According to the British Industrial Truck Association, 37% of counterbalance trucks sold in the UK last year were electric a trend that is increasing due to an increased focus on emissions from companies buying forklifts. Electric trucks are said to be especially popular in the food and drink, retail and distribution sectors.
“Traditionally, some companies weighing up whether to invest in electric or diesel trucks opted for diesel as it promised advantages in performance and all-weather reliability,” says Tim Waples, chief executive of Doosan Industrial Vehicle UK. “Our new 7-Series range means there is no longer a compromise on performance and their running costs are lower as they use electricity rather than diesel. On top of that, they have zero emissions, which is an increasingly significant factor in buyers’ decision-making processes.”
One advance provided in the 7-Series over its predecessors is the newly-designed steer axle. This means the four-wheel B18X-7 now turns to 86°, reducing the forklift’s turning radius by 160mm to just 1,795mm. Other features, include finger-tip controls, a top-of-the-range Grammer seat and a small and responsive steering wheel in an operator compartment with increased legroom and good visibility.
Productivity is further enhanced by a new side lift-in lift-out battery change system, which allows batteries to be switched quickly and safely using only a simple hand pallet truck.
Contact: Doosan Industrial Vehicle