A versatile new sit-on stacker, described by its manufacturer as the do-it-all warehouse truck, has been launched by Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks.
The SBS15-20N series not only stacks heavy loads at heights up to 6.5 metres but works in narrower aisles than a reach truck and transports goods efficiently over long distances.
There are three models to choose from, each offering high residual capacities: the 1.5 tonne SBS15N; the 1.5 tonne initial lift model SBS15NI, which allows increased ground clearance for use on ramps; and the 2.0 tonne SBS20N, for use with heavier loads and higher racking.
In designing the SBSN, Mitsubishi has aimed for a combination of power, precision, comfort and durability.
The latest AC drive technology ensures high drive speeds and acceleration, even when loaded as well as smooth, quiet, controlled operation, extended shift lengths and lower maintenance requirements. With a robust chassis and mast, low-maintenance components, rapid access for checks, and a long service interval, Mitsubishi expects these trucks to have a long and highly productive life with minimal downtime.
For operators there is a comfortable, full-suspension, fully adjustable seat, an adjustable armrest and ergonomically designed controls. All hydraulic movements are smooth and jolt-free, while 360-degree, electronic, fly-by-wire, progressive steering means that manoeuvring is precise, effortless and controlled whatever the speed.
An automatic, stepless speed reduction system constantly monitors lift height and steering angle adjusting speed whenever necessary. For even greater versatility, the trucks programmable controller can be used to set acceleration, travel speed, lift speed and braking parameters at levels appropriate to each operator.
The SBSN series comes with an impressive specification as standard and a range of useful optional features. For example, the side stabilisers that are standard with triplex masts can be fitted as an option on duplex. Customers can also choose a system that makes sure the side stabilisers are deployed when the forks are lifted to 2.5 metres or higher.