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Safe goods handling on any surface

05 December 2017

With the MDW and the MDE, UniCarriers is introducing a pedestrian pallet truck series with a central tiller arm for the first time. 

With a lift height of 220 and 735mm, these forklift trucks can also provide safe handling of goods on steep or uneven surfaces. Suitable for use both indoors and outdoors, the new pallet trucks are available from UniCarriers Direct Sales.

There are designed for replenishing supplies in production areas, order picking and for transporting goods over short distances. 

The company says: “UniCarriers now offers a very wide product portfolio in this key market segment. The MDW and MDE are included in the portfolio to offer two compact models with a central tiller arm alongside the existing PLL, with tiller arms off centre. These new models feature ergonomically shaped hand grips to ensure slip-free steering of the truck. The key operating controls are positioned within immediate reach of the handle.”

Market-leading lift height
The MDW is launched as a regular pallet truck with a maximum speed of 6 km/h and load capacities of 1.6, 1.8 and 2.0 t. The lift height of 220mm is said to be market-leading for the pedestrian pallet truck segment. With its option of 375 Ah battery capacity, it is suitable for loading and unloading trucks rapidly.

The MDE is able to handle 2.0t on the straddles and features a lift height of 735mm with a capacity of 700kg. This allows users to adopt an ergonomic posture during order picking jobs. Both truck variants feature two different performance modes, which can be activated with the key switch.

The trucks' basic configuration can be supplemented with an extensive package of options to tailor them to specific use. These include a load backrest, LED working lights and cold store equipment down to temperatures of -35 deg C. An equipment bar is available to attach accessories such as bottle holder, document holder and computer holder.