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Mitsubishi adds higher capacities to electric counterbalance range. While most electric counterbalance truck applications require a capacity of somewhere between 1.5 and 3.5 tonnes, there are some extremely heavy jobs for which an even stronger truck is needed. To meet that demand, Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks has added the AC-powered FB series to its model range – offering capacities of 4.0, 4.5 and 5.0 tonnes.

But strength is not all that the FB series has to offer, as its powerful performance has been combined with ergonomic design, inbuilt safety features and low maintenance requirements. Highly manoeuvrable and stable, and with minimal emissions, it will be ideal for both indoor and outdoor use.

The advantages gained from AC power include very high torque, even at fast speeds, as well as rapid acceleration and smooth operation. Acceleration, speed and braking can be adjusted to suit a variety of loads, applications and drivers thanks to an advanced MOSFET controller.

Safety features include an automatically applied parking brake and anti-rollback system that helps avoid accidents on ramps. Any risk of overturning a loaded truck while cornering is countered by automatic speed reduction.

Maintenance-free wet disc brakes and AC motors are among the many components that require little or no attention from the service engineer. As a result, the service interval is long, operating costs are low and uptime is high.

Options available on the FB series include a range of factory-fitted panel cabins and an integral side shifter.

“This extension to our model line-up is a reflection of our ongoing commitment to meeting all customer needs,” says Terry Foreman, General Manager of Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks UK. “And as you would expect from any product in our complete counterbalance and warehouse range, the new series delivers genuine value for money with its high specifications and performance, low operating costs and total reliability.”

For more information on the FB40-50 series, or any other in the award-winning Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks range, contact info@mitsubishi-forklift.co.uk or visit www.mitsubishi-forklift.co.uk. Address for Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks UK: Wyvols Court, Swallowfield, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 1WY. Tel: 0118 988 0221, fax 0118 988 0347

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