Accession Number : AD0637459

Title :   ELECTRIC FORKLIFT TRUCKS OF 2,000-, 4,000-, AND 6,000-POUND CAPACITY.

Descriptive Note : Technical information rept.

Corporate Author : PITTSBURGH UNIV WASHINGTON D C RESEARCH STAFF

Report Date : JUL 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : 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.

Descriptors :   (*FORKLIFT VEHICLES, ELECTRIC PROPULSION), STORAGE BATTERIES, HANDLING, AMMUNITION

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE