Heavy-duty IC forktruck

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas group, the manufacturer and provider of Cat lift trucks across North, Central and South America, has launched its Cat 3,000 to 7,000 lb hydrostatic internal combustion (IC) forklift series.

The new model line uses a field-proven, EPA emissions-compliant engine and hydrostatic drive system designed to help customers optimize their productivity, provide intuitive control in heavy-duty applications, and reinforce operator comfort and safety.

The new Cat lift truck series is designed for a variety of industries and heavy-duty applications, such as building materials, lumber and manufacturing.

The hydrostatic drive train circulates hydraulic fluid to power wheels – allowing for smoother acceleration, directional change and increased uptime.  The Cat hydrostatic IC forklift series is built to perform in heavy-duty operations that demand long hours of usage, frequent and efficient directional changes, and constant stop-and-go maneuverability.

“At Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas group, we’re committed to developing advanced forklift and technology solutions for our customers, and I’m excited to introduce our latest advancement – the first Cat hydrostatic IC lift truck series,” said John Sneddon, executive vice-president, sales and marketing at Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas.

“By combining efficient, high-performance engines with an innovative hydrostatic drive system and software solution, we are continuing to raise the bar for our customers to help them improve their productivity and lower their total cost of ownership.”

The Cat 3,000 to 7,000 lb hydrostatic IC lift trucks offer various standard features and custom options for indoor and outdoor operations.

Key features include:

  • A fuel-efficient, powerful engine lineup for heavy-duty material handling applications;

  • A fully hydrostatic drive system combined with full software integration with the hardware for greater performance and control;

  • Low-maintenance wet disc brakes for precise braking and lower maintenance costs;

  • A spacious operator compartment, intuitive controls and five preset performance modes to allow comfortable and confident operation;

  • Easy access to major parts and equipment for easier maintenance and greater uptime.