19/02/2013 - 16:33 pm

Nexen Lift Trucks expands range of counterbalance forklifts


Suffolk, UK-based Nexen Lift Trucks has expanded its X-Range of IC engine counterbalance trucks to include 4.0, 4.5 and 5.0 tonne models. They will be built at the wholly British-owned company’s Lowestoft plant, from which after sale support will be readily available.

The firm, founded in 2003, pointed to innovative features such as the anti-rollback system on the X-Range Optimal+ models. While anti-rollback is becoming a common option on trucks with hydrostatic drives, Nexen has designed its own version to work with torque converter transmissions.

Nexen‘s anti-rollback system is part of the Optimal+ transmission package which also includes oil-cooled disc brakes and modulated power reversal, for smooth performance and reduced component wear.

The X-Range operator cabin, meanwhile, is spacious with an uncluttered, flat floor, featuring a single pendant-mounted brake pedal.

A fully floating driver cell effectively insulates against vibration. Standard safety design includes a strong, sectional overhead guard that provides maximum protection and all-round vision.

There are multiple engine choices, including Diesel Euro Stage 3B / Tier 4 Final. LPG options include an electronically-controlled, closed-loop fuel system with 3-way catalyst which is CARB / EPA certified for the North American market. 

“There is a growing pride in the excellence of Britain’s design and craftsmanship. In contrast, customers are aware that the expertise and build quality that goes into products sourced from overseas can be very variable,” said Nexen director Pam Oakes.

“Most customers have also at some point felt the frustration of long waiting times for delivery of products and services from the other side of the world. In comparison, we are right on your doorstep and we are committed to providing a better level of support than lift truck dealers and customers have traditionally expected.”

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