The largest in the Combilift catalogue of 4 way trucks, the C-Series can meet the needs of a multitude of material handling sectors.
Technical Information on Long Load Forklift - C25000 Combilift
- 25,000kg capacity
- Available in Diesel only
- Lift heights up to 4,120mm
- 4 Wheel Hydrostatic Drive
- 150mm Side Shift as standard
- Hydraulic Fork Positioner
Developments in sectors such as manufacturing and the timber and construction industries have prompted companies to look for safer and more efficient methods of handling increasingly larger loads – whether these are incoming raw materials or finished products. Combilift has responded to feedback from customers by steadily increasing the size and lift capacity of its range since its "core" C4,000 model was first developed. Following the introduction of 6, 8, and 10 tonne trucks, Combilift launched its 14 tonne model at the IMHX exhibition in 2007. Combilift has now broken another size barrier with the launch of its 25t capacity C25,000 model.
The C25,000 may resemble a standard Combilift – just on a much larger scale, but the implications of designing and building a truck almost twice as large as any existing model called for some innovative engineering and manufacturing solutions. The Kubota engines used as standard in the diesel powered Combilift range did not offer the required HP for a model of this size, and after a thorough analysis of the market Combilift opted for a John Deere engine. "We chose the John Deere 6068 HF not only because of its 170 HP capacity but also because we found it to be the quietest and most environmentally friendly option," says Martin McVicar.
A critical issue was also the platform height. The size of three single wheels required for a machine of this weight would have resulted in an unworkable platform height, but by using double wheels the platform has been kept to 1150mm. Hydraulic fork positioners have also been incorporated as a standard feature, much to the relief of drivers for whom it would be nigh on impossible to shift the extremely heavy forks manually. The shotblasting facility at the Monaghan assembly plant factory was not large enough to cope with assembled parts so steel elements were treated in sections before being assembled.
"We were definitely faced with some issues when we embarked on this project," says Martin, "but our engineers once again rose to the challenge to create a Combilift which will do the job perfectly for the customer and which is remarkably manoeuvrable considering its size."