Leading global forklift truck and warehouse equipment manufacturer, Linde Material Handling (UK), is launching its new E20-E50 series electric counterbalance truck range for greater levels of performance and productive operating experience, whatever the application.

The 2 to 3.5 tonne lift capacity series is available on the UK market now.  The 3.5 to 5 tonne lift capacity series will follow later in the year.  Both series offer a host of innovations and features, never seen before on forklifts, for optimum operator comfort, intelligent energy management and superior productivity.

For example, the new electric counterbalance trucks have been ergonomically designed to deliver the best possible operator comfort and safety. The decoupled operator compartment offers new realms of protection by optimising all isolation points to shield from vibrations, bumps and noises. While the new seat and armrest are fully adjustable for added all round comfort and improved on board storage.

All E20-E50 trucks are also fitted with an Ecomode setting as standard. This advanced energy management system offers a choice of three operating modes – Performance, Economy and Efficiency – allowing the user to strike the perfect balance between performance and energy consumption in accordance with their own specific application.

Battery replacement and charging requirements have been addressed with an intelligent on-board driver display. This shows the remaining driving time in minutes, to allow the truck to be driven right up to its next battery change or recharging cycle, putting the user fully in control of energy management. Battery changes can be easily performed from above or the side of the truck as well as onboard re-charging removes the need to open doors, battery hoods or windows.

Taking inspiration from the automotive industry, these new E-trucks also provide traction control as standard. A forklift first, this removes the problems of snow, ice and slippery surfaces, by redistributing power and torque between the wheels for optimum traction whatever the weather.

Commenting on the launch, product marketing manager at Linde Material Handling (UK), Alex Jones said: “Despite the challenging market environment, Linde Material Handling, has maintained its focus and investment in developing customer-oriented product solutions. 2011 is set to be a significant year of product development at Linde, with a series of breakthrough new product launches, to reinforce its status as a market leader and innovator in the materials handling industry – starting with our new counterbalance truck series.”

Linde Material Handling (UK)

Tel: 0845 6-8 5000


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