Introducing the Kalmar
Essential Forklift Range.

The Essential Forklift Range.

Exceeding your expectations.

The new Kalmar Essential Forklift Range gives you everything you expect from Kalmar. A quality build, with excellent levels of availability and productivity, for a highly competitive price.

With lifting capacities from 10 to 18 tons, they are ideal for a wide range of applications, including container, steel or wood handling.

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A wide range of forklifts.

2 engine options
Volvo TAD570VE-105kW/141 hp, Stage4 or Stage3A
Volvo TAD571VE-129kW/173 hp, Stage4 or Stage3A
7 lifting capacities
10 tons with 600mm or 1200mm centre load
12 tons with 600mm or 1200mm centre load
12.7 tons with 600mm centre load
14 tons with 600mm centre load
15 tons with 600mm or 1200mm centre load
16 tons with 600mm, 900mm or 1200mm centre load
18 tons with 600mm centre load
3 lifting masts
Duplex mast 3000-7000mm
Duplex full free mast 3000-7000mm
Triplex full free mast 4500-7000mm
4 wheel bases
5 cabin options
Fully enclosed cab
Partially enclosed, no doors
Open cab
Standard mount
Raised mount 300mm

Built on a proven platform.

With over 10,000 machines built on our latest, tested and proven platform, you get a reliable and robust machine that is ready to take on any job. There are also many other benefits you can take advantage of:

Proven chassis design: you get a chassis with proven stability and durability.

Common electrical systems: uses standardised error codes for quick and easy trouble shooting.

A standard driver interface: all machines built on our latest platform share the same operator interface. Drivers can drive consistently and safely no matter which machine they are operating.

A colour HMI screen: coupled with a standardised control system, gives you improved diagnostic tools so you can maintain high levels of machine availability.

Quality build: only branded quality parts from leading manufacturers are used across the entire platform

Our new Essential Cabin.

The new Essential Cabin for forklifts has been designed to provide your drivers with a comfortable and spacious working environment. It has excellent visibility both forwards and backwards and comes with an adjustable seat, power assisted steering and easy-lift control levers as standard.

You have a choice of three different cabs:

  • Fully enclosed.
  • Partially enclosed, which still has the front windscreen and rear glass panel, but no doors.
  • Fully open cab that has no glass or doors.

You can have your cabin mounted at the standard height or have it mounted 300mm higher to provide greater visibility.

Efficient and easy to maintain.

There are two engines on offer. You can choose from a highly efficient 105/141 hp Volvo engine, or a more powerful 129kW/173 hp Volvo engine. Both engines are available in Stage4/Tier 4 final or Stage 3A compliant ratings.

Lifting and lowering speeds.

You will also benefit from market leading lifting and lowering rates:

With easy access to servicing points and 500 hour service intervals, your forklift will spend less time idle and more time hard at work.

A focus on safety.

Every Kalmar machine is built to be as safe as possible for your drivers. All our forklifts come with:

  • Safe three-point access with non-slip steps and safety rails.
  • If there is an emergency, there are doors on both sides of the cabin for a quick exit.
  • Ground level servicing points to avoid falls.
  • Great visibility both forwards and backwards for safe operation.
  • Numerous safety options to choose from.

Our entire range is compliant with the latest health and safety guidelines.

Many options.

There is a range of options for you to choose from:

  • Rear Mounted Camera: To provide a clearer view of what is happening behind your forklift from the cab. Package comes complete with camera and in-cab display.
  • LED Blue Safety Light: To keep bystanders safe, specially in noisy environments, a blue LED light is projected on the ground behind the forklift so you can tell which direction it is travelling.
  • Reverse Alarm: A reverse beeper provides a clear acoustic sound so other drivers and bystanders know that your forklift is reversing.
  • Speed Limiter: This option allows you to set a safe driving speed which cannot be overridden by the driver.
  • Additional lighting: A broad choice of additional lighting for both the forklift and its boom, to bring provide greater visibility operating in reduced lighting.
  • Electronic Inching: Allows you to maintain higher levels of power for lifting heavier loads, without engaging the drive in the gearbox.
  • Central Greasing: You will never have to worry about regular greasing, as our central greasing system does it for you. With an easily accessible reservoir, our central greasing system will ensure your machine will stays fully greased.

All the support you need.

Kalmar Care:

We offer four different types of service and maintenance contracts, that you can apply to any brand of equipment. Each is designed to help improve your operational efficiency, drive productivity and secure financial predictability. Each contract type includes a set of standardised service modules that can be matched to meet your business needs.

Kalmar Genuine Parts:

When something needs to be replaced you need a spare part that meets your exact needs – immediately. Kalmar offers a rapid delivery for over 50,000 premium-quality genuine parts to anywhere in the world, with installation support if needed.

You may also want to consider outsourcing all or part of your spare parts management and inventory control, and with Kalmar Parts Care you can do just that. Kalmar Parts Care will lift your parts availability, while reducing your inventory costs.

Kalmar SmartFleet:

By installing Kalmar SmartFleet, you give your fleet a powerful machine optimisation tool. Data is streamed directly from your machine and displayed in an accessible and easy to use graphic interface, allowing you to continually make small adjustments to your work processes. The result; a higher performing fleet.

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