Big Joe Forklifts has unveiled new models, the 3,000 lb. (1.4 T) CB30 and 3,500 lb. (1.6 T) CB35 Walkies Counterbalance Stackers.
The forklift-maker says the models are a productive and safe alternative to traditional rider forklifts, especially in cases where high speed travel is not required or where the use of rider forklifts poses a threat to pedestrians.
Big Joe chief marketing officer Bill Pedriana says: “The new CB30/35 are a fantastic alternative to traditional forklifts, and in operations a great answer to the question we often pose, which is ‘why ride when you can walk?’”
The CB30 and CB35 stackers have 4.6 in. (11.7 cm) of ground clearance, forward and back hydraulic tilt, standard electric power steering, a 180-degree steer arc and are available in two or three-stage configuration for low- or high-level handling, reaching up to a 157 in. (400 cm) lift height.
“We designed these machines to provide exceptional value and flexibility in smaller facilities as a one truck solution or to supplement traditional rider equipment in the biggest of operations,” Pedriana says.
The CB30/CB35 are available with lead acid or lithium batteries.