Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA), the provider of Jungheinrich® lift trucks and narrow aisle products in the United States, Canada and Mexico, recently announced a two-shift operating guarantee, with no battery changing necessary between two shifts.
“The highly efficient control technology, state-of-the-art motor technology and effective energy management on Jungheinrich’s electric products eliminate the need for battery charging between the first and second shift, ultimately increasing the operators’ pick rates and productivity during the work day, while also eliminating the need to change batteries between shifts. In the unlikely event of under-performance, MCFA will provide the customer with a second battery absolutely free,” said Kent Eudy, executive vice president of sales and marketing at MCFA.
Charging batteries costs more than lost time between shifts. Depending on the fleet size, the costs associated with water, battery cleaning and additional battery charging stations are eliminated, reducing battery-charging costs by up to 50 percent. The ability to run for two shifts on one battery charge also eliminates the need for an extra battery, saving customers thousands of dollars on battery costs per truck.
The two-shift guarantee is offered on several Jungheinrich models, including a range of mid- to high-level order pickers, pantograph reach trucks, three-wheel electric counterbalanced and electric pneumatic tire forklifts. The full list of models includes:
EKS 314 High-Level Order Picker – 36 Volt
ETR 230-335d Pantograph Reach Truck Series – 36 Volt
EKS 208/308 Mid- to High-Level Order Picker – 36 Volt and 48 Volt
EKX 514/516/516k Turret Truck – 80 Volt
EFG 213-220 3-Wheel Electric Pneumatic Forklift – 48 Volt
EFG 425-S30 4-Wheel Electric Pneumatic Forklift – 80 Volt
This range of products is also covered by a one-year/2,000-hour warranty that includes parts and labor, as well as components and systems, and a two-year/4,000-hour extended powertrain warranty.
For more information, contact your local Quinn Lift sales representative.