Nissan has developed an alternative to craning replacement batteries in and out of a forklift truck which it says is safer and faster.
It is using the system in its new three-wheel TX counterbalanced series and says that by using the new rig in conjunction with a pallet truck, the risk of overhead working can be eliminated and the task achieved by just one person in a matter of minutes.
The side panel of the fork lift truck is removed, the roller bed is simply moved into position alongside the vehicle and the battery is either slipped into or out of position.
Because the Nissan transfer system’s main rollers are produced in solid metal, the roll-out mechanism is ideal to accommodate the heavier, high capacity batteries used on the High Performance versions of the TX series trucks.
The TX lift truck series bridges the gap between Nissan’s warehouse range and standard four wheel counterbalance electric trucks. The AC-powered range extends to five versions and in six capacities from 1.25 to 2.0 tonnes, with Compact, Standard and High Performance options adding to the handling versatility of the series.
Nissan has also introduced an AC TECH controller with the TX Syncro to provide maximum performance and economy. The controller continuously monitors and communicates the forklift’s status such as travel speed and steering wheel angle to the operator through the instrument panel.