As well as developing innovative products for ever more productive materials handling, Combilift also focuses on delivering machines which offer precise and easy handling and the Ergonomics Award for the Walkie Reach underlines Combilift’s commitment to providing the best possible environment for the operator.
The Combi-WR4 is the first purpose-built four-way pedestrian reach stacker which combines multi-directional travel with features such as a pantograph reach, side shift and tilting fork carriage for handling long loads and pallets in very narrow aisles and is the only truck of its kind able to work in aisle-widths of 2.1m pallet to pallet.
With its unique patented multi-position tiller, electronic power steering and fingertip controls it is easy and effortless to operate: push button control rotates the rear wheel parallel to the chassis and back again which reduces the need for leaning, reaching and bending and minimises general manual strain when picking and placing loads.
Mark Whyte from Combilift accepted the ‘Archie’ trophy from Derek Anderson of award sponsor PowerCell Industrial Battery Engineers, making this the sixth time that Combilift products have won various FLTA category awards over the past nine years.
Commenting on Combilift’s latest achievement, the Fork Lift Truck Association said: “The Ergonomics Award celebrates Combilift’s drive to keep fork lift truck operators comfortable and safe, while achieving the highest levels of productivity and efficiency.”