Reliability, flexibility and safety are the three essential design prerequisites for a container handling fork lift truck (FLT). As manufacturers strive to achieve these goals, it becomes increasingly evident that there are a growing number of applications in which this type of truck can be employed. Of these, one of the usages which has had a most significant effect on design and manufacturing considerations is the loading and discharging of roll on-roll off (ro-ro) vessels. However, meeting the needs of the terminal operator has still remained a top priority for manufacturers. The article discusses recent trends in this type of equipment, and includes a guide to manufactures of FLT's.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cargo Systems International

    Arun House, 201-205 High Street
    New Malden KT3 4BH, Surrey,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1980-2

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  • Accession Number: 00319489
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM