Combilift launches electric-powered Combi-XLE

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The Combi-XLE at work in a lumberyard.

Materials handling specialist Combilift has launched its latest product: the Combi-XLE.

In line with the growing demand for electric-powered equipment, this multidirectional forklift with up to 5-ton lift capacity combines emission-free operation with powerful performance for a wide range of industries and applications.

The original engine-powered XL C-Series model was developed to address the requirements of tough working environments such as those in the timber, concrete, and steel sectors. The new Combi-XLE incorporates the same key design features as its earlier counterpart such as high ground clearance, large cushioned front, and rear tires and a spacious cab, allowing smooth operation on semi-rough terrain whilst offering a high level of driver comfort.

With sustainability ever higher on the agenda, Combilift further helps its customers achieve their environmental goals with its versatile “3 forklifts in 1” models, which work inside and out, reducing fleet size and thereby their carbon footprint. 

A hallmark of all Combilift products is the ability to increase storage capacity without expanding the size of a facility, resulting in lower energy usage and associated costs such as heating, lighting, and maintenance, which is of significant benefit to the environment and the workforce. Noise pollution and carbon emissions, which can impact the health and well-being of people as well as wildlife, is also no longer an issue thanks to electric power.

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The Combi-XLE incorporates up-to-the-minute technology such as the patented all-wheel traction that reduces tire wear, load swing and enhances braking. Also included is a newly developed, patented Eco-Steer System which provides a smaller turning radius and improved user experience. Since wlectric powered trucks do not have traditional combustion engines or hydraulic transmissions, there is no longer any need to check and top up engine fluids/lubricants, resulting in longer intervals between services, ultimately saving costs. The use of toughened, eco-friendly water-based paint also dramatically reduces the amount of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) during build.

“The technology we have incorporated into the Combi-XLE means that its performance is equally on a par with diesel or LPG powered forklifts when it comes to handling very bulky and heavy loads, whilst of course offering a greener operation,” said Combilift CEO and Co-Founder Martin McVicar. “We made our first electric C-Series over 18yrs ago, and now over 60% of the trucks we manufacture are electric, with availability in almost all models across our range. As more and more of our customers are opting for electric power it is obvious that they are as committed to sustainability and a circular economy as we are.”

Click here to watch a video about Combilift’s new, sustainable Combi-XLE.

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