For every type of heavy lifting and moving in your yard there's a machine to do the job, and some of the newest use innovative tools and features to help users accomplish tasks more easily, efficiently, and, often, comfortably.
The 48-volt AC-powered Sidewinder ATX-3000 from Airtrax is able to work in tight spaces where turns are not possible: Its independently driven wheels each feature 12 polyurethane-coated rollers that rotate freely, allowing the Sidewinder to turn 360 degrees in its own footprint. Two joysticks control directional and hydraulic movements. 877.247.8729. www.airtrax.com.
Yale Materials Handling's Veracitor VX lift trucks are designed for easy customization for specific application requirements. The Productivity model features a GM 2.4-liter engine, a Techtronix 200X transmission, electro-hydraulic mini-levers or joystick controls, and an Intellix onboard computer. 800.233.9253. www.veracitorvx.com.
Toyota Material Handling now offers a factory-installed compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system on its 4,000- to 6,500-pound-capacity internal combustion (IC) cushion tire and 3,000- to 6,500-pound-capacity IC pneumatic lift truck models. The CNG fuel system features a closed loop design that automatically adjusts and optimizes the air-fuel mix ratio. 800.226.0009. www.toyotaforklift.com.
| A range of new options and features, including high-tech gadgets and systems, increase the maneuverability, ergonomics, productivity, and safety.|
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