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Heavy-duty diesel lift truck

Promises 18 percent better fuel economy


November 20, 2015
by MM&D Online Staff

Cat DP70N1 delivers 18 percent greater fuel efficiency

Cat DP70N1 delivers 18 percent greater fuel efficiency

HOUSTON, Texas—Cat Lift Trucks introduced its new 15,500-lb capacity diesel pneumatic tire lift truck. Equipped with a Perkins 854F Tier 4 Final diesel engine, the heavy-duty Cat DP70N1 model delivers an 18 percent increase in fuel efficiency in addition to field-proven performance, increased uptime and standard features to optimize the operator’s driving experience.

The new Cat DP70N1 is designed to work in a variety of heavy-duty applications, such as lumber, pipe, concrete and steel and features Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SRC) aftertreament technology that will not require any additional maintenance after installation for the lifetime of the lift truck.

“Increased fuel efficiency and high performance were two key focus areas with the development of this new Cat DP70N1 model,” said Lucas Dumdie, product line manager at Cat Lift Trucks. “In addition to meeting stringent Environmental Protection Agency Tier 4 Final standards, the DP70N1 boasts an 18 percent increase in fuel efficiency over the previous generation without sacrificing on performance. Customers will also benefit from the forklift’s advanced Perkins engine with maintenance-free aftertreatment and fuel saver mode features, which can further reduce fuel consumption by up to 14 percent.”

The DP70N1 is equipped with an engine protection system that notifies operators of critical factors, including when vital fluids are low or engine maintenance is required. The system also automatically lowers maximum RPMs and slows travel and hydraulic speeds when the truck is not performing at acceptable levels, effectively reducing the potential for damage or costly repairs. Maintenance is simple and less time consuming due to the lift truck’s easy-access engine cover and 500-hour extended service intervals.

The truck has cowl-mounted three-way hydraulic control valves, a full-suspension seat, elevated exhaust and rubber mounted components for noise and vibration reduction. Customers can further customize the lift truck to their application with a wide-range of options, including a climate-controlled operator cabin or armrest-integrated fingertip controls.