Bulk materials handling equipment distributor BLT South Africa (BLT SA) states that its range of Capacity trucks has been designed for enhanced performance, increased safety, and requires minimal maintenance.
The company adds that the Capacity trucks are 4 × 2 models that can be customised for any materials handling task, adding that they are suitable for use in diverse industries, which include warehousing and distribution, airport terminals, intermodal requirements and ports and shipping.
BLT SA marketing director Charity Gumede states that key features of the range include reliable performance with the maximum number of lifts or moves per hour, technology that enables fuel saving, low cost of ownership and compliance with quality and safety specifications. The trucks have a ten-year frame warranty.
“Other advantages include multiple engine options, reduced emissions for enhanced environmental protection and improved driver ergonomics to ensure comfortable operation in all environments, which contributes to reduced fatigue and improved productivity,” she adds.
The 4 × 2 Capacity range boasts a high- strength all-steel cab and a one-piece platform. It is available in on-highway road models, which is ideal for applications where ‘over the road’ use is required, and off-highway models where no ‘over the road’ travel is necessary.
BLT SA highlights that, for additional strength and durability, the trucks are fitted with a double reinforced front bumper and a 50° taper curbside deck and bumper. Front and rear tow hooks, which are standard in this range, are welded to the frame rails. These machines have a rigid suspension, power steering, automatic brake slack adjusters and a vertical exhaust with a heat shield.
Standard safety features include warning devices, fully adjustable mirrors, tempered safety glass and a reliable braking system, where rear brakes lock on low air pressure. An efficient lighting system ensures safe operation at night.
Capacity trucks have an optional DuraRide rear suspension, designed to minimise stress to the frame, cab and drivetrain. This system isolates the truck from ‘road shake’ caused by rough terrain, yet provides a stable ride.
BLT SA is the principal dealer for Capacity trucks in Africa.