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Electronic Stability Control

Electronic Stability Control

Be the first to meet the new Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS).

To comply with the standards set by the Department of Transport and the National Highway Traffic Safety Association for trucks that operate in approved applications, all new Kalmar Ottawa T2 Terminal Tractors can be equipped with an optional Electronic Stability Control system.

This added safety feature ensures safer load handling and is the first of its kind in the yard truck industry.

Electronic Stability Control as an option.

When you order a new DOT/EPA compliant Kalmar Ottawa T2 yard truck with either a 116”, 126” or 136” wheelbase our new Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system can be fitted as an option. 

Enhanced safety.

Your new DOT/EPA compliant diesel truck not only can be fitted with ESC, it also has an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) and a Traction Control System fitted. Making your yard truck even safer when being operated in approved applications.

What is the difference between ABS and ESC?

Anti-locking braking systems stop your wheels from locking up when you apply the brakes, this allows for the driver to maintain control without the vehicle skidding. While the ESC system is able to apply the brakes to individual wheels to help maintain stability, particularly when the yard truck is at risk of jackknifing or spinning. This is done by the system automatically reducing the engine throttle and selectively applying the yard truck brakes.