04/11/2022 - Since the beginning of 2022, Dinges Logistics has additional support in its hazardous goods storage in Grünstadt, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, because there, "Super Gloria" is now in operation. It is a reachstacker from Kalmar, model DRG450-82S5XS. With a tare weight of approximately 105 tons, it is the heaviest machine of the fleet and already the company's second Kalmar reachstacker.
Kalmar's "Super Gloria" has a Volvo Stage EU5 engine with ZF transmission. The lifting arm has a length of 13.2 meters. With a wheelbase of 8.25 meters, the machine is one of the largest reachstackers available on the market. Through features such as the horizontally movable driver's cab, special noise insulation and camera systems, the machine not only meets the latest state-of-the-art technology, but also complies with the highest safety standards.
By using "Super Gloria", containers can be placed both lengthwise and crosswise with 1,000 mm negative lift into the existing hazardous goods tubs. Furthermore, the machine enables a potential 5-high stacking of the tank containers and even in the 4th container row it still has a load capacity of 32 tons. "Super Gloria" therefore represents an optimal addition to the Dinges Logistics fleet. Although it has only been in operation for a few weeks now, it is already having a major effect, as the available space volume can now be used in the best possible way thanks to the special features of the new machine, such as its enormous load capacity and the negative lift described above. "Previously, the challenge was that we didn't have a reachstacker with negative lift, so we couldn't fully utilize the space available in our hazardous goods storage when positioning tank containers. Weighing up the cost-benefit aspects showed us that Super Gloria had clear advantages for us, and that is why we ultimately opted for the machine," explains Ingo Dinges, Owner and Managing Director of Dinges Logistics.
Dinges Logistics is a specialized service provider for transport and logistics solutions in the area of chemical transport and petrochemicals, for both hazardous and non-hazardous transportation, as well as GMP+ certified and waste transport management. The company established a philosophy of being a "One Stop Solution" for the industry by offering value-added services. This means that it provides not only transportation services, but also tank cleaning and workshop services as well as an own container terminal and hazardous goods storage. At the container terminal of Dinges Logistics in Grünstadt, there are currently a total of 600 slots available for tank containers, 108 of which are for loaded containers with ADR classes 3, 6, 8, and 9. In addition, the company also offers cooling and heating services at the container terminal to make sure that every product is stored according to its individual needs.