while operating in tough working conditions.
Another thing worth noting is the truck’s quieter powertrain which also meets emission legislation levels EU Stage II / EPA Tier 2, EU Stage IIIA / EPA Tier 3, or EU Stage IV / EPA Tier 4f. The changes in the engine should also play a huge factor for many operators. The new C-generation range will also boast a fuel economy that’s up to 15% better than the average lifts in the market.
The range will also come with the industry’s first 7-inch touch screen colour display. The technology will provide full truck monitoring including eco-drive, fuel management and driver login. The touch screen monitor also supports an optional integrated rear-view camera and tire pressure monitoring. These features will surely come in handy for drivers, as they will likely see greater efficiency in their operation, while also enjoying a more comfortable workspace.
The company’s APAC region includes Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, and New Zealand.