Linde Material Handling has launched four new models to its extensive portfolio of reach trucks.
The new “B Range” is specifically designed for light- to medium-duty applications, and features an entry level of equipment that still enables operators to work comfortably.
The Linde R10B to R16B models in the 1.0 to 1.6-tonne load capacity range supplement the current reach truck series as entry-level models, but still retain some of the key ergonomic and safety features of the Linde R14 to R20 Performance Series introduced to the market last year.
Key features of the B-range trucks include the uncoupled workstation, the operating console that can be adjusted longitudinally, the rheological steering system (which enables the steering resistance and number of steering turns to be set), the height-adjustable operator's seat, the load wheel brakes, and a wide viewing window through a narrow-profile lift mast, which can still lift heights of up to 7,700mm.
The series equipment also includes important safety functions such as Linde Curve Assist, which adapts the driving speed proportionally around bends, as well as a total of four completely independent braking systems and lift height display above the free lift.
The trucks also have the added benefit of being able to accelerate to 11km/h with and without load, which the more powerful models are unable to do.
"Around half of all reach trucks are used for work at lifting heights of up to 8m," explains Alexander Schmidt, International Head of Product Marketing for Reach Trucks and Tow Tractors at Linde Material Handling. "With the new entry-level models, Linde is offering a cost-effective alternative to the Performance variant of the reach truck for applications that do not constantly demand a high level of handling performance.
"At the same time, we are continuing to differentiate our product range with the introduction of the four new models, and can offer our customers an even greater choice, so that they can find the right product for their needs at the best possible value.
"The entry-level models from Linde are also setting the benchmark from an ergonomic perspective, in particular with the decoupled workstation, the height-adjustable seat and the individually adjustable operating console."
The truck's batteries range from 360 to 620Ah, and equipment options include an integrated side shift, the panoramic armoured glass roof, or the BlueSpot optical warning unit.