Clark South Africa is boosting its presence still further in the warehouse sector with a new lithium-powered truck. This following the successful market launch of the WPio12 electric hand pallet truck.
The low-lift pallet trucks of the WPio series are designed for the transport of all manner of goods over short distances in goods distribution, production, or warehouses. Thanks to the long-lasting and powerful Li-Ion battery and the purely electric lifting and lowering, the operator can move heavy loads ergonomically and efficiently with the trucks without much physical effort. Even in confined spaces, such as storage areas or salesrooms in industry, trade, and logistics, the compactly designed trucks score points with their good maneuverability. Due to their low tare weight, the low-lift pallet trucks also prove their worth on lorries. And on the ramp as well, these trucks prove their worth thanks to their good climbing ability.
WPio20 – Compact Powerhouse
The low-lift pallet truck with the model designation WPio20 has a load capacity of 2,000 kg and is designed for tougher applications. With a battery capacity of 48 volts at 30 Ah, this truck has the highest available power to make load handling easy. When the tiller is released, the low-lift truck brakes automatically. The L2 dimension (length including fork crown) of the WPio20 is 423 mm. The overall width is only 645 mm and the turning radius only 1,428 mm. The WPio20 is therefore also extremely compact and ideally suited for use in confined working areas and for transport on lorries. Its own weight is only 250 kg. The WPio20 has a user-friendly tiller with integrated Smart Display and the controls are positioned within easy reach for both right-handed and left-handed operators. The truck is started via Smart Key.
Maintenance-Free and Durable Li-Ion Technology
With the WPio series, the operator benefits from all the advantages of Li-Ion technology. The high energy density of the battery enables high driving performance and long operating times. With the WPio series, the user can choose between two battery charging variants. The trucks have an internal charger and can be connected to any 230-volt socket to charge the battery using the plug on the charger. Pause times, for example, can be used for intermediate charging without any problems – without limiting the service life. The second battery charging variant is ideal for increasing the service life of the vehicles: As an option, handy exchangeable batteries weighing only 14 kg are available for the WPio series. These can be used to extend the operating time. The exchange battery from the external charger can be replaced in seconds by the empty battery in the truck, which can then be charged in the charger.
With Li-Ion technology, the operator benefits from a longer battery life compared to the block battery. In addition, with the maintenance-free Li-Ion battery there is no additional expense for maintenance work relating to the battery acid. A further advantage of this technology is the fact that intermediate charges can be carried out at any time and in the shortest possible time without the need for a special charging space. This is what makes this technology so efficient, especially in multi-shift operations. Due to the lack of gassing in Li-Ion batteries, the charging location does not need to be ventilated as is the case with lead-acid batteries. These factors not only increase the availability of the vehicles, but also have a noticeable effect on operating costs. Last but not least, the possibility of flexible stopovers and the absence of gassing when charging the battery allows the operator to optimize his own infrastructure if necessary.
If you would like to be notified when this model arrives in South Africa, please contact us and we will be glad to let you know.