Jungheinrich has launched additions to its ranges of ic-engine and electric-powered counterbalance forklifts.
VFG Series 5s of ic-engined trucks is available in both diesel and LP Gas options. The trucks are powered by a Volkswagen engine and have a capacity of up to 5.00 tonnes.
The EFG 425-430 electric counterbalance trucks have a capacities up to 3 tonnes and use fourth generation AC technology.
The new ic-engined trucks use hydrostatic drive technology, which, Jungheinrich says, use fewer components that tradition torque converter technology.
The VFG Series 5s’s emissions are below the limit required by new EU IIIB legislation that is due to come into effect from 2013 and will see the legal limit for exhaust soot particles reduced by 95 per cent.
To aid productivity, the engine speed automatically increases during the lifting process, and there are five different operating programmes allow the driver to set the truck’s performance characteristics to match the load and the operating environment.
“We believe that with its combination of low energy consumption and operating costs and ultra low exhaust emissions, the VFG Series 5s sets a new benchmark in ic-engine counterbalance truck design,” says marketing manager Craig Johnson.
The EFG Series 4 is available with a choice of chassis lengths – including a short chassis version that reduces the truck’s turning circle.
Jungheinrich says tests have shown that the new EFG Series 4 trucks are ten per cent more energy efficient than the models they replace.
For battery changing, Jungheinrich has come up with a new device, the SnapFit adaptor, which is fitted to a standard pallet truck that locks in to the underside of a 48 or 80 Volt battery.