Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA), the provider of Jungheinrich® lift trucks and narrow aisle products in the United States, Canada and Mexico, announced a two-shift operating guarantee, with no battery changing necessary between two shifts. This industry-exclusive guarantee for North America minimizes costly downtime and saves valuable energy, while lowering customers’ operating costs.
“We are confidently able to provide a two-shift guarantee because of Jungheinrich’s formidable technological advances and energy efficient product design,” said Kent Eudy, executive vice president of sales and marketing at MCFA. “The highly efficient control technology, state-of-the-art motor technology and effective energy management on Jungheinrich’s electric products eliminate the need for battery charging between the first and second shift, ultimately increasing the operators’ pick rates and productivity during the work day, while also eliminating the need to change batteries between shifts. In the unlikely event of under-performance, MCFA will provide the customer with a second battery absolutely free.”
Jungheinrich trucks are uniquely designed to retain high levels of energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption through the use of highly efficient motors and optimized controllers. The result of this precise engineering is that Jungheinrich models can operate for two shifts or 16 hours on one battery charge.
Charging batteries costs more than lost time between shifts. Depending on the fleet size, the costs associated with water, battery cleaning and additional battery charging stations are eliminated, reducing battery-charging costs by up to 50 percent. The ability to run for two shifts on one battery charge also eliminates the need for an extra battery, saving customers thousands of dollars on battery costs per truck.
The two-shift guarantee is offered on several Jungheinrich models, including a range of mid- to high-level order pickers, pantograph reach trucks, three-wheel electric counterbalanced and electric pneumatic tire forklifts. The full list of models includes:
· EKS 314 High-Level Order Picker – 36 Volt
· ETR 230-335d Pantograph Reach Truck Series – 36 Volt
· EKS 208/308 Mid- to High-Level Order Picker – 36 Volt and 48 Volt
· EKX 514/516/516k Turret Truck – 80 Volt
· EFG 213-220 3-Wheel Electric Pneumatic Forklift – 48 Volt
· EFG 425-S30 4-Wheel Electric Pneumatic Forklift – 80 Volt
This range of products is also covered by a one-year/2,000-hour warranty that includes parts and labor, as well as components and systems, and a two-year/4,000-hour extended powertrain warranty. Additionally, all Jungheinrich products are backed by the Parts Fast or Parts Free Guarantee that ensures next-business-day delivery by 5 p.m. of Jungheinrich parts, or the parts are free, including freight, in the United States. For customers in Canada and Mexico, the guarantee ensures shipping of parts within 24 hours from the time the order was placed.