Linde ’s new additions to its advanced 39X forklift range incorporate all the extensive safety features found in its larger capacity models.
The new Linde internal combustion forklift trucks meet the needs of customers with lifting requirements in the 1,400kg to 2,000kg range.
They broaden Linde’s advanced 39X series, the popular range the company has ever offered in Australia.
Availability of the exceptional safety, economy, ergonomics and performance of the breakthrough Linde 39X design has up until now been limited to those requiring lifting capacities over two tonnes.
Now Linde has introduced its new safety technology to new 1.4 to 2.0 tonne 39X LP gas models powered by a state of the art 1984cc engine tuned to provide strong performance with good fuel economy and low emissions.
The new Linde 39X models incorporate the new material handling equipment safety engineering concepts including a new drive system and a unique mast design.
The specially-designed, high-torque, low-revving engine contributes to workplace safety by producing ultra-low emissions and minimised noise levels.
According to Linde, the compact nature of the 1984cc engine also has a safety pay-off through a tangible increase in comfort for the operator.
The cabin offers clear space for entry and exit without going through any contortions and the entry step has an access height of just 460mm.
Australian studies have attributed 27 per cent of forklift related accidents to slips, trips and falls getting on and off the equipment.
Linde’s 39X models address this concern as the single big cause of forklift related injuries by reducing access height to just 460mm.
Other Linde design elements incorporated in the new 39X models include engines resiliently mounted to the counterweight to dampen vibration at the source and the Linde Load Control (LLC) system of electronic mast actuation to simplify load handling.
A new control system Linde Truck Control (LTC) provides the operator with maximum responsiveness and precision in driving and lifting for added safety in confined spaces.
It also keeps the engine speed at low rpm necessary for each task, assisting fuel efficiency, quiet running and more importantly, eliminates operator involvement in managing engine speed.
LTC actually monitors the driver’s inputs and adjusts engine speed so that sufficient power will be available, conventional forklifts have load-sensing hydraulics on all truck functions while the 39X has load-predicting hydraulics.