21/07/2011 - 04:00 am

Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks Announces Addition of New Stacker to Product Line

Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks, Houston, Texas, has added 3,000- to 3,500-pound capacity heavy-duty electric walkie straddle stackers to its North American product line.

The new PWT15 and PWT18 walkie stacker models feature an AC-powered drive motor and electric power steering option, giving operators precise control when traveling at any speed.

Several features extend the walkie stacker's battery life and increase efficiency. It can be powered up with a key or optional keyless access pad. Optionally, after a set amount of time of inactivity, the walkie stacker's auto shutdown feature powers the forklift down, conserving. The advanced regenerative braking system also enhances efficiency and control by smoothing out directional changes and reducing brake pad and component wear.

The forklift’s AC-powered drive motor's brushless design significantly diminishes noise levels and improves operating efficiency. The stacker is ideal for repetitive stacking applications where travel distances are relatively minimal, such as storage and staging areas, skid, cart or work-table applications.

Adding the electric power steering option improves the already precise steering control.  Also, the addition of a steering motor to the system helps to reduce operator fatigue and boasts quiet activation. The stacker is equipped with both pinwheel and crawl speed functions. The pinwheel function gives the operator the ability to pinwheel the forklift with the handle in a completely vertical position while pressing the crawl speed button. This function also provides better utilization of space and helps increase productivity. As a safety precaution, an emergency reverse button will stop and reverse movement of the stacker if the operator is traveling in the forward direction and gets caught in close quarters.

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