Essential Reachstacker

- Quality, reliability and efficiency at a competitive price.

Essential Reachstacker.

Built on our tested and proven G-Generation platform our new 45-57 ton reachstackers will deliver everything you expect from Kalmar, for a great price. There are three container handlers available, with different lifting capacities in the second and third row, and an industrial machine that can lift loads up to 57 tones with a hook.  With a range of highly efficient driveline combinations to choose from, you can expect to use less fuel and produce less emissions. Up to 10% less.


Kalmar quality for all.

G-Generation Platform.

Our Essential Range is built on our proven and tested G-Generation platform and the experience of building over 10,000 reachstackers. Your drivers will benefit from common electronics, controls and diagnostics across the entire range, for ease of operation.


Easier to service and maintain.

With easily accessible service points and extended servicing periods, maintenance tasks will be quicker and easier to perform. Increasing your machine availability.


New Essential Cabin.

Our new Essential Reachstacker Cabin has been ergonomically designed so everything is in easy reach for your drivers. You get a choice of joysticks that will increase operational safety and control, as all movements are managed from one point. You can have the cabin mounted in one position or mounted on rails so it can be moved hydraulically while in operation.


A safer machine.

The safety of your drivers is extremely important, which is why we have more safety features as standard than our competitors. You can also enhance your employees' safety further by fitting a Reverse Warning Camera, additional LED lights or a Speed Limiter.


Reduce fuel consumption by up to 10%.

By combining the latest generation of highly efficient engines with the improved DANA TE 30500 5+3 transmission you get a choice of drivelines that will reduce fuel consumption by up to 10%, without reducing available power.


Smoother and more efficient.

Our Essential reachstackers are all fitted with a load sensing hydraulic system, which applies the right amount of power to get the job done efficiently by measuring the weight of the load being handled.


Power on demand.

Should you require any additional power to get a specific job done quicker, you can use our power on demand system. This system tells the engine to produce additional power at the touch of a button.


Safer and quicker to maintain.

With industry leading service intervals and easily and safely accessible servicing points, your team can complete maintenance task faster and safer.


Ergonomically designed.

The Essential Cabin has been ergonomically designed to improve both your driver's comfort and operational control. With an adjustable steering wheel, seat, and the choice of two joysticks everything is within easy reach for your driver.


More comfortable.

Our new cabin benefits from a new climate control package. This system has extra strong fans, so condensation can be removed quickly and a comfortable temperature maintained for your drivers.


Common platform.

There are many befits to a standardised platform. You will get a standardised control panel across the range, common electrics with common error codes, common points of connection and increased availability of common parts.


Many safety features as standard.

Non-slip surfaces, three-point access and two exit doors in case of an emergency, are just a few of our standard safety features. You get LED lights as standard, an electrically operated hand brake that is automatically applied when the engine stops, and an overload management system that warns your driver should they exceed the specified limits.  


Improved connectivity.

Our new machines are smarter than before as they have a greater capacity to share data with external sources. You can connect your machine with Kalmar SmartFleet, where you can monitor and optimise your machine's performance, or other external systems.


SOLAS complaint load measurement system.

You can now have your reachstacker fitted with the Kalmar Load Measurement System, which records the precise weight of every load your machine handles. This system is SOLAS complaint and can be fitted to most reachstackers.

Technical information

Technical info Kalmar DRU450
Lifting capacity (kg)
Load centre (mm)
1965 / 3815 / 6315
Wheel base (mm)
Volvo or Cummins
DANA 30500 5+3
Cab options
Essential Cabin

Services offering