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New Combilift products shortlisted for two FLTA Awards
20 November 2013
Two Combilift products have been shortlisted in the Ergonomics and Safety categories of the 2014 FLTA Awards for Excellence.
Combilift launched its first pedestrian reach stacker, the Combi-WR, at IMHX in March and followed it up with the introduction of the 4-way version, the Combi-WR4 in May.
Nominated in the safety category, the Combi-WR features a unique multi-position tiller arm for easy push button rotation of the rear wheel parallel to the chassis. This enables the operator to remain at the side of the unit rather than between the rear and the racking when placing and picking in the aisles. This eliminates crush risk and makes for safer operations all round particularly in areas when other members of the workforce or the general public may be present. This position also avoids the need for the operator to look through the mast for enhanced visibility. Automatic cornering speed reduction and adjustable speed according to the operator’s experience are further features designed for maximum safety.
The Combi-WR4’s design has caught the attention of the FLTA for inclusion in the Ergonomics category: its unique multi-position tiller, electronic power steering and precise fingertip controls make it easy and effortless to operate, reducing leaning, reaching, bending and general manual strain. Push button control rotates the rear wheel parallel to the chassis to ease picking and placing loads in confined areas, and a subsequent push of the button repositions the wheel parallel to the tiller. Moving sideways in narrow aisles with the tiller arm facing the direction of travel is beneficial for the operator’s line of vision when carrying long loads and dual front wheels allow smooth 90° right-angle stacking.
You can cast your vote in the awards at http://fork-truck.org.uk/flta-awards/vote