Flexible and robust
07 April 2021
Linde Material Handling has launched a new electric pedestrian pallet truck with a 1.5-ton load capacity.
The truck is said to offer more convenient operation and enhanced safety functions, and is a handy helper in loading and unloading trucks, last mile delivery, rapid transport in industrial applications and goods handling in supermarkets and stores.
The areas of application for pallet trucks in this weight class are as varied as the demands placed on them. In particular, they are designed to help operators transport loads quickly and safely – even in limited space.
“With the new Linde MT15, we are launching a truck that is simple yet comes with all the important features of the Linde DNA, such as quality, safety, comfort and high performance,” says Linde’s senior product manager warehouse trucks Toufik Oussou.
In order for the pallet truck to be able to maneuver in confined spaces, it has been designed with compact dimensions. The chassis length (dimension L2) is 400 millimetres, the overall width (dimension B1) measures 620 millimetres, and the total weight of only 180 kilograms allows the truck to be used in mezzanine floors or on lifting platforms.
With a maximum speed of 5 km/h when loaded and 5.5 km/h without load, the truck is significantly faster than most other pallet trucks in its class. Its gradeability is also above the market average: the Linde MT15 achieves 8 percent when loaded and 20 percent when unloaded. A 48-volt lithium-ion battery with a choice of 20 Ah or 30 Ah provides sufficient power for up to three hours of operation. The powerpack can be recharged at any suitable socket by means of the built-in on-board charger. If there is no time for this, users can order an external charger and another battery and swap over via plug-and-play.
To prevent injuries, the pallet truck is equipped with a long, low-mounted tiller that creates a large safety distance between the operator and the vehicle when in motion. Even with the tiller in a vertical position, the truck can be actuated at a low speed thanks to the creep speed function. This is particularly helpful when maneuvering in confined spaces, for example in loading platforms or in narrow production and storage areas.
For more information, visit www.linde-mh.com