A new 3.5 tonne electric counterbalance truck has been launched by TCM. Born from customer demand for higher load capacity trucks which are still environmentally friendly, the FB35-7 offers low operating costs, high levels of driver safety and comfort, and choice in performance and efficiency.
The truck has an advanced electronic AC control system and is powered by a rugged 72V battery which offers 8.5 hours operation time per battery charge. The FB35-7 has three energy modes to allow users to extend operation times to up to 9 hours in economy mode. The continued equipment and fleet rationalisation in some materials handling environments offers operators flexibility; Super mode offers 8 hours usage at high speeds16 km/h. No expensive laptops are required to access the trucks settings and maintenance access is simple and easy. AC brings low maintenance costs as well as improved braking efficiencies and shorter stopping times with accelerator-off braking.
Inside the truck, drivers can change lift and travel speed settings through the simple to use dashboard. TCM has again performed in comfort for the driver. Extra-wide steps improve safety and access for the driver and according to the manufacturer, the truck has a lowest-in-class step height reducing driver fatigue by up to ten per cent.
Other ergonomic and comfort features include a full-suspension seat, with robust side supports, automotive-style pedal layout and a precise handling. Fingertip controls are available as an optional extra.
All TCM trucks come with a parts and labour warranty and the battery carries a 5 year warranty.
TCM is one of the world's most admired forklift trucks. Reliability and the highest standards of interior finish and driver comfort have led to TCM quietly creeping to success globally over the last decade.
The company sells a full range of IC Diesel and Gas counterbalance forklifts and 3-wheel and 4-wheel electric trucks.
In the UK TCM sells through distributor IED, run by industry stalwart Terry Robinson. The company has a nationwide and loyal network of long-established independent dealers.