A NEW drive system, that delivers lower operation costs and increased performance, is proving to be a major boon for Taylor-Dunn products in Australia.
Local agent NTP Forklifts reports sales across the range - particularly in the Burden Carrier and Stockchaser lines - have risen sharply since the products were fitted with Taylor-Dunn's new GT Drive System.
NTP national sales manager Damien Garvey said the new GT Drive System technology found in both the B2-48 Burden Carrier and the SC-100 Stockchaser delivered three major benefits - low operation costs, efficient and quiet performance, and consistent driving.
"Customers have been impressed by the reduction in maintenance and repair costs, thanks mainly to the GT Drive System comprising fewer parts and no chains or belts,” he said.
“The all-gear drive system adds quietness and efficiency to the operation while regenerative breaking and smooth acceleration ensure a steady, consistent drive, whether climbing or descending."
The Taylor-Dunn B2-48 battery electric Burden Carrier has been particularly well-received in the hospitality and aged care environments. It offers powerful towing capabilities while its unique modular design allows the product to be customised to exacting requirements.
The B2-48 can be configured to carry up to 1800kg of load while pulling almost 8,000kg at speeds of up to 25km/h. The model has a range of 38km per battery charge.
The Taylor-Dunn SC-100 battery-electric Stockchaser, offering a narrow chassis and high manoeuvrability, is seen as a cost-effective solution that delivers improved efficiency in warehouse environments.
Its compact nature brings the operator closer to the materials to be picked while its standard ladder - in four, five or six-step configurations - allows materials to be picked from higher stock locations.
The Stockchaser has a maximum speed of 13km/h, with a range per battery charge of 38km. It, too, can be configured to specific application needs. Another advantage is the SC-100's towing capacity of almost 2300kg.
An extensive range of Taylor-Dunn trailers, constructed of heavy duty angular steel and with payload capacities of up to 700 kg each, complements the Stockchaser family.