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Hubtex updates platform transporters

Wednesday, 23 September 2020 ( #993 ) - Fulda, Germany
Hubtex SFB 25
Hubtex SFB 25
Hubtex has updated its SFB series with a new steering mechanism in the load capacity range up to 25 T. The SFB series of platform transporters consists of compact, self-propelled vehicles for indoor and outdoor use that have a large loading area for the transport of bulky, heavy loads. The SFB 25 is now equipped with single-wheel steering on the front axle, supported by a differential drive on the rear axle. This steering principle was previously used in the RoxX electric heavy-duty compact forklift. It is now being gradually extended to platform transporters with different load-bearing capacity classes. In contrast to the standard steering mechanism using an axle and cylinder with a maximum steering angle of 45 deg, the single-axle steering used on the front axle allows a steering angle of up to 70 deg. As a result of this increased steering angle, the overall turning radius can be significantly reduced. This means that the platform transporter can also be used in production or storage areas with limited space where manoeuvring is impractical. Hubtex claims the SFB 25 offers a cost-effective alternative to trucks with all-wheel steering in the load capacity range up to 25 T. The reduced complexity of the single-axle steering also leads to a significant cost saving. Another positive aspect of the new steering mechanism is the minimal amount of space required in the truck, meaning the designs can be more compact than those for hydraulic steering mechanisms. The SFB 25 is 2,550 mm long, 1,750 mm wide and 900 mm high and can be ideally adapted to different customer requirements due to its modular design. With an 80-volt drive, the SFB 25 features the unique division of the battery into two trays, which contributes towards the compact design.
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