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3.2

Minimum Rated Lift Capacity

The Forklift trucks shall be capable of handling steel slabs up to 36MT with an electro- permanent magnet beam installed on the forks.

As a minimum, the lift capacity shall consider a 48 inch load center.

3.3

Minimum Rated Operating Parameters

The Manufacturer shall optimize the operating parameters of the Forklift trucks and meet or exceed the minimum rated lift capacity of the Forklift trucks.

The required effective lifting height above ground level (under the magnet beam) is 15 feet.

The required effective lifting height below ground level (under the magnet beam) is 2 feet.

The Forklift trucks shall be provided with standard 96 inch rounded tapered slab blades.

The Magnet beam shall securely interface with these blades including a spacer (or similar) to maintain the proper positioning of the magnet beam during operations. The Manufacturer shall provide a detailed layout which indicates whether the blades protrude at all outside the magnet beam envelope (so as to limit the effective reach of the magnet when handling adjacent stacks of slabs).

The Forklift trucks shall be capable of utilizing standard forks (provided by others) when the Forklift trucks are used for typical forklift applications (not steel slab handling).

    • 3.4

      Performance Requirements

      • 3.4.1.

        The primary operational requirement for these Forklift trucks shall be the handling of steel slabs within the hold of Panamax, Cape or other similar bulk handling vessels – to relocate the slabs from under the wings to a position where the shore based crane can unload the slabs to the dock/barge.

      • 3.4.2.

        The Forklift trucks shall include powered adjustments for blade positioning (no load) and side shift (full load). Manufacturer to provide details of the limits of these adjustments.

      • 3.4.3.

        The Forklift trucks shall be capable of continuous and simultaneous lifting or lowering and traveling in repetitive cycles. All components and equipment shall be designed or selected to meet the most rugged, uninterrupted, steel slab handling applications in a marine environment.

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