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Big Joe PDX Custom Built Series now offers 2000lb - 5000lb range

Big Lift LLC
Thursday, 17 Oct 2019 ( #945 )
Big Joe Forklifts (Lombard, IL) is proud to announce the expansion of their PDX Series of fully customizable, Made in the USA, high performance walkie stackers.

Watch the introductory video!

The PDX Series will feature four base platforms including:  2,000lb., 3,000lb., 4,000lb., and 5,000lb capacity models that will serve as the initial starting points for application driven designs.  Big Joe will engineer and manufacture an individual unit, or multiple truck builds to meet exact customer requirements in their Wisconsin Dells, WI factory.
PDX40 with Die Handling Customization
The PDX50 has a 5,000lb. capacity

"What makes the trucks special is we have a sort of standard unit for base capacity, but we have the ability to go through and customize almost every aspect of the truck.  We can change the straddle length, straddle width, carriage size, carriage type, carriage width, mast height, hydraulic settings and performance, even the battery box and really, component by component, could build an almost a new truck from the ground up," said Matt Wavrek, Director of Engineering.

The PDX20 and PDX30 are often configured for narrow aisles and small hallways to fit into production cells, while the larger PDX40 platform, with its 4,000lb. capacity, is frequently paired with die handling attachments and furnace loading duties.  The PDX50 platform is suited for larger attachments that are used on bigger sit-down counterbalanced trucks, creating a safer pedestrian option in the workplace.

While the PDX Series is a built to order system, the trucks will feature a commonality of premium parts sourced from local vendors. "I would say regarding the vendors of all our custom parts, we're very close to 100% based US for sourcing and probably another 60 - 80% of that local to the Wisconsin area or the Midwest," Wavrek stated.  This will greatly reduce lead times and control costs, allowing Big Joe to deliver a custom designed forklift in the time it takes other companies to deliver a standard unit.  
PDX20 Stacker with custom dye pack handler, swing arm, remote lift & lower and blue light
PDX20 Stacker with extended straddle& fork length for furnace loading

"We're employing more highly skilled tradesmen than we have in nearly a decade and I've seen where some of our vendors now are actually growing, adding employees to their factories or job shops because of all the business Big Joe has provided them," said Linda Dorow, Vice President of Manufacturing. "The PDX Series is great because we're keeping it in a local economy and that's creating a ripple effect of prosperity, good paying jobs where they were few and far between not so long ago."

For more information, please contact:

Big Joe Forklifts
Tel: +1 630-916-2600
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