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25 February 2019
RS 26 Hooklift
The new benchmark for heavy duty use
The new RS26 hooklift from MEILLER is not simply a further development of the latest series of reliable hooklifts. When it comes to payload, speed and construction height, this premium product represents a new benchmark in the sector for heavy duty operations with 3 and 4-axle vehicles.
With a lifting capacity of 26 tons, weight reduced by up to 850 kg when compared to its predecessor and a doubling of its working speed, the RS26 is not only the lightest and fastest hooklift of its kind, but also the most powerful.
The RS26 is available in two variants: In addition to a unit with the classic sliding hook arm, the new hooklift will also be available in a TS version with a telescopic pivoting arm. As well as being extendable, the arm in the latter version can also swivel. This additional function permits the user to keep the container flatter when pulling it on, thus exploiting the strength of the proven MEILLER hydraulic system to a maximum degree. When it comes to the lengths of containers to be transported, the swivelling arm also enables the achievement of enormous variance.
The third generation of the MEILLER remote control
The new i.s.a.r.-control presents itself with a new operating concept for easier operation and reliable control of all superstructures. Previously available control elements are reduced with the i.s.a.r.-control remote 3 and complemented by a display and joystick combination.
The main and secondary functions of the superstructure will in future be controlled through a joystick on the control unit. Only those functions actually included in the specific MEILLER superstructure ordered by the customer are illustrated on the display in each individual case.
Practical sequence control which enables automated and, consequently, more efficient realisation of specific working cycles performed by MEILLER superstructures can also be controlled with the new i.s.a.r.-control remote system through considerably simplified operating features. The battery and other control unit components can be replaced without difficulty.
The intelligent networking of the i.s.a.r.-control with the tractor vehicle also contributes to fuel savings and lower pollution and noise emissions. The start/stop function and patented MEILLER automatic speed control ensure that the engine only runs when work is actually being performed with the superstructure and the speed is lowered or increased, depending on the power required.
MEILLER Eco-Kupplung ®
Efficient tipping at the push of a button
The new MEILLER Eco-Kupplung ® (eco clutch) is located between the engine-driven PTO and the hydraulic pump and serves as a system which facilitates flexible activation. Whereas hydraulic systems could only be operated previously when stationary in the case of gearbox-driven pumps, the eco clutch now means that efficient operation can be continued while travelling.
The driver can commence tipping without delay what means that even more time and money can be saved: Between 0.5 und 1.4 litres of diesel per hour or up to 3.5 litres every 100 km can be achieved.
The hydraulics can still be operated with ease in the familiar manner using the PTO in the vehicle cab. Intuitive tipper control remains the same for the driver, while the superstructure can operate much earlier and with greater efficiency, thanks to variable activation. In addition to the economic advantage, the fuel saving achieved means that use of the unit is also considerably more favourable from an ecological point of view.
Source: F. X. MEILLER Fahrzeug- und Maschinenfabrik - GmbH & Co KG