JCB presents new Teletruk at IMHX

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JCB has brought its electric-powered telescopic lift truck, the 35-22E to Birmingham’s annual International Materials Handling Exhibition.

The 35-22E has a lift capacity of 3.5 tonnes and joins the JCB 30-19E battery powered model which was added to to JCB’s award-winning Teletruk range earlier this year

“The JCB Teletruk has revolutionised materials handling operations in builders merchants, ports, recycling centres and industrial facilities around the world since it was first unveiled in 1997,” says JCB’s Teletruk General Manager Paul Murray. “The introduction of these electric machines means that Teletruk technology can now be deployed both inside and outside the warehouse, distribution centre or factory facility to deliver the ultimate in materials handling versatility.”

The new JCB 35-22E’s power is provided by an 80-volt lead acid battery which can work a full eight-hour shift on a single charge. The battery compartment is positioned at the rear of the truck and has been designed to allow quick and easy battery changeover. Using a single point hoist or another lift truck, the battery can be swapped in around two minutes – ensuring truck uptime is maximised.

Thanks to its electric driveline, the new JCB 35-22E can climb a 21% gradient or ramp with ease and, when required to work outside, the truck’s fully sealed, weather-proof body protects the driveline and other key components from the elements.

The JCB 35-22E Teletruk is fitted with JCB’s LiveLink telematics system as standard allowing real-time measurement of energy consumption and detailed analysis of machine utilisation. With its iconic telescopic forward reach boom, the JCB Teletruk was developed as an alternative to the conventional lift truck, which, of course, has a front-mounted mast that raises and lowers loads only vertically.

The annual International Materials Handling Exhibition is the UK’s premier event showcasing thousands of products and services from all sectors of the logistics, materials handling and storage industries.

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