Ground Support Worldwide

OCT 2012

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COMPANY PR OFILE The company first introduced a gas model a decade ago, but electric orders took priority. time the pie for electric vehicles in the Americas is just not big enough." When Lamb says "the Americas," he's referring to a market that goes from Canada to Latin America. And when he says the company's been successful, he means it. Lamb figures Charlatte of America has 80 percent of the electric baggage tractor market within that expanse of space. "But that drives about 300 vehicles a year," he adds. To diversify, Charlatte of America's newest vehicle will initially come with a choice of two gas engines. "It's in the paint booth right now," Lamb told us when we talked with him in late September. The CT5G can come with a Ford four-cylinder, 2.5-liter engine or a four-cylinder, 2.8-liter engine from Zenith Power Products LLC. Zenith's Bristol, VA, location isn't far MODEL MT65P21 "EXPRESS HEAT" DEICER Simple, Dependable and Affordable The "Premier" Model MT65P21 "Express Heat" Deicer utilizes the Versalift Extended Reach Model VST6000 Aerial lift, providing 65' of working height. More important, the MT65P21 incorporates the Premier boom forward design to provide the maximum amount of reach off the front of the vehicle utilizing the rapid deploy down riggers. During mobile operations, side reach of 34' and vertical reach of 46' can easily be accomplished. MODEL MT65P21 "EXPRESS HEAT" DEICER from Lamb's facility in Bluefield, VA. The industrial engine maker has recently done business with logistic companies to repower their GSE with the same engine going in the CT5G. All Zenith engines also currently meet California Air Resources Board and EPA require- ments. The CT5G can come with either this Ford four-cylinder, 2.5-liter engine or a four- cylinder, 2.8-liter engine from Zenith Power Products LLC. Speaking of requirements, the new tractor will also come with a Deutz diesel engine. "We're still waiting to hear more "Express Heat" reliability, easy access maintenance, extend reach capabilities, and lowest cost of operation is why we are the "Premier" deicer manufacturer. Tel - 715-735-6440, www.premier-deicers.com AviationPros.com/company/10132282 22 GROUND SUPPORT WORLDWIDE r 0DUPCFS about Tier 4, and specifically, the cost of going from Tier 3 to Tier 4," Lamb adds. The new vehicle will have a Paillard axle up front and an AxleTech in back. The new vehicle resembles the com- pany's CT5E, an electric cargo tractor introduced in 2011. "It has the same body style so it does have some lines to it," Lamb

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