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Terminal tractors for container handling

A purpose-built tractor makes a big difference


The pace of today’s terminal and intermodal operations is continuously accelerating, and having the right, purpose-built equipment for container-moving is essential. Pulling heavy container trailers or long trailer trains between ship and stack demands robustness and efficiency. That is why Kalmar LoLo tractors are ruggedly built to provide you with 100% performance, reliability, and guaranteed value for money.


With over 60,000 references, Kalmar is the world’s leading manufacturer of terminal tractors and trailer-train applications. The first tractors by Kalmar were introduced back in the 1950s. Today, every second trailer transfer around the world is handled by a Kalmar machine. No other brand has as many terminal tractor deliveries as Kalmar. This success builds on in-depth technology expertise, innovative R&D, and close cooperation with customers.

Reliability in the harshest environments

The heavy-duty Kalmar terminal tractor has thoroughly proven its reliability and robustness. Its strength, high-quality design, and well-known components guarantee maximum uptime and keep your operations on the move. For example, the four-wheel-drive tractor in the trailer-train application can pull up to four trailers with a 705,000 lbs. gross combination weight. With long lifetime expectancy, the Kalmar terminal tractor has been built to perform even in the harshest conditions, from the Arctic to the tropics. Our customers report over 7,000 operational hours per year.


The Kalmar terminal tractors differ from others, for example, through their heavy-duty axles. The axle ratios have been specifically designed for optimal speed-to-tractive-effort performance.


Low operating costs

Minimizing operating costs to retain favorable profit margins is naturally in your interest. With the Kalmar terminal tractor, you can count on low fuel consumption and low component wear in every possible aspect. Other features include long-life brakes and economical low-emission engines.


Maintenance is easier than ever

Keeping your uptime high and your daily or regular maintenance program as short as possible affects your bottom line. With the Kalmar terminal tractor, no time is wasted, as all service points can be conveniently reached. All operator and service manuals have been carefully planned for easy and rapid access to information.


Enhanced driving comfort and safety

The Kalmar terminal tractor boasts outstanding driving performance and advanced safety features. All-round visibility is excellent through larger windows and narrower corner posts. The sliding rear door enables easy and safe access for connecting trailer hoses and cables. Steering is easy, precise, and rapid. All ergonomic aspects are based on comprehensive interviews and feedback from customers.


Smallest turning radius in the industry

Fast duty-cycles keep your operations moving at the fast pace that is necessary for maintaining tight schedules at busy terminals. The Kalmar terminal tractor has the smallest turning radius in the industry, for the best maneuverability in cramped spaces. The lift frames and hydraulic system feature extreme robustness and endure hard shocks caused by container lowering. There are optimized power lines for various requirements.

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