Mitsubishi Forklift introduces new line of electric walkies
Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks has introduced a new line of electric walkies boasting the highest maneuverability on the market, advanced regenerative breaking for increased run time and energy efficiency, and 500-hour service intervals.
The new electric walkie line is available in 3,000, 4,500, and 6,000 pound models. With the shortest head length in its class, each walkie is ready to perform under variable conditions providing customers with the highest level of functionality, efficiency and versatility on the market. Each model has the ability to operate with the handle in a fully vertical position allowing for optimum turning capability in tight spaces, making right angle stacking and pin-wheeling easy in a trailer.
"By combining reliability and performance, the new walkie line is guaranteed to provide customers with the highest level of satisfaction and value they have come to expect of a Mitsubishi forklift truck," said Chad Pilbeam Marketing Program Manager, Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks.
Unlike other construction designs, the new walkie trucks feature a welded solid steel bar construction and durable side rails that are 2.5 times thicker than most other makes, ensuring maximum quality and durability in all applications.
Each model is fully equipped with a low mounted control handle constructed of a high-impact resistant material, which increases leverage and the distance between the operator and the tractor. The ideal design results in reduced steer effort and maximum operating clearance. For added reliability, each model is ready with long-life Vulkollan(R) load wheels and drive tires that are designed to reduce cracking, chunking and damage from heat build-up.
The new Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks electric walkies are designed for efficiency and equipped with advanced regenerative breaking, which recovers energy pulled from the battery while plugging (using the opposite travel direction to slow or stop the unit), when the travel control is returned to neutral (coasting), and when the handle is released (braking). The feature provides additional value to the customer by reducing wear on the brake pad, resulting in lower maintenance costs.
A comprehensive testing program, including individual component, chassis, and customer application tests, has ensured that each walkie is ready to hold up under demanding conditions. Results have proven long term reliability and a service interval rating of up to 500-hours, which is double the standard of most other manufacturers.
For added safety, each unit has an electromagnetic brake with a rollback protection feature that engages the brake and holds the unit on gradients until travel is requested, regardless of handle position.
Additional features include sealed switches on the control handle, all rated for at least one million cycles and a smart reverse direction switch, which reduces the risk of unintentional reverse movement.