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Innovative heavy-lifting electric forklifts to launch

04 February 2019

Jungheinrich will release a new series of heavy-lifting electric counterbalanced trucks, that come with a lithium-ion option and can lift up to 9 tonnes at a load centre of 900mm.

Jungheinrich will present the trucks at LogiMAT. The high-performance EFG 6 Series electric forklift truck can carry up to 9 tonnes at a load centre of 900 mm and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

The EFG 6 Series is designed for powerful performance applications in beverage and building material wholesaling or in mechanical engineering.

“Our EFG 6 Series brings concentrated power and maximum efficiency to our customers' warehouses and handles even the toughest jobs,” explains Jungheinrich’s Christian Erlach. “With a 9 tonne load capacity, the EFG 6 Series sets new standards. For our customers, this means maximum performance with minimum consumption.”

The EFG 6 Series is available with both lithium-ion technology and lead-acid battery technology. The drive concept with two asynchronous drive motors and two synchronous reluctance lift motors, is said to mean the EFG Series 6 delivers maximum power at minimum consumption.

For the demanding customer requirements in this segment, the Series 6 comes as standard with the drive&liftPLUS service package. With its heavy-duty hydraulic block, the electric counterbalanced truck promises maximum performance even with heavy attachments.

The EFG 6 Series has a total of 14 different truck models, thereby offering the largest portfolio in the high-performance forklift segment. Four different capacities of 6-9 tonnes, two load centres (600mm and 900mm) and battery sizes of 1,240Ah to 1,548Ah allow the truck to be fine-tuned to adapt to any customer requirement. The standard version with a long wheelbase absorbs all bumps and ensures a high level of travel comfort. The compact versions are shorter and therefore more agile than any competitor trucks on the market.


The use of modern lithium-ion technology significantly reduces energy consumption compared to lead-acid batteries. Thanks to the option of intermediate charging and maintenance-free operation, the lithium-ion battery powered EFG 6 Series can be used almost non-stop. At the same time, all the power is fully available – over a very long service life, says the manufacturer.


The EFG 6 Series is best equipped for tough outdoor use. It can penetrate areas that were previously the sole domain of IC trucks. To do this, the truck has a full cabin with air conditioning. The laterally movable driver's seat, which is unique in its kind, sets new standards in terms of ergonomics.


An extensive range of assistance systems such as addedVIEW and zoneCONTROL ensure optimum safety for the EFG 6 Series.

All-round visibility is guaranteed by the addedVIEW assistance system. From a total of four cameras, the operator obtains a 360-degree view directly on his display. This allows for operation in confined spaces and increases safety. In the event of critical danger areas in the warehouse, zoneCONTROL intervenes and automatically gives the operator a warning signal.