Ottawa T2 Terminal Tractor

Called “the next generation” of terminal tractors, the Kalmar Ottawa T2 has been re-designed and re-engineered for what’s said to be superior performance, productivity, and serviceability. The product of more than two years of research and rigorous testing, features include a strengthened chassis, improved and more ergonomic cab design, faster fifth-wheel lifting, safety enhancements, and easier serviceability.

The development process included consultation with dealers and their customers, resulting in a truck that offers superior ergonomics inside the cab for improved driver productivity, the company says.

Its slightly new look is said to stem from changes made to improve functionality and decrease weight and it’s constructed using advanced composite materials that reduce weight and the possibility of corrosion while speeding repair time. The cab’s frame structure remains high-quality welded steel, but is enhanced with the addition of an ROPS (Roll-Over Protection System) certification as a standard cab feature on all models.

Its modular chassis, consisting of left, right, front, and rear modules, features a formed open C-channel powder-coated rail design that’s said to deliver more strength, better protection against corrosion, improved serviceability, and reduced maintenance. All chassis components are pre-drilled and powder-coated for less chance of rust and corrosion. The T2’s design also serves to enhance trailer spotting with faster fifth-wheel lifting speed. As part of its purpose-built design, the tractor has spherical bushings both bottom and top on the fifth-wheel lifting cylinders along with stronger lower lift-support construction.

Its redesigned cab offers more interior room and better outward vision. Easier exit and entry is provided by the wider 23.5-in. door opening. Operator safety and convenience are enhanced with optimized step and grab-handle systems.

For off-road applications the new T2 is powered by the Cummins QSB 6.7 Tier 4i engine that meets the latest EPA standards governing off-road engines in the 75- to 173-hp range. On-road models feature the Cummins ISB 6.7 EPA2013 engine as the standard power. The company also offers an expanding portfolio of natural gas engines.

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