Mitsubishi provides FD Series forklift trucks

Mitsubishi provides FD Series forklift trucks

Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks has a new series of 8,000- to 12,000-lb-capacity diesel pneumatic tire forklift trucks.

The FD40N1-FD55N1 Series features a new diesel engine that provides a 21.6% increase in fuel efficiency. This engine, which is designed to meet US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Tier 4 Final emissions standards, also offers increased performance and reduced emissions levels.

Including a new Tier 4 Final diesel engine was a key component in the update of the FD40N1-FD55N1 Series. These new diesel-engine forklift trucks offer a variety of productivity-enhancing features and cost-savings benefits including:

•Reduced maintenance—Equipped with a Perkins 854F engine, this engine operates without requiring any ash service. The reduced maintenance lowers overall cost of ownership and increases value and reliability. The engine also features low-noise levels, which helps reduce operator fatigue throughout the shift.

•Improved energy efficiency and higher performance—The diesel particulate filter (DPF) on the FD40N1-FD55N1 automatically regenerates during normal operation, eliminating work cycle interruption, even at low engine speeds. The diesel-powered engine also improves fuel consumption 21.6%, in addition to the 90% reduction in particulate matter and the nearly 50% reduction of nitrogen oxides (NOx).

•Flexible options—The new series also offers options to enhance productivity, such as wet-disc brakes, which includes auto-deceleration and controlled rollback to slow and control the forklift. As an added benefit, the braking system doesn’t use the transmission for braking, helping prevent premature component wear. Other options include a low-noise kit to help reduce operator fatigue and cab options that help protect the operator from harsh outside elements.

•Tier 4 Final engine—Tier 4 Final is the final level of the current regulatory schedule on diesel exhaust as implemented by the EPA to govern diesel particulate and NOx emissions. Advanced technologies have been incorporated into the series’ Perkins 854F diesel engine to meet Tier 4 Final regulations. In addition to lowering the amount of particulate matter released into the environment, the new engine also enhances the lift truck’s overall performance and reliability, while exceeding Tier 4 Final emissions requirements.

The FD40N1-FD55N1 series of forklift trucks are the first Mitsubishi forklift trucks to feature a new Tier 4 engine. Several additional internal combustion products are planned for later in 2013 and 2014.

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