The overall result of how well the equipment's functions work together is categorized by the performance of the equipment. The overall effectiveness of the machinery is determined by a combination of capacity, user-friendliness, visibility and lifting speed.
The engine and the equipment working hydraulics go through extreme lifting, which places intense demands on the machine. The lifting component is just a part of the operating cycle. Prior to the machine being able to unload or load, the demands are placed on effective brakes, tight turning radius with high pulling process and precise control. All of these functions need to be able to work in an optimum fashion, even after heavy usage.
Each empty container handler is made with a straight six cylinder turbo charged engine outfitted with an intercooler. The engines are adapted to the specific working conditions of empty container handling. These conditions comprise high power and high torque levels at low engine speeds.
Currently in the business, the engines of current models comply with the strict legal environment demands. The engines offer low vibration and noise levels, low exhaust emission levels, low fuel use characterize all engine options.
All of the trucks in the series are equipped with excellent and extremely durable hydrodynamic transmission systems. For fast acceleration with a minimum of "clutch-slip" the transmission has included torque converter and gearbox. The gear changing is electrically attained via solenoid valves. These offer 3 forward and 3 reverse gears which are controlled by means of a multifunction lever which is easily operated.
The drive axles are engineered to deal with the extreme and tough working settings in ports and in terminals. All axles have reduction in 2 stages - hub reduction and differential. These features ensure a minimum of strain on the transmission system. Additionally, the drive axles are fitted with a hydraulic braking system.
Service Brake System
All empty container handlers have wet disc brakes with oil cooled discs that are alternately fixed to and rotating with the hub. The disc brakes are pressed together by hydraulic pressure from the brake pedal, once the brakes are engaged. This offers effective braking to the unit. The system is able to cope with heavy loads over a long period of time and is basically maintenance free. This particular system provides no fade and requires no need for brake adjustments.