Materials Handing & Warehousing

Konecranes Launches Eco-Friendly Concept for Lift Trucks

13th June 2018

Konecranes is launching ECOLIFTING for lift trucks, a concept including three driveline solutions for lift trucks. Power Drive, with up to 15% fuel savings; Flow Drive, with up to 25% fuel savings; and the pioneering Hybrid Drive, offering up to 40% fuel savings.

“We are continuously improving the environmental performance of our products, processes and services for our customers around the world. Our customers can make better choices for the environment without compromising the performance and power of their machines,” says Håkan Andersson, Product Manager, Konecranes Lift Trucks.

The company claims that Power Drive is the most cost-efficient way to start reducing emissions and fuel expenses, due to its very short payback time. Power Drive saves on fuel and cost, yet retains the same power. With a reduction in fuel consumption of up to 15%, Power Drive saves thousands of euros annually compared to lift trucks with a normal driveline.

Flow Drive cuts down fuel consumption and emissions while increasing the time spent on active operations with a minimal financial investment. The solution brings concrete benefits to everyday operations – a precise, smooth ride, reduced noise and less cabin vibration – and a significant increase in overall productivity. Flow Drive cuts down fuel consumption by up to 25%.

The evolution of the world’s first Hybrid Reach Stacker helps create more environmentally sustainable business. This lift truck, fitted with innovative, cutting-edge technology, has been fully tested in over 10,000 hours of commercial operation, and is leading the next generation of sustainable lift trucks. Hybrid Drive cuts down fuel consumption by up to 40%, and benefits business, users, processes and the environment.