As part of its sustainability strategy, Linde Material Handling (MH) uses environmental performance evaluations to analyse and document the environmental impact of products over their entire life cycle. The exhaust emissions of the company's combustion-engine trucks have now been evaluated as part of this process, and the result is sensational: In the largest sales segment—trucks with a load capacity of between 2.5 and 3.5 tonnes—Linde diesel trucks are the cleanest! Linde diesel trucks also produce some of the lowest emissions in the other load-bearing capacity classes of up to 2.5 tonnes and from 4 to 8 tonnes.
With its Linde H25 to H35 EVO diesel trucks, Linde MH is the only truck manufacturer to meet the stringent Stage IIIB of emissions directives 97/68/EC and 2004/26/EC for mobile equipment, which have applied to the 37 to 55-kW power class since January 2013. Equipped with a modern common-rail diesel engine delivering 44 kW of power and a particle filter fitted as standard, these vehicles do not only meet the statutory limits for harmful emissions — they are well below the limits. The value for emitted particulate matter (PT) is approximately 83% below the limit, hydrocarbons s (HC) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) are 26% below the limit and the figure for carbon monoxide (CO) —a gas that can have serious effects on the respiratory system—is as much as 99% below the limit.
What's more, by installing a special axial piston displacement pump for the lifting hydraulics, as well as an electric fan, the overall efficiency of the new "EVO models" has been significantly increased. In practice, the intentionally large design of the variable displacement pump ensures a reduction in engine speed of up to 1200 rpm when performing all lifting operations, resulting in fuel savings of 20% at an average compared with previous models, which were already fuel efficient.