Since 1958, Kalmar Ottawa terminal tractors have set the standard in trailer moving solutions for warehouse and distribution operations, ports, and rail terminals in North America. Kalmar Ottawa’s are regarded for their excellent durability, operator comfort, ease of service and latest generation engines, featuring the cleanest in engine technology. The Kalmar Ottawa T2 has set the bar even higher providing the optimal terminal tractor for your operation. All Kalmar Ottawa’s are built at the US manufacturing plant in Ottawa, Kansas.
In June 2015, the Kalmar Ottawa factory reached the 60,000 unit production milestone, which is more than twice the production volume of all North American terminal tractor competitors combined. As the world’s leader in terminal tractors, offering the most comprehensive range of models for the industry, the company’s commitment to continuous product development has resulted in many industry firsts.
Along with being the original manufacturer of terminal tractors, Kalmar Ottawa was the first to offer machines with an automatic transmission, a rear door entry, integral air conditioning units, power cab tilt and ABS brake systems. Kalmar Ottawa terminal tractors were also the first on the market to receive DOT/EPA certification – a paramount classification for distribution and industrial customers whose operation entails shunting trailers between yards via public streets and roadways.