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Container handlers add value to port operations

ROBUST CONTAINER HANDLING
The Taylor XRS-9972 reachstacker, with a high-strength telescopic boom, is designed for versatile operation, enhanced performance and improved safety in busy container handling environments

ROBUST CONTAINER HANDLING The Taylor XRS-9972 reachstacker, with a high-strength telescopic boom, is designed for versatile operation, enhanced performance and improved safety in busy container handling environments

9th October 2020

     

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Forklift and container handler manufacturer BLT WORLD’s extensive range of container handling equipment encompasses industrial lift trucks supplier Taylor Machine Works loaded and empty container handlers, as well as reach stackers.

These are designed for versatile operation, enhanced performance and improved safety in busy container handling environments, particularly port operations.

“The Taylor XRS-9972 reach stacker, with a high-strength telescopic boom, is designed to handle loaded containers stacked up to five high in the first row, four high in the second row and three high in the third row,” says BLT WORLD MD Ken Mouritzen.

“This container handler, which is built on a 6 550 mm wheelbase, is able to stack 2.9 m containers (up to 45 t) five high. The XRS-9972 is built to handle at least a million cycles, where the market standard is about 400 000 cycles, which means greater profitability for the user.

“High-yield T-1 steel is used throughout the manufacture of each truck, enhanced by horizontal/full penetration welding techniques and heavy-duty components working together to deliver high productivity and ensure extended service life.

“This robust truck features a 388-HP Tier 4 certified turbocharged diesel engine, a top-pick four-point spreader, hydraulic cab positioning for precise control and end-user diagnostics that allow users to customise operating parameters, without the need for a service call. The Taylor integrated control system provides a safe and reliable service, using CANbus technology for accurate control and diagnostics. For operator convenience, data is clearly displayed on a dash-mounted full-colour display screen.”

This spreader attachment includes hydraulic side shift and slew, as well mechanical pile slope adjustments. Hydraulic motors enable a 95º angle counterclockwise and 185º angle clockwise rotation. This design feature separates control of the spreader cylinders, giving the operator greater manoeuvrability, which results in quicker lift cycles.

The all-welded steel cab can be moved electrically at the touch of a button – forwards or backwards – for easy access to engine, transmission, radiator and pumps. This allows for quicker maintenance checks for reduced downtime.

The open design of this series enables easy access to hydraulic cylinders, valves, hoses, and electrical components, allowing quicker preventive maintenance and service diagnostics. No components are hidden within the attachment structure.

Edited by Zandile Mavuso
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor: Features

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