The ultimate hat trick?
22 January 2019
The UK Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks Dealer Network is celebrating, following news that its EDiA EM three-and-four wheel electric range has made it to the Finals in the FLTA Awards for Excellence in three of the event’s four product categories.
Mitsubishi’s 48-volt electrics were shortlisted for Ergonomics, Safety and Innovation and for good reason, according to Stewart Gosling of Red Diamond Distribution, the exclusive importer for Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks in the UK.
“EDiA EM is by far our most agile and intelligent truck yet,” explains Stewart. “But, on top of that, it offers the driveability and high-comfort features that we’ve come to associate with Mitsubishi.
“And it is that combination which keeps operators productive and happy and employers efficient and profitable.”
In Ergonomics, EDiA EM was recognised for its operating space which has been optimised to keep drivers of all shapes and sizes operating comfortably with minimal risk of strain and fatigue.
Stewart adds: “What’s more, EDiA EM leads the class on manoeuvrability. Its >100-degree steering angle ensures no rear-end kick and it means that four-wheel models have the turning power of three-wheelers.
“But that’s just the start as you can specify EDiA EM three-wheelers with 'no-pause' 360-degree steering… eliminating the need for conventional three-point turns. And it was this that impressed the Committee creating the shortlist for the FLTA Safety Award 2019.
“Specifying this option means you’ll benefit from quicker load and lorry turnaround times – reducing energy in the process – and your operators will find it easier to manoeuvre in narrow aisles.”
A separate drive motor on each of the truck’s front wheels provides the precision needed for work in tight spaces, while minimising the risk of damage to trucks, stock and racking.
Stewart adds: “But that’s just the start. Having worked with electric trucks for years, it’s the most impressive one we’ve worked with yet. It has everything you need to work safely and efficiently.”
For more information on what EDiA EM can do for your operations, visit www.mitsubishi-forklift.co.uk or call the Mitsubishi Greenline today on 0845 371 3048.