By: Anthony Jurado, Large Truck Account Manager for Toyota Material Handling Solutions. Anthony has 26 years of experience in the material handling industry helping customers determine the right material handling equipment for their specific needs.

Electric-powered material handling equipment is becoming the standard in many industries. It’s a popular product for many reasons, including the need to comply with strict environmental legislation, reduce fuel costs, and simplify maintenance processes.

Kalmar has a long and proud history in the electric equipment arena, having launched its first electric forklift truck in 1979. Today, Kalmar offers electric-powered forklifts with lifting capacities from 11,000 to 40,000 lbs.

In this blog post, I’ll answer our most frequently asked questions about Kalmar’s Large Electric Forklifts. If you have a question I haven’t answered here, contact me, and I’ll get the answer to you asap.

Is Kalmar a popular brand?

Yes, Kalmar is an extremely popular brand. If fact, one in four container movements around the globe is being handled by a Kalmar solution.

Warning: Now that you know about Kalmar, don’t be surprised if you start seeing their trucks everywhere. It happens to all of us. Hint: Keep your eye out around the Port of Los Angeles.

Where are Kalmar trucks used other than ports?

Kalmar’s wide range of forklifts and cargo handling solutions are an excellent solution for terminals, distribution centers, and heavy industry applications.

What is the main benefit of Kalmar’s ECG90-180 Large Electric Forklift?

What I love the most about this truck is that it gives you the best of both worlds – all the performance of a powerful diesel truck but without the emissions, noise, and vibration. Plus, the ECG model has an optional lithium-ion battery which lasts up to 4,000 cycles and has a battery efficiency up to 95%

What are some of the other features and advantages?

Kalmar’s electric forklifts feature a time-saving diagnostic system, easy maintenance, and a fully adjustable EGO cabin with industry-leading ergonomics. The latest model also has an Eco mode, which cuts energy consumption by up to 20% compared to previous-generation models.

Can we use these trucks inside and outside?

Yes. Kalmar tests its electric forklifts in severe weather conditions (not that we have a lot in Southern California). Since it’s free from fossil fuel emissions, it’s also great for indoor applications or when handling sensitive cargo.

Does Kalmar offer other products?

Absolutely. Kalmar offers an Essential Series Forklift, ideal for demanding applications such as steel and wood handling. For the heaviest, most challenging lifting operations, Kalmar’s heavy-duty forklift is a powerful, reliable truck, ideal for applications with long shifts and heavy loads. We also offer several other models from the Kalmar line. Contact me with your specifications, and I’ll find the right match for your unique needs.

Here’s the bottom line: Kalmar trucks have a simple design, so less can go wrong. They are built off a known and trusted platform using all the experience and knowledge that they have accumulated since the 1940s. And because of their excellent reputation in the industry, they have a high resale value.

Want to find out if the Kalmar Large Electric Forklift is the right fit for you?

CLICK HERE to view specs or download a brochure, and contact me at to schedule a consult today!

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