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Jungheinrich Has Released IC Engine Powered Forklift Trucks

New Generation of IC-Powered Forklifts

Jungheinrich has released what it says to be a completely re-designed generation of IC (internal combustion) engine powered forklift trucks at CeMAT (May 2014 in Hanover). Engineered and manufactured in Germany, these general purpose, reliable and rugged trucks are said to deliver above-average throughput rates with simultaneous low fuel consumption.

The new generation stackers handle payloads of up to 3.5t with a maximum stacking height of 7.50 metres.

Jungheinrich is simultaneously launching two new series of internal combustion engine powered counterbalance forklift trucks: hydrodynamic torque converter drive trucks in the DFG/TFG 316-320 and DFG/TFG 425-435 model ranges.

Suitable for tough operations in different climate zones

Kubota engines power all of these trucks, which are manufactured at the Moosburg production plant in the German state of Bavaria.

“These industrial engines, tried and tested around the world in heavy-duty construction machinery, already deliver high torque at low revs,” said Marek Scheithauer, head of product management for IC engine powered counterbalance trucks at Jungheinrich.

“These robust stackers boast high-grade, extremely durable, long-lifetime components and are ideally suited for extreme, tough operations in different climate zones.”

The need for trucks that can operate in harsh operating environments inspired Jungheinrich to apply the latest in-house engineering developments to the new torque converter’s core components. These include innovations to the mast, chassis and steering column. The counterweight on the new stacker is an integral part of the load-bearing chassis, while the steering column was integrated in the counterweight.

“The centre of gravity is not only extremely low but also optimally positioned between the axles,” continues Mr Scheithauer. “This gives the forklift truck outstanding stability and makes additional, electronic stabilisers redundant.

“This translates into high driving stability and ensures outstandingly good safety characteristics, both when stationary and on the move.”

The proprietary Jungheinrich transmission shaft in the new torque converter features an integrated non-wear wet multi-disc brake.

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