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Linde Materials Handling introduces counterbalanced combustion engine trucks

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Linde Materials Handling  has introduced the new series 396 range of counterbalanced combustion engine trucks.

The 396 range of counterbalanced combustion engine trucks is set to replace the 353 series of trucks.

The 396 range of counterbalanced combustion engine truck features a new high performance, high economy combustion engine.

The new turbocharged direct injection 4-litre Duetz industrial diesel engine utilises an advanced technology to produce a massive 87kW, while also decreasing emissions and fuel consumption.

The 396 range of counterbalanced combustion engine truck meets the strict new 2008 European emission standards. This not only makes the 396 range of counterbalanced combustion engine truck environmentally friendly, it also creates a safer workplace for your operators.

Increased operator comfort and safety

Like all the trucks Linde Materials Handling manufactures, operator comfort and safety takes a priority in the design of the 396 range of counterbalanced combustion engine trucks.

The 396 range of counterbalanced combustion engine truck features major ergonomic advancements. The new engine not only allows for higher productivity, it also goes about its job quietly. The 396 range of counterbalanced combustion engine truck produces less noise, a pleasant 76db at the operator’s ear.

The cab is more spacious and has the same leg room as a family sedan. The ride is more comfortable due the pneumatic suspension, cushioned drive unit, more comfortable seats and adjustable armrests, making it a stress-free working environment.

The 396 range of counterbalanced combustion engine truck also features 3-way decoupling of the cab, chassis and engine to reduce the damaging effects of vibration and oscillation to the operator.

The increased cabin size and the new slim line mast also create good visibility of both the load (all the way up to the maximum lift height) and the surroundings in the workplace. The Linde Torsion Support also offers good safety with up to 30% less mast torsion when lifting loads.

Higher productivity

The functional ergonomic advancements not only make for a safer working environment, they also help lift productivity through reducing driver fatigue.

Features like Linde’s Load Control ensure precise and relaxed fingertip handling for all mast functions, and the Linde twin pedal system provides fast and simple changes of direction for sensitive manoeuvring. These features enable the operator to use the truck’s full potential and maximise efficiency in every working environment.

Peerless reliability

The 396 range of counterbalanced combustion engine truck is dependable. The combination of the new Duetz engines and Linde Materials Handling’s unique hydrostatic drive add up to absolute reliability.

The 396 range of counterbalanced combustion engine truck comes with a new variable displacement pump used solely for lifting (separate to the drive pump).

Both displacement pumps are maintenance free and are designed to stand up to the rigours of demanding and rugged conditions.

The original Linde hydrostatic drive does away with the clutch, differential and drum brakes. With less moving parts, there is less wear and tear to reduce maintenance costs and increase the operating hours between servicing. To keep uptime to a maximum, the new series also has a larger fuel tank to work harder for longer.

The first of the new 396 range of counterbalanced combustion engine will be rolling off the production line at the Aschaffenburg plant in Germany in April.

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