Improvements to the operator cabin of the icon TT618i, TR618i and TRL618i models include an asymmetrical rotating seat, a fully adjustable steering column and a layout with more working space and better visibility. The new models feature the CAN-BUS control system, which integrates all functions into a single system and shows full operational and service data on one display panel. Its diagnostic capabilities also assist in service and maintenance planning.
The icon range offers a small turning radius and features the latest EU-stage engines – Volvo TAD750VE and Sisu Diesel 74CTA – which provide greater torque and high pulling capacity, required for heavy ramp driving. They have automatic gear control, while continuous traction is enabled by the new, stronger Dana RTE15822 transmission.
Timo Matikainen, general manager of Kalmar’s Trailer Logistics division, commented: “In operational terms, icon outperforms other terminal tractors thanks to the productivity and ease of maintenance afforded by its CAN-BUS system, combined with its excellent manoeuvrability and pulling power.”
Meanwhile Yilport Container Terminal in Turkey has ordered 21 Kalmar terminal tractors for its new terminal in Izmit Bay, 40 km east of Istanbul. Delivery of the machines will begin in October 2007. The order includes six TTX182i units – the first Kalmar i-model series terminal tractors equipped with CAN-BUS technology to enter the Turkish market – and 15 PT122 units. The latter will support the operation of three quayside gantry cranes. Yilport has signed a letter of intent with Kalmar to purchase 30 additional terminal tractors over the next three years.