Doosan, the leading manufacturer of robust high performance forklift trucks, will be showcasing two new tough counterbalance ranges at IMHX 2019 (Hall 19, Stand 19G80) – its feature-rich B15R-7 three-wheel and B45X-7 four-wheel series of electric forklift trucks. Advanced 3-wheel electric B15R-7 Series With three new models covering a capacity range from 1.25 – 1.6 tonne, the compact and versatile Doosan B15R-7 Series is particularly well suited to the flexible needs of the small business – and being battery powered, offers the clean handling performance demanded by the Food & Drinks sector. As a tough all-rounder, durability for outside duty is assured with a rugged rear-drive axle, IP65 rated Curtis controller and IP20 PAL brushless AC motors – offering maximum resilience to water and dust. Also included as standard is Doosan’s industry leading sealed, oil-cooled disc brake system, which is virtually maintenance free and lasts up to five times longer when compared to conventional shoe brakes. The sealed units protect against outside elements such as dirt, water and grit, ensuring top-rate braking performance for enhanced safety and increased productivity. With a tight turning circle, smooth and responsive acceleration, and a conveniently placed direction switch on the hydraulic control lever for switching direction of travel quickly and easily, the all-round performance of the B15R-7 Series promises a boost to productivity inside or outside the warehouse. What’s more, when equipped with the optional side ‘roll-in & roll-out’ battery facility, batteries can be simply and effortlessly changed for multiple shift operations. Rugged 4-wheel electric B45X-7 Series Doosan’s powerful new range of four-wheel electric counterbalance forklift trucks – the B45X-7 Series – offers greater durability, enhanced productivity, increased visibility and an extensive range of safety features as standard. With four new models covering a capacity range from 4.0 – 5.0 tonne, businesses across a broad spectrum of industry – from manufacturing, wholesale distribution and food & drink to engineering, building supplies and transport & warehousing – will benefit from the improved capability, power and performance of Doosan’s latest mid-range electric trucks. The versatility of electric power is now available in a durable and reliable vehicle, built for working long-shifts outdoors in wet or dusty conditions – making it a viable alternative to increasingly regulated IC Engine equivalents. Having a tighter turning circle than its predecessor, smooth and responsive acceleration, and a conveniently placed direction switch on the hydraulic control lever for switching direction of travel quickly and easily, the all-round performance of the B45X-7 Series promises a boost to productivity inside or outside the warehouse. Safety is foremost in the design of the new B45X-7 Series. Prominent safety features include: Anti Roll Back for preventing accidental movement of the vehicle when stopped on a slope, Automatic Speed Control that adjusts the travel speed for safer cornering, and an Operator Sensing System that immobilises the truck and locks all hydraulic functions when an operator leaves the cab. Further important safety-enhancing design features included as standard are: a clearer view through the mast, an easily accessible emergency stop button on the dashboard, a high visibility driver’s safety belt, large entry step and grab handle for easy access, LED lights and an overhead guard mounted flashing beacon. New versatile electric pallet truck Also making its debut at IMHX in September will be Doosan’s new versatile, 1,500kg capacity electric pallet truck – the BPSC15E-7 – offering an exciting glimpse into Doosan’s feature-rich warehouse truck range, to be launched in the UK in 2020. The BPSC15E-7 has a built-in charger, long-life batteries and a compact chassis for extra maneuverability. Doosan will also be displaying its extensive range of powerful ic engine counterbalance models, ranging from 1.5 – 25 tonnes capacity. Details to be revealed nearer to the show. Brian Grady, Sales and Marketing Director at Doosan Industrial Vehicle UK Ltd, says: “Environmental legislation continues to get tighter and businesses will need to consider very carefully how they invest in their forklift truck fleets going forward. Electric vehicles are certainly gaining ground in applications that were once considered only suitable for ic engine trucks – and there are tough electric trucks available now that can efficiently lift very heavy loads. But ic engine vehicles will still play a significant role for some time to come, and visitors to the show should look out for those diesel engines that are compliant with Euro-Stage V regulations, and yet do not need wasteful and lengthy DPF regeneration regimes.” In addition to these important product developments, Doosan plans to offer the visitor a glimpse of the future with some of Doosan’s advanced technologies and innovations – all part of a journey of discovery that will highlight the scale and scope of Doosan as a $21 billion global engineering business, involved in everything from power plants, engines and construction equipment to consumer goods.