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Compact reach truck

08 September 2014

With a 4000kg lift capacity, the SQ 40 is the new flagship model in the Hubtex range of reach trucks.

The SQ 40 Reach Truck, with a nominal lift capacity of 4000kg at 600mm load centre, accommodates considerably heavier loads than conventional reach trucks but with the same working aisle widths.

The reach truck was developed after responding to customer and market needs, especially in the manufacturing sector. Lifting and transporting loads and tooling is becoming more and more challenging as the size of loads to be handled, together with the centre of gravity considerations, pushed previous reach trucks to their limits. Hubtex therefore began developing the SQ 40 towards the end of 2013.

The objective was to achieve high load bearing capacities in combination with extended centres of gravity while maintaining extremely compact dimensions. One of the companies involved in the early stages of development was a tyre manufacturer who needed to handle large tools, but due to the size of the load – in this case metal grids for creating tyre profiles – meant that the reach truck is positioned relatively far away from where the tools are loaded.

During development of the truck, Hubtex performed a difficult balancing act: the company catered for individual special applications, but also ensured that a broad range of applications – heavy-duty operations in material and tool handling within a confined space – were covered by the SQ 40. This means once again that Hubtex are able to offer customers tailor made solutions to match their handling needs.