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Aerial Lifts Meet Material Handling Trends - Big Lift LLC - Facility Management Product Release
Big Lift LLC, the makers of Big Joe equipment, launched two new lift truck models based on emerging material handling trends in North America. The new models include a walkie reach truck with power steering called the PDSR and the next model in its Joey series of vehicles — the J2 low-level order picker.
The Big Joe PDSR has a 3,000-pound load capacity with lift heights available up to 157 inches and includes power steering, side-shift, integral tilt, and proportional controls for lift, lower, reach and retract as standard. The PDSR is an AC powered vehicle whose powertrain delivers both lengthy run times and low cost operation, while its compact chassis allows the unit to perform a wide variety of material handling tasks in small spaces. Options for the vehicle include several straddle and wheel options as well as a choice of three masts, a 106-inch and 126-inch two-stage, and a 157-inch triple.
The Big Joe J2 Joey low level order picker features a 2,000lb total vehicle capacity and the ability to lift 1,500-pound pallets up to 72 inches. The J2 Joey includes power steering, an ergonomic mini-mast, and an industrial battery compartment as standard. Optional equipment includes a choice of guard rail mounted or front mounted controls based on application needs and an overhead guard upon request.
Big Lift LLC believes that due to the proliferation of small store formats and the growth of ecommerce, strains to traditional fulfillment operations are occurring that require new innovative products like the J2 Joey and PDSR.
"Whether at a store location, cross-dock, warehouse or in-between; new equipment is needed that is simple, capable and intuitive to operate, which is exactly what we are developing to", says Bill Pedriana the Director of Sales for Big Lift LLC. "With the PDSR we are providing exceptional flexibility with one piece of equipment for places like retail stores, and with the J2 we are delivering a low level order picking vehicle perfectly suited to changes we see in fulfillment at the store level and contemporary distribution centers."
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