With the MDW and the MDE, UniCarriers is introducing a pedestrian pallet truck series with a central tiller arm for the first time. Thanks to a lift height of 220 and 735 mm, market-leading in their class, these forklift trucks can also provide safe handling of goods on steep or uneven surfaces. Suitable for use both indoors and outdoors, the new pallet trucks are available from UniCarriers Direct Sales.

Compact pedestrian pallet trucks offer an exceptional versatility and an extensive variety of uses – from replenishing supplies in production areas, order picking and for transporting goods over short distances. UniCarriers now offers a very wide product portfolio in this key market segment. The MDW and MDE are included in the portfolio to offer two compact models with a central tiller arm alongside the existing PLL, with tiller arms off centre. These new models feature ergonomically shaped hand grips to ensure slip-free steering of the truck. The key operating controls are positioned within immediate reach of the handle.

Greatest lift height in its class

The MDW is launched as a regular pallet truck with a maximum speed of 6 km/h and load capacities of 1.6, 1.8 and 2.0 t. The lift height of 220 mm is market-leading for the pedestrian pallet truck segment. The MDW handles goods easily and safely on steep ramps and uneven Leading third party logistics specialist, Great Bear, has introduced a new fleet of Narrow Aisle Ltd’s Flexi HiMAX articulated forklift trucks at its major multi-user hub at Brackmills in Northampton.

A total of six Flexi HiMAX models will operate around-the-clock at the facility while a seventh ‘sub-core’ truck has also been supplied on a Service Level Agreement low-hours contract to be used as a ‘stand-by’ truck to cover seasonal peaks in demand and to ensure Great Bear has the ability to operate at 100 per cent fleet availability all-year round. The Flexi HiMAX can operate in aisleways as narrow as 2000mm and its design allows pallet loads to be stacked up to 12 metres high at Great Bear’s Brackmills site.

Pallet throughput cycles of 30 per hour are being achieved within the facility’s 70 metre long aisles – which compares very favourably with either guided man-up or traditional reach type trucks.

surfaces, even when pallets are damaged. With its option of 375 Ah battery capacity, it is an ideal solution for loading and unloading trucks rapidly. The MDE is able to handle 2.0 t on the straddles and features a lift height of 735 mm with a capacity of 700 kg. This allows users to adopt an ergonomic posture during order picking jobs. Both truck variants feature two different performance modes, which can be activated with the key switch.

Optimum adaptability

The trucks’ basic configuration can be supplemented with an extensive package of options to tailor the trucks to their specific use. Additional equipment includes a load backrest, LED working lights and cold store equipment for safe working practices down to temperatures of -35 °C. An equipment bar is available to attach accessories such as bottle holder, document holder and computer holder.