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What a Whopper!

Cooper Specialised Handling have announced a significant extension to their lift truck range with the introduction of the largest forklift that has been made available to them – an incredible 80 tonne capacity forklift from SveTruck from Ljungby in Sweden.

The behemoth was sold in 2021 to a steel company, Dansteel in Denmark handling billet. Dansteel had run the previously largest Sve machine – a 62 tonne machine delivered in 2014 since when it has already accumulated an impressive 16000 operating hours.

The Svetruck model 80100-75 has a capability of lifting 80 metric tonnes at 1 metre load centre. The machine’s footprint would be similar to that of a second or third rail handling intermodal reachstacker having a 7500mm wheelbase and a 4.3m wide axle. The machine is powered by a Volvo TAD 1371, 285kw VE tier 4 engine, (Tier V variant is also available) ZF transmission and Kessler wet-disc braked axle. Front tyres are 21.00 x 35 on the drive axle and 18.00 x 35 on the rear. Machine weight at 79000kg means the fully laden weight of the machine is an incredible 159 tonnes.

Cooper SH’s own steel industry specialist, Sales Manager, Martin Dale commented “The scale of this machine is truly remarkable and the uplift in capacity is welcome as there is a demand within the industry to start doubling-up on loads in order to reduce shuttling and minimise emissions”.  Martin added “It looks like we will need fresh sign-writing for our vans given the increase in range”.

The 80100-75, whilst being the largest forklift SveTruck have produced, it still retains the same blueprint as any other Sve machine produced. Sve adopt a policy of making as much of the machine themselves making them true manufacturers rather than assemblers. All chassis, masts, carriages and even lift cylinders and nuts and bolts are made in-house ensuring no compromises are made in creating the highest technical content and machine quality.

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Editor’s Notes

Operating in all sectors of heavy lifting across the UK and Ireland, Cooper Specialised Handling is the exclusive UK distributor for SveTruck, RAM Spreaders, Telestack bulk material handling conveying systems and Sany mobile handling equipment, sole UK importer and exclusive distributor for Mantsinen cranes, Movella Translifters, 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, which 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, including ports, freight handling, inter-modal terminals, manufacturing and other heavy lifting industries.