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Efficiency and safety gain in next generation of truck-mounted forklifts

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SHAMROCK Handling Concepts has extended its range of Moffett forklift trucks to include the new generation M5 and M8 NX series, which has been designed for safe and efficient operation on rough terrain and in confined areas.

“Our new Moffett M5 NX and M8 NX truck-mounted forklifts enhance the M4 NX series that we launched locally in 2021. The M5 and M8 NX series encompass new improvements for greater performance, improved safety and comfort, as well as simplified maintenance,” states Brenton Kemp, managing director, Shamrock Handling Concepts, distributors in Southern Africa of leading materials handling equipment. “Our customers are impressed at how quickly, safely and easily these versatile forklifts transfer loads in challenging outdoor conditions, busy yards and confined warehouse aisles.

“What’s also notable about the investment in these versatile forklift trucks is reduced cost of ownership, because one machine is able to efficiently handle various tasks and maintenance requirements are minimal. In addition, users are able to easily transport these lightweight machines from one site to another on almost any truck or trailer.”

M5 and M8 NX machines also offer reduced fuel consumption and quiet operation. An important standard safety feature is the GroundStart facility which ensures effortless dismounting from the machine for the operator.

Other new features of this series include a one-side loading design which enables operators to lift, lower and carry loads, even in confined work spaces.

Other new features include a re-designed chassis with optimised weight distribution for greater safety on site, a high-visibility mast for precise load positioning, an interlocking seatbelt that prevents driving if not connected, LED work lights and a more spacious operator station. The newly constructed bonnet and rear doors enable easy access for daily checks and reduced maintenance time.

The NX range is available from Shamrock Handling Concepts with a wide range of attachments and options, including multi-directional 4-way steering for negotiating tight access areas with long loads, a load backrest, different lift heights and various tyre options.

Users also have a choice of attachments, including telescopic forks, fork positioners and extensions, integrated side shift and rotators. These attachments have been specially-designed for the safe and dependable handling of a wide range of goods.

Moffett M5 20.3 NX machines, which are suitable for medium to heavy-duty tasks, have an efficient power to weight ratio, offering a maximum lift capacity of 2,000 kg. These machines have an overhang of 1,200 mm and a ground clearance of 220 mm.

The M8 25.3 NX has been completely redesigned for improved performance in the most demanding operations. This compact machine has a lifting capacity of 2,500 kg, a lifting height of 3,040 mm, a 1,475 mm overhang and a ground clearance of 280 mm.

These robust truck-mounted forklifts ensure dependable load handling in many industries, including, food and beverage products, agricultural and building materials.

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