Ideal for demanding applications such as steel and wood handling, the Kalmar DCG90-180 forklift combines low fuel consumption and superior lifting performance with excellent reliability and easy maintenance. It’s also designed to offer the best return on investment over its lifespan.

Kalmar forklifts are built to take on your toughest loads, making them ideal for demanding applications like container; steel and wood handling

  • 22,000 – 40,000 lb. capacity
  • 118” to 138” wheelbase
  • Built on a proven platform with quality parts and robust chassis
  • Focused on safety with great visibility, second door for emergencies, non-slip step surface and additional hand rails
  • Easy serviceability with a single piece hood with gas assist, ground level access points, tilting cab and 500-hour intervals
  • Kalmar SmartFleet is standard and provides real time tracking, performance reporting, and exporting and mapping
  • The advanced engine provides maximum power and torque at low rpm which means improved fuel efficiency without compromising reliability, durability or performance. The new variable hydraulic system and modern lifting equipment can reduce fuel consumption by up to 18% compared to its predecessor, the DCE90-180
  • The modern electric and hydraulic systems ensure fast response and better control. New variable hydraulic pumps increase productivity by enabling faster lifting speeds
  • The electrical cabinet is easy to access for maintenance and the hydraulic oil filters can be accessed from a single location. Tilting the cabin and opening the engine cover exposes the entire powertrain. All checkpoints for daily inspection are easily accessible at ground level
  • The DCG90-180 features a fast, intelligent and stable electronics system that is reliable and easy to maintain. It has fewer connection points and cables an features a distributed and redundant CAN-bus that monitor the condition and performance of the engine, control units, gearbox, valves and more
  • Designed for superior uptime, lower fuel consumption and reduced maintenance costs, the DCG90-180 is available with the latest generation of engines from either Volvo or Cummins. They both meet the requirements of Tier 4i emissions standards
  • Since the DCG90-180s are used in the toughest environments, the cooling system with a variable hydraulic fan keeps the engine and hydraulics cool, even during the most extreme operations. The fan can also be reverse to clean the cooler of dust and dirt
  • For operator comfort, the EGO cabin provides an outstanding driving environment, packed with features that support productivity, efficiency and safety. The curved front and rear windows give exceptional visibility at all angles, particularly diagonally; and the profiled beams help eliminate blind spots
  • The fully integrated, rotatable seat is perfect for handling large items that can block visibility like stacks of wood


The Essential Forklift Range gives you plenty of choice, so you can specify a machine that is suited to your exact needs. You get a choice of:

  • 7 different lifting capacities
  • 3 different masts
  • 3 different cabs
  • 2 different mounting heights
  • 2 different engines with two different ratings

Refer to the Essential Forklift Range brochure for detailed specifications. Specifications are subject to change without notice.


Kalmar’s Essential 22,000 to 40,000 lb. forklifts feature the latest in fuel-efficient technology and offer low total cost of ownership. For demanding applications such as steel and wood handling, they provide the best possible return on investment.