The RL18 hooklift can lift 18 tons and is designed optimised for volume and payload. At the last IAA the new superstructure for container systems had its world premiere after a good two years development work. All components of the newly designed steel construction were analysed in detail and optimised to keep the tare weight as low as possible. The hooklift frame has a closed profile and has also been kept extremely flat with an installation height of only 190 mm. This results in a low centre of gravity for a loaded container, and within the maximum permissible transport height it allows use of higher special containers and gives greater room to manoeuvre for low height clearances.
"The RL18 is actually not only the lightest, thanks to the newly developed control unit it is also the fastest hooklift on the market. In conjunction with a load sensing distribution block and a variable displacement pump, this hooklift additionally saves fuel in daily operation compared to hooklifts with a continuously running pump. Combined with the hydraulic soft stop and container lock and electronic sequence control package, this gives our drivers a safe working tool in their day-to-day operations", explained Thomas Bräuer, Forwarding Manager at Kohl Logistic.
"Against the background of steady company growth, over the last decades the Kohl Group has repeatedly invested in new Meiller skip handlers and hooklifts or replaced old vehicles", explained Andreas Otto, area manager at Meiller. Andreas Otto has been working for Meiller in the North West Region for over 20 years and has known Kohl Recycling over this time. This creates a solid basis for trusting and uncomplicated cooperation which is highly valued by the owner and Managing Director Stefan Kohl. "When something is required very quickly, it is possible to configure a new vehicle over the phone and order it by e-mail."