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Cooper SH Konecranes port equipment distributor announces forklift truck upgrades

Cooper SH, the UK’s leading distributor of Konecranes port equipment, has announced major upgrades throughout its heavy forklift range. The upgrades offer the highest safety specifications and help fleet owners reduce their cost of ownership.

The changes will also see a new high specification 33 tonne option and three new machines at extreme capacities introduced with more uniform five tonne increments between models. The range encompasses 50 tonne, 55 tonne and 65 tonne models at 1200mm load centre. The SMV 65-1200 is believed to be the largest standard production forklift available in the UK.

The upgrades include a re-modelled chassis design on the complete heavy forklift range that the company claims will significantly enhance rearward visibility and provide a greater engine cooling capacity.

"These machines have a larger box-section chassis that will allow for greater visibility and will let more air circulate around the engine, keeping it cooler," explains David Cooper, Managing Director of Cooper SH. "All machines, including the smaller capacity forklifts and masted container handling range will also have a new monitoring system with LCD display for clearer monitoring, replacing the previous Can Cockpit analogue gauges," he added.

With the MD3 monitoring system, full monitoring comes as standard with automatic engine slow-down in the event of high temperature or low pressure of the engine. Operators can monitor the status of the engine, transmission and hydraulics from an easy to read screen in the cab of the truck. This information helps them take preventative action and keeps costs to a minimum.

"The system will also facilitate engine / machine servicing intervals, remote access for GSM technology and the acclaimed ECO-drive system to monitor operator performance and fuel consumption," David added.

Cooper SH’s main focus has been to minimise the amount of fuel used by its customers and its HLL filter sees hydraulic oil life extend to 12,000 hours permitting only one oil change across the truck’s economical lifetime.

"The upgrades will assist our continuous efforts in maintaining optimum levels of safety and efficiency for our customers and keeping cost of ownership to a minimum," David added

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