Kalmar ECO ReachstackerContainer handling equipment is mainly used in ports. They are also used at other types of points that are used for the movement of containers with their cargo. They assist in the smooth movement of containers.

In order to operate such equipment, it is necessary for the employee to be certified to operate it. The authorisations are obtained by means of a training course which ends with an examination before a commission from the Office of Technical Inspection.

Before handling a load, the operator must always check its weight and compare it with the maximum rated load capacity. The load that is placed on the trolley must be adequately secured and stable. When dealing with loads of non-standard dimensions, particular care must be taken.

Kalmar ECO Reachstacker

One of the most popular cargo handling machines is the Kalmar ECO Reachstacker. It not only provides greater efficiency for container terminals. It is also preparing operators for the future electrification of reachstacker equipment.

container handlingKalmar ECO Reachstacker was introduced in 2015. Many people were sceptical about it. They claimed that a smaller drive engine capacity of up to two-thirds that of the standard reachstacker engine would not be a good thing. Over the years, it became clear that there was nothing to worry about.

Of crucial importance is the reachstacker's power transmission system. The one used in the Kalmar ECO is the most advanced system in the world. What sets it apart from others. It features a hydromechanical continuously variable transmission system. It differs from the standard one in that the operator does not have to constantly brake and accelerate.

The Eco Reachstacker is more economical. Its fuel consumption is approximately 40% less compared to 5-10 year old machines that have standard drive trains.

The reduction in fuel consumption is undoubtedly financially beneficial. However, this is not the only financial benefit of the ECO Reachstacker. It can perform around 50% more movements per hour compared to standard equipment. This is all thanks to a combination of drive system management and working hydraulics. This is also influenced by the reduction in refuelling time

Before handling a load, the operator must always check its weight and compare it with the maximum rated load capacity. The load that is placed on the trolley must be adequately secured and stable. When dealing with loads of non-standard dimensions, particular care must be taken.

Cargo manipulation

The operator should remember to exercise extreme caution when handling a load. The trolley must not be driven at too high a speed, especially when dealing with particularly heavy loads. If the load is too heavy there is a risk of tipping over.

The forklift operator can perform 3 main movements when handling loads. These are

  • Lifting and lowering of forks
  • Tilting the trolley mast towards and away from you
  • Moving sideways on a carriage with forks

Depending on the model of the machine, its movements can be different. For example, they may allow you to adjust the spacing or change the position of the forks.

Procedures when handling cargo:

  • Drive to the load in the transport position with the front of the forklift truck
  • Stopping the trolley in front of the load
  • Putting the mast in the correct position
  • Adjusting fork spacing and height
  • Pulling the trolley up
  • Placing forks under the load
  • Raise forks to the correct height
  • Tilting the mast back
  • Arrival at the place of unloading

Training offer

Our company offers courses using modern technology and the Internet. Classes are conducted in an online format. Each course participant gains access to the training at a time convenient for them, all they need is access to a tablet or laptop.

If there is a demand for practical classes, we offer to organise them. Such classes can be individual or for small groups of up to 8 people.

Container truck licence

Do you want to become qualified to operate container trucks?

In order to operate container handling equipment, it is necessary for the employee to be qualified to operate it. Obtaining the authorisations will be achieved through a course that ends with an examination. This can be conducted by an inspector

Office of Technical Inspection or Transport Technical Inspection. The course will help you prepare for the examination. Once you have completed the course and passed the examination, you will be awarded a 1injo licence. This allows you to work as a forklift truck operator with a container handler.

course on container handling equipment

Reachstacker courses

Container trucks, or so-called reachstackers, have the highest performance in the 1wjo category. They have a load capacity of up to 45,000 kg and their lifting height can be up to 16 m.

The course is open to those who meet the following requirements:

  • at least 18 years of age
  • minimum basic education
  • Presentation of a medical statement that authorises work in the profession
Training programme

Our company has specialised staff. It is fully equipped to provide courses for all types of forklift trucks and reachstackers.

Issues covered in training:
  • Principles of technical supervision
  • Regulations and legal standards of the Technical Inspection Authority
  • Learning to carry containers
  • Learning to stack containers
  • Health and safety rules necessary for working as an operator
  • Driving container trucks

 

 

We look forward to seeing you!