RP Group has tested an electric timber forklift

RP Group has tested Konecranes’ 16-ton electric sawnmill forklift in the Port of HaminaKotka. The forklift was used for sawntimber shipments for many days in a row.

The first experiences were positive, the behavior of the machine is very close to a combustion engine forklift. “Increasing the length of battery life would be important, otherwise it seems like a very competent working machine,” comments Tomi Pakkanen, foreman at RP Logistics Oy.

RP Group is committed to cut CO2 emissions by 55% in ten years, by 2030.