The customer now has an existing fleet of nine Svetruck units ranging in size from 16 to 20 tonnes capacity (including the three 32 tonne units) with another two 20 tonne short wheelbase fork trucks being delivered later this month (May).
In Belgium, two 45 tonne Svetruck machines fitted with magnets have recently been delivered to a steel facility and in Brazil another steel complex has ordered two similar machines for delivery later this year.
Dan Johansson, Svetruck’s area sales manager is particularly proud of the fact that although the machines are standard models, they are fitted with magnets that were designed in-house. Able to handle steel billets and solid round bars 14 m long, up to 270 mm width and weighing up to four tonnes, the magnets are unique in many ways. Not only are they suspended by chains for increased flexibility but in case a problem occurs, they have an in-built battery standby system that allows the magnets to continue to be effective for up to 10 minutes which means that loads will not be left suspended in mid-air.