The Kalmar reachstacker machine type is well adapted to all kinds of diversified intermodal handling, from one-unit operations to medium-sized transfer terminals, with high demands in versatility and flexibility.
A reachstacker can also be a perfect supplement to a terminal’s existing fleet of other machines.
It can be put into operation at short notice, to reduce bottlenecks, because it masters most of the tasks that occur in the terminal. With its advanced lifting equipment, boom, and attachment, this type of machine manages to handle both containers and trailers, so there won't be any loss of production due to conversion.
When handling containers, the top lift function is used, and the unit operates as a reachstacker dedicated to top-lift container handling. Apart from that, the unit can handle a trailer on the first and second rail by using the lifting legs for bottom lift.
Container transport by barge, on canals and rivers, is an environmentally friendly and growing transport mode. The considerable capacity at long load centers, and the option to get an extended boom nose, facilitates the handling of containers when loading/unloading a barge.