World-first from Aus forklift manufacturer

The Task Group has launched a heavy duty legless stacker to the Australian market and believes it’s a world first.

Source: Forklift

The company claims it is a unique product and is unaware of any other counterbalanced pedestrian electric forklift which has power steering and variable total control (VTC) hydraulic actuation.

Introduced this month, the Sumi-Cobra is suitable for any large load application up to two tonnes with a lift height of 5.2 metres.

“Being ‘clean and green’, it is suitable for applications such as pharmaceutical, food processing and distribution and is ideal for confined spaces or high pedestrian traffic areas,” says Task chairman Dean Rainsford.

He adds that the forklift’s easy manoeuvrability, even with a full payload, and simple charging makes it ideal for female operators.

“With the increase in fuel prices, we are seeing a greater demand from our customers for energy efficient materials handling equipment, with a greater number of clients choosing the pedestrian electric option.

”Rainsford tells News that demo models are currently being manufactured at the company’s factory in Adelaide for demonstrations in Melbourne, with a number of orders pending thereafter.

“We have also had strong interest from Singapore and New Zealand,” says Rainsford, adding that it has not yet been released anywhere else.Other features include its main function controls integrated into the new-style control handle.

Ergonomic butterfly controls are used to operate the variable speed control which provides smooth, stepless acceleration in forward or reverse with high starting torque and energy-saving dynamic braking.

Tilt functions are controlled by a joystick mounted on the dash panel.

The advanced 24v DC drive motor with sealed bearings provides a powerful traction control system. The interlock chassis is so strong it comes with a lifetime warranty.

The forklift comes in 1,300kg, 1,500kg and 2,000kg with lift heights from 2.5 to 5.2 metres.

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