Review: 2006 Omega 7ECH Empty Container Handler
Omega 7ECH Empty Container Handler: The Introduction
Lately, we’ve been receiving a couple of messages from readers asking us to review a good forklift truck that they could add to their material handling operations. Well, as an enthusiast of such equipment, I say that choosing the right forklift type actually depends on the tasks that you have at hand. If, for instance, you will be tackling a wide range of empty container lifting jobs, then what’s ideal for you is a high-performance handler.
Basically, to most people, these container handlers appear to be all the same. But, if you’ll dig into the details, you’ll realise that they come with a huge variety of accessories, options, and loads and lift capabilities. Now, in today’s review, I will be sharing with you a good container forklift that I guess can be a great addition to your operations. The model is the Omega 7ECH.
Omega 7ECH Empty Container Handler: Key Features
It was just last month when we had the chance to get our hands on the 7ECH. And though our experience was quite similar to our previous Omega forklift truck tests, I was still impressed by its quality and performance. The model, particularly, provided us with unbeatable power in the most demanding applications, just like what we’ve expected.
Efficiency and performance
The 7ECH can definitely withstand the demanding working conditions in the country. Impressively, upon testing it, it was able to move and stack our empty shipping containers with utmost stability and speed. And I think I have to thank its twin pick attachment for that. This accessory enabled the vehicle to stack loads up to eight high.
Furthermore, the 7ECH was able to move materials very efficient, too. That’s because inside it is a Cummins QSB 6.7 electronic engine that can punch out up to 225 horsepower and a Dana TE17 Series Electronic control transmission. Also standard in the machine is a Kessler planetary axle with wet disc brake, a Can bus management, and a powerful hydraulic system.
Honestly, there’s nothing much to brag about the overall look of the 7ECH. However, for an old model, I can say that it’s already ergonomic. It brings this fully enclosed cabin with large glass windows, giving you excellent visibility and comfort. It also boasts its luxurious suspension seat and a IQAN management system. On top of these, its robust mast that can lift up to 8,500kg at 1200mm load centre. Other design features of this Omega forklift truck are sight gauges, hydraulic multi-gauge, and remote monitoring.
Yes, the Omega 7ECH is mainly made for container handling tasks alone. But basing from my observations, I find it suitable for other jobs as well. To be exact, it can also operate perfectly in furniture shops, warehouses, and other areas with narrow spaces. I also bet it’s ideal for steel mills, timber yards, and concrete plants.
Omega 7ECH Empty Container Handler: Price
Used: $110,000 AUD ($121,000 GST Inclusive) – Clark Equipment Sales P/L
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Omega 7ECH Empty Container Handler: The Verdict
Will all these nice advantages, the Omega 7ECH can be a great inclusion in your material handling operations. It may be quite outdated and does not incorporate the market-leading features that we have today, but I still see it capable enough to meet the needs and demands of your business. Personally, what I loved about it is its strong engine and high-performance mast that can lift 8,500kg of loads up to 16400mm high. Overall, the 7ECH is a practical choice for your wide range of empty container lifting jobs.