Taking it to the Maxius
12 December 2012
Mitsubishi designers combine innovative steering, manoeuvrability and comfort in new tow truck Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks has introduced a high-spec tow truck to its warehouse range. The TBR30N shares many features w
Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks has introduced a high-spec tow truck to its warehouse range. The TBR30N shares many features with its stablemate, the OPB20NE low level order picker - winner of this year's Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) Award for Ergonomics.
Designed for indoor use, primarily within the automotive sector, the TBR30N blends operator comfort, precision control and strength.
Among the innovations are its Maxius steering wheel and controls. Designers at Mitsubishi have combined this with progressive steering, automatic speed reduction when cornering and drive wheel centring to deliver driver confidence when manoeuvring at speeds of up to 12km per hour. A safe limit of 2.5 km per hour is automatically set when the truck is switched to walk-beside mode.
The TBR30N's small turning circle, together with responsive steering and a compact chassis, results in exceptional manoeuvrability, says the company. 360 degree electronic steering is available as an additional option.
The operator compartment is designed to be spacious and uncluttered with low step height and chamfered platform edges, giving easy walk-through access. The large non-slip working platform acts as a 'dead man's pedal', allowing movement as soon as the operator steps onto any part of it.
The suspended floor's textured rubber surface absorbs shocks and vibrations to increase operator comfort, while a comfortable backrest reduces driver fatigue. An adjustable folding seat is among the truck's many productivity-boosting options.
High capacity batteries - ranging from 375-465Ah - maximise shift lengths, while battery rollers and fast battery lock ensure rapid changeovers. Downtime is further reduced by a 600 hour service interval and RapidAccess features that enable quick and easy entry for checks and servicing.