Potato and vegetable supplier Branston has upgraded the materials handling equipment at its Somerset factory and warehouse with a fleet of counterbalanced and powered pallet trucks from Jungheinrich.
The counterbalanced trucks selected by Branston are a mix of 4, 3.5 and 3 tonne capacity gas powered trucks from Jungheinrich’s hydrostatic range.
The trucks’ hydrostatic engines are suited the company’s operation which involves much loading and unloading of lorries.
The gas trucks are used to unload lorries containing up to 26 one ton wooden boxes of potatoes that arrive at the site on a daily basis.
The powered pallet trucks transfer pallets in and around the chill and ambient stores and load outgoing lorries. High frequency charging has been used to further reduce costs of energy input, as well as reducing maintenance on battery topping.
The trucks have been supplied on a full contract hire package.