Narrow Aisle - the articulated forklift truck manufacturer - has announced the launch of the Flexi ecoGAS, a new addition to the FLEXI range of articulated forklift trucks.
The Flexi ecoGAS has been developed to load and unload lorries from a dock or loading ramp and, thanks to its three-way catalytic converter, is suitable for indoor work too. A range of low profile lift masts - including four stage quad types - have also been developed to provide safe access into ISO containers and still give lift heights up to 6 metres.
The ability to unload standard ISO shipping containers and then take pallets directly to the very narrow aisle pallet racking is expected to be a very popular function in the future particularly within the third party logistics sector where RFID is becoming more widely used.
The FLEXI ecoGAS has been developed for customers who want a gas-powered articulated truck that is capable of working for long shifts and offers exceptional fuel efficiency. In fact, the new model uses up to 20% less LPG over the course of a typical shift than other Gas-powered articulated trucks on the market.
Without a load, the truck weighs some 30% less than certain existing articulated models which makes it one of the lightest articulated forklift trucks available. This means that the Flexi ecoGAS is light enough to be suitable for container stuffing and de-stuffing tasks and is compatible with all standard semi-trailers. The new truck is also light enough to be lifted and lowered by most scissor lifts at sites where it is required to access a trailer unlike heavier forklift models which require ramps.
The truck offers fast and efficient operating speeds with better fuel economy.
The Flexi ecoGAS features a fast, safe LPG bottle changing system and can lift loads weighing up to 1500kgs and, depending on the choice of mast, can lift loads to heights upto 8 metres.
John Maguire, Narrow Aisles sales and marketing director, commented: Narrow Aisle has sold over 4000 Flexis throughout the world and we continue to develop our range to cover the requirements of customers operating in hugely diverse industries. Our company ethic is Quality is the Principle and we have a long standing reputation for product quality and high levels of customer service across the world which has been built over 18 years of Flexi articulated forklift truck design and development.
The Flexi ecoGAS is the latest product offering from our company and we believe that it offers a range of benefits that will make it extremely popular particularly among third party logistics service providers and companies operating within the manufacturing sector who need the flexibility of gas power.
Like all models in the Flexi range, the ecoGAS is equally at home inside and outside the warehouse or manufacturing facility where it can uniquely load and unload lorries off a dock and deliver pallets directly to the racking or production line in a single operation.