Combilift and the timber industry
Combilift’s range of multidirectional units offers ideal innovative cost-saving solutions to the timber industry no matter how varied or unique the requirement. Units are able to handle extreme lengths of timber, timber frames, palletised goods or a mix of merchant products.
With the ability to operate in the harsh conditions of a sawmill, right through to the precision manufacturing of furniture and other goods, Combilift is able to provide a full turnkey solution for any materials handling needs.
Combilift is renowned for its spacesaving attributes, allowing customers to work in aisles as small as 2200mm with lift heights over 10 metres, all the time providing one of the safest solutions possible to the timber industry.
Some of the many key Combilift advantages are:
Safer Product Handling
Combilift units are engineered to handle long loads safely. Units have greater stability when operating as loads do not have to be lifted high on the tynes. Tynes on Combilift units extend outwards beyond the integrated platform when picking up or dropping goods. When handling goods tynes are retracted and the goods are rested on the platform for ultimate stability.
Using industry leading patented technology Combilift’s unique 4-way steering system allows units to travel sideways with long loads as well as full multi-directional driving capabilities. The ability to travel sideways allows owners to maximise their available storage space as aisle widths only need to accommodate the unit itself, when compared to a counterbalance forklift where aisles need to be wider to accommodate the swinging of the large counterbalance when the unit turns.
Reliable Robust Simple Design
All Combilift units are designed and engineered to the highest specifications to meet user requirements, yet they feature a minimum of sensitive electronic parts that ensures units are robust and have long operational lifespans regardless of the environment.
Indoor and Outdoor Use
Units are fitted with heavy duty tyres that allow for both indoor and outdoor operation. Units are equally adept at operating on smooth concrete roadways or rough uneven terrain.
Units are available in a number of power variants including fuel efficient LPG, diesel or AC electric power. The unique ability to operate across all surfaces can save owners and operators
significant capital expenditure as it eliminates the need to purchase both an indoor and outdoor forklift.
Increased Productivity and Less Product Damage
Combilift units are the premier all in one machine; they eliminate unnecessary double handling of loads increasing productivity.
The multi-directional travel ability allows for the unit to manoeuvre easily through doorways and areas that are significantly narrower than the load it is carrying. This results in less product damage and safer handling.
It can also further reduce capital expenditure as doors and storage spaces do not need to be modified for a standard forklift to fit through.
Operator and Maintenance Friendly
All units are engineered for optimum user comfort and safety. Standard features such as suspension seats and high visibility cabs ensure maximum driver comfort and safety including pedestrians and other machinery operating in shared areas.
Easy access to all major components makes the Combilift range very maintenance friendly.
“A further development of great relevance to the timber sector is Combilift’s new 4-wheeled, two directional sideloader, which is ideal for operations that require reliable, robust and fast operation when moving timber across extensive sites. Overheating during prolonged operation is a common problem with many sideloaders but Combilift has counteracted any risk of this by incorporating a single Bosch Rexroth variable piston hydrostatic drive motor coupled with a rugged and proven JCB differential axle as used on the JCB 3CX backhoe model. The new design features a fully glazed front cab panel and the engine is situated in a low level compartment underneath the platform, both of which contribute to excellent visibility. With the Australian arm of the business (Combilift Australia) experiencing the biggest growth phase in its history the future is very bright for the well-respected market leading brand.” -- Australasian Timber, September 2014 issue
“We have come a long way since the humble beginnings of the trusty C4000 with a machine available in the range to suit almost every application. “With new models being released and the current product line being constantly updated the Combilift range covers more and more of our customer’s materials handling needs.” -- Chris Walker, Combilift’s General Manager in Australia