JCB has added two liquid propane gas (LPG) models to its range of Teletruk forklifts. The TLT 25 LPG and TLT 30 LPG Teletruks are suited to indoor and emissions-sensitive applications. The Teletruk design also eliminates visibility obstructions created by forklift mast for improved onsite safety, the company says.
The TLT 25 LPG has a maximum lift capacity of 5,500 pounds, and the TLT 30 LPG has a maximum lift capacity of 6,600 pounds. Both machines have a maximum lift height of 13 feet 1 inch, and forward reach of 4 feet 8 inches. Both models are also powered by a 59-horsepower Tier 4 Final-compliant Kubota engine.
The telescopic boom on the Teletruk allows loading and unloading tasks to be completed within half the space required by a conventional forklift, the company says. The 8-foot forward reach also allows the operator to unload an 8-foot wide truck trailer from one side, reducing forklift movements and minimizing hazards. Teletruks also fit into a standard shipping container, and can operate on a 16 percent gradient with a full load, and come equipped with JCB’s LiveLink telematics system.
Rebecca Yates, material handling product manager said in a press release, “The addition of LPG models makes the JCB forklift range a viable and desirable option for a whole new range of indoor applications and makes it a great choice for environmentally conscious customers.”