ELECTRIC FORKLIFT TRUCKS OF 2,000-, 4,000-, AND 6,000-POUND CAPACITY.
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PITTSBURGH UNIV WASHINGTON D C RESEARCH STAFF
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Electric forklift trucks of 2,000-, 4,000-, and 6,000-pound capacity are being developed for handling conventional ammunition in single-door igloos and magazines having 89.5-inch overhead clearances. The load lift height is 144 inches and horizontal positioning of a raised load is adjustable in a range of 8 inches. The forklift trucks operate on 36-volt storage batteries continuously for 5.5 hours under inching and high-speed conditions. Transistorized switching equipment provides pulse modulation for speed control. Operating temperature is less than the 228F safe limit required for operation in ammunition areas consequently there are no wasteful cooling-off periods for overheated trucks. These vehicles can also be used in other storage, warehousing, and truck-and car-loading operations.
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