The overall result of how well the equipment's functions work together is categorized by the performance of the machine. The overall efficiency of the machinery is determined by a combination of visibility, lifting speed, capacity and user-friendliness.
The engine and the equipment working hydraulics go through extreme lifting, that places intense demands on the equipment. 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 have to be able to work in an optimum manner, even after heavy usage.
Each unit of empty container handlers are equipped with straight six cylinder turbo charged engines which are outfitted with intercooler. The engines are adapted to the specific working conditions of empty container handling. These conditions consist of high power and high torque levels at low engine speeds.
Currently within the industry, the engines of existing models follow the strict legal environment demands. The engines offer low exhaust emission levels, low vibration and noise levels, low fuel use characterize all engine alternatives.
All container handlers have been made with really 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 attained by solenoid valves. These provide 3 reverse and 3 forward gears which are controlled by means of an easily operated multifunction lever.
The drive axles are engineered to handle the tough and extreme working environments in ports and in terminals. All axles have reduction in 2 stages - differential and hub reduction. These features ensure a minimum of strain on the transmission system. Furthermore, the drive axles are fitted with a hydraulic braking system.
Service Brake System
Wet Disc Brakes which have oil cooled discs which are alternately fixed to and rotating with the hub equip all empty container handlers. When the brakes are engaged, the discs are pressed together by hydraulic pressure from the brake pedal. This offers effective braking to the model. The system is practically maintenance free and can deal with heavy cargo over a long period of time. This system requires no need for brake adjustments and provides no fade.