Those who like wood will be highly impressed with the portfolio of the hardwood sawmill Gebr. Vater OHG: From oak, ash, chequer tree, and chestnut to cherry tree, linden, beech and walnut tree, the 60-year-old family business from Retzbach am Main (Spessart) has everything that the heart desires. In order to efficiently handle the timber and log wood as well as the sawdust loading with the shovel, Sägewerk Vater have had two CLARK diesel forklifts C60D in operation up to now, among others. In 2014, the fleet was extended by a Clark C50sD.
"I am very happy with the forklifts at the moment", says Steffen März, Managing Director of the company, "the low diesel consumption, the robust mast and frame, the very good price-performance ratio and the 24-month guarantee are impressive."The drivers at Vater also give the diesel forklifts from the Gen2 series an excellent testimony: For one thing, the vehicle entry is comfortable with access from both sides, as is the low seat height. The low noise level in the interior also guarantees high driving comfort due to low engine speeds and the damping package as well as the pneumatic tyres.
The "strong and versatile machines" also provide a good view of the fork due to the fork carriers available from the factory with shaft-guided forks and the Triplex mast with clear vision. Specially tailored to the requirements in the hardwood sawmill, the good stability at great lifting height, the numerous compartments and shelves as well as the horizontal counterweight for carrying flooring sleepers also benefit the company.Steffen März attests to the C60D with 6,000 kg load bearing capacity "sufficient ground clearance to be able to drive lengthwise over the centre of the flooring sleepers in the timber warehouse and to enable economic transporting of timber packages over long distances."
Both CLARK forklifts were also recommended and facilitated by CLARK dealers Domnick+Müller (Friedrichsdorf).The high thrust of both Gen2 series for the use of the shovel and for pushing the timber packages into the container is also beneficial to the sawmill for specific applications. "We benefit not least from the fact that we can pick up timber packages on uneven surfaces with the large tilt of the lifting mast and use the forks for the manipulation of logs", says Steffen März.
CLARK MATERIAL HANDLING COMPANY
Since the invention of the forklift in 1917 by Eugene Clark, CLARK has been one of the global market leaders of the material handling industry. Now, the company, which is represented by over 500 dealers in 90 nations, has built over a million forklifts. CLARK has been part of the South Korean Young An family since 2003. Now CLARK is operated by Global Headquarters, which is located in Lexington, Kentucky, USA with four regional headquarters and provides a complete range of forklifts with electric or combustion engine drives, very narrow aisle trucks, warehouse technology and heavy goods and passenger transport vehicles. Four headquarters around the globe govern the operative CLARK business. From the headquarters in Duisburg, CLARK Europe GmbH is in charge of the region of Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with 170 CLARK dealers in 58 states.