Jungheinrich has launched a re-designed range of IC-engine powered counterbalanced forklift trucks with capacities up to 3.5 tonnes and lift heights of 7.5 metres.
The new models – the DFG/TFG 316-320 and DFG/TFG 425-435 ranges – are powered by Kubota engines, which are used in arduous applications around the world.
The diesel and LPG forklifts feature hydrodynamic drive – or ‘torque converter’ technology – for robust operation.
Innnovations include a counterweight that is an integral part of the load-bearing chassis, while the steering axle has been integrated into the counterweight.
As a result, the truck’s centre of gravity is extremely low giving greater stability without the need for additional and costly electronic stability systems.
The new models’ drive shaft features integrated maintenance free wet disc brakes which, when compared with standard drum brakes, virtually eliminates service costs.
The radiator is a single unit made of aluminium. This makes the new trucks highly suitable for operations in all environments and protects them from dust and other harmful environmental factors.
Other features include a new mast design for improved visibility and an electronic parking brake. Jungheinrich reckons the Benchmast gives an improved field of vision by up to 85 per cent at the tip of the forks.
“These new ‘torque converter’ trucks are rugged machines. Our engineers have driven costs out of the manufacturing process and produced a range that is tough and easy to service, while offering best-in-class operator conditions,” said Jungheinrich UK sales director Jonathan Morris.