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Big Joe Introduces HD Joey and Customizable PDX50 Stacker @ Promat

Big Lift LLC
Thursday, 28 Mar 2019 ( #916 )
PDX50 Customizable Walkie Stacker
Big Joe Forklifts (Lombard, IL) is proud to announce two exciting additions to their product offerings at Promat 2019.  Having introduced the first walkie forklift to the world at the Chicago material handling exhibition in 1951, the debut of the PDX50 custom stacker platform represents a major milestone for the brand.  The PDX50 will be the highest capacity walkie stacker Big Joe has produced in its 68-year history.  It will feature advanced technologies which will offer performance and capabilities to support entirely new ways of accomplishing material handling tasks.  PDX50 custom stackers can be configured with a 48v lithium battery and quick charger, hydraulic output of up to 10gpm, a base capacity rating of 5,000lbs and will come standard with power steering.  Extended load center ratings, specialty attachments and unique chassis configurations will available for applications such as furnace loading or special handling of dies, coils or rolls.  The PDX50 represents the first major new made in the USA product series for the company in a generation.  With the expansion of the Big Joe factory in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin nearing completion, company and staff are gearing up to serve new customers starting this summer.  "We will have the shortest lead times for a fully customized, high capacity, walkie stacker in the industry," said Matt Wavrek, Big Joe's Engineering Director.  As to capability and build quality of the PDX50, Bill Pedriana who heads up sales and marketing for Big Joe summed the PDX truck up with just one word, 'badass'.

J1HD Introduction at PROMAT Booth #S652 4/8/19 @12:00
Continuing with the heavy-duty theme, Big Joe will also be introducing a new version of their popular Joey series of vehicles that has been developed for high volume eCommerce fulfillment centers.  The Joey J1HD Task Support Vehicle will feature a maximum operator platform height of 210 inches with greatly improved mast and travel speeds at ground level.  Increased travel and lift speeds will allow the J1HD to keep pace with larger distribution center equipment, while allowing operators to perform each picking and related tasks more safely and efficiently.  The J1HD like the PDX50 will include a 48v control system and large lithium battery to deliver exceptionally long run times and short charge times which have become increasingly essential in modern supply chains.  Other upgrades on the J1HD Joey, include more carrying capacity, more carrying volume, increased towing capacity, and items such as LED drive lights and forward-facing blue light as standard equipment.  Big Joe plans to launch the J1HD in 2020 along with companion models such as a tow tractor variant which will also be on-site at Promat this year (stands #S652 and #S452).

For more information or to connect with a dealer near you, visit

Big Joe Forklifts
Stands #S652 and #S452 ProMat

Scott Strack
+1 630-916-2600
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