RICHMOND, VA (PRWEB) December 22, 2005
The Jungheinrich Lift Truck Corp., a world leader in warehouse logistics technology, is announcing the ETV C20, an efficient new electric reach truck designed to excel at stacking and retrieval of merchandise stored at high lift heights and in confined spaces. This rugged new workhorse is ideal both for moving pallets and doing continuous racking on single or multiple shifts. This truck is tough. Outdoor and severe-weather use is a possibility with several optional weatherproof cabin configurations, and the truck’s super-elastic tires can negotiate both smooth and bumpy floor surfaces.
With its compact dimensions and Reach Mast feature, the ETV C20 is a natural for working narrow aisle widths (down to 112.4 in. or 9.3 ft.). What’s more, it can lift loads of up to 4,400 lbs to heights up to 291.3 in. (24.3 ft.), and both its mast tilt and optional fork side-shift features can enhance fork maneuverability while the vehicle is stacking or accessing loads.
The heart of the truck is its proprietary 3-phase AC motor technology, providing power for travel, lift, steering and braking. Jungheinrich discovered years ago that three-phase AC offers significant advantages over traditional direct current shunt-wound motors. For example, it enables strong acceleration and eliminates hesitation shifting into reverse. And with no carbon brushes to wear, an AC motor is essentially maintenance-free, keeping the vehicle operational longer. In addition, the truck reclaims its kinetic energy during braking and stores it back in the battery; as a result, much less time is wasted on recharging stops. This robust new truck will keep working for the user, moving merchandise, shift after shift.
Jungheinrich understands that driver comfort and safety translate to greater productivity and, ultimately, lower costs. Accordingly, they’ve given a lot of thought to ergonomics in this design. Ergonomic features include a generous cabin workspace with plenty of legroom. Visibility is superb and both the seat settings and the steering wheel angle can be adjusted to suit the operator. The ETV’s SOLO-PILOT feature conveniently groups all essential controls in one location, including those for load lifting and lowering, travel direction, horn and the optional fork side-shift. Mast reach and mast tilt are controlled by two separate levers, and the LISA liquid crystal display constantly informs the operator of all key system functions in one easy-to-see console. To further enhance safety while driving, all essential hand controls can be easily accessed by the operator with no need to reach backwards. The sideways-facing cabin seat affords the operator outstanding visibility even when transporting high loads.
For more information about the new ETV C20, contact Jungheinrich Lift Truck Corp., 5701 Eastport Boulevard, Richmond, VA 2323. Call 888-333-2644 toll free, or phone 804-737-6084. FAX 804-737-6131. Or, visit the website at http://www.jungheinrich-us.com.
About Jungheinrich Lift Truck Corp.
Jungheinrich is the world leader in warehouse logistics technology. Founded over fifty years ago, the company has grown from its beginnings as a European manufacturer of materials handling equipment to an international supplier of industrial trucks, warehousing technology and materials-flow products. Today, it is a major supplier of forklift trucks around the globe, and offers a complete range of materials handling equipment, rack systems and services related to manufacturing logistics.
Jungheinrich’s growth has been due in large part to the high value it has always placed on leading-edge design and technological innovation. This is seen, for example, in the company’s proprietary 3-phase AC motor and controller technology, and in a host of productivity and ergonomic enhancements. Jungheinrich has more than 120 strategically-located service support centers and store operations in the U.S., and sales and service companies in countries around the industrialized world.
Jungheinrich Lift Truck Corp.