All Directions… Making Short Work of Long Loads

Narrow Aisles? Tight Accesses? Storage Constraints? Combilift can do it!
Two engineers combined 40 years of knowledge and practical experience has created the ultimate long-load material handling solution: The Combilift.

Combilift is suitable for both inside and out use, and the multi-directional forklift can operate in aisles as narrow as 2 meters (80″). It has total flexibility like Three Machines in One: “Counterbalance Forklift; Sideloader; Aisle Truck.”

Combilift is the world’s first IC engine-powered all-wheel-drive multi-directional forklift, and a sideloader, it is highly maneuverable, very safe, truly cost effective, and supremely efficient. The Combilift is an engine-powered, multi-directional forklift designed primarily for handling long loads in confined areas. Robust construction provides maximum strength and reliability while its low profile platform design ensures optimum stability and safer product handling.

Narrow Aisle Truck

Suitable for use both inside and out, the multi-directional forklift can operate in aisles as narrow as 2 meters (80″).

Total Flexibility – Three Machines in One: “Counterbalance Forklift; Sideloader; Narrow Aisle Truck.”

Combilift is the world’s first IC engine-powered all-wheel-drive multidirectional forklift, and a sideloader, it’s highly maneuverable, very safe, truly cost effective, and supremely efficient. The Combilift is an engine-powered, multi-directional forklift designed primarily for handling long loads in confined areas. Robust construction provides maximum strength and reliability while its low profile platform design ensures optimum stability and safer product handling.

Combilift Multi-Directional Forklifts
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Combilift Multi-Directional Forklifts
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Combilift Capabilities:

  • Handling engineered wood is just one of an increasing number of applications benefiting from the Combilift’s versatility.
  • A ‘quick-release’ four-fork attachment is available for use with extra long loads.
  • Block stacking and high-bay storage are easily accommodated with the flexible Combilift.
  • The Combilift can also work as a conventional counter balance forklift handling cube loads.
  • The Combilift is capable of working in un-paved yards and semi-rough terrain.
  • Space savings can be more than 50% in warehouses and yards, depending on the type of product stored and the existing aisle width.
  • 4 way multi-directional steering system means you move forwards, backwards, and sideways… it’s anything but ordinary.
  • Productivity is enhanced through reduced driver fatigue and superior control.
  • Ergonomically designed cabin maximizes operator safety, comfort, control, and visibility.

If you’re interested in additional information on Combilift and or would like to request a quote, please use the form below to submit your request or contact your local KMH Representative at 888-564-7978.

Forklift Driving – Comfortable and Safe

Focus on Ergonomics
Next year, the forklift will celebrate its 100th birthday. The issue of workspace design and ergonomics has become increasingly important particularly in the last 30 years, an ergonomic driver’s workspace is one of the most important criteria in the acquisition of new forklifts and technical warehouse equipment. Which solutions have a particularly positive effect on the posture and health of the driver?

There are now many solutions and equipment variants that should protect the driver from the high levels of strain and maintain performance. The human vibrations that occur particularly during travel and the typical head and arm movements are frequently the cause of health problems with the back and specifically the neck and shoulder area for forklift drivers.

Forklift Ergonomic Design
The ergonomically driver’s cab offers comfort and avoids signs of fatigue during forklift operation.

A study in Gothenburg in co-operation with UniCarriers Group has shown that forklift drivers turn their head more than 1,000 times per hour and make up to 2,000 arm movements. The protection of health above and beyond the statutory requirements is increasingly becoming a focus of employers. Thus, the issue of ergonomics is also a decisive factor for an increasing number of operators in the purchase of new equipment.

An ergonomic and user-friendly workspace improves safety in the subsequent operation of the vehicle. This includes the layout and functionality of the intuitive controls as well as a comfortable seat and good visibility on all sides.

Forklift Ergonomics
Tapered ribs in the protective cover ensure good visibility even when stacking at great height.

Ergonomics – the best protection against accidents
An investigation by the “Energie Textil Elektro Medienerzeugnisse” (energy, textile, electrical, media products) professional association shows that 77 percent of all forklift accidents are impact accidents, 33 percent of which happen when reversing. With a high seat position, large fields of vision, mast profiles and optimum arrangement of the hydraulic hoses and electrical cables the protective cover ensure good all-round visibility. UniCarriers offers its forklifts with an anti-reflective colored coating of the cab roof. To help, camera systems can improve forward or rear visibility.

UniCarriers Forklift Ergonomics

Relaxed Posture and Smaller Strains
To avoid strains on the body the sideways seat direction is part of the industry standard. The driver’s seat can be adjusted individually for size and weight to an optimal position. Premium suppliers such as UniCarriers offer a height-adjustable floor and comfort seats and individually adjustable lumbar supports. In 2011, Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden conducted an ergonomic study with reach trucks from different manufacturers. “The result shows that the Tergo reach truck from Atlet by UniCarriers allows a more ergonomic posture than other reach trucks.

Safe Forklift Driving
The on-board computer saves the personal user profiles of different forklift drivers.

Innovative technologies for greater productivity
Ergonomics has a long tradition in the history of UniCarriers and TCM. The strains on drivers were investigated in 1989 to 1991. The findings had an impact on the development of new drivers’ workspaces and vehicles. With the merger of the brands Atlet, Nissan Forklift and TCM to form the UniCarriers group in 2011, this tradition and the endeavor to constantly improve vehicle ergonomics were continued.

Forklift Joystick
With the Ergologic joystick, all the hydraulic functions can be controlled effortlessly and safely

With the new Tergo URS swivel reach truck from the Atlet by UniCarriers product family, the driver can recall numerous individual settings at the start of driving by a personal PIN code. For an ergonomic posture in all work stages, the backrest can be tilted backwards by up to 18 degrees. This strain is reduced by the seat tilt function. To relieve the strain on the driver’s arm and shoulder area, UniCarriers has developed the individually adjustable “floating” armrest. At the end of this mobile, sprung armrest is the patented mini steering wheel, an ergonomically optimized solution with its palm-sized functional surface.

All operating elements for the lifting functions can be reached from the right armrest in the form of mini levers and buttons.

Premium manufacturer UniCarriers also offer an integrated joystick as standard, with which all the major functions of the lift mast can be controlled. This allows the forklift to be easier to operate, saves time and increases the handling rate, as several functions can be performed simultaneously. Both armrests are height-adjustable to encourage a relaxed sitting position.

The driver travels forwards for around 70 percent and in the direction of the forks for around 20 percent of the working time. Here, the left arm is employed with moving the steering wheel for up to 74 percent of the time.

Forklift Driver

Pleasure in Stacking
A forklift driver should feel comfortable in the workspace. This is accomplished by ergonomic vehicle and cab equipment, which reduces strains and thus protects the health of the driver. Signs of fatigue can be prevented and staff shortages due to illness can be reduced. The manufacturers offer numerous equipment variants and innovative solutions. The trend is towards greater capacity for personalization of the forklift. Additionally, the vehicles are becoming ever quieter. The winner from this development is not only the driver but also the operator.

Ultimately, the operator benefits from high productivity and operating safety.

FULL ARTICLE AVAILABLE HERE VIA – forkliftaction.com

KMH is committed to and focused on Forklift Ergonomics. Contact your local KMH Representative at 888-564-7978 or use the form below if you would like more information on UniCarrier Forklifts.

Forklifts Designed To Raise Productivity While Lowering Costs. Indoors & Out!

Platinum II® NOMAD Series

A UniCarriers Exclusive

NOMAD is the only forklift that offers the versatility of indoor maneuverability with outdoor traction

Solid Pneumatic Tire

Fuel-efficient, clean burning K21 engine

3,000 – 3,500 – 5,000 lb. capacities

No other forklift is designed to move so seamlessly from indoors to outdoors. Nomad’s exclusive design combines a compact, high maneuverable chassis to navigate warehouse aisles. With a rugged frame and wide stance for exceptional outdoor performance.

Nomad is ideal for:

  • Rental operations
  • Small fleets
  • Warehouse & dock applications
  • Nurseries & garden centers
  • Home improvement centers

Nomad features the industry’s best standard, limited warranty. But that’s only the beginning. Nomad Delivers Greater Versatility:

  • Dual-fuel flexibility – gas and LP
  • Tighter turning radius
  • Solid pneumatic tires to work on a variety of surfaces
  • Clean running, high torque K21 engine

Nomad Delivers Greater Uptime, Advanced three-stage cooling system for greater dependability, On-board diagnostics for faster, easier servicing, & Simplified LP tank changes.

Nomad Delivers Greater Operator Comfort, Spacious compartment has generous foot, leg and head room, Comfortable full-suspension seat features lumbar support, & Superior visibility.

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