Linde to unveil new EVO forklift series at LogiMAT 2013

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Linde Material Handling is set to introduce its 2.5 to 5-tonne diesel and LPG counterbalanced EVO truck series at leading material handling trade fair LogimMAT 2013.

The trade fair will be held in Stuttgart, Germany from the 19th to 21st February 2013.

Linde's new engine-powered EVO trucks will be introduced to the market to coincide with Stage 3b of the European emissions directive for vehicles in the 37 to 56kW power range.

Linde says the new EVO range also complies with emissions legislation US-EPA Tier 4 final, which came into force at the beginning of 2013.

With a 2.5- to 5-tonne lifting capacity, Linde says the EVO range is named to highlight the state-of-the-art engine technology operators can expect, along with increased energy efficiency, improved ergonomics and safety.

Linde H25 to H50 EVO models have a four cylinder common-rail diesel engine with 2,000 cubic-centimetre displacement and particulate filter fitted as standard.

The EVO's 44kW engine achieves a maximum torque of 200Nm at just 1,750rpm. At the same speed, the 55kW engine in the Linde H40 to H50D EVO models achieves a maximum torque of 240Nm.

The diesel particulate filter (DPF) is regenerated automatically without any additional downtime and regardless of the truck's location, meaning it can be used in enclosed areas.

In addition, all of the latest Linde H20 to H50 EVO diesel and LPG trucks are fitted with a variable displacement axial pump in the lifting hydraulics that pumps oil as required. The pump is intentionally oversized to ensure it achieves maximum lifting speeds even at low drive motor speeds.

According to Linde, this means the new trucks reduce emissions and save up to 28 percent fuel even at a high power output.

An electric fan is installed on the trucks to control the required fan speed and individually adapts the temperature of the hydraulic oil, cooling water and charge air to the specified values.

Linde claims that the new models are the world's first diesel trucks to feature cornering speed adaptation as standard. 'Curve Assist' automatically reduces the speed of the truck on corners in accordance with the steering angle, thereby providing additional protection for the driver.

Electronic engine protection comes as standard and protects the engine from damage by monitoring whether key truck parameters are exceeded or undershot. If any parameters are compromised, an error message is displayed. If further escalation is required, power is reduced. Parameters monitored include the engine oil level and pressure, the cooling water level and temperature, and the hydraulic oil temperature.

The trucks also come with a new generation of seats featuring easy-to-use weight adjustment settings, optimised pressure distribution in the cushions, improved vibration behaviour and a choice of mechanical suspension or air suspension.

If a workplace has particular requirements, Linde claims the 'Super Comfort Active' seat offers optional automatic weight adjustment and active seat climate control.

Another ergonomic benefit as highlighted by Linde is the re-designed armrest with Linde 'Load Control'. The driver can easily adjust the armrest to their body size using the single-point adjustment. The armrest also features a practical compartment for wallets, keys or mobile phones.

Users can also find two additions on the truck which Linde claims will make drivers' lives easier: a handle on the A-column for greater safety when getting in and out of the truck, and an optional clipboard with LED lighting.

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