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bauma 2013: Jungheinrich to Showcase Series 6 ICE Trucks

At bauma 2013 Jungheinrich will be showcasing its internal combustion engine (ICE) trucks from its 6 model series, with a load capacity of six to nine tonnes. Produced at the company’s Moosburg-based plant since the end of 2012, the trucks offer high productivity for transport and production-related tasks over medium to long distances, particularly in the construction sector.


The featured truck at bauma 2013 consists of a diesel/LPG stacker with hydrodynamic drive (torque converter), type DFG/TFG 660/670/680/690/S80/S90 (i.e. the 6 series of Jungheinrich DFG/TFG forklift trucks). Depending on the version, these trucks can move loads weighing up to 9,000 kilogrammes with a load centre distance of 900 mm at a height of up to eight metres.

Rugged, high-displacement industrial engines specially tailored to forklifts enable high torque at low rpm and consequent high throughput rates. “By carefully matching the engines to their variable displacement pumps, we’ve also been able to substantially reduce the rate of fuel consumption,” declares Marek Scheithauer, Head of ICE Product Management at Jungheinrich.

Efficiency based on ergonomics

The ample, ergonomic design of the operator workplace features a level floor, extensive legroom and exceptional all-round visibility, making the 6 to 9-tonners leaders in convenience and stress-free operation. “The operator’s feeling of safety and comfort when driving our trucks translates directly into improved on-the-job efficiency,” comments Scheithauer. The decoupling of the truck’s floating cab from the chassis reduces human vibrations to a minimum. The stacker comes optionally with a 180° swivelling seat. “If the operator needs to reverse while transporting heavy loads, he can now do so safely and ergonomically,” he adds.

The series 6 DFG/TFG stackers have an operating concept similar to Jungheinrich’s hydrostatic series trucks. This includes a height and tilt adjustable steering column and an integrated, co-vibrating, height-adjustable armrest. The SOLO Pilot feature is standard, consisting of hydraulic levers fixed to the operator seat which automatically follow all seat adjustments. The excellent operating ergonomics of this Jungheinrich ICE truck are rounded off by a highly visible, adjustable display and a strut-free window in the cabin roof.

Comfort package for hydrostatic drive characteristics

A two-speed hydrodynamic transmission with automatic shift guarantees smooth and efficient operation. Optionally there is also a “travel comfort” package for the 6 model series of DFG/TFG trucks, consisting of a software solution which actively decelerates the forklift when the operator’s foot leaves the gas pedal and automatically increases rpm when the hydraulic features are in operation. “This way you get virtually hydrostatic drive characteristics,” says Scheithauer. Another advantage of the “travel comfort” option is that the operator no longer needs to activate the brakes when changing direction.

Easy access to the truck’s main components — the cabin can be hydraulically tilted to the rear — considerably reduces service costs. It also greatly facilitates daily maintenance routines, especially checking the engine coolant. And having the oil stick accessible from the outside further simplifies and expedites daily maintenance. The tiltable cabin is optionally available with electric drive.

Jungheinrich ranks among the world's leading companies in the material handling equipment, warehousing and material flow engineering sectors. The company is an intralogistics service and solution provider with manufacturing operations, which offers its customers a comprehensive range of forklift trucks, shelving systems, services and advice. Jungheinrich shares are traded on all German stock exchanges.

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Jan Kaulfuhs-Berger

Source: Jungheinrich