Cooper Specialised Handling, the equipment supply arm of Cooper Handling Group, is launching the SANY 16 Tonne Forklift (SCP160G) in the UK.
The 16 Tonne Capacity Forklift is supplied from SANY Europe’s £100m port equipment manufacturing facility in Bedburg, Germany. Its introduction follows the release of the SANY Reach Stacker a few months ago.
While the SCP160G 16 Tonne Forklift is a new product, and the first Forklift to be supplied from Bedburg, the model is well-established in the Far East where the same chassis has worked for hundreds of thousands of hours.
Cooper SH expects the machine to have wide appeal thanks to the very heavy duty build. It weighs in at more than two tonnes heavier than similar capacity Forklifts. The €39,000 value of standard fit options is included within the basic machine price.
“The 16 Tonne Forklift from SANY is both durable and capable.”
Commenting on the build quality of the SCP160G, Chris Barnes, General Manager of Cooper Specialised Handling, said: “This really is a heavy duty machine. Much of the additional weight is located where it’s needed, around the front-end and mast.”
“This makes it very durable and capable in the most arduous applications. The steel section is of a quality that is typically seen on machines with a 25 or 28 tonne lifting capacity!”
Chris is also impressed with the machine’s Volvo TAD 572 VE Euro Step 4 (Tier 4 Final) Turbo Diesel Engine. He also admires the Dana TE 17 Transmission and the Kessler Axle. The machine also features load sensing hydraulic systems supplied by Parker Hydraulics.
He continued: “The SANY SCP160G has the benefit of a well-proven drive train combination and power pack. In terms of field knowledge and support, we are totally comfortable with it.”
Variety of Options Available
With many ‘options’ included in the SCP160G Forklift’s standard specification, it is this range of accessories that is expected to attract real attention. Along with the heavy duty mast, the Forklift benefits from 12 x 24 tyres, in lieu of standard 20 inch tyres, giving improved ride and stability while also reducing wear.
Other key features include air conditioning, a Terminal West interchangeable fork system, a tyre pressure monitor, and an electrically tilting cab. In total, Cooper estimates the value of these accessories at around €39,000.
Chris added: “We know from experience that the market demands value for money. Based on the SANY 16 Tonne Forklift’s price, heavy duty specification, and extensive standard supply options, it represents exactly what the market wants.”
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Cooper understands that SANY is now the only heavy lift truck manufacturer producing its own chassis and welded structures. SANY also provides a consequential improvement in warranty terms that is also expected to impress the UK marketplace.
Operating in all sectors of heavy lifting across the UK and Ireland, Cooper Specialised Handling is the exclusive UK distributor for Svetruck, RAM Spreaders, and SANY Mobile Handling Equipment.
Cooper is also the sole UK importer and exclusive distributor for Mantsinen Cranes, Movella Translifters, and TEC Containers, and a long-term specialist in Konecranes Lift Trucks. The company, which celebrated 20 years in business in 2018, also has a dedicated After Sales division. Cooper Handling Solutions specialises in engineering support.
Independently owned, Cooper offers total solutions in both solids and bulk handling. Its customised solutions comprise high quality, high value products and reliable service for businesses operating in the most challenging heavy handling environments. This includes ports, freight handling, intermodal terminals, manufacturing, and other heavy lifting industries.