Earlier this year, Ute Tilo Madrid Abroñigal took delivery of its first Kalmar Eco Reachstacker. “We have previously used several models of Kalmar reachstacker, including the DRF and DRG series,” explains Jose Cuberos, workshop manager.

Kalmar Eco Reachstacker proves quietly effective

Alberto Diaz is head of Ute Tilo Madrid Abroñigal Terminal. He says the Eco Reachstacker has a number of favourable features for the terminal, including reduced noise levels (7db quieter than the previous model) and improved fuel economy.

“We are particularly satisfied with its performance in terms of fuel consumption, with the new machine consuming 5-7 litres less fuel per hour than the DRF (which equates to a 45% reduction in fuel consumption),” says Diaz.

While this eco-efficient solution reduces fuel consumption considerably, its environmental appeal goes beyond lower emissions. Many customers refer to the quiet operation of the machine, particularly those operating in locations close to residential areas where noise limits are strictly enforced.

Quieter operation enables customers to use reachstackers in areas where they might not previously have been able to and also positively impacts the driver's experience. In addition, the drivetrain is much smoother, which reduces vibration and thus minimises driver fatigue.

Your driving makes the difference

According to Cuberos, another key feature of the Eco Reachstacker is its ergonomics. “It has smooth movements in handling operation and excellent driveability,” he says. “It is also very reliable.” 


The growing use of Eco Reachstackers is evidence of increasing customer interest in machines that are not only cheaper to run and more environmentally friendly, but also improve the driver experience while enhancing productivity.