The overall result of how well the equipment's functions work together is categorized by the performance of the machine. The equipment's overall effectiveness is determined by a combination of capacity, user-friendliness, lifting speed and visibility.
The engine and the working hydraulics undergo extreme lifting and this puts intense demands on the machine. The lifting factor is just a part of the operating cycle. Prior to the equipment being able to load or unload, the demands are placed on effective brakes, tight turning radius with accurate control and high pulling power. All of these functions should be able to operate in an optimum fashion, even after heavy usage.
Each and every empty container handler is made with a straight six cylinder turbo charged engine equipped with an intercooler. The engines are adapted to the particular working conditions of empty container handling. These conditions consist of high torque levels and high power at low engine speeds.
Currently within the industry, the engines of current units follow the strict legal environment demands. The engines offer low exhaust emission levels, low vibration and noise levels, low fuel consumption characterize all engine alternatives.
All of the trucks in the series are outfitted with excellent and extremely durable hydrodynamic transmission systems. For quick acceleration with a minimum of "clutch-slip" the transmission has included gearbox and torque converter. The gear changing is electrically accomplished by solenoid valves. These offer 3 forward and 3 reverse gears which are controlled by means of a multifunction lever that is easily operated.
The drive axles are engineered to deal with the tough and extreme working settings in terminals and in ports. All axles have reduction in 2 stages - differential and hub reduction. These features ensure a minimum of strain on the transmission system. Moreover, the drive axles are fitted with a hydraulic braking system.
Service Brake System
All empty container handlers have wet disc brakes with oil cooled discs which are alternately fixed to and rotating with the hub. The disc brakes are pressed together by hydraulic pressure from the brake pedal, when the brakes are engaged. This offers effective braking to the model. The system is able to deal with heavy cargo over a long period of time and is basically maintenance free. This system requires no need for brake adjustments and provides no fade.