Combilift has delivered its largest ever C-Series forklift to modular data centre manufacturer BladeRoom.
The giant 30t capacity C30,000 truck is currently in operation at BladeRoom’s factory in Gloucestershire, where it is ensuring the efficient handling of components for its server rooms, as well as the finished products, which are comparable in size to shipping containers and can weigh up to 19 tonnes at 1200mm load centres.
The C30,000 measures around 5m x 5m, has a wheel base of 3725mm and is fitted with a John Deere Diesel 127 kW (170HP) engine, and incorporates customised features which enable a more stable lifting and transportation of BladeRoom’s oversized goods. These include 4 cameras (one of which is a reversing camera), with two camera monitors in the cab, red danger zone lights and a tilt indicator in the cab display.
Rob Perry of HFT Forklifts said: “The initial challenge for BladeRoom was how to easily, quickly and safely manoeuvre these extremely large loads in and around the site. Fixed cranes would have been too inflexible, and the sheer physical size of a counterbalance forklift capable of moving these structures would have taken up far too much space in the manufacturing area.”