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Terminal tractors for RoRo handling

Interested in boosting your RoRo-handling efficiency?


Today, more than ever, efficiency is the key element in running successful RoRo-handling operations. The more quickly you can roll on and off trailers, the shorter ship turnarounds are – a fact that has a great impact on your bottom line. It is the performance and reliability of your RoRo tractors that determines the future of your business.


With over 60,000 terminal tractor references, of which over 4,500 are RoRo tractors, Kalmar is the world’s leading manufacturer in its field. The first RoRo tractor was introduced in the 1960s under the name Sisu. The system has since become the generally adopted method for quickly loading and unloading ships, primarily in Europe and the Middle East, but also at other ports. Today, it is by far the most sold RoRo tractor in the world, and no other brand has as many 4-wheel drive deliveries as Kalmar. This success builds on in-depth technology expertise, innovative R&D, and close cooperation with customers.

Robust reliability at its best

The heavy-duty Kalmar RoRo 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. With long lifetime expectancy, this tractor has been built to perform even in the harshest conditions, from the Arctic to the tropics.

Smallest turning radius in the industry

With its high tractive power, the machine can easily climb steep, slippery ramps and perform tight turns on packed decks. Fast duty-cycles keep your operations moving at the pace that they should to maintain tight schedules. The Kalmar RoRo tractor has the smallest turning radius in the industry, for the best maneuverability in cramped spaces. Its turning radius is only 248” . The hydraulic system, with a variable displacement pump, provides you with faster lifting and lowering of the 5th wheel – and up to 30% faster movements. There are optimized powerlines for various requirements.

Low operating costs

Minimizing operating costs to retain favorable profit margins is naturally in your interest. With the Kalmar RoRo tractor, you can count on low fuel consumption and low component wear in every possible aspect. For example, the load-sensing pump delivers oil only when needed, eliminating heat buildup and reducing fuel consumption remarkably. Other features include long-life brakes and economical low-emission engines.

Enhanced driving comfort and safety

The Kalmar RoRo tractor boasts outstanding driving performance and advanced safety features. All-round visibility is excellent through larger windows, narrower corner posts, and the complete elimination of the outer windscreen corner post. The sliding rear door enables easy and safe access to connect trailer hoses and cables. Steering is easy, precise, and rapid. All ergonomic aspects are based on comprehensive interviews and feedback from customers.

Maintenance easier than ever

Keeping your uptime high and the daily or regular maintenance program as short as possible has an impact on your bottom line. With the Kalmar RoRo tractor, no time is wasted, as all service points can be easily reached. For example, there is convenient ground level access for daily checks, which also guarantees that the checks are made. All operator and service manuals have been carefully planned for easy and rapid access to information.

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