Electric generator engineering company Delta Design Systems, has become the first operator in the country to take delivery of Samuk’s RY1612 middleweight forklift truck.
The Samuk is based at the company’s headquarters near Clacton, in Essex, and will be used to unload high value diesel engines and generators from curtainside trailers, with an average load valued at more than £200,000.
It was selected for this application based on the truck’s ability to handle goods of up to 16 tonnes with a load centre of 1,200mm.
The Samuk is also equipped with large (12.00 x 24 inch) twin drive wheels, which offer 50 per cent more ground contact than conventional wheels. The load rating of these larger tyres mean they can operate in this application at 80psi – rather than 110psi – which helps to spread the load, reducing wear and tear on concrete surfaces as well as providing a smoother ride for the driver.