MLA national sales manager Bernard Chandra said the Vulcan range had been developed in conjunction with one of the world's leading materials handling manufacturers specifically for the Australian market and would be distributed exclusively by MLA.
The range includes a complete selection of full and empty container forklifts and reach stackers with capacities to 45-tonne.
Mr Chandra said that the mast design and cabin ergonomics would provide an unsurpassed level of visibility and operating facility.
"This equipment has been developed with the operator foremost in consideration," he said.
Mr. Chandra also said MLA was acutely aware that the first priority for heavy trucks was productivity. This must be achieved by ensuring maximum operational availability and the utmost in operator comfort and control ease.
The remote diagnostic facility, which is standard on all reach stacker models, means that any problem can be identified and rectification can commence even before MLA technical staff arrive at the unit location.
MLA has built a reputation over the past decade as a quality service provider to some of Australia's largest companies and sees the introduction of the Vulcan range as a continuing enhancement of the product and services to be offered to heavy truck users.
The major components of the Vulcan range have been selected to provide the greatest local support and parts availability and are individually leaders in their respective fields.
For example the reach stacker series employs the Cummins QSM11 electronically managed engine, the electronically controlled Clark-Dana TE27 transmission, Kessler axles and Elme spreaders.
This combination, linked via a CANBUS system, world's best hydraulics, and a well-constructed chassis, produce a package which will be extremely competitively priced.