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Empty container handling

The DCT80–90 is the simplified version in the empty container handling range, offering safe container handling with a high level of cost efficiency, together with the renowned Kalmar quality.


The Kalmar DCT80–90 for single stacking of empty containers, with fewer options and a drive line like its big brother the DCF80–100, has been developed to meet different customer needs. The Kalmar DCT offers safe container handling with a high level of cost-efficiency, together with Kalmar's renowned quality.





DCT80–90 is equipped with twistlock attachments. The twistlock attachment has mobility in each twistlock, which enables easy and fast leveling. This gives a simpler construction, which offers increased reliability and easier servicing. The locking and unlocking procedure is made easier through individual monitoring of the twistlocks.



A skilled driver becomes one with his machine. The driver learns to maneuver to the nearest millimeter. Total familiarity with a machine means high productivity. But fundamentally, it’s also a matter of safety for personnel, machine, and goods alike. The cabin on the Kalmar DCT has been designed with the driver in mind. The Spirit Delta cabin offers an excellent view in all directions, and the mast and attachment have been designed not to block the operator’s field of vision. The well-placed working lights give excellent visibility in dark conditions. All of which contributes to high safety and improved productivity.


Reliable operation

A well-proven drive shaft, transmission system, brakes, and other power train units and components are used. For instance, the electronically controlled gearbox enables comfortable, efficient, and safe driving at all speeds, as well as operating the lifting equipment with high precision. The hydraulic system is equipped with an oil cooler and can cope even in the toughest ambient conditions.


The DCT80–90 is a quality machine, optimized for empty container handling. The components are familiar and are often found in other Kalmar machines as well. The mast and other critical components have been developed, optimized, and simulated on computers. This means that even on the drawing board, we could predict the kinds of strains the machine would have to cope with during its tough working life. And once produced, they have been tested in their real environment, so you can rest assured they can withstand extreme use.



Low operation costs

It is very important that your machines are operational and productive as much of the time as possible. Without unexpected stoppages, minimum downtime for preventive maintenance and effective filtering of the hydraulic oil means lower costs for oil changes. Efficient driving, thanks to high maneuverability, also reduces fuel consumption. All of which helps keep running costs down. So, good profitability is about factoring in all the costs associated with owning or leasing a machine. With the Kalmar DCT empty container handler, you can keep operation costs low at all times.

Easy maintenance

Performing daily inspections and regular service just takes a few minutes. All daily inspections and service checkpoints are easy accessible at ground level and from the side of the machine.





CDM, Munich

Container Depot München (CDM) operators praise the efficiency and comfort of Kalmar's new Empty Container Handler.

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Europe Container Terminals (ECT)

European Container Terminals operates 13 Kalmar reachstackers and four empty container handlers at its inland terminals, covered by a five-year maintenance agreement. The equipment provides high lifting capacity and superior environmental performance

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Roland, Germany

To ensure the uninterrupted loading and unloading of block trains from Germany and Italy – up to 400 containers per day – Roland Umschlag depends on a large fleet of Kalmar equipment.

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