Kalmar DCE160-12 delivered to German Mining Group several hundred meters underground

UnikTruck recently completed delivery of a preowned, fully refurbished 16 ton Kalmar DCE160-12 forklift to a major minerals and salt mining company in southern Germany. The delivery was made in cooperation with a local service provider, who will assume long-term service and maintenance on the forklift.
The german mining company was looking for a new- or newish 16 ton forklift in mint condition. The idea was to get a high value-for-money and short delivery time. Furthermore the forklift needed a catalyzer and a particle filter system as well as a full-freelift mast in order to operate in tunnels several hundred meters below th surface.

The choice was a Kalmar DCE160-12 model with low hours from year 2010. The forklift was fully serviced, refurbished and new painted in the UnikTruck workshop before delivery.

The forklift was equipped with a Unikat particle filter system and a brand new 4000mm full-freelift mast before delivery.

The Kalmar forklift was delivered by UnikTruck’s own dedicated low-loader and was dismantled and emptied of all oils und fluids on-site. Subsequently a mobile-crane hoisted the Kalmar forklift vertically several hundred meters underground through a concrete tunnel into the mine tunnel. Once into the mine the forklift was assembled and filled up with oils and fluids - and put directly into operation.

The forklift will stay in the tunnel forever and will never again see daylight. In 10 or 20 years when it is no longer in use it will simply be scrapped on-site several hundred meters below the surface of the earth.

Yet another examply of the UnikTruck versatility when it comes to turn-key specialized and heavy materials handling.

Background information

We have for many years specialized our business in the purchase, sale and rental of heavy capacity forklifts and container-handling machines. And we transact all over the world. We work very closely with the leading brands in the field of heavy-equipment lifting – like Kalmar, Hyster, SveTruck and SMV.

We are, however, a brand-independent company and as such we can give you the best possible guidance, based on your individual needs and requirements. Our equipment is controlled, serviced and refurbished in our own specialized workshop located within the Freeport of Hamburg, Germany. Our experience and competence means that we can offer a high uniform quality – also on pre-owned equipment.

We continuously keep 80 – 100 heavy capacity forklifts and container-handlers in stock for immediate delivery or rental. You can always see out stock of units in real-time at www.uniktruck.com