Mikael Persson, VP of Cargotec’s reachstackers and empty container handlers, says the new machine was designed to help customers cope with their ever-shifting inventory of empty containers. “At ports, inland terminals and distribution centres, customers’ operations are increasingly overcrowded with empty containers, placing a great strain on their profitability. The need to quickly and effectively handle empties is a major industry concern and the DCF70 has been built as a workhorse, able to handle a great deal of wear and tear reliably and cost-effectively.”
Although it is the smallest empty container handler offered by Cargotec, the DCF70, which replaces the previous DCD model, shares the same technical platform as the current DCF80 ECH with an 8-tonne lifting capacity and with both machines featuring a distributed, redundant system for controlling electrics and hydraulics.
Powered by a 129 kW engine the DCF70 offers quick acceleration, better manoeuvrability and the industry’s fastest average lifting speeds – equalling more moves per an hour: and the drive train complies with emission requirements in addition to sound and vibration standards.