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CARER ELECTRIC FORKLIFTS launches new technology

Carer Forklift Solutions
Thursday, 10 Jan 2019 ( #905 )
CARER ELECTRIC FORKLIFT SOLUTIONS recently closed the sale for five model A80/900 electric forklifts for a wood processing facility in the Southern USA. These units have a 17,500lb lift capacity at a 36" load center and will maintain this lift capacity to almost 20ft.

Carer has 46 different chassis options between 10,000lbs and 55,000lbs lift capacity. After a detailed application review including an in-depth utilization analysis, it was determined that the monthly operational cost savings far outweighed the initial acquisitions costs. Additionally, once all costs were considered including the requirements for the replacement of the equivalent sized diesel unit, the ROI produced was well under 18 months.  

The Carer model A80/900 units are supplied with lithium iron phosphate batteries. The chargers included have a 500 amp output that will produce ultra-fast charging for the batteries, eliminating the need for spares. Furthermore, using the lithium batteries eliminates the need to rely on operators or maintenance personnel to maintain the batteries as they require zero maintenance. These lithium iron phosphate batteries also have an exceptionally long useable life, are completely safe to use in an industrial application, are easy to recycle at end of life, and are expected to easily last for the useable life of the Carer forklift.

The components of financial value for this solution will realize:
  • 35% reduction in annual asset utilization
  • 60% additional useable asset life - lower monthly depreciation
  • 88% reduction in monthly energy consumption costs (diesel to electric)
  • 40% reduction in monthly maintenance and repair costs
  • 28% reduction in monthly tire repair & replacement costs
  • 52 hours of reclaimed unproductive work hours per forklift
The operations manager was very excited about eliminating fuel costs from his monthly operating costs while also eliminating hassles associated with delivery.  The facility is currently analyzing the installation of solar panels to recover enough energy to take the forklifts 'off grid' and operate without energy costs.

In addition to cost savings, operating electric trucks is a much better solution for the environment.

'We're in a giant car heading towards a brick wall and everyone's arguing over where they're going to sit.'
-Dr. David Suzuki-

Carer Electric Forklift Solutions works closely with our customers. We start with a detailed application analysis, followed by solution development, and finally a mutually agreeable financial justification.  

Popular models include:

R45-80H2 series including: capacities 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.

F60-100HD2 series including: capacities ranging from 13,500lbs to  
22,000lbs with a 96-volt chassis configuration, high-performance dual drive motors, and a short turning radius 180-degree steer axle. The Carer FHD2 series is excellent for performance and energy demanding and high daily utilization environments including lumber processing and reload, pulp and paper processing, and any environment where performance and long operating time are required.

A80-100X series including: capacities ranging from 17,500lbs up to 22,000lbs with full rated capacity available up to 19.6ft, a 96-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, and multi-pallet handling applications.

Z60-100H series including: capacities capacities 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.

K100-120 series including: capacities 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.

Z100-Z140HC & Z140-160H series Including: capacities ranging from 26,000lbs to 35,000lbs with a 120-volt chassis configuration for very high operating efficiency, cushion tires, short wheelbase for confined area operation, excellent for applications with steel coil and smelter facilities, aerospace, and heavy-duty manufacturing.

R120-160 series including: capacities ranging from 26,000lbs to 36,000lbs with a 120-volt chassis configuration for very high operating efficiency, large diameter super elastic tires, heavy-duty drive systems, all-weather cabin options.  Excellent for port terminal operations, lumber reload yards, steel coil handling, heavy load pulp clamp, large load freight for agriculture, automobile manufacturing, and many other heavy industry applications.

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 via email, for information on how Carer can support the integration of industrial electric forklifts into your facility.
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