Genkinger has never built such a device in its almost 100-year history: No wonder, because it is the world’s strongest heavy-duty reach truck.

“It has a load capacity of 20 t that has never been achieved before in this sector and has a tare weight of 17 t,” says Genkinger Managing Director Richard Ludwig with unmistakable pride. In order to be able to show this spectacular machine at the LogiMAT trade fair in Stuttgart, the Genkinger teams had to go to the limit in design, production and sales. This meant overtime and weekend work..

The efforts were now amply rewarded: At the trade fair, the device was one of the much-noticed highlights; national and international customers were amazed and asked for offers. The device now transports various load types and weights for a large, international aluminium manufacturer: aluminium coils on special wooden pallets as well as aluminium ingots. “A special triplex lifting mast with external cylinders was installed in line with the high load capacities,” says Sales Manager Harald Harter, explaining the technical background. Other features of the powerful yet compact machine include sensitive operation via a joystick and automatic speed reduction when cornering with the heavy loads.

Electric heavy-duty reach truck special equipment