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Caterpillar Lift Truck Forks Equipped With XAR Steel

Tue December 19, 2006 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Cat Lift Trucks’ new WR6000-WR8000 series of AC powered electric end-rider walkie lift trucks features an AC controller matched to drive motor power requirements with efficiency.

The series offers two models with capacities of 6,000 and 8,000 lbs. (2,722 and 3,629 kg), both of which are engineered for manufacturing, industrial and commercial applications.

The AC electric end-rider walkies are ideal for food packaging, general stocking, and manufacturing applications where long runs, floor-level order-picking and the need for maneuverability are a substantial part of the working day.

The long performance truck models use three-phase AC technology, resulting in increased efficiency and optimizing energy resources for longer battery shift life.

Advanced regenerative braking further enhances energy efficiency and smoothes out directional changes, while reducing brake pad wear.

With a torque-resistant frame and custom-fitted fork lengths, the Cat Lift Trucks’ end-rider walkie is adaptable to different workplace environments.

Each walkie end rider comes equipped with the fork length best suited for the application; from the 36-in. (91 cm) forks, commonly used for beverage handling, to the 96-in. (244 cm) “long-john” forks, designed for handling double pallets and ideal for fast-moving environments.

All forks come equipped with special XAR (eXtreme Abrasion Resistant) steel in the areas where accelerated material wear is frequently experienced, thereby maintaining the shape and integrity of the fork design.

Every detail of the operator’s work space is designed to reduce fatigue and improve performance, including a cushioned operator platform to reduce jolting and an ergonomically designed handle featuring a twist-grip travel control for maximum grip and speed control.

In addition, the truck’s ability to be driven with the control handle in the vertical position allows the operator to maneuver the truck through spaces where normal lift trucks are unable to operate.

In line with Cat Lift Trucks’ legendary commitment to worry-free operations, the WR6000-WR8000 series features a new design that separates the hydraulic and electrical systems, keeping hydraulic fluid away from the electronics.

In order to simplify the maintenance process, all components are accessible when the cover is removed and all switches, which are rated for at least 1 million cycles, are sealed against dirt and moisture.

These end-rider walkie trucks come with 500-hour service intervals and field support from the Cat Lift Truck dealer network.

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