DHL Hub Adds Ten Allison-equipped MULAG Comet 6 Tractors

MULAG tow tractorTo cope with the growing cargo volume, ten new MULAG Comet 6 towing tractors have been added to the tractor fleet operating at the DHL Hub Leipzig in Schkeuditz, Saxony, near Leipzig.  The fleet currently operates 128 MULAG towing tractors with 4-cylinder Deutz diesel engines (64 kW / 87 hp) and Allison 1000 Series fully-automatic transmissions for container handling.  The first 80 vehicles were delivered in 2007, when the test operation at DHL Hub Leipzig began.
“We always reorder the same vehicle models to maintain fleet purity.  That way, the drivers don’t have to be retrained,” explained Jens Freund, Duty Manager of Ground Support Equipment at DHL Hub Leipzig.
The vehicles carry freight to the 413 meter-long distribution centre and its 4.5 mile (6.5km)-long fully-automatic sorting system.  The towing tractors move and average of about 900 containers per day.  A total of 17 tons at a time can be moved at a maximum speed of 18mph (30km/h).