Data shows that back injuries caused from reverse driving of lift trucks over long distances, as well as the workers' twisting and leaning, account for 14.2 lost work days per operator each year and $13.6 billion in lost productivity. To address this concern, Jungheinrich Lift Truck Corp. has built its new EFG D30 model lift truck with the capability of rotating the entire cabin a full 180 degrees. The rotation of the cabin allows the operator to face the direction of travel, which significantly reduces potential operator injury, while eliminating obstructed views and the need to drive long distances in reverse.
The EFG D30 truck is suitable for transporting high, stacked pallets; loading or unloading trucks from one side; and moving large containers. The design of the lift truck allows the operator to lift a load, and turn the cabin without strain 30 degrees to the left or 180 degrees to the right to eliminate obstructed views. A Memory System allows the operator to preset the angles of choice. The MULTI-PILOT joystick control combines all hydraulic functions, plus the travel direction switch, into one ergonomically shaped control lever.
The EFG D30 truck can handle loads of up to 6,600 pounds, reach travel speeds of 12.4 miles per hour and attain lift speeds of 98 feet per minute. The vehicle features Jungheinrich's proprietary 3-phase AC motor technology, which provides power for travel, lift, steering and braking. It enables strong acceleration and eliminates the delay when shifting into reverse. In addition, the truck reclaims its kinetic energy during braking and stores it back in the battery.
The truck also features a patented Curve Speed Reduction Steering System, which prevents the possibility of tipping. A steering-wheel-mounted, LCD information and service display allows the driver to choose from five individually adjustable operating modes. Operators can adjust acceleration, braking, travel, lifting and lowering speeds to suit the specific task. The display also provides detailed text for fast and accurate reading of operating conditions and service requirements.
Company Phone: (877) 543-6757
Company URL: www.jungheinrich-lift.com