South Korean forklift giant Doosan has launched a major upgrade programme to its high-performance warehouse truck range, starting with enhanced new models in its stacker and powered pallet truck ranges. The vehicles, which were debuted as last month’s IMHX in Birmingham, included the BPL18/20S-7 with lateral drive, the BPM20S-7 with middle drive and the BDL13S-7(H) double stacker.
Standard features across the range include low-noise and maintenance-free AC motors, electric power steering, regenerative braking, sensitive proportional hydraulics, multi-functional display for monitoring energy and machine status, turtle speed button, hydraulic damper for shock-free load lowering – all combined with a robust, compact chassis that offers high manoeuvrability in tight spaces and designed-in stability for lifting confidence and safety.
“Productivity within the warehouse is increasingly becoming an important focus for businesses in manufacturing and retail,” says David Clarkson, CEO, Doosan Industrial Vehicle UK. “Labour availability is under pressure and customer expectations for service and delivery is unrelenting, so companies need higher performance materials handling equipment to support their plans for productivity gains.”
Doosan also unveiled at IMHX a 1.5 to 2.0 tonne capacity Lithium-ion powered pallet truck, offering excellent acceleration for enhanced productivity and a choice of charging systems – either direct or by easy removal of the battery. Fully recharged within 2 – 2.5 hours, the battery offers an average of three hours of operation and supports boost charging at any time.
All warehouse models reflect Doosan’s renowned design characteristics of compact functional form, high manoeuvrability, durability and rugged, reliable performance. The warehouse range is fully supported by Doosan’s worldwide service network and backed-up by genuine Doosan parts – underscoring Doosan’s commitment to maximum performance with minimum downtime.
“Over the coming months we will be introducing a steady stream of warehouse truck upgrades and new models complementing our extensive range of IC engine and electric counterbalance trucks,” says Clarkson. “This is all part of a comprehensive remodelling programme that further supports Doosan’s position as a powerful brand supplying robust and reliable solutions across a broad spectrum of industrial activity – in the yard, the factory and the warehouse.