05/30/13Equipment Depot of Cincinnati Among the top Hawker Dealers in the Country
HAWKER Battery, the largest brand of industrial lead-acid batteries in the world, has announced Equipment Depot of Cincinnati as a “Dealer of Excellence” program winner for 2013.
The “Dealer of Excellence” program recognizes those dealers who have achieved outstanding results in the areas of sales, service and financial stability. These three areas of business are evaluated and contain certain criteria to which point values are assigned.
Dealers meeting the program requirements receive points based on their level of achievement in each area. The point value for each criterion is based on its relationship to achieving business excellence and furthering the mutual business interests of Hawker and the dealership.
“There are a lot of criteria to meet in order to receive this special recognition from HAWKER,” stated Ken Michel, power systems specialist for Equipment Depot of Cincinnati. “It symbolizes a well deserved ‘pat on the back’ for the dealer teams that meet and exceed the expectations of the HAWKER brand.”
With more than 75 Hawker dealers providing sales and service across North America, Equipment Depot of Cincinnati stands at the top among the best of the best.
Equipment Depot’s Cincinnati branch began operations in the Cincinnati area in 1960 as Portman Equipment Company. Pon North America acquired Portman in 2005 which later became known as Equipment Depot of Ohio in 2008.
Congratulations to Equipment Depot of Cincinnati on your selection as HAWKER “Dealer of Excellence” program winner for 2013!
05/15/13New Reach Trucks Released by Linde
Linde Material Handling has launched a new generation of Linde reach trucks, which encompasses models R14 - R20 for a load range of 2,800 to 4,000 pounds. The compact, maneuverable new design provides a more productive flow of goods into the warehouse. Linde’s new and improved technical solutions make the trucks more comfortable, more powerful, safer and easier to service. The considerably wider range of models for mast/chassis/battery combinations and the optional features allow customer-specific solutions to be derived from series production.
• Stable and safe
Reach trucks represent the premium class when it comes to warehouse technology. These trucks are primarily used as back-up at lower order picking levels and for high-rack storage. The trucks can now manage a lift height of 42 feet, ensuring that additional pallet storage locations can be reached. The technology behind this feature is a new lift mast concept with stronger profiles that reinforce the mast and enable a reduction in mast deflection in combination with a residual load capacity that has been increased by up to 20%.
• Comfort of the highest standard
Linde focused on improving truck ergonomics during the development of these new reach trucks. The resulting improvements take the pressure off drivers and help to protect their health. Drivers can adjust the unit, which includes the steering wheel, display, joysticks and armrest, to suit their body dimensions, using the highly adjustable operating console. Vibrations caused by uneven road surfaces, bumps or poor floor coverings are shielded from the operator by air-sprung seats, which also allow the seat height to be adjusted within a range of five inches.
• Storing and removing materials
Handling materials is easier when the operator has a better view of the fork arms and the load. With an unobstructed upward view and no distracting load backrest, the new Linde reach trucks can be kitted out with an optional, end-to-end, panoramic toughened glass roof, which also protects the driver from falling objects.
Additional safety features also include the side hoop guard at shoulder height, the optional Linde BlueSpot with LED technology to warn the operator about pedestrians or truck drivers at confusing intersections, and the standard four-wheel braking system including holding brake for very short braking distances in scenarios where the operator needs to stop the truck abruptly.
For more info on this and other Lind products, visit our Linde product page eqdepot.com linde
05/01/13Mitsubishi Introduces New Series of Diesel Lift Trucks
Mitsubishi Forklift has announced the release of a new family of internal combustion lift trucks. The new family product launch includes Mitsubishi Forklift Truck models FD40N1 – FD55N1 that range from 8,000-12,000 pounds in capacity. This new line of trucks feature a new Tier 4 compliant engine that has been designed to meet tougher, federal emissions standards while providing customers with a lower overall cost of ownership. The LPG models in this family have a nomenclature change only Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks FG40N1- FG55N.
Energy efficiency and Tier 4 Final compliance were important components to the redesign of the new series. These new diesel lift trucks also offer customers a range of features and benefits that include:
■Increased Energy Efficiency and Performance. The diesel particulate filter on the new models will automatically regenerate offering a 90% reduction in particulate matter while improving fuel consumption up to 21.6%.
■Maintenance-Free Emissions System. The Perkins854F engine featured in the new series operates without requiring any ash service and offers low-noise levels reducing operator fatigue.
■Tier 4 Final Compliance. Tier 4 Final is the most current regulation schedule on diesel exhaust as implemented by the EPA to regulate harmful emissions. As well as meeting the new EPA standards, the new engine also enhances the overall performance of these models.
For more detail on the new models, including technical information on the Tier IV emission standards, visit the MCFA website at mcfa.com.
03/21/13Nissan Forklift’s Electric’s Handle Heavy Loads Without Heavy Emissions
Nissan Forklift Corporation’s complete line of electric-powered material handling equipment provides greater productivity with robust, brushless, AC motors.
Nissan Forklift’s electric rider lift trucks are designed with a full-suspension seat for operator comfort, four-mode regenerative braking, customizable performance settings, and quiet on-demand steering and automatic power-off. The lift trucks also incorporate cost-saving features such as on-board diagnostics and thermal protection. The electric rider lift truck lines include:
SCX Series - The stand-up, counterbalanced lift trucks are available in 3,000-, 3,500- and 4,000-pound capacities. The 3,000-pound capacity model features a short wheel base for tighter maneuverability and quiet, load-sensing, hydraulic power steering.
BX 4-Wheel - Cushion tire models are available in 3,000-, 3,500-, 4,000-, 5,000-, 6,000- and 8,000-pound capacities. Pneumatic tire models are available in 3,000-, 4,000- and 5,000-pound capacities. The lift trucks feature efficient regenerative braking reduced rollback, cushioned stability control and auto mast-lock.
QX 4-Wheel 80 Volt - Available in 4,000-, 5,000- and 6,000-pound capacities, features controlled rollback and restricts truck descent speed on incline.
TX 3-Wheel - Available in 3,000-, 3,500- and 4,000-pound capacities. TX models feature Nissan AC TECH controller with built-in test equipment module and dual-steer wheels.
Nissan Forklift’s electric walkie/rider pallet trucks have standard, sealed switches which allow them to be operated in wet, colder and freezer applications without heaters or thermostats. The walkie/rider pallet truck lines include:
APX - Available for 4,000-pound capacity, this pallet truck features chill protection for low temperatures down to 34 F.
RPX - – Available in 6,000- and 8,000-pound capacities, the pallet truck features an efficient controller system with fewer components and sealed switches for use in coolers, wet rooms and freezer to temperatures of 20 below zero.
SPX - Available in 6,000- and 8,000-pound capacities, the center-controlled pallet trucks offer an exclusive frame articulation, designed with a 5-point stance for easy travel over dock plates and consistent step height for operators.
WPX - Available in 6,000- and 8,000-pound capacities, the pallet trucks feature a smart electric brake system that eliminates adjustments.
Nissan Forklift also offers an electric reach truck line:
SRX Reach - Single reach models are available in 3,500- and 4,500-pound capacities. Double reach models are available in 3,000-pound capacity.
"Nissan Forklift is proud to offer an extensive line of electric material handling equipment," said Steve Cianci, director of marketing and product management at Nissan Forklift. "The range of the electric options available to our customers all have AC brushless motors with longer service intervals that lower operating costs."
03/05/13CAT LIFT TRUCKS NAMES EQUIPMENT DEPOT CINCINNATI 2013 “QUEST FOR EXCELLENCE” DEALER OF THE YEAR
Cat Lift Trucks, a provider of lift trucks known for quality, reliability and customer service, has recognized Equipment Depot, located in Cincinnati, Ohio as a 2013 “Quest for Excellence” Dealer of the Year. Equipment Depot’s Cincinnati operation received this honor for their dedication to providing customers with superior service and aftermarket support throughout 2012.
“On behalf of Cat Lift Trucks, I’m pleased to recognize Equipment Depot in Cincinnati as a 2013 Dealer of the Year,” said Kent Eudy, vice president of sales and marketing for Cat Lift Trucks. “We greatly value our partnership with Equipment Depot and appreciate their dedication to our mutual customers. We look forward to continued success together in 2013.”
John Ventre, Regional Vice President for Equipment Depot, said “We are honored to be recognized as a top Cat® lift truck dealer and to receive this award. Our goal is to insure that Equipment Depot customers receive the highest quality lift trucks as well as the best customer service. Cat Lift Trucks provides us with the product line and support tools to meet our customer’s needs.”
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Cat Lift Trucks - Everything You’ve Come to Expect.
Cat Lift Trucks offers reliable lift trucks backed by industry-leading customer service and support through one of the most extensive dealer networks in North, Central and South America. With capacities ranging from 2,500 to 36,000 pounds, the company is recognized for its solutions-oriented and durable line of material handling equipment for commercial and industrial applications. Cat® lift trucks are manufactured and distributed by Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA), a leading manufacturer of forklifts in the United States, Mexico, Canada and Latin America. For more information, please visit Cat Lift Trucks.
02/11/13MCFA Offers New Four-Wheel Electric Lift Trucks
Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America has announced the introduction of a new series of sit-down four-wheel electric cushion tire lift trucks. This product launch includes six 36v / 48v models (Cat Lift Trucks EC22, 25, 25E, 25L, 30, 30LN2 and Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks FBC22, 25, 25E, 25L, 30, 30LN2) ranging in capacity from 4,500-6,500 lbs.
Key features include the following:
• AC technology
• Seat-side hydraulic levers
• Excellent serviceability via a new component layout
• Advanced styling and ergonomics
These trucks continue to offer a wide range of popular options, such as LED work lights, four-stage quad masts, Cascade sideshifters, foot directional control and many more.
01/15/13Linde Material Handling Introducing New Products at ProMat 2013!
Linde Material Handling will be an exhibitor at ProMat 2013 January 21-24 in Chicago, IL. featuring their latest releases in electric- and IC engine-powered counterbalanced lift trucks as well as a number of electric powered low-lift warehouse stackers, pallet trucks, and tractors. Shown for the first time in North America will be the following:
T20 (4,500 lbs. capacity) 100% AC, 24V powered walkie-pallet-trucks:
Highly maneuverable and compact, these trucks feature Linde electric motors and solid state electronic control modules, making them the perfect choice for a wide variety of low-lift product handling environments and applications. End users may choose either industrial batteries or 24V electric power packs. These trucks are manufactured with special fork-tips specifically designed for the wide variety of pallets and skids encountered throughout the North American logistics chain.
EW-EWR series (6,000-8,000 lbs. capacity) heavy-duty walkie and walkie-rider pallet truck range:
100% AC powered and featuring the legendary Baker Moto-Truc solid steel fork and fork pull-bar assembly design first introduced in 1938, these pallet trucks are built for the toughest jobs in the warehouse. Fork-wide bearing block assemblies eliminate pre-drilled load-wheel axle mounting holes in the truck fork-tips, contributing to the toughest and most durable pallet trucks in the industry.
387 series (4,500-7,000 lbs. capacity) 100% AC, 80V powered counterbalanced trucks:
Representing the most modern and technically advanced trucks of their type available anywhere in the world, this series incorporates a wide range of features designed to increase truck performance, operator comfort, efficiency, and productivity while drastically reducing the total costs of ownership. Linde features include overhead mounted mast tilt cylinders, dual drive motors, drive axle mounted solid state control modules, and multi-tire chassis design -- enabling these trucks to work just about anywhere, inside or outside, in all climates.
396T-02 series (13,000-17,500 lbs. capacity) LPG powered counterbalanced pneumatic/SE tire truck range:
For the first time in North America, Linde introduces hydrostatic drive technology in a high-capacity LPG truck range. The 396T-02 family will complement the 396D-02 range of diesel powered models with the same lifting capacities and available 24”/36”/43” load center ratings. Linde 353/396 series trucks have set the global industry standard in extreme environments and highly demanding applications for decades. Now available with the exclusive and powerful VW VR-6 spark-ignition engine and dual swing-down 33/44 lb. capacity LPG cylinders for easy and fast refueling, the 396T-02 family will open additional user markets with LPG trucks designed to deliver uncompromising performance, operator comfort, efficiency and productivity, while keeping total cost of truck ownership at a minimum. The 396T-02 series will initially be available in 49 states and Canada, with USA-CARB certification for California to follow at a later date.
01/02/13NISSAN FORKLIFT OFFERS FLEXIBLE NOMAD FORKLIFT
Nissan Forklift Corporation’s Platinum II Nomad Series lift truck offers the flexibility to use the compact indoor lift truck outdoors as well.
Built on a smaller frame, Nissan Forklift’s exclusive Nomad Series lift truck rides on solid pneumatic tires, which provide the ability to use the indoor truck outside on improved surfaces.
The Nomad Series is powered by Nissan’s K21 ultra-low-emission engine, and features precise maneuverability, easy operation systems, rugged construction and excellent overall value. Nomad lift trucks maintain higher capacity retention than other standard pneumatic tire models their size, making them the perfect solution for handling material between inside operation and outside storage facilities.
Nomad Series forklifts are equipped with a standard seat-actuated operator presence system that automatically locks lifting and tilting when the operator exits the truck. The models also offer a range of standard features for operator comfort and efficiency. A range of optional equipment offerings are available to customize the Nomad Series forklifts for specific applications and preferences.
11/26/12JLG Repeats Gold in Roads & Bridges Annual Contractor’s Choice Awards
JLG Industries announced that the JLG 1350SJP boomlift with SkyWelder earned gold again in Roads & Bridges magazine’s 2012 Contractor’s Choice Award competition.
The 1350SJP boom lift with SkyWelder outscored products from all other manufacturers to earn the top ranking in this year’s aerial work platform category of the Contractor’s Choice Awards. Only professionals using the products and equipment can cast their votes for the best product in each category. The top three winners receive a gold, silver, or bronze award. In 2012, 113 different products were recognized in 40 categories.
“We’re always excited when our products receive an award,” said Tim Morris, senior vice president of sales, market development and customer support at JLG. “But it’s especially exciting to be selected as the best by those who depend on our products to complete their work efficiently. The recognition of this award demonstrates our commitment to providing reliable equipment that continues to meet the changing needs of our customers.”
The award-winning 1350SJP can enable operators to reach up to 135 feet in only 95 seconds. Strong, 100,000 psi steel and dual 1,000/500-pound capacity combine to provide a rigid platform that accommodates more workers, tools, or materials.
11/06/12Cat Lift Trucks Newest Forklift Nominated for 2012 Product of the Year!
Cat Lift Trucks recently announced that one of its newest products, the 2EPC5000-2EP6500, has been nominated as one of Plant Engineering’s 2012 Products of the Year under the Material Handling Systems category. The lift truck series will be featured in the November issue, where Plant Engineering subscribers will have the opportunity to vote on the product that they consider the best in various categories.
“It is an honor to have our newest series of electric lift trucks nominated by Plant Engineering for the ‘2012 Product of the Year’ award,” said Kent Eudy, vice president of sales and marketing for Cat Lift Trucks. “As the trend towards electric forklifts continues to increase, it is our commitment to provide customers with a product that will meet their material handling needs as well as provide a low cost of ownership.”
The durable 80-Volt 2EPC5000-2EP6500 series of lift trucks can deliver performance similar to, or better than, an Internal Combustion (IC) lift truck with all of the benefits of an electric forklift, including no harmful emissions and a reduction in overall running costs. The new lift trucks also include a wide range of productivity-enhancing features and benefits, including increased energy efficiency and performance, allowing operators the ability to run up to two shifts on one battery charge in most applications.
Product of the Year nominees will be featured in the November issue of Plant Engineering, and readers will then vote for their top product selection in each category. Based on the results, products receiving a gold, silver or bronze medal will be honored at a special ceremony in Chicago next March. Winners will be announced in the April 2013 issue of Plant Engineering.