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Exalt forklift ?
What has happened to the launch of the forklift that Exalt(Davelift) has been saying to my knowledge for the last 3-5 years.
Fake news IMO
  • Posted 20 May 2019 02:34 AM
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On that particular subject (the launch of that ammonia burning, sectional forklift the person(s) from UAE is 9are) taking on some key characteristics of a submarine [url removed] run silent and run deep" or simply has gone back to the drawing boards to start all over or make some tactical changes. Eating crow is awful I'm told.
  • Posted 20 May 2019 07:55 PM
OK , give him his crack pipe back.
  • Posted 20 May 2019 08:50 PM
  • ChrisK
  • Kansas, United States
Exalt's forklift is a lot like the Flying Car of the Future. A lot of cartoons about how great it will be, but never happened.
  • Posted 21 May 2019 05:26 AM
  • • Modified 21 May 2019 05:26 AM by poster
  • swoop223
  • North Carolina, United States
i did some checking, this DEP system is nothing new, it's been in use thanks to the EPA for years. His only evidence of this new lift is a cgi powerpoint type video that's several years old now.
He probably should have kept it quiet till he had a viable product to push, something that was near being marketable. I have a feeling he's having trouble getting everything in order so he can actually mass produce this mystery machine. :oD

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  • Posted 21 May 2019 01:27 PM
1. My SWAG is that he will be working on the first Perpetual Motion Machine next once he finds Utopia.
2. But more that likely he is going to a "chill" a little during the summer months in a place like maybe the Swiss Alps or Sweden/Norway - as the ave temp is 113 F (45 c) in Dubai and 99 F (37 C) w/ 90% humidity near the sea. And I thought the 90/90 days in Houston (Katy), TX were bad.
  • Posted 21 May 2019 08:05 PM
I have a feeling he is still out there somewhere
  • Posted 22 May 2019 08:12 PM
Maybe recovering from gettin' the wishbone stuck in his esophagus while eating that crow pie.
Hope not, I hear that really "hirts".
  • Posted 23 May 2019 06:05 AM
  • ChrisK
  • Kansas, United States
I'm sure he will be back to discuss how poorly Hyster is doing, or how Toyota is getting something wrong, or how diesel forklifts aren't going to exist soon, about how LI batteries are a bad idea. Most of the things that a guy who has never produced anything has so much knowledge of.
  • Posted 23 May 2019 10:03 PM
I believe the brand new and improved model is some type of teleportation device
  • Posted 25 May 2019 12:01 AM
  • exalt
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
OK you say we have never produced anything well firstly that’s wrong, Secondly what we have said in the past has been shown to be right and what I’m about to say will be shown to be right in the Future.

So lets just say Nuvera & Maximal will drag Hyster Yale down to a point were shareholders will want out and a cut price sale to one of the Chinese manufactures like Hangcha will happen.

Now Lithium iron batteries are a bad idea and hear are two examples of why Heat & the amount of power you need to charge them. Now you defiantly don’t seem to understand these batteries. When these batteries overheat they just don’t catch fire they explode there is plenty of evidence of this if you look another major problem with these batteries is working in hi heat and hi humidity they loose charge very quickly. Then you have the charging system. Most facilities have the electric capabilities only to charge at 9KWH this is certainly not enough to support a double shift system even with opportunist charging. If a customer wants to go with the larger 30KWH or 150 KWH chargers that would be needed to run a double shift system they would have not only the hi cost of the chargers but also the hi cost of the cabling to enable the chargers to work.

Now for Diesel and other polluting fuels. The thermal runaway is now getting to a very dangerous stage and climate change will start to cause major issues over the next couple of years, this will result in Governments having to change because of pressure from their people. What Governments around the world will do is to start a carbon sequestration program and will pay for this with a 25% tax on polluting fuels. What this would do to an average polluting forklift would be to add around $ 1,500 extra cost per year to a 3 ton forklift around $2,100 to a 6 ton forklift around $5,000 to a 16 ton forklift and a round $8,100 to a laden container handling forklift. Companies when this happens will almost certainly look at zero emission products, Electric prices will also rise if the power station that produces the electric is polluting.

Now this will happen over the next five years
  • Posted 25 May 2019 09:46 PM
  • swoop223
  • North Carolina, United States
exalt
where is it? the lift, you know, the thing you say you have but refuse to show any real supporting evidence of it?

Gee you sound like a salesman for the 'new green deal' :o/
please lets not start on that grossly misconceived and factually wrong misrepresented notion. Most of us that have been around for a long time know what that's really all about, been there gone through that so many times before so let's not go there :o/

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  • Posted 25 May 2019 11:23 PM
@exalt
How did you come up with this 5 year projection? our own AOC who was educated at one of the finer university in the States, Boston Univ. that environmental things will start happening in a big way in 12 years. Me thinks these predictions came from a bodily orifice which very rarely sees sun or moon shine.
Maybe a former US VP, Al Gore could shed some of his "unique" thoughts & predication on these matters. But he has been quiet as of recent - quit a noise maker a few years ago. But he wrote a book about C C.
  • Posted 26 May 2019 09:10 AM
If your relying on climate change for your trucks success then your truck is doomed. It's been " we're going back to the ice age" when that was disproved they changed it to global warming. Now that changed it to climate change. They learned the hard way, if your going to lie don't be specific....
You now, like don't say truck will be presented this year April. That is to specific. Generalize... Like some time this year or the year after or a few after that.
  • Posted 26 May 2019 12:35 PM
  • • Modified 26 May 2019 12:46 PM by poster
As far as what you said in the past being proven right....
Check out the discussion " How long before the end of deisel powered forklifts" with predictions of diesel being less then 10% by 2024 and your predictions on hydrogen fuel cell and lithium.......
  • Posted 26 May 2019 12:44 PM
  • exalt
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Diesel will be les than 10% of forklifts sold by 2024, Hydrogen fuel cells are not viable without large subsidiaries and won't work in forklifts that run out side, and what i have said about Lithium is right
  • Posted 26 May 2019 06:46 PM
  • • Modified 26 May 2019 07:41 PM by poster
The demise of diesel in the US for forklifts started a little over 30 years ago. The US seems to be a very significant market for forklifts in the world wide picture - add in the demand in Canada & Mexico - N. America seems to be the top dog.
All the major US motor freight companies used to buy nothing but diesel 4000 & 5000 lift capacity press on solid tire for lifts - people like Road Way, Yellow Freight, Consolidated, ABF, etc. But turned to LPG fuel in the early to mid 1980s. Primary reason NOX poisoning - couldn't spell global warming back then and didn't hear out of Al Gore then he was in his mid/late 30s. Also many stevedoring operations turned away from diesel powered 6 k to 8k lb. lifts used in the ships hold and dock side warehousing operations for the same reason - the NOX issue. Diesel powered lift in Mexico is very small - mainly in large l capacity lift but no existent in 5K-6K lb. capacity pneumatic - poor quality diesel fuel.
Guess the switch over in other countries were slower to react - main reason fuel prices and mileage - was amazed when I visited the UK in the late 70s on how many diesel autos were in use & the price per liter vs. US prices ( the exchange rate then was 1 BP = ~$2.50 USD - today 1BP = $1.27 USD big difference).
Some how the world largest polluter doesn't seem to care very much about air quality.
"Top 5 most polluting countries
China (30%) The world's most populated country has an enormous export market, which has seen its industry grow to become a serious danger to the planet....
United States (15%) The world's biggest industrial and commercial power....
India (7%)...
Russia (5%)...
Japan (4%)
United States is historically responsible for more emissions than any other country, it is no longer the world's largest single emitter of greenhouse gases. China surpassed the United States a decade ago, and its emissions today are about double the American figure.
  • Posted 26 May 2019 08:17 PM
The demise of diesel in the US for forklifts started a little over 30 years ago. The US seems to be a very significant market for forklifts in the world wide picture - add in the demand in Canada & Mexico - N. America seems to be the top dog. All the major US motor freight companies used to buy nothing but diesel 4000 & 5000 lift capacity press on solid tire for lifts - people like Road Way, Yellow Freight, Consolidated, ABF, etc. But turned to LPG fuel in the early to mid 1980s. Primary reason NOX poisoning - couldn't spell global warming back then and didn't hear out of Al Gore then he was in his mid/late 30s. Also many stevedoring operations turned away from diesel powered 6 k to 8k lb. lifts used in the ships hold and dock side warehousing operations for the same reason - the NOX issue. Diesel powered lift in Mexico is very small - mainly in large l capacity lift but no existent in 5K-6K lb. capacity pneumatic - poor quality diesel fuel. Guess the switch over in other countries were slower to react - main reason fuel prices and mileage - was amazed when I visited the UK in the late 70s on how many diesel autos were in use & the price per liter vs. US prices ( the exchange rate then was 1 BP = ~$2.50 USD - today 1BP = $1.27 USD big difference). Some how the world largest polluter doesn't seem to care very much about air quality. "Top 5 most polluting countries China (30%) The world's most populated country has an enormous export market, which has seen its industry grow to become a serious danger to the planet.... United States (15%) The world's biggest industrial and commercial power.... India (7%)... Russia (5%)... Japan (4%) United States is historically responsible for more emissions than any other country, it is no longer the world's largest single emitter of greenhouse gases. China surpassed the United States a decade ago, and its emissions today are about double the American figure.
  • Posted 27 May 2019 01:21 AM
@yidneck
The North American market US, Canada and Mexico reduced the number of diesel powered lift in the US back in the 80s mainly in trucks in the 4000 lb to 8000 lb. lift capacity due to NOX poisoning. Forks lift working in over the road freight hauling business, companies like Roadway and such also dock side operations (stevedoring) - in ships hold & temporary warehousing. Large capacity units are primarily diesel especially 15,000 lb. & above lift capacity.
The 10% reduction the EX man is talking about is primarily in the European market where diesel is was common place but slowly change to LPG fuel. The US alone is the largest lift truck market in this world by Industrial Truck Association statistics and by JIVA (Japanese ITA) and the European equivalent of the ITA, Canada is about 20% more or less the size of the US. Mexico is much less than Canada (both members report data to the ITA). Mexico uses almost zero diesel power lift due to the poor quality - only in large capacity units. Recalling selling several (like 10 or 12) Mitsubishi brand large capacity forklifts to the Port of Vera Cruz in the early 90s, before the joint venture with Cat. I was the sales liaison manager for Mitsubishi at that time and knew the UDIMAC dealers very well from my previous life with Allis-Chalmers. We introduced about 2600 Mitsubishi brand forklifts into Mexico from a base of zero in 5 years. Only the units that went to Vera Cruz were diesel powered.
  • Posted 27 May 2019 01:58 AM
"Both Lithium and Hydrogen will play their parts in the demise of IC powered forklifts" (exalt)
"Now you might still want to believe that hydrogen won’t over take diesel within 5 years , but in 5 years’ time will you still be in business" (exalt)
"yes hydrogen will be affordable for customers with a single truck, it will be all about the design of the truck. But in price comparison with the new developments in Hydrogen fuel cell for automotive this will help reduce the price for materials handling" (exalt)

And it gets better. Check the thread " What will 2016 bring".
Nothing wrong with speculating as long as you call them speculations. Not facts.
  • Posted 27 May 2019 02:48 AM
  • • Modified 27 May 2019 02:57 AM by poster
  • exalt
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Ok i did believe wrongly that Hydrogen had a future in the global market. I had got a bit of bad advice off someone who was looking at getting me into the hydrogen side of the business.


In pursuing Hydrogen i got to meet with some people who could correctly not only explain why hydrogen would not work but also how hydrogen woudn't work in forklifts. what i didn't really understand is that in forklifts the vibration would ultimately damage the hydrogen fuel cell cells. This is why i understand what hyster is doing because yes i did make the same mistake that hyster has made to believe that Hydrogen has a future. Hydrogen can be produced quite cheaply the problem comes when you have to pressurize it to either 300 or 700 bar then you have to have the high pressure tanks to hold the hydrogen a 5 kg tank cost around $9,000 each.


What i do is learn from my mistakes and move forward if you asked me about four or five years ago i would have laughed at you if you said Diesel would be gone in 10 years from then.

But i have learnt that it will not only from an environmental reason but also a cost reason. now i understand that you can have a IC engine that can be used as a generator to power a battery to run a truck. that will be 100% zero emission and cost a fraction of running a Diesel or Gas truck.

So yes i have put things on here in the past that i don't even remember. But like i have said i learn every day and still 100% believe that modular construction and other new technologies will change the materials handling industry.


Exalt as a company will play a part in this weather it is small or large we will change the market
  • Posted 27 May 2019 05:55 AM
  • • Modified 27 May 2019 05:59 AM by poster
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