While retaining the marque’s established ability to navigate narrow aisle warehousing, the vehicle has been developed to work on really rough terrain. According to Combilift managing director Martin McVicar, it is attracting particular interest from sawmills because of its capability to negotiate bumps, divots, steep inclines and wet slippery ground conditions.

“It has a ground clearance of 300mm and bigger, heavier duty wheels,” he said. “But it is not just a standard truck with these added on. It has also been upgraded to a 5-tonne capacity and has a bigger cab which makes it easier for the driver to cope with rough terrain.”

The C5000L also highlights Combilift’s willingness to make adaptations to vehicles to suit the individual. For instance, the truck being demonstrated featured a stick box and container for a chainsaw.

A lot of interest in the C5000L has come from the US and Russia, but Mr McVicar also sees potential for the model in the UK – where it is already being used by timber frame companies.

The company also featured its new sideloader with rear-mounted cab and a C6000L sideloader with a 6-tonne capacity.