Combilift, the Irish specialist manufacturer of materials handling solutions, will have plenty to show at Ligna on its extensive stand at the heart of the Outdoor Area (M61), as well as on stand G25 in hall 13. The company’s product range, which encompasses small pedestrian stackers, multidirectional forklifts  and large Straddle Carriers, will be well represented at this year’s event. 

Around 18 models will be on show, all of which have been designed for the safe, space-saving and productive handling of the various loads that the timber sector needs to lift, transport and store. Sawmills, furniture manufacturers, timber suppliers and joineries for example can all benefit from Combilift’s innovative products to keep things moving on the premises. 

Centrepiece on the outdoor stand will no doubt be the Combi-SC Straddle Carrier. This imposing machine, which is available with lift capacities of up to 100t, handles oversized loads such as modular buildings and containers. It has a very light footprint in spite of its size and is a cost-effective alternative for heavy handling forklifts and cranes and works on poor terrain without the need for costly ground reinforcement.     

Combilift continues to add to its range of electric models and this is evident at Ligna – around half of the exhibits are electric powered and include a Combi-ST stand on truck, the Combi-WR4 multidirectional pedestrian stacker, a Combi-CBE counterbalance design four-way truck and the Aisle-Master VNA articulated forklift. 

The majority of electric products from other manufacturers are designed for indoor use only but Combilift has answered the market demand for more versatile forklifts by incorporating rubber tyres into its electric range to enable them to offer good traction on a variety of surfaces so that they can transition easily from inside to outdoors. 

C-Series models on display include the C5000XL, a robust diesel powered truck with high ground clearance, large operator cab and a host of features which cope easily with harsh operating environments and tough ground surfaces.  

Combilift aims to entertain as well as inform at Ligna, so the usual line up of dancing forklifts and  Guinness will be available for visitors to enjoy.