Townsville’s new tyre handler

Wow check out this latest edition to the cargo-handling fleet with the NORTHERN Stevedoring Services (NSS) in Townsville.

According to the company, the $200,000 Cascade Tyre Handler represents NSS’s confidence in the future of tyre imports through Townsville, boosting productivity and introducing a new level of cargo care.

“NSS unloads imported tyres for Bridgestone at the Port of Townsville which are destined for use in the mining and earthmoving industries,” a company statement read.

The handler is capable of lifting 8.5tonnes and can be used in any circumstances requiring the handling of off-the-road tyres.

The ability to rotate, tip and side-shift the tyre is said to provide the flexibility needed for truck alignment without the use of a second forklift.

The clamp attachment is said to ensure the tyre is handled with exceptional cargo care, eliminating the risk of damage to both tyre and the truck.

“This also ensures better safety for terminal workers through superior visibility through and over the frame,” NSS states.

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