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Ramp up your operations

04 September 2022

THE ARGUMENTS for why electric forklifts are better than diesel are well rehearsed. But, for many, a nagging doubt remains: what about ramps and steep slopes where there’s the very real possibility of power drop-off?

The problem has been solved by Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks with its new, patent-pending AutoBoost feature, says Stewart Gosling of RDD, sole UK importers for Mitsubishi forklifts.

“AutoBoost senses when power is required by sensing when speed needs maintaining and automatically activating acceleration and torque boosts – precisely when and where they’re needed. 

It is one in a series of new features that ensure the EDiA EX outclasses any diesel as well as every other 2.5 to 3.5 tonne electric truck, says Gosling.

“Slippery conditions present no problems thanks to a combination of all-wheel steering and another innovation: an electric differential lock. The result is outstanding traction and control, even in the most hostile environments, indoors or outside. 

“At the rear of the truck the steer wheels turn through a massive 100-degree lock to deliver the smallest turning circle on the market for safe operation in the very tightest spaces. Importantly. There is no push back, even when setting off on full lock.”

At the front, both drive motors turn in different directions for better grip and precise handling.

“We’re experiencing a huge growth in demand in markets such as transport, logistics, drinks, timber, etc. that have always been staunchly diesel,” reveals Gosling. “It’s no surprise because the EDiA EX offers so much more than and IC engine trucks in terms of safety, productivity and care for the environment.”

For more information, visit www.mitforklift.com