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Volvo Penta lifts Super Gloria to World Record Success

LIDHULT/SWEDEN, October 1, 2014 - Kalmar, a division of Cargotec, recently achieved a world-record breaking lift with its Super Gloria reachstacker – with the help of a Volvo Penta TAD1172VE.

On September 12 in a small, unassuming village, nestled in the forests of Småland in Southern Sweden, history was made. Onlookers witnessed Kalmar’s Super Gloria reachstacker, equipped with a Volvo Penta 11-liter diesel engine, moved into position to attempt a 103-tonne lift at the company’s headquarters and multi-assembly unit in Lidhult, Sweden.

Super Gloria reachstacker with a Volvo Penta TAD1172VE achieved worldrecord

Withstanding the pressure: A powerful engine that is small but reliable offers customers fuel consumption while still being able to perform lift challenges. | photo: Volvo Penta

The DRG1000-92-ZXS, nicknamed the Super Gloria, is the largest in Kalmar’s Gloria range and contains a Volvo Penta TAD1172VE. Already known as the “world’s largest industrial reachstacker”, Super Gloria was out to earn a second accolade for its heavy-lifting capabilities.

After receiving a customer request for a custom-built reachstacker that could lift 100 tonnes, Kalmar set to work. Because the machine was made with a maximum lift capacity of 100 tonnes, the brand saw an opportunity to land a world record title.

“Lidhult is the home of the Kalmar reachstacker,” Stefan Johansson, Kalmar’s director of sales and marketing, commented. “Given the local involvement in developing this worldrecord-breaking machine, it is fitting that the team shared in making history.”