Two reach stackers and one empty container handler have been delivered to Co.Na.Te.Co. S.p.A. (Conateco), Italy, in the course of March 2017, making them the first Konecranes Liftace branded machines on the market.
At Conateco, the biggest terminal operator in the Port of Naples, the machines will be part of a diversified fleet of container handling machines that includes different equipment from Konecranes.
“We have relied on technology from Konecranes’ legacy brands for more than 20 years. The equipment is operated in our entire terminal and includes a fleet of reach stackers as well as mobile harbor cranes, STS cranes and RTG cranes. We are sure that the new lift trucks will help us to further extend our leading position in Naples” says Pasquale Legora De Feo, Managing Director at Conateco.
The Konecranes Liftace R 5-31 reach stacker stacks up to five high-cube containers (9‘6‘‘) of up to 45 tons in the first row. The Konecranes Liftace E 6-8 empty container handler stacks up to six high-cube containers (9‘6‘‘) and provides a load capacity of 8 tons. The three machines for Naples are equipped with engines that correspond to the EU Stage IV (EPA Tier 4 final) emission standard. Moreover, an optional automatic greasing system for major components, e.g. chassis, boom or spreader is included in the three lift trucks. The two reach stackers are also equipped with rear-view cameras.
Dependable workhorse providing good value for money
With the Konecranes Liftace family, Konecranes complements its lift truck portfolio with a new range of robust and user-friendly machines. “Konecranes Liftace reach stackers and empty container handlers are dependable workhorses. They are built on engineering tradition and expertise, which also gives them a good value for money. As simplicity and reliability are key words for us, these machines are simple to both operate and maintain.” explains Paolo Dazi, Global Sales Director Konecranes Liftace, Lift Trucks.
Customers have access to eight reach stacker and empty container handler models respectively.