The overall result of how well the equipment's functions work together is categorized by the performance of the equipment. The overall efficiency of the machinery is determined by a combination of capacity, user-friendliness, lifting speed and visibility.
The engine and the working hydraulics go through extreme lifting and this places intense demands on the equipment. The lifting factor is just a part of the operating cycle. Prior to the equipment being able to unload or load, the demands are placed on effective brakes, tight turning radius with precise control and high pulling power. All of these functions should be able to work in an optimum manner, even after heavy usage.
Each and every model of empty container handlers are outfitted with straight six cylinder turbo charged engines which are equipped with intercooler. The engines are adapted to the particular working conditions of empty container handling. These conditions comprise high power and high torque levels at low engine speeds.
The engines of current units comply with the stringent legal environmental demands which are now within the business. The engines offer low noise and vibration levels, low exhaust emission levels, low fuel use characterize all engine options.
All of the trucks in the series are equipped with exceptional and extremely durable hydrodynamic transmission systems. For quick acceleration with a minimum of "clutch-slip" the transmission has incorporated torque converter and gearbox. The gear changing is electrically attained by solenoid valves. These offer 3 reverse and 3 forward gears which are controlled by means of a multifunction lever which is easily operated.
The drive axles are designed to handle the extreme and tough working environments in terminals and in ports. All axles have reduction in 2 stages - hub reduction and differential. These features guarantee a minimum of strain on the transmission system. Furthermore, the drive axles are fitted with a hydraulic braking system.
Service Brake System
Wet Disc Brakes that have oil cooled discs that are alternately fixed to and rotating with the hub equip all empty container handlers. When the brakes are engaged, the discs are pressed together by hydraulic pressure from the brake pedal. This provides efficient braking to the unit. The system can cope with heavy cargo over a long period of time and is practically maintenance free. This particular system provides no fade and requires no need for brake adjustments.