Combilift’s new and nimble electric vehicle can lift up to 7 tonnes and has been designed with driver safety at front of mind.

Martin Mc Vicar, Combilift CEO and co-founder, was all smiles as he launched the new Combi-CB70E at Ligna back in May as part of the powerhouse Irish manufacturer’s 25th anniversary celebrations.

Another in the ever-expanding fleet of electric vehicles from the design-focused lifting specialists, the new Combi-CB70E offers powerful performance, extensive battery life and unrivalled ergonomics. Add to that it’s the shortest 7-tonne capacity counterbalance truck on the market.

Decked out in the new Combi-green livery, the high-capacity Combi-CB70E has an extensive battery life, large super-elastic tyres and a compact wheelbase that together make it ideally suited for the operational demands of the timber industry. Its small footprint and exceptional manoeuvrability mean it can easily move bulky loads around in confined yards and warehouses.

In-cab ergonomics are every bit as important as the CB70E’s impressive lifting and movement capability. The spacious cab includes generous glazing for excellent all-round visibility, while the tilting steering column, hydraulic steering and the Grammer MSG65 seat add to comfort. The newly developed Auto Swivel Seat is a patent-pending optional feature that automatically engages and swivels the seat and armrest 15° to the right or left to accord with the direction of travel selected by the operator, reducing driver strain, particularly when travelling in reverse.

The gas strut suspension cab combined with the super-elastic tyres guarantees the smoothest of rides over uneven or less than perfect ground conditions, such as those found in many timber yards. The truck also features Combilift’s internationally patented and Red Dot-awarded independent electric traction which provides all front and rear drive wheels with 100% traction control. This negates the need for differential lock on slippery surfaces and significantly reduces long load momentum twisting when travelling sideways. Each electric drive incorporates parking and regenerative dynamic braking for power efficiency. Roll-out access for major electrical components also simplifies maintenance tasks.

Mc Vicar said: “The increased capacities that we are offering in our electric range will answer the demand for ever more powerful products which at the same time help companies to achieve their aims for more sustainable operations.”

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