Linde Material Handling Ltd, recently released 12 new five to eight-tonne load capacity diesel as well as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) forklift trucks to their Australian 39X series EVO range. Company executives say that the new models are specifically designed to benefit clients who are in the construction materials, beverage, and foundry industries, among others. This is because aside from being packed with essential features, they can deliver up to 20 percent fuel savings, compared to previous models. Contributing to fuel economy are three drive modes that are operator-selectable: economy, efficiency and performance.
“New features make the compact yet powerful H50 to H80/1100 EVO trucks even more efficient and safer to use than their highly-rated predecessors,” Linde personnel say. “Extensive exhaust after-treatment technology has lowered emissions further than ever before,” it adds. “A change to electronic drivetrain control and new state-of-the-art engine technology provides a high level of fuel efficiency, but not at the expense of performance,” they add.
Like other models in the EVO range, the newly released forklift models come with torsion support as well as associated torsion rack design features.
“The torsion rack is attached above the overhead guard on the mast, in addition to the overhead tilt cylinders and is fed between the torsion supports on rollers,” Linde personnel say. “The firm connection between the mast and overhead guard help reduce the torsional forces acting on the mast by up to 30 percent,” they add.
Also, stability is boosted and this in turn, enables faster handling, especially when transporting wide or swaying loads or goods that have high load centre. Here, the torsion rack takes over the function of the overhead guard and it moves along when the operator tilts the mast backwards and forwards. Because of this innovation, higher residual capacities as well as extra safety when moving laminated timbers, paper rolls, and block clamps, among others, are achieved during operation.
In addition to the abovementioned features, the newer models are packed with Linde Engine Protection System (LEPS) and the Linde Curve Assist (standard), decoupled cabins, and Deutz diesel engine.