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Carer Launches the New A160-200 @ 1200X Electric Forklift Truck

Thursday, 25 February 2021 ( #1014 )
The future of material handling is here. The new Carer electric forklift with capacities from 16 to 20 tons is now able to directly compete for performance and autonomy with diesel machines. For over 40 years, Carer has established itself internationally by designing, developing, and producing exclusively electric forklift trucks, and today it is ready for a new revolution in logistics. This epic shift in the material handling industry is aligned with global economic trends and confirms a transformation has been taking place for several years. It is an opinion shared by industry leaders that electric forklift trucks will inevitably replace internal combustion machines in all aspects of the material handling world. By dominating the market with its high capacity electric forklifts, Carer can offer innovative solutions such as the AX series with capacities up to 20 tons, something that up until now were only available in the 8-12-ton range. The new Carer A160-200 @ 1200X electric forklifts are extremely powerful machines. They have been specifically designed to replace internal combustion trucks in a multitude of applications where molds, containers, and large loads are handled, and where electric solutions had never previously been considered. The unique specifications coupled with its electric profile position it as the leading contender in challenging outdoor applications such as lumber facilities, steel mills, ports, cement factories, and the handling of heavy materials such as prefabricated buildings. The notable performance features of the new A160-200 @ 1200X are its acceleration and travel speeds (20 km / h), accompanied by its long operating ranges. This new model can run through an entire shift, while maintaining speed and lift performance comparable to that of a diesel truck. These results are guaranteed using 1720 Ah batteries with a 144 Volt operating system, a combination used for the first time on an electric forklift. Furthermore, this model is available with a lithium iron phosphate power solution. This ensures up to a 20% increase in efficiency, significantly longer run times, reduces the amount of time batteries need to be charged, and requires no maintenance. The high performance of the Carer A160-200 @ 1200X electric forklift has been achieved without sacrificing standards in terms of ergonomics, comfort, or safety, by ensuring that:
  • The dimensions of the trucks remain compact, allowing them to maneuver in narrow and confined environments, while continuing to maintain high capacities.
  • The driver's seat is spacious, comfortable, and offers a wide view in all directions, eliminating blind spots that the operators would otherwise need to contend with.
  • The cabin is fully equipped, including heating and air conditioning, to guarantee comfortable working conditions for operators, and increasing operational efficiency.
  • When compared to diesel machines there is a guarantee for greater comfort and safety for operators and a significant reduction in vibrations and noise thanks to the elimination of harmful emissions.
A key aspect that must be considered is the considerable reduction in operating costs, guaranteed by the new Carer A160-200 @ 1200X electric trucks. The economic benefits are evident both from the standpoint of fuel costs savings and in relation to the lowered maintenance costs. In electric forklifts, there are significantly fewer moving parts. This decreases the frequency of intervals necessary for checking or replacing worn components when compared to an internal combustion machine. The reduction in its carbon footprint is also a milestone regarding its environmental impact. This helps meet the green initiatives of most companies, which must comply with strict anti-pollution requirements to meet international regulations. From the very beginning, Carer has been focused on delivering solutions that meet the needs and requests of their customers. For that reason, customization and tailor-made solutions have always been at the forefront of the Carer philosophy. It is precisely this philosophy that has enabled the company for all these years to respond to application needs in a timely manner. The new Carer A160-200 @ 1200X electric trucks represent a great distinction in the material handling landscape, and are destined to revolutionize large sectors of logistics by virtue of their specific characteristics:
  • They are as powerful and efficient as combustion trucks.
  • They are economically advantageous.
  • They are safe, guaranteeing a healthy work environment free from emissions, vibrations and noise.
  • They are green, as they respect the environment.
  • They can be customized in accordance to the specific needs of international customers.
Other popular Carer models include:
KR55H2-Short: The 12,000lb KR55-SHORT is an excellent example of a specialty model designed from the factory's SPED department. The KR55-SHORT is a leading solution for material handling within containers and railcars. With its smaller footprint, it can navigate in tight spaces while maintaining a high lift capacity.
A80-300X series: Capacity ranging from 17,500lbs up to 60,000lbs at a 48-inch load center, excellent high lift height capacity retention, a 96-144-volt operating system for high-efficiency energy consumption and long operating time, high-performance dual drive motors, elevated seating position, large diameter super elastic tires, and all-weather cabin options. This series is a great fit for steel, lumber, port terminals and multi-pallet handling applications.
K100-120 series: Capacity ranging from 22,000lbs to 26,000lbs with a 96-volt chassis configuration for high-efficiency operation. Very low chassis and mast design of 88" for operation in environments with limited height access including shipping containers, mining, heavy industrial, and port terminal operations. All-weather cabin options available.
R45-80H2 series: capacity ranging from 9,900lbs up to 17,500lbs with an 80-volt chassis configuration and all-weather cabin options. This Carer R series range is great for manufacturing and processing facilities including freight loading and container loading.
Z60-100H series: capacity ranging from 13,500lbs to 22,000lbs with a 96-volt chassis configuration, high-performance drive motor, short wheelbase. Great for operation in dense warehouse and production environments. Excellent in paper roll industries.
Carer Electric Forklifts has the right machine for any heavy-duty application in the most aggressive operating environments.
Please contact Carer Electric Forklift Solutions at 1-844-33CARER (1-844-332-2737), or Jody Spearing directly at +1 778-823-628, for information on how Carer can support the integration of industrial electric forklifts into your facility. Or you can visit our website today to learn more about our available electric forklift lineup.

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