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High performing electric forklift released

15 November 2020

STILL has revamped the RX60 counterbalance truck in the 3.5 to 5.0 tonnes load capacity range pursuing high performance while eliminating emissions.

STILL says the RX 60 scores with maximum performance, availability and ergonomics - without emissions. The company sees customers who primarily handle loads indoors, but also have to transport heavy loads outdoors benefitting from the RX 60 series. 

The company explains: “In addition to its agility, manoeuvrability and high driving comfort, the compact 80 Volt electric forklift truck impresses with its outstanding handling performance and high availability - and all this without exhaust fumes. STILL is thus opening up a new perspective for even more companies when it comes to designing their truck fleet, whether in terms of performance, cost, environmental compatibility or efficiency of use.”

The power pack STILL Performance System is said to provide intelligent linking of all hardware and software components for the lift and travel drive. As a result, the new RX 60-35/50 is a well matched package of powerful drive components and sensitive operating functions. Within the series, seven different vehicle variants are available to customers with a load centre of 500mm as standard, or 600mm upon request. Furthermore, both lead acid batteries and lithium-ion technology are available. A high-performance variant is available in all weight classes.

As early as 2019, an independent test certified that the little brother of the new series, the RX 60-25 with a load capacity of 2.5 tonnes, ranked among the best in direct electric forklift truck competition with a handling performance and gradeability on a par with a comparable diesel forklift truck. The successful drive concept was transferred to the new RX 60 up to 5.0 tonnes. This is made possible by two powerful encapsulated three-phase drive motors with active cooling in the front axle. In the high performance version, the two 11kW motors provide even more power. They increase the drive motor output by 46% compared to the predecessor. As both motors are driven even at full steering angle, the truck is particularly manoeuvrable. Demand-driven active cooling ensures high thermal stability even at maximum handling performance. Robust and maintenance-free fans cool the encapsulated components of the power electronics as well as the lift and drive motors via temperature control, and all this without filters.

The RX 60 travels up to 20km/h, it also has great stamina, has a quick start mode and an automatic spring-loaded parking brake, It is controlled via the STILL Easy Control on-board computer. This enables the truck to be ready for operation in a matter of seconds and the driver immediately has an overview of all relevant performance functions and truck information.

Two shifts through

With its low consumption and a battery capacity of 930 Ah (59.5 kWh), or up to 118.4 kWh in the Li-Ion version of the RX 60-50, the power pack can easily cope with two shifts in a row without interim charging. And when it is time for a battery change, the now proven lateral battery door literally opens up new perspectives. The 4 mm thick steel door of the RX 60-35/50 can now also be easily opened 180 degrees to the rear, and the battery can be changed by one person using an electric pallet truck. Optionally, the truck can have an integrated built-in charger.

The manufacturer has also thought of sightlines, with the truck having a low front body, well-designed placement of controls and displays and mast profiles designed for optimum visibility.

"The company sees customers who primarily handle loads indoors, but also have to transport heavy loads outdoors, benefitting from the RX 60 series."

The driver's cab has 16mm more headroom than its predecessor, and its footwell is also spacious. For a fatigue-free leg position for the driver, it is about one hand's width wider than the predecessor and also offers sufficient freedom of movement for feet up to shoe size 50. For greater safety and comfort when getting on and off the vehicle, the enlarged step has an additional non-slip edge. The ergonomically shaped battery cover also provides comfort: even with the seat adjusted to the maximum rearward position, the calves do not touch it. The pedal position alleviates strain on the legs and allows an unimpeded movement between the accelerator and brake pedals.

For more information, visit www.still.co.uk