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Cargotec Wins Major Order from U.S. Defense Dept.


The U.S. Department of Defense has placed a $61.9-million (50-million Euro) order with Cargotec's Kalmar Rough Terrain Center, Cibolo, Texas, for 766 light capability rough terrain forklift (LCRTF) trucks. Delivery is scheduled to start in July 2013.

The new order is part of the frame agreement signed by the U.S. Department of Defense and KRTC in 2011. It brings the total number of units on order to 913.

Kalmar President Bryan Stephens said: "We are proud to continue supporting the U.S. Department of Defense with our military materials handling equipment.”

The RT-022 LCRTF is the second Kalmar model purpose-built for the U.S. Department of Defense. Kalmar’s larger RT-240 rough terrain container handler (RTCH) is already in operation. The smaller RT-022 LCRTF is designed to load and unload containers, railcars, and tactical vehicles. Its mobility lets it work in areas that require high flotation and traction.

“The LCRTF model has been designed to operate perfectly in tandem with the larger RTCH, with the combination providing a complete materials handling solution for operation in the field,” said Stephens.


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