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Combi-RT nominated for an FLTA Award in the Innovation Category

Combilift Combi-RT

The Combi-RT has been nominated for an award by the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) in the Innovation Category. The Combi-RT has been specifically designed for the poultry handling industry, with feedback from Keyo Agricultural Services, one of the largest providers to the poultry processing sector in Europe.

The Combi-RT offers a wide range of benefits for producers and operators as well as reducing the stress levels and bio security risk for enhanced welfare of broilers. Combilift MD Martin McVicar explains: “Most forklifts previously used have been modified versions of mainstream models. Having taken the exact requirements of catching, handling and transportation into account we have developed this purpose built, no-compromise machine.”

Fitted with a clear view 3 stage mast with full free lift, the Combi-RT’s low profile allows it to work both outside and inside the poultry house. Having picked the empty modules from the trailer the operator can then lower the mast without any loss of speed to take them directly to the waiting catchers, with no danger of the module collecting litter on the base as it travels through the poultry house. The large diameter tractor grip tyres, all wheel traction with differential lock and 300mm (12”) ground clearance enable the machine to operate smoothly in all manner of litter conditions, contributing to reduced disturbance of litter which is also advantageous when thinning. 

Formed in 1972, the Fork Lift Truck Association is the most representative body of its kind in Europe. It exists to maintain and raise standards in the materials handling industry. In doing so, it helps in protecting the interests of consumers as well as enhancing both safety and productivity in the workplace. The FLTA Awards are held once a year and feature the most advanced products from the leading companies in the materials handling industry.

If you would like to vote for the Combi-RT in the FLTA Awards, click on the following link:

http://www.fork-truck.org.uk/voting-card

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