The smallest and most powerful battery-powered counterbalance truck in the world has been announced by Wilmat Ltd, the West Midlands based manufacturer of materials handling equipment.
The Bulldog heavy duty counterbalance truck was developed using the SolidWorks CAD programme to offer unprecedented manoeuvrability in even the smallest of spaces coupled with real lifting power. To this end, the smallest Bulldog (1933mm in length) has a 300kg lifting capacity and a lift height of up to 3300mm.
Says Wilmat’s Sales and Technical Director, Andrew Capella: "The market has been wanting for a small robust handling truck that is manoeuvrable in the tightest of spaces. From the initial design stages we felt that we were developing something very special."
He adds: "The response from our customers has been very positive. Space is of a premium in most warehouses and factories and in using a truck of this size customers can free up valuable floor space, streamlining their operations, and ultimately make real cost savings."
The extended product range offers heavier lifting capacities of up to 2500kg and these larger machines come with Electronic Powered Steering as standard. Overall, the Bulldog range offers lifting heights from 1500mm up to 4660m.