Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks has introduced a new range of electric counterbalance trucks, the FB40-50(C)2 series, which include seven models from 4.0 to 5.0 tonnes including compact and extended load centre models.
The new trucks use AC motor technology, consuming up to 20 per cent less energy than previous models. VDI data indicates that the new series outperforms leading competitors in two areas: energy consumption and performance (number of cycles). In practice, this means that these new trucks can run for up to 12.5 hours on a full battery in most applications.
The range includes seven models, including two compact forklifts and two special models whichoffer an identical chassis length with an extended load centre distance of 600 mm, rather than 500 mm.
The series is available with a cornering control system that reduces speed on curves when danger lies ahead. In addition, there is an automatic parking brake to ensure trucks do not roll back unexpectedly on slopes, as well as a reversing alarm.