Jungheinrich has launched a lithium-ion powered pallet truck, the EJE 112i, which it says weighs 30 per cent less than a lead acid powered model of the same load capacity.
The new truck is now in production and available to order.
The truck with battery weighs just 289kg. The lithium-ion battery allows “opportunity charging” and reaches 50 per cent charge in just 30 minutes. A full charge takes 80 minutes and will power the truck through an eight hour shift.
The briefcase sized, 14kg battery is removed from the truck to charge, eliminating the need for a docking bay.