Nissan launches compact truck range

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Nissan is launching a range of compact, low emission engine lift trucks designed for a multi-purpose role of inside working in restricted areas and outside yard operations.
The new truck is less than a metre wide and able to turn in a radius as small as 1,735 mm.
The LX Series – available in 10 lifting capacities from 1.5 to 3.6 tonnes – is the first to feature Nissan’s Tri-Cat Ultra technology, which reduces potentially harmful exhaust emissions by up to 99 per cent. The system will be rolled out as standard across all of Nissan’s LP gas trucks – a range from one to seven tonne capacity – by the end of 2007.
Nissan says the Tri-Cat Ultra system provides the lowest emissions in the marketplace and is the only system fitted to a lift truck by a manufacturer as standard to address all three toxic substances produced when LP gas is burned – carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and oxides of nitrogen
Nissan is also introducing of high performance, fuel injected engines which, combined with the Tri-Cat Ultra three-way catalytic converter, provide an engine management system that offers up to 26 per cent greater fuel economy than with conventional fuel delivery.
Nissan has applied its Risk Reduction System to the new series. This combines design elements for increased visibility and manoeuvrability with a range of physical features to maximise stability, control and handling. Good visibility is essential in a compact lift truck required to work in areas where space is restricted. A low profile counterweight has been incorporated for good rear visibility and maximum manoeuvrability, while Nissan’s Optiview mast can increase forward visibility by more than 50 per cent.
In operation, Nissan’s Auto Tilt Levelling system enables the truck’s forks to be tilted to horizontal at the touch of a button, allowing the load to be positioned with greater speed, accuracy and safety. There is further protection through a mast lock system that automatically prevents the forks from being lowered and the mast from being tilted when the operator has left the seat. The vehicle’s control system also acts automatically to restrict travel speeds and acceleration when the truck is turning, and to reduce lift speeds when travelling.
The new Nissan compact LX Series is available in both cushion tyre (1.5 to 3.6 tonne) and pneumatic profile (1.5 to 2.5 tonne) versions.

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