Sunday 23rd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

First for Samuk

Electric generator engineering specialist Delta Design Systems has become the first operator in the country to take delivery of Samuk’s new RY1612 middleweight forklift truck.
The truck will be used at Delta’s headquarters near Clacton to unload high value diesel engines and generators from curtainside trailers, with an average load valued at over œ200,000.
It was selected because of its ability to handle goods of up to sixteen tonnes with a load centre of 1,200mm. This is in comparison with the majority of trucks from rival manufacturers, which are often down rated from a 600mm load centre at similar payloads. The Samuk is also equipped with 12.00 x 24″ twin drive wheels, as opposed to the traditional 12.00 x 20″ preferred by other manufacturers. This offers over 50 per cent additional ground contact. The load rating of these larger tyres mean they can operate in this application at 80psi – rather than 110psi – which helps to further spread the load, reducing the wear and tear of high cost concrete surfaces as well as providing a smoother ride for the driver.
Delta managing director Owen De’Ath said: “Within two hours of being delivered, the Samuk truck had already lifted two engines worth in excess of œ200,000, proving itself as a true workhorse for our operation.